Archive for: May 2015

Big Switch Networks Embraces VMware NSX

Looking to bridge a growing divide inside the data center Big Switch Networks announced today at the Open Network User Group (ONUG) Spring 2015 conference that its software-defined network (SDN) can now be integrated with NSX network virtualization software from VMware.

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Segmenting Networks for Security

Historically, there has been little convergence between manufacturing and enterprise in the plant network. Instead, there are multiple, separate networks – one network may run fieldbus protocol at the device level, another network may run ControlNet protocol for machine-to-machine communications, while a third protocol, such as Ethernet, or a proprietary network, links the machines to data acquisition and storage units for reporting or archiving.

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Loud Partners Taps IO Modular Data Center Infrastructure To Double Capacity

IO colocation is powering New York City-based Loud Partners’ managed services business. Loud Partners has doubled its capacity at IO, and moved from a shared data center environment to modular data center infrastructure.

IO allows Loud Partners to offer colocation services without them having to invest resources in building and maintaining their own data center.

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BMC Extends IT Management Reach

Looking to help IT operations teams extend their IT management reach well beyond their own data centers, BMC Software has released an update to BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) that adds enhanced support for both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure platforms, while also adding support for the for Docker containers and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments based on the open source Cloud Foundry project.

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Ca Dcim

Headquartered in New York, CA Technologies has been in the DCIM market for some time. Prior to coining the term DCIM, CA’s management model was referred to as Operational Energy Management and Data Center Infrastructure and Energy Management. CA’s early offerings in the Operational Energy Management market included the energy monitoring solution CA ecoMeter, which was introduced in 2009.

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Cormant-CS

Cormant has delivered infrastructure management solutions for more than 11 years from its global headquarters in San Luis Obispo, CA. The company also has offices or subsidiaries in the UK, Philippines and Australia, as well as partners all over the world.

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ScaleFT Wants To Help Ops Teams Tackle Complexity Of Running On Public Clouds

A new startup called ScaleFT or “Scale For Teams” is tackling the complexity operations teams face when using public cloud infrastructure. ScaleFT’s tools will be available commercially to all operations (ops) teams, and strategic investor Rackspace may use ScaleFT as it builds out a service business atop big public clouds.

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3 Quick Ways to Optimize Storage – Without Adding Any Hardware

As I walked through a customer’s data center – we had a very interesting conversation. The topic revolved around deploying a series of new applications which were quite IO intensive. The saddened storage architect was now telling me he was being asked to do the last thing he really wanted to do – add more hardware.

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VMware Previews Project Enzo – A Next Generation Hybrid Cloud Architecture Designed to Transform Virtual Workspaces

If you could start from scratch and develop an innovative, bold new solution that could transform the way IT deploys and manages virtual workspaces with greater speed, flexibility and cost savings, what would it look like?

Project Enzo is a new hybrid cloud-scale architecture that is designed to combine the economic benefits of cloud-based VMware virtual desktops and application technology, with the simplicity of hyper-converged infrastructure to transform the IT experience.

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A Green US Data Center with an Autonomous Power Supply

A new data center in the United States is generating electricity for its servers entirely from renewable sources, converting biogas from a sewage treatment plant into electricity and water. Siemens implemented the pilot project, which recently went into operation, together with Microsoft and FuelCell Energy. The data center is not connected to the public power grid. Siemens developed and installed intelligent control and monitoring technology for the plant as well as energy management software so that the servers can be reliably supplied with electricity at all times. The partners intend to demonstrate that using intelligent hardware and software, even critical installations such as data centers can be reliably operated with alternative energy sources.

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