Archive for: January 2015

OpenStack and the Software Defined Data Center – Part I

Cloud Computing, Specifically Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) helps companies manage IT much more efficiently, increasing efficiency and improving Returns on Investment. 

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How the Network Now Defines the Data Center

Within today’s modern data center and when it comes to the strategic importance and business value of the data center network, there is actually a pretty big disconnect. Even with momentum building behind the software-driven data center (SDDC) and software-driven services, applications and networks are often ships in the night. In many cases they are designed, built, deployed, and managed separately, as discrete entities.

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Schneider Electric Recalls PowerPact J-Frame Circuit Breakers Due to Fire, Burn, Electrical Shock Hazards | CPSC.gov

Hazard: The circuit breakers will not trip during an overload condition.

The recall involves PowerPact J-frame molded case circuit breakers with thermal-magnetic trip units. The circuit breakers are made of black plastic and have a three-position breaker handle that indicates whether the breaker is off, on or tripped. The recalled circuit breakers are rated for 150 to 250 amps, have interruption ratings of D, G, J, L and R. They were manufactured in two pole and three pole configurations with either lug-in/lug-out or plug-in (I-Line) style connectors.

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First Data Center Module Arrives at Keystone NAP’s Steel Mill Site

Keystone NAP has delivered the first modular “KeyBlock” unit to its data center on the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The modules were co-developed with Schneider Electric and are configured to each individual customer’s power, cooling, and network connectivity needs.

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Is It Time for the Data Center to See the Light? – EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet (blog)

Deployment of active optical cable (AOC) is on the rise in data center cabling and is expected to maintain an upward trajectory in the coming years. According to market research firm LightCounting, 10 GbE SFP+ AOCs now accounts for a quarter of the overall market, driven primarily by substantial growth in the data center over the past decade or so. Going forward, throughput exceeding 100 G and even 400 G, along with core switching interconnectivity, is expected to push today’s $100 million market to more than $260 million by the end of the decade.

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Understanding Application Containers and OS-Level Virtualization

Let’s imagine for a minute that you have a commonly used virtual hosting environment. Within that environment you have to securely segment your physical resources between lots of users. The users must be segmented on the virtual environment and have their own “virtual space.”

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EMC Leaps To IT as a Service: Redefining the Organizational Model

In redefining our IT organization at EMC, we brought in consultants to bridge the old IT world with the new, devised a fresh strategy and workstreams to execute on our roadmap, and used added insights about our customers to define wins for IT.  We still were struggling with several organizational components; we had not taken the leap fully into a services-based organizational structure.  We had to address how teams worked together.  Each group had its own goals and objectives, and what was important to our end customer was too often getting lost in the “interlock.”

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A managed workspace is a secure workspace

Supporting an expanding mobility program or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiative can quickly become a complex undertaking for your IT group. As administrators try to stay afloat, managing and supporting a diverse array of device types, operating systems, applications, user policies and more, security can be put at risk.

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