Archive for: June 2014

5 Years From Now, Will We Still Be Talking About Interoperability?

During a 7-person panel at InfoComm14, the final question from the moderator asked the panelists to pull out their crystal balls and tell us: will we still be talking about interoperability in 2019?

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IO Gets Patent For Software-Defined Modular Data Centers

IO has been granted a new patent for the company’s software-defined modular data center. The patent defines the technology necessary for a modular data center with intelligent management, monitoring and control mechanisms.

The patent describes a modular data center which includes a network module and power module, which contains electronics equipment for conditioning and distributing power to the one or more data modules and the network module.

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GigaOm Structure conference focuses on cloud and security

Yesterday and today ShoreTel has been hanging out at the GigaOm Structure Conference in San Francisco.

Alas, there is no technology to enhance the commute endured for attendance

This is GigaOm’s largest conference to date and billed as conversations around the annual state of the cloud.

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Preparing the Workforce to Manage Today’s Data Center

Antonella Corno is the product manager for the Data Center/Virtualization, Cloud SDN product lines within Learning@Cisco, creating certifications and training for customers, partners and Cisco employees.

Many IT departments are being confronted with parallel problems in light of the evolution of data center technology.

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Facebook Takes Aim At Cisco, Juniper With Open Source Top-Of-Rack Switch

Facebook, which launched the Open Compute Project with open source server hardware designs three years ago, is now setting its sights on the networking hardware industry.

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Planar Accelerates Adoption of Ultra HD with New 4K Displays

At InfoComm 2014, Planar Systems, Inc., a global leader in display and digital signage technology, announced it is expanding its 4K product offerings with new displays ranging in size from 28” to 98”. The new displays, which will be showcased at the InfoComm 2014 tradeshow, include additions to two popular Planar product families—the Planar® UltraRes™ Series and Planar® EP-Series™. Planar also unveiled its new Planar® IX-Series™ 4K desktop monitor.

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LG Electronics Introduces 98-inch Class Ultra HD Digital Signage Display

LAS VEGAS, June 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — LG Electronics today introduced its largest digital signage monitor, a new 98-inch class (98.0 inches measured diagonally) Ultra HD commercial-grade display. Available …

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Panasonic Introduces Trio of New LED Professional Displays at InfoComm 2014

Panasonic System Communications Company of North America, a leader in delivering professional display and digital signage solutions, today announced several new additions to its industry-leading line of professional displays, including the TH-55LFV70 LED Video Wall Display, the TH-47LFX6N Outdoor LED display and an expanded LFE7 LED backlit Display Series.

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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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Virtualization And Beyond: The 2014 Virtualization 50

The 2014 Virtualization 50 brings together a wide range of vendors that help customers implement virtual server, storage, desktop, networking and application infrastructures, manage those infrastructures, and make those infrastructures a platform on which cloud and mobility can be built.

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