Category: Data Center Infrastructure

Data Center Design Best Practices: Efficiencies Beyond Power and Cooling

A good power and cooling strategy is no longer enough to maximize efficiency in today’s modern data center. Indeed, a future in which all devices and networks are connected requires data center design elements that can evolve with the Internet of Everything and the related demands of hyper-connectivity.

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Coping With Data Deluge: Data Center Power, Cooling, Management Trends

Your data center is supporting more users, more business use cases, and a lot more data. Digital content and the Internet of Things are generating ever more data and will continue to do so. All of this places resource challenges on the data center facility.

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Transparency: Customers Demand It – Can Data Centers Provide It?

Knowledge is power. As a colocation customer, can you imagine having real-time information on the power, cooling, and relative humidity being supplied to your IT assets available 24/7 on your mobile device? Plus, what if there were a way to verify whether or not your SLAs are being fulfilled?

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Intelligent Controls: a Simple Way to Optimize Your Data Center Thermal Management System

Organizations are currently adopting a number of new thermal management strategies and technologies to remove heat from the data center while achieving capital and operational savings. One of the most effective strategies is optimizing existing thermal management systems with intelligent controls that span both the unit and system levels to enable greater availability, efficiency and decision-making.

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Where DCIM Software and Big Data Meet

After a couple of years of DCIM buzz, the hype has died down, and while analysts are forecasting healthy growth for the DCIM software market overall, they expect most of that growth to happen among a handful of the biggest players in the space. What may make DCIM software increasingly relevant is progress in Big Data analytics.

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Storing All That Data: Web-Scale Solutions for a Connected World

A recent data forecast from Cisco predicts that mobile data traffic will grow ten-fold globally from 2014 to 2019 – a compound annual growth rate of 57 percent. Another 57 percent of mobile connections will be “smart” connections by 2019, up from 26 percent in 2014. Add the growth of mobile devices and cloud-based services, and it’s enough to make an database administrator’s head spin trying to figure out where all that data is going to be stored.

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SimpliVity Touts High Growth, Especially Via Cisco Partners

Hyper-converged infrastructure startup SimpliVity Monday said its business, especially sales of its software on the Cisco UCS server platform, has grown significantly over the past year. That growth, and an expected IPO sometime in the future, led to its hiring of a couple of executives to fill key roles as the company also invests heavily in expanding its workforce, said Doron Kempel, CEO of the Westborough, Calif.-based vendor.

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The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2015 (So Far)

If you are a solution provider whose customers need to squeeze every bit of performance out of their data center infrastructures, boy, do storage vendors have something for you. SSD and all-flash storage array development has blossomed over the past couple of years, culminating in several major breakthroughs in the first half of 2015.

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Best Practices for Designing Your Physical Security Infrastructure System

One of the most critical aspects of designing a data center is the physical security infrastructure system. Here are five best practices for ensuring that it is effective and compliant: Physical security is much like information security in that it should be viewed in layers. For example, access control systems act as the primary keys to the castle and should use methods that cannot be shared, such as biometric access.

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CommScope Focuses on User Experience in Latest DCIM Software Release

CommScope’s latest release of the iTRACs data center infrastructure management platform focuses on making it simple to use. The latest iteration has a new interactive interface called iTRACs SimpleView and better role-based management to provide privacy and security. Vendors in the DCIM software space are in a race to offer a suite with the most complete and rich functionality. Unfortunately, this evolution often adds complexity to what is already viewed as complex.

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