Tag: DCIM

What’s Driving Greater Adoption of IT Operations Analytics?

With modern business becoming more complex and facing constant changes, unpredictable events, and dynamic demand by the end users – all happening at unprecedented speed – IT Operations & Management is looking to adopt the right tools to optimize operations to handle the complexity and pace of change.

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Seeing is Believing: Learn How DCIM Improves Data Center Visibility

Take a moment and examine the modern IT and corporate landscape. We have a lot more devices, many more applications, and a truly consumerized user. All of this has resulted in a boom in both data and data center utilization. Why? Because the data center is the home to all of these modern technologies.

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Building the Foundation for Agile Data Centers

The modern data center is the hub for cloud computing, virtual platforms, and of course, all types of new applications. The proliferation of BYOD and IT consumerization has placed even greater amounts of resource demands around data center platforms. Organizations and data center administrators are constantly looking for ways to create a more agile and efficient infrastructure. But where do they begin?

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Key Components of Data Center Optimization

With increasing competition and high expectations from customers, businesses are working diligently to provide the best possible value at the lowest possible price for its customers. One way to achieve this is by optimizing the costs which a company is incurring across units.

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Magic Quadrant for Data Center Infrastructure Management Tools (DCIM)

Your data center has become a critical component of your business. So much so that many business initiatives are actually planned around the capabilities of IT.

The emergence of cloud, IT consumerization, and a lot more data has forced the data center to evolve and support new demands.

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Get Ready for Next-Generation Colocation

As companies continue migrating to the cloud, they often run into unexpected management issues regarding the integration of cloud services with in-house IT systems. Organizations are challenged to bridge the gap that exists between internal technologies, traditional hosting solutions and the cloud.

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Safely Avoid Overcooling Your Data Center

Your data center is powering some of the most complex workloads and systems out there, and your business and users rely on these services to function and perform critical duties. Your data center has more users, more applications and more infrastructure to control than ever before.

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Software-Defined Data Centers: What Lies Ahead?

The “software-defined” term, applied as a modifier to data center, networks or storage, is growing in popularity. Software-defined solutions, like virtualization did before them, can allow for a great deal of flexibility and efficiency of shared resources. The potential is great, but of course, there are risks, too.

Art Meierdirk, an industry veteran, who has more than 35 years of telecommunications and data communications experience, said, “The software-defined data center is an environment in which all infrastructure is virtualized and delivered as a service and the control of this datacenter is entirely automated by software.” There are multiple advantages to using this approach.

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Chinese Search Giant Baidu Buys Pre-fab Modular Data Center from Schneider

Baidu, the largest Chinese search engine and Web services company (China’s equivalent of Google, essentially) has bought two pre-fabricated data center modules from the French energy management, infrastructure and automation multinational Schneider Electric.

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How DCIM Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

Your data center has become a critical component of your business. So much so that many business initiatives are actually planned around the capabilities of IT. The emergence of cloud, IT consumerization, and a lot more data have forced the data center to evolve and support new demands. Through it all, data center management and control sit at the top of an administrator’s task list.

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