Category: Data Center Infrastructure

DCIM for Small Data Centers

When it comes to running an efficient operation, small data centers have many of the same concerns and challenges as their larger counterparts. One of the greatest challenges that managers of small data centers have is that they typically have limited resources in terms of technology, staffing, and financial support. 

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Building Blocks: Predictable and Simple Storage for Virtual Environments

Today, virtualization is commonplace in the enterprise data center and its benefits are indisputable. However, several challenges must be addressed to ensure the success of any virtualization initiative.

To accommodate rapid growth and fluctuations in demand, the infrastructure needs to easily support the scaling of individual VMs, as well as the addition of new virtualized workloads. Although network scaling is becoming simplified with software-defined network architectures, scalability continues to be one of the top challenges when increasing the level of virtualization in the modern data center.

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How Intelligent Asset Management Directly Impacts Your Data Center ROI

There’s no way you can intelligently control your complex data center platform without some type of proactive monitoring solution. The distributed nature of the modern data center has created new types of demands around resource utilization and control.

Here’s the bottom line: As companies continue to absorb the flow of electronic data in astronomical quantities, greater attention is being paid to the infrastructure that holds the data and the escalating costs of its management.

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How to Start Down The Road Towards Database as a Service

When we think of the traditional problems that cloud computing solves – decreased deployment times, providing self-service to users, among many others, we might not immediately think about how the cloud can help with an organization’s database infrastructure. Thinking about the cloud, we often think about deploying new servers using an Infrastructure as a Service model (IaaS) or the platform on which to develop and deploy new applications using Platform as a Service (PaaS).

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ViaWest Opens Huge Denver Data Center

ViaWest has opened its fifth Denver-area data center. The Compark facility — the first greenfield construction project the provider has ever undertaken – is a  210,000 square foot building with 140,000 square feet of raised floor.

The news comes about two months after ViaWest launched a data center in Chaska, Minnesota, to serve the Minneapolis market.

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Delivering Enhanced Visibility, Better SLA and Disaster Avoidance

Your business is growing, you have more technology demands, and the industry is pushing you to make even more infrastructure decisions. These trends aren’t slowing down either. Cloud computing and complex applications are creating very large demands against the modern data center. In this case study from RF Code, we look at an organization that sought a solution for a growing resource challenge.

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Panduit Acquires SynapSense – A Leader in Wireless Monitoring and Cooling Optimization

DCIM and cooling solutions help Data Centers save up to 50% of cooling energy costs while providing comprehensive capacity management, that being said, Panduit has recently acquired SynapSense Corporation located in Folsom, CA specializing in thermal risk management and cooling energy savings for large enterprise, colocation, and cloud computing service providers. 

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DCIM News from Data Center World

Data Center Infrastructure Management vendors continued the race to add features and functionality to their software with a number of announcements at last week’s Data Center World conference in Las Vegas. Companies added to what their solutions can do by both building new features themselves and integrating with partners.

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