Archive for: August 2014

VMware Boosts HP and VCE Partnerships to Grow Software Defined Data Centers and Hybrid Clouds

VMware began its 2014 VMworld conference last Sunday with a day dedicated to partners, placing HP and VCE in the spotlight with expanded partnerships. The partnerships aim to speed adoption of the software defined data center and hybrid clouds.

The announcements highlight refreshed strategies for integration with new VMware product offerings and empowering businesses with open, secure and agile software-defined technologies.

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Improving Security & Technological Flexibility for Federal Government Customers

In our work with customers across the federal government landscape, we often come across challenges that highlight the complex nature of carrying out an IT strategy in the federal space. Our customers in the public sector must navigate security, compliance, and regulatory requirements that necessitate a consultative, case-by-case approach to solution implementation.

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The Changing Face of Disaster Recovery

A good disaster recovery (DR) plan is like insurance.  Companies hope they will never have to use it. But what happens when a natural or human-induced disaster occurs?  Can the business recover operations in a reasonable time, if at all?  And what is the economic impact when they do?

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Moving toward a software-defined data center with Open Networking

With the proliferation of virtualization throughout the data center with servers, storage and desktops, now is the time to tackle the last part – the network.

The software-defined data center of the future is coming and Dell’s Open Networking solutions will play a big part of the networking abstraction and automation. 

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Delivering Cost Efficient Virtual Desktops solution

Over the last few years desktop virtualization deployments have been ramping up across various industry verticals from few 100 users to several 1000 users. To help you ensure risk free deployments with best in class user experience & achieve faster ROI, VMware & NetApp have been partnering for the last 7 years to enable our customers with joint solutions around VMware Horizon and more recently with Horizon Desktop as a Service (DaaS). Our joint solutions have been deployed globally by thousands of organizations.

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Plugging into the future – DatacenterDynamics

Many data centers already have a cable plant that can support 10GbE. It’s going to take customers demanding that a 10G Base-TX (RJ45) solution be made available. 

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Cable Entry Seals Prevent Pest Damage – Product Design & Development

There are many documented instances of damage to critical electrical equipment caused by wildlife activity. For example, $300,000 of damage was caused by a squirrel to the electrical equipment at a community center in Fort Wayne, Indiana, causing a power surge that impacted the heating and air conditioning system and some parts of a boiler system.

Understanding the behavior of pests, including mosquitos, bees, snakes, rodents, ants, etc., is essential to assist electrical and mechanical designers in designing cable, pipe and conduit penetrations that are protected against infestation.

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Juniper Networks Introduces Highly-Available Campus Distribution Switch for High-Performance and Reliable Access to Cloud Applications

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Standards & Ratings: Maximizing Generator Set Reliability for Data Center Applications

Data centers can consume up to 100 times more energy than a standard office space, and often rely on dependable backup power supply systems to prevent data loss, customer dissatisfaction or lost business in the event of a power outage.

Selecting the right generator for a data center’s needs requires an understanding of several considerations, including ratings and performance standards.

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VMware NSX Customer Story: Colt Decreases Data Center Networking Complexity

Adoption of network virtualization and SDN technologies from VMware and Arista Networks simplifies cloud infrastructure and enables automation to reduce timescales of cloud and network service provisioning Offering the largest enterprise-class cloud footprint in Europe, Colt, an established leader in delivering integrated network, data center, voice and IT services, has implemented software- defined networking. Adoption of network virtualization and SDN technologies from VMware and Arista Networks simplifies cloud infrastructure and enables automation to reduce timescales of cloud and network service provisioning

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