Archive for: April 2015

iSM 2.1 for Ubuntu and Debian

The Dell OpenManage team has published iDRAC Service Module version 2.1 for Ubuntu and Debian. Builds are available for Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 as well as Debian Wheezy and Jessie. 

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PayPal Deploys ARM Servers in Data Centers

PayPal has deployed servers based on 64-bit ARM processors as part of its data center infrastructure. ARM servers were cheaper but offered performance levels equivalent to regular servers that power the company’s popular online-payment applications, Paramesh Gopi, president and CEO of ARM chip maker Applied Micro, said.

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Pulling Ahead with Converged IT Infrastructure: More Time in the Driver’s Seat, Less under the Hood

With the demand for IT infrastructure growing at a steady rate in most organizations, embracing converged IT infrastructure allows IT operations to keep pace with demand without ramping up resources and expenses. Converged infrastructure combines compute, storage, and network in a single package, through technology such as VCE’s Vblock. EMC IT was an early adopter of Vblock in 2009/2010—first to enable our virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and then to support the build out of our brand new 100 percent virtualized, cloud data center.

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Why Data Centers Look the Way They Do

Herb Zien is CEO of LiquidCool Solutions, a technology development firm with patents surrounding cooling electronics by total immersion in a dielectric fluid.

Predicting future data center space, power and cooling requirements has always been a challenge, recently compounded by the advent of enormous cloud computing facilities.

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Are your back-end enterprise systems ready to support mobility?

For many companies, launching or expanding an enterprise mobility program requires significantly more work than deploying a new email app or implementing a virtual private network (VPN). Depending on what mobility strategies and solutions you choose,…( )

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University of Cambridge Implements Dynamic Emerson Data Center Solutions to Drive Efficiency, Lower Costs and Reduce Carbon Footprint

Emerson Network Power enables University of Cambridge to control multiple data center environments remotely and save energy costs by as much as 40 percent.

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The Crestron app for Apple Watch revolutionizes how people interact with their … – Home Toys (press release)

Rockleigh, NJ, April 24, 2015 – Delivery of Apple Watch begins today, and Crestron is proud to unveil its new Crestron app for the watch. Precision control is always on hand when controlling your home from the Crestron app for Apple Watch. 

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Why Is My Cable Pathway Upside Down?

Upside Down Design Can Keep Your Installation Costs Right Side Up   One of the most common questions asked about the Wyr-Grid Overhead Cable Pathway System is “why is it upside down?”

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Storage—On the Ground or in the Cloud?

When it comes to determining the best way to store the massive amounts of private enterprise data generated every day, organizations are faced with two choices: what might be considered the traditional approach—on-premises storage systems, or an external, hosted solution through cloud computing providers.

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“Yes” to IT Transformation. Now What?

The pace of technology change (and, thus life change) keeps accelerating with every new mobile app, social engagement, cloud vendor, and smart sensor. Analysts predict 30 billion devices will be connected to the internet by 2020, creating massive amounts of data waiting for someone or some thing to analyze this deluge and create the next big innovation that will fuel another wave of change. And so the cycle goes.

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