Archive for: March 2015

Solving the Data Center Paradox: Enabling Higher Performance at a Lower Cost

For the last decade, virtualization technology has proven itself and has become the most effective way to increase data center efficiency. While initially most of the efforts were on developing server virtualization technologies, the recent focus has been on developing advanced interconnect technologies that enable more efficient data communication between servers and storage. This recent trend is also a direct outcome of the adaptation of innovative data center architectures, such as the Scale-Out , In-Memory compute, and Solid State Drive-based storage systems that heavily depend on the level of functionality and performance that the interconnect can deliver.

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PTS Smart Open Lease for your Next Data Center or Enterprise Project

There are many compelling reasons to lease equipment. Implementing a leasing strategy provides benefits that both CIOs and CFOs can agree upon. PTS will help craft a turnkey leasing solution for your business, including Planning, Design, Sourcing, Construction, Commissioning, and IT Implementation. We will help establish scope and budget from an IT and Facility standpoint.

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Introducing New VCE VxBlock Systems with Integrated VMware NSX

Last month, we outlined VMware’s vision for helping customers achieve one cloud for any application and any device. We believe the prevailing model for cloud adoption will be the hybrid cloud, and the best architecture for achieving the hybrid cloud is through a software-defined data center architecture. The fastest path to building reliable infrastructure for […]]> Last month, we outlined VMware’s vision for helping customers achieve one cloud for any application and any device.

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Conducting Your “Power Due Diligence” When Acquiring Existing Data Centers

There are a lot of approaches to expanding data center capacity – build new, upgrade existing infrastructure, establish colocation facilities. Each has its pros and cons. But larger companies, whether large data users or data services providers, often have the opportunity to acquire the data center assets of another firm. Perhaps the company is expanding through acquisition or is making a strategic move to expand to another market and sees an acquisition as a quick expansion path.

Data center power, from power distribution to power protection, is part of the due diligence required, and goes far beyond just assessing the age of the backup generator or power protection and distribution equipment.

 

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Planar Debuts Family of Seamless, Fine-Pitch LED Video Walls to Address Fast Growing Product Category

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Planar Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: PLNR), a global leader in display and digital signage technology, announced the Planar® DirectLight™ LED Video Wall System, which combines a proprietary, advanced design across a choice of four resolutions ranging from 1.6 to 3.1 millimeter pitch, providing exceptional visual performance.

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PTS and CSI Leasing Indoor Golf Event, Thursday, March 19, 2015

PTS & CSI Leasing Indoor Golf Event, Held: Thursday, March 19, 2015, 11:00-5:00:
PTS and CSI Leasing invite you to a fun 18 holes of indoor golf, while watching the 2nd round of the 2015 March Madness Tournament!!
PTS and CSI Leasing have teamed up to provide leasing options for your next Data Center or Enterprise project. PTS will help craft a turnkey leasing solution for your business, including Planning, Design, Sourcing, Construction, Commissioning, and IT Implementation.

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PTS Smart Open Lease: Data Center Design/Build Leasing Option

PTS’ Smart Open Lease plan offers a single flexible financial vehicle that can include Equipment and Services across IT, Facility, and Cabling. PTS offers delayed repayment options coordinated with design and construction. PTS’s Smart Open Lease allows businesses to get the exact data center they want, with NO upfront costs. PTS will allow you up to six (6) months to accumulate bills and apply them toward your previously approved “open” lease, so you won’t have to pay upfront for any capital expenditures for planning, design, construction management, or commissioning.

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Don’t Make More Space, Make Storage Smarter

Just like any other sprawling technology, it was just a matter of time before it all caught up to the storage platform. Slowly but surely cloud and data center administrators started asking: “Just how many more disks can I shove into a shelf?” We were adding more arrays and a lot more physical hardware to address a variety of infrastructure growth challenges. And so, much like it happened with server sprawl, there needed to be a way to better manage and control the storage platform.

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Five Ways Next-Gen Data Centers Will Be Different from Today’s

Cloud and virtualization will become the normal for the modern data center as new technologies improve density, efficiency and management. There is clear growth in both virtualization and cloud services all over the world. In fact, a recent Gartner report goes on to say that cloud computing will become the bulk of new IT spending by 2016.

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