Archive for: April 2015

What the Words “Converged Infrastructure” Mean Today

There’s really no question that the modern organization is changing. New kinds of user demands are driving infrastructures to shift how they deliver resources and support applications. What’s most interesting is the shift away from traditional data center technologies that have supported business functions for so long. Don’t get me wrong, there will still be a place for traditional servers, storage, and even networking technologies.

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Amazon Wants to Replace the Enterprise Data Center

You often hear experts talk about hybrid IT infrastructure, a combination of in-house data center resources and cloud services hosted by outside providers, as the ultimate enterprise IT setup that enables a company to leverage the benefits of cloud’s agility but retain the control of on-premise infrastructure.

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Simplified Disaster Recovery

A robust Disaster Recovery (DR) capability is mandatory for most businesses today – especially where IT is part of the workflow critical to continued operations or revenue generation. Software as a Service (SaaS) applications may mitigate risk by placing the responsibility for availability firmly with the service provider.

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PTS Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Solutions with Tintri and VMware

VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, is a key initiative for many organizations looking to reduce administrative overhead while providing a more secure, flexible and reliable desktop computing environment for end users. Proper planning and good decision making are required to ensure a successful deployment. Choosing the right virtualization platform to host the virtual desktop implementation is often the first major decision and can make or break the entire transformation.

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Case Study: In Little Venice, A Mews House Fit for Show – HiddenWires

This charming Little Venice Mews House in London underwent a no-expense-spared renovation that included a full Crestron home automation system. The finished project won its installer, ClearSphere, the Best Lighting System title at the recent Crestron …

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ASHRAE will urge lower humidity to extend the safe limits for data centers

An ASHRAE study has concluded that data centers can reduce their environmental impact by relaxing their control over humidity. Guidelines published this year will recommend a bigger range of safe humidity levels, as well as letting data centers warm up.

IT equipment is more robust than most users realize, and the influential industry body ASHRAE has argued that data center operators can reduce the energy wasted in cooling data centers more than necessary. This year the body plans to do a similar job for humidity.

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IBM Centers Offer Hands-On Time With Latest Data Center Tech

As part of an effort to help IT organizations make the transition to more modern data center environments, IBM has opened two Network Innovation Data Centers located in Dallas and Nice, France.

Rick Qualman, vice president of networking services for IBM, says the goal is provide customers’ IT teams with hands-on access to next-generation data center technology, including software-defined network (SDN), virtualization, and IT automation, that are being used to drive cloud computing deployments.

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Siemon 4U LightStack Optimizes High Density Data Centers

Siemon is pleased to announce a 4U version of its LightStack Ultra High Density Fiber System to house to 576 LC fibers or 3456 MTP fibers in just four rack units of space while ensuring superior port access, cable management and fast, seamless migration to advanced 40 and 100 gigabit applications.

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