Tag: Operations

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 – 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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A new software-defined world

Speaking at the recent VMware User Group (VMUG) meeting in Johannesburg CTO of VMware EMEA, Joe Baguley explored the concept of what software-defined means and asked attendees how they plan to prepare their businesses to transform in the face of what is rapidly evolving as a software-defined future. As the mobile cloud era escalates, so do businesses’ expectations of IT.

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How Green is your Data Center?

The demand for data center operations and energy costs are rising. Global data center traffic is estimated to grow threefold from 2012 to 2017 and power requirements will increase as well according to Devva Bodas, lead architect for The Green Grid Association. Many organizations are announcing green initiatives. Apple announced that its massive data centers in Ireland and Denmark will be powered entirely by renewable energy, and Amazon is investing in an Indiana wind farm.

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BMC Extends IT Management Reach

Looking to help IT operations teams extend their IT management reach well beyond their own data centers, BMC Software has released an update to BMC Cloud Lifecycle Management (CLM) that adds enhanced support for both Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure platforms, while also adding support for the for Docker containers and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) environments based on the open source Cloud Foundry project.

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Ca Dcim

Headquartered in New York, CA Technologies has been in the DCIM market for some time. Prior to coining the term DCIM, CA’s management model was referred to as Operational Energy Management and Data Center Infrastructure and Energy Management. CA’s early offerings in the Operational Energy Management market included the energy monitoring solution CA ecoMeter, which was introduced in 2009.

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ScaleFT Wants To Help Ops Teams Tackle Complexity Of Running On Public Clouds

A new startup called ScaleFT or “Scale For Teams” is tackling the complexity operations teams face when using public cloud infrastructure. ScaleFT’s tools will be available commercially to all operations (ops) teams, and strategic investor Rackspace may use ScaleFT as it builds out a service business atop big public clouds.

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BMC Unifies IT Management for Infrastructure and Applications

In one of its first major initiatives since going private, BMC Software this week launched an upgrade to its IT management software that for the first time addresses both infrastructure and applications.

Mati Pitkanen, director of solutions marketing at BMC, says BMC TruSight Operations 10 marks the first time the company is providing the ability to holistically manage the entire IT environment via a common user interface.

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Simplified Disaster Recovery

A robust Disaster Recovery (DR) capability is mandatory for most businesses today – especially where IT is part of the workflow critical to continued operations or revenue generation. Software as a Service (SaaS) applications may mitigate risk by placing the responsibility for availability firmly with the service provider.

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Is it Time to Move or Colocate your Data Center? PTS’ Relocation Services Can Help

So you’ve made the decision to relocate your data center operations to a new facility. Perhaps you are moving the operations to a data center colocation facility because it was going to be too expensive to upgrade your in-house data center facility, or perhaps your organization prefers an operational expense financial model over spending capital expenditures (cash) today.

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