Category: Data Center Infrastructure

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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Storing All That Data: Web-Scale Solutions for a Connected World

A recent data forecast from Cisco predicts that mobile data traffic will grow ten-fold globally from 2014 to 2019 – a compound annual growth rate of 57 percent. Another 57 percent of mobile connections will be “smart” connections by 2019, up from 26 percent in 2014. Add the growth of mobile devices and cloud-based services, and it’s enough to make an database administrator’s head spin trying to figure out where all that data is going to be stored.

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SimpliVity Touts High Growth, Especially Via Cisco Partners

Hyper-converged infrastructure startup SimpliVity Monday said its business, especially sales of its software on the Cisco UCS server platform, has grown significantly over the past year. That growth, and an expected IPO sometime in the future, led to its hiring of a couple of executives to fill key roles as the company also invests heavily in expanding its workforce, said Doron Kempel, CEO of the Westborough, Calif.-based vendor.

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The 10 Coolest Flash Storage And SSD Products Of 2015 (So Far)

If you are a solution provider whose customers need to squeeze every bit of performance out of their data center infrastructures, boy, do storage vendors have something for you. SSD and all-flash storage array development has blossomed over the past couple of years, culminating in several major breakthroughs in the first half of 2015.

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Best Practices for Designing Your Physical Security Infrastructure System

One of the most critical aspects of designing a data center is the physical security infrastructure system. Here are five best practices for ensuring that it is effective and compliant: Physical security is much like information security in that it should be viewed in layers. For example, access control systems act as the primary keys to the castle and should use methods that cannot be shared, such as biometric access.

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Enterprise Data Center Investment Expected to Grow

Despite the popular belief that cloud services are well on their way to replacing enterprise data centers, most mid-size and large businesses are planning to increase spending on their mission-critical facilities in the near future. That’s according to a recent report by 451 Research, which said nearly 90 percent of data center operators surveyed in North America and Europe had plans to increase data center facility spending.

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CyrusOne Says DCIM Software Data Not Open Enough

An enterprise data center and a colocation data center have different Data Center Infrastructure Management needs. Colocation houses many different types and sizes of customers, while an enterprise data center houses one. These needs are different enough that many DCIM software providers have released colocation-specific offerings. Colocation is a large potential market opportunity for them, as more businesses become comfortable with outsourcing, and they don’t want to miss out.

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What a Motherboard Can Tell Us About the Future of Data Center Infrastructure

If you’re curious, you can see where the memory sockets are located here, but that’s not the correct answer. The right answer is: Long ago, we all decided that Intel was smart enough to figure out where it’s best to place components on its boards. While hardware partners may have some concerns, most end-user organizations couldn’t care less. We care about things like cost and SLA, but the motherboard hardware architecture is not that interesting.

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Apple Reportedly Planning Data Center, Network Upgrades

Apple, according to a published report, is continuing its major investment plans to better serve its customers and compete with other cloud-based service companies. Apple is known for investing time and money into designing top-of-the line products for discerning, style-driven customers, but a Bloomberg report suggests the company is also making a big push to upgrade its networking and data center infrastructure.

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Emerson Network Power – The Trellis Platform

Based out of Huntsville, AL, Emerson Network Power has been a long-term player in this market with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing DCIM software for global clients. Today, its flagship DCIM product, the Trellis™ Platform, is now in its third version. The Trellis Platform was built from the ground up, not an amalgam of other existing products.

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