Archive for: October 2014

Five Ways Your Business Can Use Hybrid Cloud

IT has long debated the merits of public and private cloud. Public cloud allows organizations to gain capacity and scale services on-demand, while private cloud allows companies to maintain control and visibility of business critical applications. But there is one cloud model that stands apart: hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud provides the best of both worlds: […]]> IT has long debated the merits of public and private cloud.

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Press Release: Crestron Demonstrates Lighting Control Solutions that Meet the Changing Building and Energy Code Requirements

New commercial lighting solutions and space-based design provide tools to easily build energy efficient buildings. 

“We’re changing the lighting control design concept. For far too long the strategy has been to design a system for the entire building and then look at the needs of the individual rooms within the building; our new philosophy is to design a solution for each space first, then connect every space in the building together through a centralized, integrated lighting control solution,” said Brian Daley, Crestron VP of Sales, Commercial Lighting. Crestron is the only controls manufacturer that has the unique capability to do this. And every product we produce works together seamlessly.”

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How New Types of DDoS Affect the Cloud

At a recent security meeting with a large healthcare organization, I had the privilege of looking at the logs of a private cloud infrastructure which I helped design. They showed me a couple of interesting numbers and what looked like possible DDoS attacks. Except, they were different. The security admin mentioned that he, and colleagues in different organizations, have been seeing a spike in malicious DDoS attacks against their systems.

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BYOD and security: Can you have both?

If you allow employees to use their personal devices for work, are you exposing your organization to new security risks? Attempted security breaches are on the rise, and employee smartphones, tablets and laptops could provide new pathways for malware, viruses and hacking. What can you do to protect enterprise information, applications and networks while still supporting your organization’s bring-your-own-device (BYOD) program?

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Glass Apps Switchable Glass and Film

Glass Apps is the leading provider of Switchable Glass and Film , which changes from clear and opaque states on demand. For more than a decade, Glass Apps switchable glass technology has been utilized for commercial, data center, transportation, healthcare, government, and residential applications.

Glass Apps Smart Glass is a laminated glass product consisting of a Polymer Dispersed Liquid Crystal (PDLC) film sandwiched between two layers of glass and two layers of conductive interlayers.

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Four major mistakes in data center cooling by Wendy Schuchart

You want to see a data center professional get hot under the collar? Suggest that maybe his data center cooling isn’t all that great. Data center professionals view data center cooling as both a point of pride and frustration – they are each very aware that it’s a constant struggle and even the slightest tweak can make a huge difference – both in saving the planet and saving money for the organization.

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10 Cool Hybrid On-Prem/Cloud Data Protection Solutions For SMBs

Integrated hybrid data protection solutions, which include an on-premise backup and recovery appliance connected to a cloud storage platform, offer a way for traditional solution providers and managed services providers to keep SMBs safe from disasters.

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