Archive for: June 2015

Quantify System Downtime and Prove the Value of a Good Business Continuity Plan

ROI for an IT purchase is typically a function of the increase in revenue that the purchase generates. Data protection ROI is a different story all together. Backup and restore systems don’t generate revenue. As a result, they are usually overlooked in any ROI purchase justifications. This misses the key benefit of backup and restore systems ─ and the point where a compelling ROI analysis can be made. Downtime. The biggest IT fear, and the reason backup and recovery systems exist.

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What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

If you’re curious, you can see where the memory sockets are located here, but that’s not the correct answer. The right answer is: Long ago, we all decided that Intel was smart enough to figure out where it’s best to place components on its boards. While hardware partners may have some concerns, most end-user organizations couldn’t care less. We care about things like cost and SLA, but the motherboard hardware architecture is not that interesting.

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Six ways to lower IT infrastructure costs

It’s the right time for another round of IT cost-saving initiatives, and here are six areas where data center managers can reduce IT expenses. The recession of the last decade led businesses to tighten their belts and weather the economic storm, with projects including virtualization and consolidation, exploration of fledgling cloud technologies, centralizing data centers, rethinking the way software is developed and more.

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Emerson Network Power Introduces New Generation of Thermal Controls to Optimize System Performance Across the Data Center

Columbus, Ohio [June 10, 2015] – Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and the world’s leading provider of critical infrastructure for information and communications technology systems, today introduced new Liebert® iCOM™ thermal controls to offer data center managers higher energy efficiency, greater protection and deeper, actionable insight at the cooling unit and thermal management system levels.

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Seamlessly Integrated Physical Security Solutions

PTS Physical Security Solutions offers a turnkey solution to address all your physical security needs. Utilizing cutting edge technologies offered by our partners, PTS offers the following solutions: Video Surveillance, Access Control, and Central Management. PTS’s primary Physical Security platform is Genetec’s Security Center (Unified Platform), which has applications for Video Surveillance, Door Access control, License Plate Recognition, Alarm Panel Integration and other third party capabilities. These applications are all viewable on one simple Customer Interface.

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Five network trends challenging the enterprise – Network World

As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them…

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The Collapse Of Storage

My best soundbite is that storage is in the process of collapsing. Once a standalone topic, storage is clearly pulling away from our familiar model of external storage arrays, and disappearing into the fabric of servers and hypervisors. While we all like to talk about disruptive industry changes, this one perhaps is the ultimate disruption: it impacts every aspect of storage: the core technology, the consumption model, the integration model as well as the operational model.

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