Category: IT Infrastructure

DCIM has real value – BUT it’s not easy!

There are multiple vendors trying to say that DCIM is easy, as if saying it enough times will make it so. I know it isn’t true because I work with their customers years later as they replace these easy DCIM solutions which are not providing them the value they thought they were buying. It is not enough to simply import your Visio diagram and transfer data from spreadsheets to a database and then call it a DCIM solution. DCIM solutions are not magical. DCIM is more than a hardware or software product; it is a process which involves multiple groups in your organization, many of which are currently working in siloes.

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Dell’s ITSM approach

Over the years, I have had numerous interesting discussions on IT Services Management (ITSM) with CIOs from various organizations. It gives me immense pleasure to see that many of these customers have moved forward in the ITSM continuum. It’s a positive change, both in terms of their understanding of the subject, and taking initiatives to implement it.

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Standardize, Innovate, Disrupt and Expand Digital Business with Open APIs

Global enterprise is going through a disruption, wherein companies are trying to redefine their business models, create and sell differentiated products and services, engage customers and communities, and innovate and optimize to remain competitive.

“…CEOs were quick to recognize that there are significant challenges that are causing disruption across all aspects of their organization,” Mark A. Goodburn, Global Head of Advisory at KPMG, told Forbes when discussing their research into growth in a more competitive environment.

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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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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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Growth Continues in Secondary North American Data Center Markets

While top data center markets like New York, Silicon Valley, and Dallas get most of the attention, a lot of growth is taking place in markets considered secondary. Markets like Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, and, more recently, Reno, Nevada, are seeing a lot of multi-tenant data center construction and take-up.

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Scary Disaster Recovery Stories | Zerto

Turn on your lights and lock your doors! It’s time for Tales from the IT Crypt…  We’ve all got a story, an IT disaster story, that spooked us into taking DR seriously. Unplanned outages, deletions, natural disasters… This year Zerto is asking for your most frightening IT story. Zerto will share some good spooky ones on their Master of Disaster: The Scariest Disaster Recovery stories — EVER! Webinar, on October 28th!

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