Tag: Cloud Computing

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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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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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.

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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.

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Amazon Wants to Replace the Enterprise Data Center

You often hear experts talk about hybrid IT infrastructure, a combination of in-house data center resources and cloud services hosted by outside providers, as the ultimate enterprise IT setup that enables a company to leverage the benefits of cloud’s agility but retain the control of on-premise infrastructure.

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IBM Centers Offer Hands-On Time With Latest Data Center Tech

As part of an effort to help IT organizations make the transition to more modern data center environments, IBM has opened two Network Innovation Data Centers located in Dallas and Nice, France.

Rick Qualman, vice president of networking services for IBM, says the goal is provide customers’ IT teams with hands-on access to next-generation data center technology, including software-defined network (SDN), virtualization, and IT automation, that are being used to drive cloud computing deployments.

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#HybridCloudChat Highlights

Last week, we held EMC’s first ever illustrated Twitter chat on the topic of hybrid cloud. Hosted by EMC’s VP of Global Services, Dinko Eror, the chat touched on the challenges businesses are facing when it comes to deploying hybrid cloud, and what is required to achieve a well-run hybrid cloud.

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Open Source Router Aims to Transform Data Center Networks

An industry syndicate has launched a Linux distribution optimized to support deployment of routing software and software defined networks (SDN) on x86 servers.

The open source CloudRouter Project, led by CloudBees, Cloudius Systems, IIX , NGINX, and the OpenDaylight Project, is promising to give IT organizations more control over networking functions deployed on x86 servers in the cloud.

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Capacity Management in Sddc – Part 5

Capacity Management policy is interlinked to the Performance policy and Availability policy. As shown in the diagram below, both Performance and Availability management drive your Capacity Management. The Capacity Management threshold is the lower of the 2. For both policies, you naturally have different service tiers.

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