Archive for: July 2014

The Role of Product Leadership in Data Center Strategy

Callum Wallace is a Consultant in the TMT practice at Berwick Partners (an Odgers Berndtson Co.)

Rarely a day goes by in the data center sector without a new vendor springing up in the market or an existing business expanding. The reasons are clear: the market is buoyant and there is money to be made.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft to Expand Azure Data Center Infrastructure in Virginia and Iowa

Citing growing demand for Microsoft‘s cloud services (more than 8,000 customers sign up for its Azure cloud every week), Phil Sorgen, the company’s corporate vice president for Worldwide Partner Channel, announced in a blog post that the company will bring two new Azure regions online in Virginia (US East 2) and Iowa (US Central). The additional regions will help the company respond to what it says is a need to double capacity every six to nine months.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Building a data-center network with optimal performance and economy

Modern data centers are the new network battlefield, where exploding traffic demands are pushing conventional networking technologies to their absolute performance limits while cost constraints continue to escalate. Nowhere is this more true than in hyper-scale data centers; here, mobile data, video, and social media applications are driving the construction of facilities up to a million square feet or more with vast power consumption and cooling demands.

Read the source article at Green Data Center News

Choosing the Right Media Type

One of the frequent questions we hear from our customers has to do with choosing the right media type for their data center. On the surface, it would seem the answer is obvious: use copper between the servers and first tier of switches and use optical fiber everywhere else. Although you might find yourself nodding […]

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Cannon’s Latest Data Center Modules Can Be Assembled On Site

Cannon Technologies introduced the T4 Granular Modular Data Centre, the latest product in its modular data center portfolio. T4 uses components that can be manually assembled on-site without the use of a crane to solve logistical challenges.

Modular data centers are generally used for just-in-time infrastructure or for data centers in hard-to-reach places. The company says that virtually any size is possible from a few racks to a few hundred.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

EMC Goes for Hyper-Consolidation of Enterprise Storage With VMAX³, TwinStrata Acquisition

In a significant move to advance its flagship VMAX storage line EMC launched VMAX³ hybrid systems and announced that it has acquired cloud storage management company TwinStrata.

The storage giant announced this news plus several other announcements about XtremeIO all-flash arrays, Isilon updates and integration with Pivotal for Data Lake Hadoop bundles were announced at its Redefine Possible event Tuesday in London.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Cooling Trends: Cost-Cutting Opportunities

In the future, when you open the door to the data center, will you still hear that loud hum of the air handlers? Will the temperature drop as you step over the threshold?

Data center equipment providers have responded to spiraling energy costs by building in more intelligence for thermal and power monitoring.

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The Business of Data Centers: Efficiencies and the Role of DCIM

In January 2014, a Silicon Angle blog post estimated that global data center traffic will grow threefold (a 25 percent CAGR) from 2012 to 2017, whilst Uptime Institute figures have noted that data centers consume up to 3 percent of all global electricity production.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge