Category: IT Misc

How to Make Your Network Security Infrastructure Future-Ready

It is clear that today’s businesses require reliable network connectivity, and access to both corporate and Internet resources. Connections to and from business units, external customers and SOHOs are all equally important to ensure continuity. Business runs all day, every day, even in off hours. Most companies run operations around the clock, so it is important to realize that solid business continuity strategy and redundancy technology should be considered and implemented.

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Enterprise Data Center Investment Expected to Grow

Despite the popular belief that cloud services are well on their way to replacing enterprise data centers, most mid-size and large businesses are planning to increase spending on their mission-critical facilities in the near future. That’s according to a recent report by 451 Research, which said nearly 90 percent of data center operators surveyed in North America and Europe had plans to increase data center facility spending.

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CyrusOne Says DCIM Software Data Not Open Enough

An enterprise data center and a colocation data center have different Data Center Infrastructure Management needs. Colocation houses many different types and sizes of customers, while an enterprise data center houses one. These needs are different enough that many DCIM software providers have released colocation-specific offerings. Colocation is a large potential market opportunity for them, as more businesses become comfortable with outsourcing, and they don’t want to miss out.

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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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Emerson Network Power – The Trellis Platform

Based out of Huntsville, AL, Emerson Network Power has been a long-term player in this market with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing DCIM software for global clients. Today, its flagship DCIM product, the Trellis™ Platform, is now in its third version. The Trellis Platform was built from the ground up, not an amalgam of other existing products.

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Hyper-converged infrastructure grows as new systems emerge – TechTarget

Some of the most popular hyper-converged offerings are from niche vendors, such as Nutanix, Pivot3, SimpliVity Corp., Nimboxx, Inc., Maxta, Inc., Gridstore, Inc., and Atlantis Computing, Inc. 

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NetCracker 10 Drives Convergence of IT and OSS

Looking to accelerate the convergence of traditional IT and operational support systems (OSS), NetCracker Technology, a unit of NEC, today unveiled an upgrade to its namesake management platform that includes analytics services designed to optimize the deployment of virtual server and network functions.

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Virtualization – A Look to the Future

Several years ago, we began using virtualization technologies as means to test servers and use resources more effectively. When VMware became a hypervisor, very few vendors actually supported a virtual infrastructure. So, virtualization was left behind in the classroom, and the development environment within numerous organizations.

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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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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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