Archive for: April 2015

PayPal Deploys ARM Servers in Data Centers

PayPal has deployed servers based on 64-bit ARM processors as part of its data center infrastructure. ARM servers were cheaper but offered performance levels equivalent to regular servers that power the company’s popular online-payment applications, Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of ARM chip maker Applied Micro, said.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Pulling Ahead with Converged IT Infrastructure: More Time in the Driver’s Seat, Less under the Hood

With the demand for IT infrastructure growing at a steady rate in most organizations, embracing converged IT infrastructure allows IT operations to keep pace with demand without ramping up resources and expenses. Converged infrastructure combines compute, storage, and network in a single package, through technology such as VCE’s Vblock. EMC IT was an early adopter of Vblock in 2009/2010—first to enable our virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and then to support the build out of our brand new 100 percent virtualized, cloud data center.

Read the source article at EMC IT’s Journey to the Private Cloud

University of Cambridge Implements Dynamic Emerson Data Center Solutions to Drive Efficiency, Lower Costs and Reduce Carbon Footprint

Emerson Network Power enables University of Cambridge to control multiple data center environments remotely and save energy costs by as much as 40 percent.

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Why Is My Cable Pathway Upside Down?

Upside Down Design Can Keep Your Installation Costs Right Side Up   One of the most common questions asked about the Wyr-Grid Overhead Cable Pathway System is “why is it upside down?”

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BMC Unifies IT Management for Infrastructure and Applications

In one of its first major initiatives since going private, BMC Software this week launched an upgrade to its IT management software that for the first time addresses both infrastructure and applications.

Mati Pitkanen, director of solutions marketing at BMC, says BMC TruSight Operations 10 marks the first time the company is providing the ability to holistically manage the entire IT environment via a common user interface.

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Crestron Changes the Way the World Designs, Installs, and Starts up Commercial Lighting Control

Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations.

Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf
Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf
Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf
Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf

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New NFPA 70E Labeling Requirements

The NFPA 70E Standard provides guidelines for electrical safety in the workplace. Recently this standard has been updated to provide consistency of terms with other standards that address hazards and risk.

Read the source article at panduitblog.com

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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DoE Taps Intel, Cray for What May Become 2018’s Fastest Supercomputer

Intel announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of Energy to deliver two powerful next-generation supercomputers for the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility at the DoE’s Argonne National Laboratory in Lemont, Illinois (close to Chicago). The two systems are part of a multi-million-dollar collaboration between Argonne, Oak Ridge, and Lawrence Livermore national labs and may become the world’s fastest supercomputer.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge