Archive for: April 2015

How Data Center Virtualization Shrinks Physical Distance

Over the past couple of years lots of new technological buzz terms have come around. One of those revolves around “software-deigned” platforms that aim for entire data center virtualization, way beyond server virtualization alone. The idea is simple: to unify processes to make the IT environment easier to manage and more efficient.

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Siemon Expands MapIT G2 Automated Infrastructure Management System with the Highest-Performing TERA Solution

Watertown, CT — Siemon is pleased to expand its MapIT G2 Automated Infrastructure Management System with its fully shielded TERA solution.

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What the Words “Converged Infrastructure” Mean Today

There’s really no question that the modern organization is changing. New kinds of user demands are driving infrastructures to shift how they deliver resources and support applications. What’s most interesting is the shift away from traditional data center technologies that have supported business functions for so long. Don’t get me wrong, there will still be a place for traditional servers, storage, and even networking technologies.

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Exinda’s Parikh On WAN Opportunities For VARs

Aseem Parikh, Chief Strategy Officer of WAN optimization specialist Exinda, talks to IT Best of Breed about the role the channel is playing in the WAN optimization space.Via itbestofbreed.com

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Simplified Disaster Recovery

A robust Disaster Recovery (DR) capability is mandatory for most businesses today – especially where IT is part of the workflow critical to continued operations or revenue generation. Software as a Service (SaaS) applications may mitigate risk by placing the responsibility for availability firmly with the service provider.

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PTS Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Solutions with Tintri and VMware

VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, is a key initiative for many organizations looking to reduce administrative overhead while providing a more secure, flexible and reliable desktop computing environment for end users. Proper planning and good decision making are required to ensure a successful deployment. Choosing the right virtualization platform to host the virtual desktop implementation is often the first major decision and can make or break the entire transformation.

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Report: Apple Resuming Oregon Data Center Expansion Following End Of Controversial Tax

Apple is going ahead with a major expansion of its Prineville, Oregon data center, reports The Oregonian. The expansion comes shortly after Governor Kate Brown signed a bill killing a controversial tax potentially threatening data center projects in the area.

Apple has not confirmed the expansion. However, on Oregon Public Broadcasting, Judge Mike McCabe, Crook County’s administrator, said Apple is planning a major expansion but details of that project remain under negotiation.

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Case Study: In Little Venice, A Mews House Fit for Show – HiddenWires

This charming Little Venice Mews House in London underwent a no-expense-spared renovation that included a full Crestron home automation system. The finished project won its installer, ClearSphere, the Best Lighting System title at the recent Crestron …

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Small updates meet big data center requirements – TechTarget

IT leaders constantly dream up ways to meet data center requirements for performance and efficiency, but time and money always seem to quash grand plans.

Not all IT infrastructure projects require a large budget and lengthy schedule. These relatively inexpensive updates boost performance and reliability.

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ASHRAE will urge lower humidity to extend the safe limits for data centers

An ASHRAE study has concluded that data centers can reduce their environmental impact by relaxing their control over humidity. Guidelines published this year will recommend a bigger range of safe humidity levels, as well as letting data centers warm up.

IT equipment is more robust than most users realize, and the influential industry body ASHRAE has argued that data center operators can reduce the energy wasted in cooling data centers more than necessary. This year the body plans to do a similar job for humidity.

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