Category: Architecture/Engineering

Standards & Ratings: Maximizing Generator Set Reliability for Data Center Applications

Data centers can consume up to 100 times more energy than a standard office space, and often rely on dependable backup power supply systems to prevent data loss, customer dissatisfaction or lost business in the event of a power outage.

Selecting the right generator for a data center’s needs requires an understanding of several considerations, including ratings and performance standards.

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VMware NSX Customer Story: Colt Decreases Data Center Networking Complexity

Adoption of network virtualization and SDN technologies from VMware and Arista Networks simplifies cloud infrastructure and enables automation to reduce timescales of cloud and network service provisioning Offering the largest enterprise-class cloud footprint in Europe, Colt, an established leader in delivering integrated network, data center, voice and IT services, has implemented software- defined networking. Adoption of network virtualization and SDN technologies from VMware and Arista Networks simplifies cloud infrastructure and enables automation to reduce timescales of cloud and network service provisioning

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Hybrid IT: Changing How We Deliver IT Services

The proliferation of readily available cloud services has changed the way NetApp IT delivers services to our business through our adoption of a hybrid IT model. Within corporate IT, we are responsible for managing a variety of on-premises and off-premises IT solutions to support global business

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Data center relocation, it’s not all about the planning – DatacenterDynamics

Physical hardware, cabling, and the new facility’s floor and rack design. Yet, you don’t want to neglect another key to success: Using an application-perspective to plan the data center move. It’s important to keep your focus on the applications in use and whatever dependencies they have.

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Enterprise System Monitoring – Value versus Cost

For the last 8 months I’ve focused most of my customer facing efforts on Foglight accounts that use Foglight for Enterprise System Monitoring. I engaged these accounts in the acting role of Customer Success Manager and have been active on a weekly basis in that role for many of these accounts. The Enterprise classification simply means that a firm monitors one or more technologies, on more than 100 and up to tens-of-thousands of servers.

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Facebook’s Wedge: A novel approach to Top-of-Rack switches

The most recent device placed under the proverbial microscope is the Top-of-Rack (TOR) switch, which is an important component in current data – center design. The diagram in Figure A shows how using a TOR switch simplifies cabling to the rack.

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Preparing for the Industrial IP World Cup

The FIFA World Cup brings out the competitive instincts of sports fans across the globe. The strategies, styles, skills and depth of teams around the globe are tested and validated like no other sporting event. How much training and practice does it take to play at that elite level? If you have participated as a […]

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Twitter’s Infrastructure Team Matures, Making the Fail Whale a Thing of the Past

Twitter’s infrastructure team has managed to kill the notorious Fail Whale, which signified a Twitter outage, and Raffi Krikorian, the company’s vice president of platform engineering, says the team likes to think the creature (which a few years ago used to show up on users’ screens instead of their Twitter feed quite often) is now a thing of the past.

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A ScaleMatrix Case Study – Power Management, Uptime and Cloud

Let’s look at the modern data center. At the core, it sits as the foundation for all key technologies impacting the current organization. As more users, applications and workloads connect into the data center platform, there will be even greater demands around resource utilization.

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Cyan’s Planet Orchestrate Integrates Cloud, NFV and WAN

Cyan announced Planet Orchestrate, a multi-vendor and multi-domain, network function virtualization and Cloud orchestration application for its Blue Planet software defined network platform. The new application combines WAN service creation and automation with the orchestration of virtual resources, creating a software-defined engine for revenue generation in carrier networks.

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