Archive for: April 2015

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 24th

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Microsoft’s Seven Tenets of Data Center Efficiency – While robots in data centers are a thing of the not-too-distant future, Microsoft already has some of the most efficient data centers in the world. Here are its key data center design principles.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

BMC Unifies IT Management for Infrastructure and Applications

In one of its first major initiatives since going private, BMC Software this week launched an upgrade to its IT management software that for the first time addresses both infrastructure and applications.

Mati Pitkanen, director of solutions marketing at BMC, says BMC TruSight Operations 10 marks the first time the company is providing the ability to holistically manage the entire IT environment via a common user interface.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Why ShoreTel Delivered Business Communications to the Apple Watch

With the Apple Watch about to land on millions of wrists, there have been questions around if the Apple Watch will fit into a business environment and become an additional BYOD component.

The answer is yes. ShoreTel has recognized the development of the Apple Watch as an opportunity to expand communications to an additional device with plenty of communication potential.

Read the source article at blog.shoretel.com

Crestron Changes the Way the World Designs, Installs, and Starts up Commercial Lighting Control

Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations.

Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf
Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf
Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf
Crestron is changing the way lighting control systems are designed, specified, and installed with the new SpaceBuilder™ space-first, design-based solutions. LIGHTFAIR® 2015 attendees will get an exclusive look at SpaceBuilder at Crestron booth # 830. Crestron will showcase SpaceBuilder design tools, product installations, and live commissioning demonstrations. – See more at: http://www.crestron.com/about/press_room/press_releases/show_release.asp?press_release_id=1999#sthash.WWHfcYXY.dpuf

Read the source article at crestron.com

How Cloud Has Changed the Data Center Architect

Cloud computing has fundamentally changed the way we deploy applications, control users, and deliver resources; and our ability to interconnect data centers today has allowed organizations of all sizes to be more agile and cost-effective.

As this cloud evolution continues , it’s critical to understand that beyond all of these future technologies sits the data center.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

New NFPA 70E Labeling Requirements

The NFPA 70E Standard provides guidelines for electrical safety in the workplace. Recently this standard has been updated to provide consistency of terms with other standards that address hazards and risk.

Read the source article at panduitblog.com

How Data Center Virtualization Shrinks Physical Distance

Over the past couple of years lots of new technological buzz terms have come around. One of those revolves around “software-deigned” platforms that aim for entire data center virtualization, way beyond server virtualization alone. The idea is simple: to unify processes to make the IT environment easier to manage and more efficient.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge

Siemon Expands MapIT G2 Automated Infrastructure Management System with the Highest-Performing TERA Solution

Watertown, CT — Siemon is pleased to expand its MapIT G2 Automated Infrastructure Management System with its fully shielded TERA solution.

Read the source article at siemon.com

ShoreTel Unified Communications Overview

ShoreTel is a provider of business communication solutions whose brilliantly simple unified communications platforms, applications and mobile UC solutions promise a new rhythm of workforce engagement and collaboration. With costly complexity eliminated by design from its award-winning, all-in-one IP phone system, and contact center solution, and its industry-leading hosted phone system, workers enjoy a freedom and self-reliance that other providers can’t match. Users have full control to engage and collaborate, no matter the time, place or device, for the lowest cost and demand on IT resources in the industry.

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What the Words “Converged Infrastructure” Mean Today

There’s really no question that the modern organization is changing. New kinds of user demands are driving infrastructures to shift how they deliver resources and support applications. What’s most interesting is the shift away from traditional data center technologies that have supported business functions for so long. Don’t get me wrong, there will still be a place for traditional servers, storage, and even networking technologies.

Read the source article at Data Center Knowledge