Fluke Networks today unveiled three new solutions for its family of cabling certification and testing solutions for the data communications and cabling market.
Fortinet has named Joe Sykora as its America’s channel chief and is restructuring following the departure of senior channel executives to rival Sophos.
Migrating data and applications into the cloud can provide better data access and availability and—depending on the types of services you implement—can deliver added protection, security and reliability for your sensitive and mission critical data. The three key elements of automation, control and integration required to successfully migrate your data, mission critical or otherwise, to the cloud can result in one significant overall benefit–business agility.
As one places more infrastructure into the current data center platform, one can begin to run into power and control challenges. As the cost of power continues to rise, while the demand for computing capacity grows at an unprecedented rate, balancing the costs of cooling equipment against the need for uninterrupted uptime presents a constant challenge.
Data center administrators are tasked with running an optimally efficient environment. This means understanding resource utilization, how equipment is being deployed and, of course, the environmental impact of a new high-density, multi-tenant, data center platform.
Let’s face facts: Your data center has become an integral part of your organization. In fact, many organizations are actively building entire business flow models around the capabilities of their data center platform.
So, downtime in the data center becomes unacceptable because downtime can cost companies millions of dollars per hour in lost revenue.
What will the data center look like in 2025? Enterprise data centers will be much smaller, power densities will be much higher, and the majority of IT workloads will have moved to cloud computing platforms. That’s the consensus from data center professionals surveyed by Emerson Network Power for its Data Center 2025 Project, who were tasked to imagine what facilities will look like 11 years from now.
The data center platform has had to evolve to accommodate an ever-evolving enterprise. As business needs change, the data center model has had to adapt to great density requirements. Multi-tenant cloud infrastructures have become the norm and even more is being expected from your IT infrastructure.
When it comes to data center infrastructure management (DCIM), I do see a common set of challenges that decision-makers expect DCIM to solve. Whether it’s reducing energy costs, improving the management of the asset portfolio, or conducing “what if” scenarios on potential downtime issues, it invariably comes down to three core infrastructure challenges: Capacity, Availability and Efficiency.
Emerson Network Power enables a top 10 global investment banking firm to remotely operate an on-site power system nearly 900 miles from the firm’s facilities’ control center in New Jersey.