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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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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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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Intel Unveils Its Fastest Data Center SSDs Yet

Giving a big boost to its Solid State Drive data center family Intel launched the P3608 series SSDs, engineered specifically for enterprise and high-performance computing workloads. The new line transcends the previous Intel generation across many metrics. The P3608 puts two SSDs on a single card and moves data in parallel to achieve higher transfer speeds, albeit at the cost of greater power consumption.

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Mega Data Center Design: What DuPont Fabros Learned from Building Its Biggest Facility Yet

About one year ago, DuPont Fabros Technology, whose business is building massive data centers and leasing wholesale space to companies on a long-term basis, brought online its biggest facility yet: ACC7 in Ashburn, Virginia.

It was the first facility to use the company’s newest data center design, whose core concepts it said it would replicate in future projects.

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