Archive for: January 2015

What to look for in a deduplication solution

What is the biggest challenge facing your organization today? If you are an IT professional, massive data growth is probably at the top of your list. For environments that are struggling with large volumes of data, deduplication — eliminating duplicate copies of repeating data — can be a real lifesaver.

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4 Steps to a Successful Data Center Migration

As companies undergo mergers and acquisitions, on-premise facilities continue to age, and consolidation mandates are handed down, the need arises to migrate data center equipment to new facilities.

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Tips to standardize your next data center move

The majority of processes occur in the same way — no matter the data center in question — he said: “How do you physically move servers, how do you track inventory, how do you power everything down?” A dependency mapping exercise — down … The fiber …

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How 2014’s AV Technology Will Bring Success in 2015 – Audio Visual News Network

As the first major electronics show of the season is wrapping up, AV professionals are already realizing that 2015 isn’t going to be the same outlook for the AV industry, whether for commercial or residential, as it was in 2014. Last year was one of evolution, not revolution, which is exactly what the industry needed.

For the first time in several years, the big picture items the industry has been talking about for a while finally became usable: Unified communications software and hardware, laser projectors, 4k distribution and switching, and collaborative technology—both wired and wireless.

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Preparing for the Data Center of the Future

Steve Carlini is Senior Director of Data Center Global Solutions and Soeren Jensen is Vice President of Software and Managed Services for Schneider Electric.

Data center operators are under more pressure than ever to provide the fastest, most reliable data possible while balancing demands for higher computing power and efficiency.

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Digitization at Top of CIO Priority Lists

As the digital economy pushes enterprises to analyze and solve problems faster, businesses are asking CIOs and IT professionals to help reduce complexities, improve synergies across organizations, and leverage existing information regardless of where it resides.  For instance, my team is extending our data lake architecture capabilities to enable multiple organizations to make data-driven decisions and accelerate the value for the business like never before. 

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Understanding the Benefits of Dynamic Cooling Optimization

Cooling optimization in a data center provides a significant opportunity for reducing operating costs since cooling systems consume 34 percent of the power used by a data center, according to Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.

Due to the need to maintain five nines (99.999 percent) reliability, data centers are too often overdesigned in terms of the cooling capacity, and operating budgets pay the price for this practice.

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5 CIO Trends Driving DCIM Adoption

In the past, companies managed data center infrastructure and the processes surrounding those resources using spreadsheets. This approach, albeit cheap and easy, was a stopgap for using a real enterprise management platform. It is to fill this need that data center infrastructure management (DCIM) materialized.

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OpenStack and the Software Defined Data Center – Part I

Cloud Computing, Specifically Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) helps companies manage IT much more efficiently, increasing efficiency and improving Returns on Investment. 

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Out on a Data Storage Market Limb: Six Predictions for 2015

In 2015, this will start in a big way with virtual machine (VM)-centric storage capabilities as pioneered by Tintri and embraced by VMware’s Virtual SAN. With the long expected VVOLs support coming from VMware, every array will soon be competing to …

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