Category: IT Misc

Managed Services, Backup And Recovery, And Networking News From … – Business Solutions Magazine

Each month, Business Solutions reports news on business in the channel. This month in managed services, backup and recovery, and networking news, StrandVision Digital Signage introduces health/wellness animated templates, Unitrends announces Release 8, and snom adds an expansion module. Also, Tech Data offers Cisco Network Security Solutions and enhances its suite of marketing services. 

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Packet Power: Turn Basic PDUs into “Smart PDUs” …in Minutes

Upgrading your standard un-metered PDU to a fully metered PDU doesn’t have to mean going to the expense of purchasing a new smart PDU along with the costs of adding network cable drops and a massive integration effort with a monitoring program. Packet Power “Smart Cables” simplify the process with the entire solution often costing less than most metered PDUs and can be implemented quickly and easily.

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Green Data Centers: Sorting myth from reality

Five years ago, large organizations were just starting to become aware of the green agenda. Recycling and cutting their carbon footprint could improve their image, they realized. They gave the responsibility to their corporate social responsibility (CSR) officers and prepared to invest.

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Rackstuds: The Simpler, Faster, Safer Cage Nut Replacement

Rackstuds™ are the revolutionary replacement for cage nuts which are used to mount IT, Pro A/V, Security, and Telecommunications equipment in 19” racks.
Unlike cage nuts, Rackstuds™ go in from the front which greatly simplifies their installation. Cage nuts can be quite tricky to get in, especially when the rack starts to get populated or the rack is in situ with the side panels installed. Rackstuds™ can be installed in seconds and are just as easy to remove and reuse. They’re also tool free.

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Get Ready for Next-Generation Colocation

As companies continue migrating to the cloud, they often run into unexpected management issues regarding the integration of cloud services with in-house IT systems. Organizations are challenged to bridge the gap that exists between internal technologies, traditional hosting solutions and the cloud.

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Software-Defined Data Centers: What Lies Ahead?

The “software-defined” term, applied as a modifier to data center, networks or storage, is growing in popularity. Software-defined solutions, like virtualization did before them, can allow for a great deal of flexibility and efficiency of shared resources. The potential is great, but of course, there are risks, too.

Art Meierdirk, an industry veteran, who has more than 35 years of telecommunications and data communications experience, said, “The software-defined data center is an environment in which all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software.” There are multiple advantages to using this approach.

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Tintri: Reinventing Storage for the Virtual Enterprise

Kieran Harty, CTO and Co-Founder of Tintri, explains the company’s approach to data management for the software-defined data center.

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