Archive for: August 2014

Six Critical Steps to Evolving Capacity Management

Your data center is growing. You have more applications, workloads and users accessing critical resources. Business demands continuously place new strains on data center resources, capacity and efficiency.

The reality around the modern data center is that it is the central hub for all major technologies and delivery platforms. Organizations are asking their data centers for greater density and lower-cost operation.

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VMware Launches Its Own Integrated OpenStack Distribution

VMware launched an integrated OpenStack solution as a way to augment its larger vision for the software-defined data center and architecture for building private, hybrid or public clouds.

VMware recognizes the open source movement for cloud operating systems and the increasingly diverse and dynamic set of technologies used by its customers.

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Software-Defined Data Centers: What Lies Ahead?

The “software-defined” term, applied as a modifier to data center, networks or storage, is growing in popularity. Software-defined solutions, like virtualization did before them, can allow for a great deal of flexibility and efficiency of shared resources. The potential is great, but of course, there are risks, too.

Art Meierdirk, an industry veteran, who has more than 35 years of telecommunications and data communications experience, said, “The software-defined data center is an environment in which all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software.” There are multiple advantages to using this approach.

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Business application hosting on-premises vs. cloud options – TechTarget

Is it better to look for a SaaS (Software as a Service) version of an app, put it in your own data center on existing equipment, or host it at a cloud provider for a mix of flexible scaling and IT ownership? …. Look at capacity — if you have plenty of power, cooling …

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VMware Boosts HP and VCE Partnerships to Grow Software Defined Data Centers and Hybrid Clouds

VMware began its 2014 VMworld conference last Sunday with a day dedicated to partners, placing HP and VCE in the spotlight with expanded partnerships. The partnerships aim to speed adoption of the software defined data center and hybrid clouds.

The announcements highlight refreshed strategies for integration with new VMware product offerings and empowering businesses with open, secure and agile software-defined technologies.

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Improving Security & Technological Flexibility for Federal Government Customers

In our work with customers across the federal government landscape, we often come across challenges that highlight the complex nature of carrying out an IT strategy in the federal space. Our customers in the public sector must navigate security, compliance, and regulatory requirements that necessitate a consultative, case-by-case approach to solution implementation.

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NASA launches massive cloud migration – Computerworld (blog)

Who has access? Do they have continuous guards? Do they have lockable casings in their data centers ? Do they have redundant cabling ? What Amazon does with their data center is going to be evaluated.” 

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Is the Commodity Data Center Around the Corner?

The data center is changing. We have new methods of cooling, optimizing the data center and even the utilization of green energy through next-generation geothermal technologies. The insides of the data center and what goes into the rack has been changing as well. New platforms around consolidation, server technology and cloud computing are all impacting how we process and utilize resources.

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Time Warner Suffers Widespread Outage

Many are waking up to no Internet service this morning as Time Warner Cable suffered a major Internet outage early today. During routine network maintenance at 4:30 a.m., an undisclosed issue with their Internet backbone disrupted the entirety of Time Warner Cable’s network, including Internet and on-demand services.

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The Home Data Center: Man Cave for the Internet Age

In the ultimate manifestation of the “server hugger” who wants to be close to their equipment, a number of hobbyists and IT professionals have set up data centers in their home, creating server rooms in garages, basements and home offices.

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