Archive for: August 2014

Four Big Advantages of Multi-Tenant Data Centers

Server virtualization, application delivery, and IT consumerization have all impacted how end-users process and consume information. Because of this, entire business models are being forced to change and data center operations forced to evolve.

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New Crestron TSCW-730 Touch Screen Control System Delivers Complete “Control in the Wall”

Built-in Crestron 3-Series® control system provides easier, faster, cleaner installations.

Crestron announced today that it is now shipping its new TSCW-730 Touch Screen Control System, a complete, space-saving control solution in one elegant wall mount device. The TSCW-730 is the ideal control solution for modern décors and environments with limited space such as conference rooms and hotel rooms.

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Russian Criminals Amass Massive Stolen Password Cache

Researchers at Hold Security said it discovered a server containing more than 4 billion records, including 1.2 billion unique login combinations apparently used to support spam campaigns.

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Hybrid IT: Changing How We Deliver IT Services

The proliferation of readily available cloud services has changed the way NetApp IT delivers services to our business through our adoption of a hybrid IT model. Within corporate IT, we are responsible for managing a variety of on-premises and off-premises IT solutions to support global business

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Target Projects Data Breach Costs Total $148 Million

Target said expenses associated with the response to its massive credit card breach last November are expected to reach $148 million, as it tallies the cost of its extensive digital forensics investigation, legal fees, customer outreach and additional security safeguards to reduce the risk of a future breach.

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SuperNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold Status for Operations

Uptime isn’t just about having a resilient facility. Human error is among the leading causes of data center outages, underlining the importance of a well-trained staff and operational best practices.

The team at Switch in Las Vegas has now met the highest standards on both fronts. After earning Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute earlier this year, Switch’s SuperNAP 8 has now added Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability.

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Lenovo EMC/Iomega Px Nas Update – New Look UI

Interesting to note that both Atmos and Mozy backup options are no longer included as built-in apps to the NAS’ LifeLine operating system.  It would be nice to see the inclusion of some more 3rd party Cloud based backup services such as CrashPlan.

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Examining the differences between VMware’s NSX and Cisco’s Aci –

VMware customers who want to take their data center virtualization strategy to the next level can now look to a vendor they’ve trusted for their core virtualization needs. Network giant Cisco was slow to condone the SDN movement, probably because it …

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Tintri: Smart Storage that Sees, Learns and Adapts

Our clients often come to realize that the performance demands of their virtualized databases, applications, and VDI are not being met by their current IT infrastructure technology. In our experience, we find the culprit to be the storage technology itself.
Introducing the Tintri VMstore Storage Systems,a near “zero” management NFS storage solution built specifically to manage virtual environments for servers, desktops, test development, and production workloads.

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Cisco Unleashes Slew of ACI Products for SDN Into General Availability

Cisco has finally launched its flagship data center network solution, Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI), which binds physical and virtual elements and also allows its Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) to be ordered with ACI enabled. Cisco began the shift to ACI last summer during its Cisco Live! conference and has continued to proclaim that it will lead the battle for SDN and future networking platforms.

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