PTS and SimpliVity offer Free eBook: Hyperconvergence Infrastructure for Dummies

From PTS and partner SimpliVity, download a free copy of Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Dummies (eBook in PDF format) by Scott D. Lowe
  • Use hyperconverged infrastructure to simplify IT & reduce total cost of ownership (TCO)
  • Achieve economics & agility of large scale web companies in your data center
  • Solve capacity, performance, data protection, mobility & management challenges

Hyperconvergence is the ultimate in an overall trend of convergence that has hit the market in recent years.

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APIs are Connection Points for Everything in the Cloud

In the center of cloud growth there is one very specific technology (or rather platform) that has been shaping how we communicate over the cloud. The need to enhance the cloud experience and have cross-cloud compatibility has helped push the cloud API (Application Programming Interface) model forward. The ability to cross-connect various applications – and even physical platforms – is an important need for many different industries across a number of verticals.

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How the Network Now Defines the Data Center

Within today’s modern data center and when it comes to the strategic importance and business value of the data center network, there is actually a pretty big disconnect. Even with momentum building behind the software-driven data center (SDDC) and software-driven services, applications and networks are often ships in the night. In many cases they are designed, built, deployed, and managed separately, as discrete entities.

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PTS’ Peter Sacco featured in CRN’s 2015 Top 20 Data Center Designers and Builders

Regardless of the size of the data center, the right mix of IT, power and cooling equipment, and how that equipment is integrated into the facilities, is key to maximizing efficiency and providing the flexibility to expand as needed. Successful integration of equipment into data centers depends on finding the right companies with site preparation,designconstruction and management expertise

Such designers and builders are often the unsung heroes of the data center. But not in CRN, as noted in the CRN 2015 Top Data Center Designers and Builders list.

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2015 Data Center 100: 20 Service Providers

For customers who prefer data center services be an operating expense instead of a capital expense, several third-party data center services providers are there to offer co-location, managed hosting, Web hosting, private and public clouds, business continuity, disaster recovery and more. This lets customers focus on developing their own expertise and business, and less on worrying about the infrastructure needed to do business.

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Modular building blocks for a flexible data center

An adaptable IT infrastructure is critical in helping enterprises match specific workload requirements and keep pace with advances in computing technology.

Enterprise computing needs are dynamically changing as business and technology leaders embrace strategic computing innovations to create novel opportunities and gain competitive advantage.

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Is It Time for the Data Center to See the Light? – EnterpriseNetworkingPlanet (blog)

Deployment of active optical cable (AOC) is on the rise in data center cabling and is expected to maintain an upward trajectory in the coming years. According to market research firm LightCounting, 10 GbE SFP+ AOCs now accounts for a quarter of the overall market, driven primarily by substantial growth in the data center over the past decade or so. Going forward, throughput exceeding 100 G and even 400 G, along with core switching interconnectivity, is expected to push today’s $100 million market to more than $260 million by the end of the decade.

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Is Converged Infrastructure the Future of Cloud Solutions?

The idea is to build a cloud platform as efficiently as possible. That means having hardware components in place capable of handling high user demand, great levels of multi-tenancy, and advanced resource controls. So, is this why so many companies are starting to look more at converged infrastructures for their cloud and virtualization platform?

There are some new players on the market. Numerous vendors are creating powerful node-based server platforms capable of great amounts of scale.

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Rackstuds: The Simpler, Faster, Safer Cage Nut Replacement

Rackstuds™ are the revolutionary replacement for cage nuts which are used to mount IT, Pro A/V, Security, and Telecommunications equipment in 19” racks.
Unlike cage nuts, Rackstuds™ go in from the front which greatly simplifies their installation. Cage nuts can be quite tricky to get in, especially when the rack starts to get populated or the rack is in situ with the side panels installed. Rackstuds™ can be installed in seconds and are just as easy to remove and reuse. They’re also tool free.

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