Archive for: February 2015

PTS and SimpliVity offer Free eBook: Hyperconvergence Infrastructure for Dummies

From PTS and partner SimpliVity, download a free copy of Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies (eBook in PDF format) by Scott D. Lowe
  • Use hyperconverged infrastructure to simplify IT & reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Achieve economics & agility of large scale web companies in your data center
  • Solve capacity, performance, data protection, mobility & management challenges

Hyperconvergence is the ultimate in an overall trend of convergence that has hit the market in recent years.

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Optimizing Entire Data Center Without Breaking Budget

We have more users, more workloads, and a lot more data traversing the current cloud and data center platforms. Trends are indicating that this growth will only continue. When it comes to data center growth and big data, there something very important that needs to be understood. The value around data and information is much higher than it ever was before. With that in mind, content delivery, user optimization, and data quantification are critical aspects to the modern business.

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Logical Abstraction of the Physical Data Center

We’ve got virtualization, cloud computing, and now quite a bit of new buzz around commodity platforms. The reality is that this computing model has taken off faster than really expected. With the help of the modern hypervisor, software-defined technologies (SDx), the powerful systems designed to optimize your data center and allow your cloud to be a lot more agile can potentially run on commodity gear.

Here’s the reality: it’s making some traditional technologies a bit nervous.

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PTS’ Peter Sacco featured in CRN’s 2015 Top 20 Data Center Designers and Builders

Regardless of the size of the data center, the right mix of IT, power and cooling equipment, and how that equipment is integrated into the facilities, is key to maximizing efficiency and providing the flexibility to expand as needed. Successful integration of equipment into data centers depends on finding the right companies with site preparation,designconstruction and management expertise

Such designers and builders are often the unsung heroes of the data center. But not in CRN, as noted in the CRN 2015 Top Data Center Designers and Builders list.

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Modular building blocks for a flexible data center

An adaptable IT infrastructure is critical in helping enterprises match specific workload requirements and keep pace with advances in computing technology.

Enterprise computing needs are dynamically changing as business and technology leaders embrace strategic computing innovations to create novel opportunities and gain competitive advantage.

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New ‘Six Pack’ Switch Powers Facebook Data Center Fabric

In Facebook data centers, the meaning of the words “six pack” no longer has anything to do with beer or abs.

During the Networking @Scale event at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters Wednesday, the company’s infrastructure engineers unveiled a new element of the next-generation Facebook data center fabric. Called Six Pack, the networking switch uses its six hot-swappable modules to enable any piece of IT gear in the data center to talk to any other piece of IT gear.

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2015 Data Center 100: 20 Service Providers

For customers who prefer data center services be an operating expense instead of a capital expense, several third-party data center services providers are there to offer co-location, managed hosting, Web hosting, private and public clouds, business continuity, disaster recovery and more. This lets customers focus on developing their own expertise and business, and less on worrying about the infrastructure needed to do business.

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Understanding the Business Benefits of Colocation

For financial directors and IT directors, colocation provides the perfect win-win scenario, providing cost savings and delivering state-of-the-art infrastructure. When comparing the capabilities of a standard server room to a colocation solution, an assessment of the power alone demonstrates the gap between in-house solutions and utilizing the expertise of a specialist.

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The Future of Commodity Systems in the Data Center

We’re at a very interesting point in time during the cloud infrastructure era. The modern data center continues to evolve from physical to virtual, numerous management stacks being abstracted into the logical, or virtual, layer. Is another data center evolution around the corner? Will new kinds of compute platforms allow for a more open data center model? We’ve already begun to see a shift in the way data centers provide services.

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