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Published By: Aligned Data Centers     Published Date: Oct 12, 2015
The traditional data center model is like the old cable TV and music models, which forced you to buy and pay for all 189 channels and all ten songs, even if you only wanted a few. The evolved data center model, in contrast, is like the new TV and music models – you only buy the show or the song you want. Where the traditional colocation model locks you into long-term contracts for power you may not use, the evolved payfor-use model eliminates the need to forecast IT demand and provides control over capacity. As a result, you reduce waste and align your data center to the needs of your business. Aligned Data Centers is the first to bring this evolved data center model to the marketplace. The pages that follow explain how.
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Published By: Chatsworth     Published Date: Feb 19, 2016
Power consumption in the data center continues to be a rising trend. The need to provide redundant power systems with high reliability and availability of compute resources is a major driving force for the increase in power utilization. Some data centers use just as much power for non-compute or “overhead energy” like cooling, lighting and power conversions, as they do to power servers. The ultimate goal is to reduce this “overhead energy” loss, so that more power is dedicated to revenue-generating equipment, without jeopardizing reliability and availability of resources.
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Published By: FORTRUST     Published Date: Aug 12, 2015
Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) has become more vital than ever to data center operations as efficiency and technology advancement cycles move at an increasingly rapid pace. The insight provided by these essential systems has historically only been accessible to the data center operations team, not the end user or for that matter – the colocated customer. Now that the technology sector as a whole is becoming increasingly user friendly, transparent and hands on, it makes sense for colocation data centers to offer a higher level of insight and transparency into their clients’ individual environments.
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Published By: FORTRUST     Published Date: Aug 14, 2015
When companies evaluate potential data centers and colocation service providers, they normally compare them using some kind of criteria or checklist. However, many such efforts fail to sufficiently evaluate the breadth and depth of detail necessary to make a well informed decision. This white paper examines several key criteria as they relate to service delivery from a data center or colocation provider. Specifically, this paper examines the importance of factors such as risk mitigation, operational processes and service assurance, combined with maintenance and lifecycle strategies that directly contribute to “high-availability service delivery.”
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Published By: FORTRUST     Published Date: Aug 14, 2015
As one of the fastest growing industries, both economically and in their energy consumption, data centers have a tremendous opportunity and unique responsibility to take greater control of their use of resources inside their facilities. A few data centers, like FORTRUST, have been and continue to focus on minimizing their environmental impact by maximizing their efficient use of power and going green wherever possible. FORTRUST’s customers have peace of mind knowing that their data center is constantly looking for new, greener, more effective technologies to keep our business moving forward
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Published By: Compass Datacenters     Published Date: Mar 02, 2016
The demand for more efficient and cost effective computing has driven organizations large and small to reevaluate their strategies. This examination can incorporate many aspects, encompassing system architecture and software platforms, as well as the IT hardware, and of course the data center facility. Moreover, there are many strategic options for the enterprise CIO and CTO to consider, such as the possibility of direct or indirect ownership and operation of their own data center facility, as well as colocation, cloud, or hybrid combinations thereof. Nonetheless, the IT hardware must ultimately reside in a physical data center that will provide conditioned power and safe environmental conditions for the IT equipment.
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Published By: RagingWire Data Centers     Published Date: Sep 08, 2015
Most colocation providers follow any one of the two delivery models for providing infrastructure to wholesale customers: Shared or Dedicated. This paper describes the shared, dedicated and distributed power delivery models for wholesale data center colocation. The authors also compare and identify benefits and pitfalls of the three power delivery models and offer practical advice to businesses looking for wholesale colocation.
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RagingWire Data Centers
Published By: RagingWire Data Centers     Published Date: Sep 08, 2015
Business and IT are no longer separate silos. Your application is your business, and software development is the glue that holds it together. But how can you develop your business and the applications that support it at the same time? How far can you push one before the other breaks? An increasingly large swath of businesses are realizing that the cloud-plus-data-centers model really provides the best of both worlds, and integrating the public virtual cloud with the physical data center is the best way to cost effectively scale, secure, and serve modern production workloads.
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Published By: RagingWire Data Centers     Published Date: Oct 09, 2015
Today’s modern IT infrastructure is demanding more out of its resources, expansion strategies, delivery methods and disaster recovery methodologies. To help meet these new growing demands, many organizations are turning to colocation providers to help service their data center needs. But what makes up a good data center decision? Is it just the location? What about the bandwidth coming into the site? What about green technologies and the adoption of new unified technologies? The reality here is that there are several key consideration points which need to be made when choosing the right data center colocation solution. Now with cloud computing and a truly distributed, data on-demand, environment, making the right choice has become more important than ever.
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Published By: RagingWire Data Centers     Published Date: Oct 09, 2015
Data Center Migration, three words that can cause sleepless nights to even the most experienced professionals involved in enterprise IT and facilities departments. While it can be a daunting challenge, it also offers a great opportunity to improve and rethink your IT architecture and examine how well it meshes with your organization’s long term business strategies. This whitepaper examines some of the major strategic issues that should be an integral part of your evaluation when forming a data center migration strategy.
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Published By: RagingWire Data Centers     Published Date: Nov 03, 2015
This whitepaper examines some of the short- and long-term issues and challenges that should be part of your due diligence when facing growing demands of your organization’s evolving computing architecture and making major strategic and economic decisions. It also provides guidelines for evaluating the alternative choices, such as co-location and hosted service providers, as well as cloud services, which can all be utilized together for enhanced flexibility.
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Published By: Digital Realty     Published Date: Dec 02, 2015
This planning guide looks at the importance of environmental concerns in the age of heightened corporate responsibility, and identifies the considerations for moving to a clean energy model for data centers, including: • The growing importance of sustainability in the data center • What is “clean” energy? • How to source clean energy
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Published By: Verne Gloabal     Published Date: Mar 30, 2016
Today’s CIO faces a host of challenges and new trends. Budgets are tight and in many cases decreasing. At the same time, IT is becoming more strategic as the amount of data created is exploding and the value of accessing that data in real time is continuously increasing. Much of this data must be mined and acted upon instantaneously while it is still of value, requiring the application of bigger and more powerful data centers.
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Published By: CommScope     Published Date: Apr 15, 2016
The data center has assumed a new, more prominent role as a strategic asset within the organization. Increasing capacity demands and the pressure to support the “always-on” digital business are forcing data centers to adapt, evolve, and respond at an increasingly accelerated rate. Cloud, mobility, IoT, big data – these and other interrelated trends are putting enormous pressure on the modern data center. To keep pace, today’s physical infrastructure has become vastly more complex, interconnected, and performance-driven than a decade ago.-
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Published By: CommScope     Published Date: Apr 15, 2016
This technical paper provides an overview of the most prevalent networking and storage applications in modern data centers. Additionally, it offers information about the different structured cabling systems capable of running these applications and also functions as an application reference book for network cabling designers in data centers.
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Published By: CommScope     Published Date: Apr 15, 2016
Multimode fiber (MMF) cabling is the workhorse media of local area network (LAN) backbones and data centers because it offers the lowest cost means of transporting high data rates for distances aligned with the needs of these environments. MMF has evolved from being optimized for multi-megabit per second transmission using light emitting diode (LED) light sources to being specialized to support multi-gigabit transmission using 850 nm vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL) sources. Channel capacity has been multiplied through the use of parallel transmission over multiple strands of fiber. These advances have increased multimode supported data rates by an astounding factor of 40,000 — from 10 Mb/s in the late 1980s to 100 Gb/s in 2010, with 400 Gb/s in development in 2015. Today, these extraordinary rates are created from collections of 25 Gb/s lanes carried on either four or sixteen strands of fiber in each direction
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Published By: CyrusOne     Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Data centers help state and federal agencies reduce costs and improve operations. Every day, government agencies struggle to meet critical cost controls with lower operational expenses while fulfilling the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative’s (FDCCI) goal. All too often they are finding themselves constrained by their legacy in-house data centers and connectivity solutions that fail to deliver exceptional data center reliability and uptime.
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Published By: CyrusOne     Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Many companies, especially those in the Oil and Gas Industry, need high-density deployments of high performance compute (HPC) environments to manage and analyze the extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing. CyrusOne’s Houston West campus has the largest known concentration of HPC and high-density data center space in the colocation market today.
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Published By: CyrusOne     Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
CyrusOne’s quick-delivery data center product provides a solution for cloud technology, social media and enterprise companies that have trouble building or obtaining data center capacity fast enough to support their information technology (IT) infrastructure. In trying to keep pace with overwhelming business growth, these companies often find it hard to predict their future capacity needs. A delay in obtaining data center space can also delay or stop a company’s revenue-generating initiatives, and have significant negative impact on the bottom line.
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Published By: QTS Realty Trust, Inc.     Published Date: Jul 19, 2016
pyright © 2016, Data Center Frontier 3 SPECIAL REPORT Chicago Data Center Market Market Overview & Analysis The Windy City is a major hub for Internet and financial infrastructure, with active communities of data center users and service providers. Chicago is America’s third-largest city, and an active business market with nearly 40 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the metro area. Chicago is distinctive in that it sees demand for data center space from a wide range of industries. It is home to major trading exchanges for stocks, commodities and options, making the city a hotbed of activity for the financial services industry. The region has also become a favored location for hosting, colocation and cloud computing companies. Chicago sees strong demand from the enterprise sector as well, both for primary data centers and as backup/disaster recovery facilities.
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Published By: Intel     Published Date: Dec 31, 2015
A recent survey of 200 data center managers across the US and UK reveals that a large proportion of centers take a manual approach to planning and forecasting. Despite its limitations, MS Excel emerges as a popular tool and nearly one in ten resort to walking around a data center with a tape measure. Only just over half are able to benefit from using Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools. The manual approach is not limited to smaller data centers by any means; the proportion was found to remain the same even amongst the larger data centers (with above 1,500 servers). When asked why manual methods were employed, 46% said it was because they felt that the alternatives would be too expensive. A further 35% feared they lacked the resources to implement a more automated approach. Whilst both these factors may seem reasonable enough at first sight, both might actually represent false economies in the longer run.
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Intel
Published By: Intel     Published Date: May 06, 2016
Energy costs are the fastest-rising expense for today’s data centers. Naturally, power consumption is a top concern for managers of data center, enterprise, and cloud environments. Moreover, there are multiple proprietary power measurement and control protocols supported by various solution providers, making it challenging to have a single solution for power management across all devices in the data center. After a successful Intel IT proof of concept (PoC) using Intel® Data Center Manager (Intel® DCM) that ended in 2013, we deployed the solution across data centers in multiple countries. In our initial use of Intel DCM, we considered the solution to be focused primarily on gaining a better understanding of the power consumption and thermal status of servers. With broad deployment, we learned that Intel DCM is capable of much more.
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Published By: Emerson Network Power     Published Date: Mar 18, 2016
In this report, we’ll overview several alternative power configurations that improve overall cost and deployment speed while providing the availability levels required for this new generation.
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Emerson Network Power
Published By: Emerson Network Power     Published Date: Mar 18, 2016
Ponemon Institute and Emerson Network Power are pleased to present the results of the first Emerson Data Center IQ Quiz, part of the Data Center Performance Benchmark Series, which provides an industry-wide perspective on Availability, Security, Productivity, Cost and Speed of Deployment. The purpose of this study is to determine the domain knowledge of data center personnel while also collecting data on application of best practices and current operating conditions within participants’ data centers.
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Published By: Oracle     Published Date: Nov 08, 2017
To succeed in today’s competitive reality, businesses need to free themselves from the limitations of legacy IT infrastructure. The days of purchasing hardware and maintaining massive data centers to run IT must come to an end. Managing and maintaining your infrastructure is simply too expensive. Explanation of the Oracle IaaS solutions and cases studies.
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