Tag: Infrastructure

Three Pillars of Modern Data Center Operations

Modern enterprise data centers are some of the most technically sophisticated business activities on earth. Ironically enough, they are also often bastions of inefficiency, with equipment utilization much below ten percent and 30 percent of the servers in those facilities being comatose (using electricity but performing no useful information services). The operators of these facilities also struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in deployments of computing equipment.

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DCIM has real value – BUT it’s not easy!

There are multiple vendors trying to say that DCIM is easy, as if saying it enough times will make it so. I know it isn’t true because I work with their customers years later as they replace these easy DCIM solutions which are not providing them the value they thought they were buying. It is not enough to simply import your Visio diagram and transfer data from spreadsheets to a database and then call it a DCIM solution. DCIM solutions are not magical. DCIM is more than a hardware or software product; it is a process which involves multiple groups in your organization, many of which are currently working in siloes.

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Simpler management motivates Ethernet SAN investments – TechTarget

The immediate payoff of scraping distinct networks and installing FCoE was to drive down complexity, Masseth said, and “truckloads of cable left the data center .” 

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PTS Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Assessment Solution

The PTS VDI Assessment Solution supports the desktop transformation process across all platforms including the VMware Horizon Suite as well as Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp. We collect desktop and end-user computing details about your environment, and offer granular visibility to support the move to VDI. PTS’s VDI Assessment Solution allows you to:

  • Quantify machine, user, application, operating system and infrastructure metrics

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Forrester Report: Identifying the Total Economic Impact of SimpliVity’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure

SimpliVity commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study and examine the potential return on investment (ROI) that enterprises may realize by deploying its hyperconverged infrastructure technology.  Forrester found that organizations using SimpliVity:

  • Reduced costs by 73%
  • Experienced a risk-adjusted ROI of 224% over three years
  • Avoided or reduced costs of: storage, hardware, labor, floor space, system updates, and more

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A Schism In Unified Communications: Why Cloud Is Mounting A Takeover

Businesses are increasingly turning to integrated communications solutions, a technology category known as Unified Communications that’s increasingly critical to efficient and effective business operations.

But those organizations have very different perspectives and strategies on which tools and solutions to implement.

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Free IT Assessment: How Optimal is Your IT Environment?

The IT Solution Experts at PTS are offering an innovative, new, complimentary assessment service: the PTS Virtual Environment Performance Analysis, or VEPA.

As part of your Free IT Assessment, PTS will:

  • Furnish software tools to scan your existing IT environment
  • Offer guidance in performing the scan
  • Provide a detailed report with the resulting accumulated metrics
  • Review the results in terms of impact to your business
  • Recommend the optimal balance of physical, virtual, and hyperconverged infrastructure

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CRN Exclusive: CEO Dion Weisler On The New HP Inc., The Hewlett Packard Legacy, A New Smartwatch And Future Innovation

HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler formally launched the new HP Inc. on Nov. 2 by paying homage to Hewlett Packard’s legendary founders, Bill Hewlett and David Packard. Weisler spoke with CRN about the Hewlett and Packard legacy and the birth of the new HP Inc. — Silicon Valley’s original startup.

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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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