Category: Architecture/Engineering

Three Pillars of Modern Data Center Operations

Modern enterprise data centers are some of the most technically sophisticated business activities on earth. Ironically enough, they are also often bastions of inefficiency, with equipment utilization much below ten percent and 30 percent of the servers in those facilities being comatose (using electricity but performing no useful information services). The operators of these facilities also struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in deployments of computing equipment.

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Top Motivators for Businesses Switching to Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery

In the past, we were concerned with recovering application and data within the confines of the physical data center. Disaster recovery focused on how to rebuild the existing infrastructure of the hardware, software, and applications at a location apart from a compromised operations site. In other words, we needed to have a box to replicate the box.

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Traditional Network or Virtual? Five Tips to Help You Decide

In today’s world of virtualization and public and private clouds, there are more options than ever for infrastructure and operations teams. On the one hand, this degree of flexibility and choice gives IT professionals many more tools with which to build networks and address challenges. On the other hand, it can also lead to confusion with respect to when and where to use these options to best effect.

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The versatile micro data center

Micro data centers differentiate themselves from other prefabricated designs with their ability to pack a lot into a very small environment. For example, one of these data centers can include 20 servers that harness virtualization technology, switches that take up only one or two rack units, cooling and a UPS system. Need more than that? Just add another box. This method is quick to deploy, highly scalable and creates a uniform design so technology support knows exactly what’s going on.

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Dell’s ITSM approach

Over the years, I have had numerous interesting discussions on IT Services Management (ITSM) with CIOs from various organizations. It gives me immense pleasure to see that many of these customers have moved forward in the ITSM continuum. It’s a positive change, both in terms of their understanding of the subject, and taking initiatives to implement it.

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Standardize, Innovate, Disrupt and Expand Digital Business with Open APIs

Global enterprise is going through a disruption, wherein companies are trying to redefine their business models, create and sell differentiated products and services, engage customers and communities, and innovate and optimize to remain competitive.

“…CEOs were quick to recognize that there are significant challenges that are causing disruption across all aspects of their organization,” Mark A. Goodburn, Global Head of Advisory at KPMG, told Forbes when discussing their research into growth in a more competitive environment.

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Celebrating Polycom’s Distinguished Engineers: Meet Mahalingam Mani, DE

Meet Mahalingam Mani, one of Polycom’s six Distinguished Engineers. Mani has had a long career in technology with companies like Polycom and IBM. He is a results-driven, trusted adviser at Polycom, working with partners and customers alike to ensure that the best results are always achieved. Meet Andrew in this special edition of our Meet the Expert blog series.

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Ten Data Center Trends to Watch in 2016

All signs indicate that 2016 will be a year of many challenges. Disruptive technologies will be introduced, the exponential increase in computing power will continue, while businesses will demand a prompt response to quickly changing requirements. At the same time the requirement to be highly resource efficient will stay the same.

As a result of these challenges we predict these changes will emerge in 2016:

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Enterprises Embracing Next-Generation Data Centers, Gartner Asserts – eWeek

The market here is very young, with software-centric solutions from startups like Nutanix and Simplivity competing with EMC, Cisco and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, which just released Synergy, a hyper-converged “composable infrastructure” box that treats that infrastructure as code.

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PTS Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) Assessment Solution

The PTS VDI Assessment Solution supports the desktop transformation process across all platforms including the VMware Horizon Suite as well as Citrix XenDesktop and XenApp. We collect desktop and end-user computing details about your environment, and offer granular visibility to support the move to VDI. PTS’s VDI Assessment Solution allows you to:

  • Quantify machine, user, application, operating system and infrastructure metrics

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