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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
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: Chatsworth     Published Date: May 10, 2016
The modern data center has changed. There are new demands around cloud computing, big data and infrastructure efficiency. This change in the data center is being driven by more users, more data and a lot more reliance on the data center itself. With private cloud technologies and the rapid growth in data leading the way within many technological categories (the Internet of Things), working with the right data center optimization technologies has never been more important. In this white paper, we explore new concepts around data center demand, where energy efficiency and cooling optimization fit in and modern best practices around your data center.
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Published By: IO     Published Date: Dec 31, 2015
The primary focus of any data center is the critical applications that form an enterprise’s business and operational core—its commercial and technical heart. Last-generation facilities, which were often designed using traditional methods created during the mainframe era, simply aren’t capable of handling the requirements of today’s businesscritical applications. Additionally, deploying a data center with inadequate or inappropriate resources, or placing the facility in the wrong location, can negatively impact application performance and, in turn, enterprise success.
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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
Companies rely on their data center to provide the foundation for much of their business. Because of that, a thorough evaluation of the key geographical factors related to risk mitigation and data center site selection is critical. This white paper examines several of the major criteria to use in geographic data center site selection, and provides an overview of the FORTRUST facility as it relates to those criteria.
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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
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: 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: 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
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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Digital Realty
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: CyrusOne     Published Date: Jul 02, 2016
Even through challenging economic times, the need for physical data center capacity continues to grow. For some businesses, the driver is expansion into new markets or geographies. For others, it's the need to deal with growing amounts of data generated by applications with high-capacity demands, evolving end-user abilities, or regulatory bodies that demand ever-increasing quantities of meticulous documentation. The "build-or-buy" decision between construction and colocation should be weighed carefully, as the choice will affect your company and your bottom line quite literally for decades. This executive report will review six key factors that affect that choice, some of which extend beyond a basic TCO analysis.
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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
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: Legrand     Published Date: Aug 09, 2016
Efficiency is a key objective when designing a data center. Efficiency gains are typically focused completely on power and cooling. Efficiencies can be realized in many other areas resulting in additional cost savings, reliable network performance, easier maintenance, flexibility, and scalability. The success and efficiency of the data center can be maximized by considering five key elements when designing: performance, time, space, experience, and sustainability
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Published By: Legrand     Published Date: Aug 09, 2016
The need for the “Connected Infrastructure of Tomorrow” is approaching faster than you think. With the Internet of Things (IoT) there are new and critical considerations to think about as one prepares for what’s ahead. Are you ready for it? To start planning and preparing now for tomorrow’s network, we have to understand the requirements for power, light and data today. We have to be smart about the future1. What will the world we live, play and work in be like 10-15 years from now? One can only guess, but there are some important things to consider today, when we design the infrastructure to support tomorrow’s needs being driven by billions of IoT connected devices.
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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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