Archive for: August 2015

Seven Ways to Optimize Your Storage

We’re really getting caught up in the whole software-defined storage, flash, converged architecture conversation. When looking at storage platforms, take the time to look at ALL of the features, optimizations, and add-ons storage platforms have. Do you need direct API integration for OpenStack? Are you looking for specific types of compression technologies? How cloud-ready do you want to be with storage? There are a lot of often overlooked software tools that can really go a long way.

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Kitting out your boardroom: saving money in the long run

Technology now allows us access files, work collaboratively on screen and stream data wirelessly. Upgrading your meeting room technology can seem like a costly investment but making meetings more effective can have big payoffs in terms of increased productivity and more efficient group collaborations.

Is your business taking advantage of the tools that it could be using that could save you money in the long run?

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Tips to Protect Your Network Closet

While network closets take on all shapes and sizes, they are essentially an arm of the data center. As an important component of all mission-critical environments, the network closet must be organized, protected and managed efficiently and effectively. IT professionals are charged with keeping the technology infrastructure functioning, even in the face of constrained resources and increasing complexity.

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The Changing Mobile Worker: Balancing Productivity and Security

As an IT veteran, I have observed and helped drive tremendous change, not just in the technologies we use but how we use them. Among the more dramatic shifts has been the definition of being a mobile worker. When I was a mainframe programmer in the late 80’s, being “highly mobile” meant I could log in at any mainframe terminal in the office, do my programming, submit my jobs to the queue and do my (internal only) email.

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Droughts, Heat Waves, and High Data Center Cooling Costs

Summer is not all fun. In the data center, IT and facilities teams are happy to see an end to summer and the extra strain it puts on the air handlers and cooling systems. Finance teams similarly celebrate an end to the higher utility bills.

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Transparency: Customers Demand It – Can Data Centers Provide It?

Knowledge is power. As a colocation customer, can you imagine having real-time information on the power, cooling, and relative humidity being supplied to your IT assets available 24/7 on your mobile device? Plus, what if there were a way to verify whether or not your SLAs are being fulfilled?

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ShoreTel Launches ‘First To Market’ Single Hybrid Platform For Unified Communications

Unified communications and VoIP specialist ShoreTel has combined its on-premise and cloud platform to create ShoreTel Connect, which it says will change the way companies communicate.

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More than DR: The Evolution of Zerto Virtual Replication

When Zerto introduced Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) in 2011, it was a completely unique product that quickly captured the More-Than-DR1attention of the IT world. It won Best of Show at VMworld that year and it continues to win multiple awards every year since.

In a matter of months, ZVR went from an unknown technology to the standard that other disaster recovery (DR) products were measured against. It is amazing how quickly customers, partners and cloud service providers embraced Zerto Virtual Replication.

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Hands-On Review of Gefen’s GTB-HD4K2K-848-BLK – Audio Visual News Network

With many video facilities just getting used to working with HD resolution, is it time to jump into the world of 4K video? You bet it is, and Gefen’s GTB-HD4K2K-848-BLK Toolbox 4K Ultra HD 8×8 Matrix for HDMI is a good place to start. This matrix switcher can not only connect eight independent video streams with up to eight different displays, but it won’t take up any precious rack space.

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Forrester Total Economic Impact of VMware Automated Application Deployment

Many of VMware’s customers have deployed private or hybrid clouds and automated the delivery of Infrastructure as a Service. While this accelerates the delivery of individual machines from days to hours and minutes, it only addresses about 10% of the overall business agility problem. Someone has to take those infrastructure components and […]

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