NASA Upgrades ISS Control Center With Monitor Wall

Planar’s Clarity Matrix LCD Video Wall System finds its way into many control center environments. Among the most demanding of these is NASA’s Payload Operations Integration Center at the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., where a Clarity …

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External hard drives? Pfah! Samsung just launched external SSDs

It took longer than expected, but Samsung is expanding its product line to include external solid-state drives with a new line of Portable SSD T1 products. The lightweight drives have capacities of up to 1TB and are small enough to fit in your pocket. They’re significantly more expensive than magnetic hard drives, though, which come in capacities of up to 6TB.

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Data Center Building vs. Outsourcing: What’s Best For Your Business

When businesses are on the fast track and experiencing growth, they often find themselves in need of additional storage space for their data. Whether it’s adding additional applications for email, streaming or other critical resource-intensive applications, businesses must make the decision to lease data center space or build an in-house storage infrastructure.

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Logical Abstraction of the Physical Data Center

We’ve got virtualization, cloud computing, and now quite a bit of new buzz around commodity platforms. The reality is that this computing model has taken off faster than really expected. With the help of the modern hypervisor, software-defined technologies (SDx), the powerful systems designed to optimize your data center and allow your cloud to be a lot more agile can potentially run on commodity gear.

Here’s the reality: it’s making some traditional technologies a bit nervous.

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Understanding the Benefits of Dynamic Cooling Optimization

Cooling optimization in a data center provides a significant opportunity for reducing operating costs since cooling systems consume 34 percent of the power used by a data center, according to Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory.

Due to the need to maintain five nines (99.999 percent) reliability, data centers are too often overdesigned in terms of the cooling capacity, and operating budgets pay the price for this practice.

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Undertaking the Challenge to Reduce the Data Center Carbon Footprint

Our never-ending hunger for more data and bandwidth has resulted in an unintended consequence – a substantial increase in global energy consumption. Increasingly, data centers have come under intense scrutiny from environmental groups because of their significant contribution to carbon emissions.

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What to look for in a deduplication solution

What is the biggest challenge facing your organization today? If you are an IT professional, massive data growth is probably at the top of your list. For environments that are struggling with large volumes of data, deduplication — eliminating duplicate copies of repeating data — can be a real lifesaver.

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The End of the Public Cloud’s Reign

The public cloud is not for everyone and that fact is bringing an end to the public cloud’s reign as we know it. The public cloud’s massive growth and popularity was a bubble that was built upon public Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) being promoted as the ultimate IT solution for most, if not all, companies.

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A managed workspace is a secure workspace

Supporting an expanding mobility program or bring-your-own-device (BYOD) initiative can quickly become a complex undertaking for your IT group. As administrators try to stay afloat, managing and supporting a diverse array of device types, operating systems, applications, user policies and more, security can be put at risk.

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Five Ways Next-Gen Data Centers Will Be Different from Today’s

Cloud and virtualization will become the normal for the modern data center as new technologies improve density, efficiency and management. There is clear growth in both virtualization and cloud services all over the world. In fact, a recent Gartner report goes on to say that cloud computing will become the bulk of new IT spending by 2016.

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