Facebook’s DCIM Vendor CA Quits DCIM Software Market

CA Technologies has decided to get out of the data center infrastructure management market, where it was considered one of the leaders.

The New York-based IT infrastructure management software giant will no longer sell its stand-alone DCIM software solution, called CA DCIM, which has been deployed in data centers operated by Facebook and NTT-owned RagingWire, among others.

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When is the Best Time to Retire a Server?

There’s no magic number for the length of the hardware refresh cycle that works for everyone, but the set of variables that together determine the ideal time to replace a server is fairly uniform across the board. Identifying those variables and analyzing their relationship is a question Amir Michael and his team at Coolan, a data center hardware operations startup, recently asked.

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Amazon to Launch its First Cloud Data Centers in UK

Amazon Web Services, the e-commerce giant’s cloud infrastructure services arm, is planning to establish cloud data centers in the UK.

Expected to come online late next year or early in 2017, this will be the company’s first cloud region in the country and third in Europe, the company’s CTO Werner Vogels wrote in a blog post. The other two are in Germany and Ireland.

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Wireless sensors, DCIM drive holistic cooling optimization

Growing complexity in the today’s data centers has increased the risk of combining power, cooling, racks, cabling and management components to run an efficient facility due to the shortage of essential skills needed to design and integrate them.

Smart organizations therefore have turned to tightly integrated, aisle-based physical infrastructure modules, or PODs, along with non-containerized integrated infrastructure solutions to optimize the use of power, space and cooling capacity while simplifying specification, design, validation, procurement and installation.

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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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Growth Continues in Secondary North American Data Center Markets

While top data center markets like New York, Silicon Valley, and Dallas get most of the attention, a lot of growth is taking place in markets considered secondary. Markets like Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, and, more recently, Reno, Nevada, are seeing a lot of multi-tenant data center construction and take-up.

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Scary DR Stories Part 2: Yes, It Can Get Scarier!

Fall is upon us, the leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, all of which can only mean one thing………it is time for Zerto’s yearly scary DR stories! So come prepared with flashlights, and warm blankets on November 3, 2015 for Zerto’s scary DR stories webinar, just after Halloween. In the meantime, we would love to hear your stories.

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Scary Disaster Recovery Stories | Zerto

Turn on your lights and lock your doors! It’s time for Tales from the IT Crypt…  We’ve all got a story, an IT disaster story, that spooked us into taking DR seriously. Unplanned outages, deletions, natural disasters… This year Zerto is asking for your most frightening IT story. Zerto will share some good spooky ones on their Master of Disaster: The Scariest Disaster Recovery stories — EVER! Webinar, on October 28th!

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25 Hot 2015 Holiday Tech Gadgets

It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday shopping. Here is what’s new from big and small gadget makers for the coming season.

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Six Facts in High-Availability Data Center Design

As the data center increasingly becomes the heart of the enterprise, data center reliability needs increase. But data center design isn’t simply about infrastructure redundancy. As senior company executives pay more attention to what’s happening in the data center, it is more important than ever for a data center design to match specific company needs.

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