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Published By: Chatsworth     Published Date: Feb 19, 2016
It is time to finally get over the misconceptions generated by the loud and misleading rhetoric regarding the superior efficiencies of close-coupled and liquid cooled server cabinet solutions, as well as the supposed limits on power densities that can be effectively cooled by air. Passive air cooling can successfully dissipate as much heat as can be generated by commercial servers that can actually fit in a 42-45 U cabinet, and in fact more than most close-coupled and liquid-cooled solutions. In addition, air-cooled solutions that rely on complete isolation between supply air and return air are more efficient than most close-coupled systems and provide access to lower data center cooling costs.
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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: IO     Published Date: Dec 31, 2015
These are all marketing terms being used to describe data center colocation offerings. (IO is no exception.) But what do these terms really mean to an organization? What does “next-generation” or “2.0” or “future proof” or “hybrid” do for those people who are responsible for data center operations? Why should a CIO or data center manager care if his data center is “next-generation”? Why look for a provider with an “enterprise hybrid solution”? In this Solution Guide, we cut through the marketing hype and answer those questions.
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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
THE TOP 10 CRITERIA TO DISCUSS WHEN TOURING A DATA CENTER Choosing a data center or colocation provider to house your company’s critical IT infrastructure is a huge decision. Unfortunately, colocation providers don’t make it easy to differentiate between them. Many data center tours will have the same components: a sales rep will show you their data center’s battery rooms, cooling equipment, security measures, and generators, all the while assuring you that they are highly secure, reliable, well maintained, invulnerable to natural disasters, and capable of high density computing. After a few tours, it may seem as though there isn’t much difference between one data center and the next. This couldn’t be further from the truth. It’s important to know what to look for so you can make an informed decision. Migrating your IT environment is risky, often expensive, and certainly time consuming — you want to make the right choice the 1st time
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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: Digital Realty     Published Date: Dec 02, 2015
A comprehensive approach to security requires much more than simply installing locks and hiring security officers. While these remain important aspects of an effective security plan, they are part of a broader, more integrative approach to security in today’s dynamic environment. For data center operators, ensuring the security and continuity of their clients’ business operations is a key and compelling imperative. This paper has examined the elements and organization of a holistic approach to security. Digital Realty views security as an integrated process, consisting of the subprocesses of physical security, information security, incident management, business continuity and compliance, enabled by the systems, processes and people providing quality of delivery and reliability of performance. Absent any of these elements, security becomes a series of loosely related tasks lacking in cohesive effectiveness.
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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: 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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Published By: Spectrum Enterprise     Published Date: Oct 10, 2018
To thrive in today’s global business economy, you need voice systems that keep your clients connected and your employees productive. Spectrum Enterprise provides next generation communications solutions that deliver superior quality and cost advantages with modern collaboration features to keep your workforce and clients connected.
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Published By: Spectrum Enterprise     Published Date: Oct 29, 2018
Bandwidth. Speed. Throughput. These terms are not interchangeable. They are interrelated concepts in data networking that help measure capacity, the time it takes to get from one point to the next and the actual amount of data you’re receiving, respectively. When you buy an Internet connection from Spectrum Enterprise, you’re buying a pipe between your office and the Internet with a set capacity, whether it is 25 Mbps, 10 Gbps, or any increment in between. However, the bandwidth we provide does not tell the whole story; it is the throughput of the entire system that matters. Throughput is affected by obstacles, overhead and latency, meaning the throughput of the system will never equal the bandwidth of your Internet connection. The good news is that an Internet connection from Spectrum Enterprise is engineered to ensure you receive the capacity you purchase; we proactively monitor your bandwidth to ensure problems are dealt with promptly, and we are your advocates across the Internet w
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Published By: Ricoh     Published Date: Oct 02, 2018
Your business is changing. As a finance leader, you know that accounting is a labour-intensive, costly process where systems often don’t allow for expedient exception handling and many days are fraught with difficulty in matching invoices to other databases for reconciliation. Like most companies, you know where you want to go but may not have infrastructure or internal expertise to handle electronic fund transfers, credit card payments or cheque processing— all the pieces required to make your vision for an efficient, integrated operation a reality.
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Published By: BigCommerce     Published Date: Oct 16, 2018
Businesses who have lived through the evolution of the digital age are well aware that we’ve experienced a generational shift in technology. The rise of software as a service (SaaS), cloud, mobile, big data, the Internet of Things (IoT), social media, and other technologies have disrupted industries and changed customers’ expectations. In our always-on, buy anything anywhere world, customers want their shopping experiences to be personalized, dynamic, and convenient. As a result, many businesses are trying to reinvent themselves. Success in a fast-paced economy depends on continually adapting and innovating. Companies have to move quickly to keep up; there’s no time for disjointed technologies and old systems that don’t serve the customer-obsessed mentality needed to thrive in the digital age.
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Published By: BigCommerce     Published Date: Oct 16, 2018
Whether your company has been selling online for 20 minutes or 20 years, you are undoubtedly familiar with the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard). It requires merchants to create security management policies and procedures for safeguarding customers’ payment data. Originally created by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express in 2004, the PCI DSS has evolved over the years to ensure online sellers have the systems and processes in place to prevent a data breach.
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Published By: Dell EMC     Published Date: Aug 06, 2018
Technology is transforming how we do our jobs, and employees expect the business to accommodate their work habits. › Companies must identify roles and profiles and support their needs. Not every employee will require the same devices to get their jobs done efficiently and effectively. It is paramount for organizations to seek out specific devices to enable different worker personas. › IT must become a trusted partner to keep security top of mind. Employees showed a lack of trust toward IT when facing an issue with their device or ecosystem. It is imperative for IT to become part of the solution and not the problem; otherwise, workers will find ways to go around security policies and fix problems on their own, putting the firm at even more risk. › Employees require a more complete ecosystem. Employees need not only devices to get their jobs done effectively but an entire ecosystem as well. Without this, businesses will fall further behind in a fiercely competitive market and lose employ
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Published By: Akamai Technologies     Published Date: Nov 02, 2018
What to expect and how to prepare your best defense DDoS attackers launch hundreds of DDoS attacks every day. When a DDoS attack strikes an organization, panic is common. No one knows why systems and applications are failing, who to call, or what questions to ask. Meanwhile, senior leaders want answers. Planning ahead and being prepared is your best defense against DDoS attacks. This white paper explores best practices for building and maintaining a DDoS protection plan. You’ll learn what to expect from a DDoS attack, how to prepare, what to put in a DDoS runbook, and how to test your plan. In viewing this Akamai content, we would like to share your data with Akamai. Click here for more info or to opt out.
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Published By: Aberdeen     Published Date: Jun 17, 2011
Download this paper to learn the top strategies leading executives are using to take full advantage of the insight they receive from their business intelligence (BI) systems - and turn that insight into a competitive weapon.
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Published By: Zebra Technologies     Published Date: Oct 01, 2018
The consistent and accurate identification of patients has long presented a challenge for healthcare organizations across the globe. Why? Because the process of patient identification remains largely manual and persists across the entire patient journey. As such, it is highly prone to errors and can lead to serious patient harm. Automated patient identification systems are essential to correcting this long-standing problem and improving the health and well-being of patients as well as protecting the integrity of the healthcare system.
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Published By: Dell     Published Date: Nov 12, 2018
Today, IT leaders address the PC lifecycle across a continuum from control to transformation. Control is geared to optimization, while transformation focuses on the business impact of technology. Though the two approaches differ, they are not in opposition. They strive for the same goals and face similar challenges. As IT leaders provide their workforce with the tools to carry out the corporate mission, they should develop a PC lifecycle strategy that encompasses the key organizational needs of systems management, end-user productivity, business innovation and data-centric security. Read this Dell whitepaper to learn more about the findings of a recent Forrester Consulting study, “Digital Transformers Innovate, Digital Controllers Optimize”. This paper will help clarify the PC lifecycle continuum, from the basics of control to the advanced levels of transformation, so you will be better equipped to determine the needs of your organization on that spectrum.
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Published By: Dell     Published Date: Nov 12, 2018
In December 2017, Dell commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a study refresh to determine how enterprise organizations are structured from an IT departmental perspective. The study explored two types of IT: digital controllers and digital transformers; and the trends and challenges seen in PC provisioning. Digital controllers are often associated with top-down approach, linear structure, and emphasize security and accuracy. In contrast, digital transformers focus on innovation, employee-and customer-centricity, and prioritize speed and flexibility. By understanding the two groups, enterprises can overcome challenges that arise from PC life-cycle management. By investing in existing PC management tools and partnering with a company that specializes in PC deployment and management, firms can empower employees to better serve customers. Download this Forrester report to learn more about the approach and strategy differences in how these two groups address the dynamic digital demand
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Published By: Quantum Corporation     Published Date: Aug 28, 2018
Die einzigartigen mehrstufigen Speicherlösungen von Quantum gewährleisten maximale Verfügbarkeit und Performance Ihres Produktionssystems und tragen gleichzeitig zum Abbau von Speicherkosten bei. Das Kernstück unserer Lösung bildet die DXi-Deduplizierungs-Appliance. Die DXi ist als physische oder virtuelle Appliance erhältlich und sorgt dank patentierter Deduplizierungstechnologie mit Datenblöcken variabler Länge für höchste Datenreduktion und Einsparungen der Netzwerkbandbreite ohne Leistungseinbußen bei Backups und Restores.
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Published By: Quantum Corporation     Published Date: Sep 11, 2018
Virtualization is rapidly changing the way business IT operates, from small local businesses to multinational corporations. If you are reading this, chances are good that your company is already taking advantage of virtualization’s benefits. Virtualization means that a single underlying piece of hardware, such as a server, runs multiple guest operating systems to create virtual machines, or VMs, with each of them being oblivious to the others. An administrative application, such as VMware, manages the sharing process, allocating hardware resources, memory, and CPU time to each VM as needed. And all applications look at this software construct exactly as if it were a real, physical server — even the VM thinks it’s a real server! Virtualization makes good financial sense. It enables a single server to offer multiple capabilities that otherwise would require separate servers. It includes native high availability features, so you don’t have to use any more complex clustering tools. This ab
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