Category: Architecture/Engineering

Making the Software-Defined Data Center Easier: VMware Software Manager and Validated Reference Designs

A major part of VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) services is to make it easier for your company to do business with VMware. That takes many different forms, depending on the type of company and their business objectives with VMware. However, there is one thing every VMware customer needs to do, and it is very simple: they need to find and download the software they want to use!

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A Schism In Unified Communications: Why Cloud Is Mounting A Takeover

Businesses are increasingly turning to integrated communications solutions, a technology category known as Unified Communications that’s increasingly critical to efficient and effective business operations.

But those organizations have very different perspectives and strategies on which tools and solutions to implement.

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19 Software Solutions For Cloud-Based Data Protection

Data protection is a critical part of ensuring a business will survive threats to the integrity of its data whether it’s managed on-premise, in the cloud, or anywhere.

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Crestron Opens New Office in Spain – HiddenWires

Crestron Spain This is the second new office that the company has opened in recent months as Crestron continues to invest in its EMEA operation. The new office will be headed up by Christophe Malsot, Regional Director, Crestron Southern Europe.

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Facebook’s DCIM Vendor CA Quits DCIM Software Market

CA Technologies has decided to get out of the data center infrastructure management market, where it was considered one of the leaders.

The New York-based IT infrastructure management software giant will no longer sell its stand-alone DCIM software solution, called CA DCIM, which has been deployed in data centers operated by Facebook and NTT-owned RagingWire, among others.

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When is the Best Time to Retire a Server?

There’s no magic number for the length of the hardware refresh cycle that works for everyone, but the set of variables that together determine the ideal time to replace a server is fairly uniform across the board. Identifying those variables and analyzing their relationship is a question Amir Michael and his team at Coolan, a data center hardware operations startup, recently asked.

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Wireless sensors, DCIM drive holistic cooling optimization

Growing complexity in the today’s data centers has increased the risk of combining power, cooling, racks, cabling and management components to run an efficient facility due to the shortage of essential skills needed to design and integrate them.

Smart organizations therefore have turned to tightly integrated, aisle-based physical infrastructure modules, or PODs, along with non-containerized integrated infrastructure solutions to optimize the use of power, space and cooling capacity while simplifying specification, design, validation, procurement and installation.

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Data Center Design Best Practices: Efficiencies Beyond Power and Cooling

A good power and cooling strategy is no longer enough to maximize efficiency in today’s modern data center. Indeed, a future in which all devices and networks are connected requires data center design elements that can evolve with the Internet of Everything and the related demands of hyper-connectivity.

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The Dell on Dell Story: How we use our products, solutions and services to protect

It seems that it is almost daily that we hear about massive data breaches and the risks for one have never been greater. Security is always top of mind for every CIO as they implement technologies into their environment and in the ever connected world we live in, it is imperative that we protect everything in our environment from the device to the cloud, but also still allow our people to be productive and innovative while they are safe.

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Why We’re On The Verge Of Disaster With The Internet Of Things

There are countless possibilities for the Internet of Things to create amazing technological advances and innovations. However, with everything from cars to thermometers connecting and communicating, there is also plenty of room for things to go wrong. “The Internet of Things is on the verge of, in my view, at least a couple of disasters,” said MIT’s Sanjay Sarma. “And unfortunately we will not learn until they occur. And we will keep implementing junk until disaster strikes.”

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