Archive for: July 2014

How DCIM Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

Your data center has become a critical component of your business. So much so that many business initiatives are actually planned around the capabilities of IT. The emergence of cloud, IT consumerization, and a lot more data have forced the data center to evolve and support new demands. Through it all, data center management and control sit at the top of an administrator’s task list.

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Why Your High-Efficiency Data Center Needs Good PDUs

Cloud computing, new applications and a lot more user connectivity are all driving forces around the data center evolution. In fact, the data center has become the home of all modern technologies. Businesses are now building their entire organizational model around the capabilities of IT. Through it all, pressure continues to mount on data center operators to run high-efficiency environments capable of good power control.

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Four Things You Need to Know About Video Collaboration

Polycom and Wainhouse Research findings provide many proof points on the ‘real’ benefits of video collaboration and here are my thoughts on the four things every IT Manager should know about video to stay ahead of the collaboration game and learn how video technologies will enable IT to defy distance and lead business transformation.

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Why Your High-Efficiency Data Center Needs Good PDUs

Cloud computing, new applications and a lot more user connectivity are all driving forces around the data center evolution. In fact, the data center has become the home of all modern technologies. Businesses are now building their entire organizational model around the capabilities of IT. Through it all, pressure continues to mount on data center operators to run high-efficiency environments capable of good power control.

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Docker Acquires U.K.-based Orchard Laboratories

Orchard’s Fig orchestration tool will be integrated into the open source Linux container platform

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Stolen Passwords At Core Of StubHub Breach, Company Says

Six men were indicted for their role in an international cybercrime ring that defrauded online-ticket reseller StubHub of at least $1 million. Investigators believe the group used stolen passwords to gain access to accounts and purchase fraudulent e-tickets to concerts, sporting events and Broadway shows.

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The 10 Coolest Processors Of 2014 (So Far)

From innovation to raw horsepower, the processor landscape in 2014 is evolving fast, proving that the battle for chip domination in the server, desktop and mobile fronts is hotter than ever.

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Hybrid Cloud Has You Motivated, but Now What?

Reduce legacy application costs 28% by moving workloads into the cloud. That sounds like a lot of motivation to move to me. So, how do determine which workloads are right for the cloud? How do you decide which ones would benefit most, and which deployment model is best – public, private, or hybrid?

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Thinking of Adding Video to your Lync Environment? Here are Some Tips

The continuing advancements of today’s collaboration technology make it possible to transform virtually any place in the world into an ‘office.’  These days, my ‘office’ is much more mobile, since I’m usually working on wireless from my laptop, tablet or phone rather than a traditional desktop computer. I’ve nearly forgotten what it’s like to feel tethered to a desk.

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NetApp and Equinix Plug Enterprise Storage into Azure Cloud via Private Links

Equinix and NetApp announced an expansion of their cloud partnership with more private storage offerings integrated with public cloud, including NetApp Private Storage for Microsoft Azure. As a means to access the cloud more efficiently, NetApp’s private storage for Azure is now available through the Equinix Cloud Exchange, the colo company’s interconnection platform that provides direct access to multiple clouds.

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