The two executives in charge of integrating Dell and EMC say the integration of the two tech giants will be completed within nine months of the deal closing. Here are seven things they shared with EMC employees about their efforts.
When Zerto introduced Zerto Virtual Replication (ZVR) in 2011, it was a completely unique product that quickly captured the More-Than-DR1attention of the IT world. It won Best of Show at VMworld that year and it continues to win multiple awards every year since.
In a matter of months, ZVR went from an unknown technology to the standard that other disaster recovery (DR) products were measured against. It is amazing how quickly customers, partners and cloud service providers embraced Zerto Virtual Replication.
Micro data centers differentiate themselves from other prefabricated designs with their ability to pack a lot into a very small environment. For example, one of these data centers can include 20 servers that harness virtualization technology, switches that take up only one or two rack units, cooling and a UPS system. Need more than that? Just add another box. This method is quick to deploy, highly scalable and creates a uniform design so technology support knows exactly what’s going on.
Growing complexity in the today’s data centers has increased the risk of combining power, cooling, racks, cabling and management components to run an efficient facility due to the shortage of essential skills needed to design and integrate them.
Smart organizations therefore have turned to tightly integrated, aisle-based physical infrastructure modules, or PODs, along with non-containerized integrated infrastructure solutions to optimize the use of power, space and cooling capacity while simplifying specification, design, validation, procurement and installation.
In the past, we were concerned with recovering application and data within the confines of the physical data center. Disaster recovery focused on how to rebuild the existing infrastructure of the hardware, software, and applications at a location apart from a compromised operations site. In other words, we needed to have a box to replicate the box.
Modern enterprise data centers are some of the most technically sophisticated business activities on earth. Ironically enough, they are also often bastions of inefficiency, with equipment utilization much below ten percent and 30 percent of the servers in those facilities being comatose (using electricity but performing no useful information services). The operators of these facilities also struggle to keep pace with rapid changes in deployments of computing equipment.
There are multiple vendors trying to say that DCIM is easy, as if saying it enough times will make it so. I know it isn’t true because I work with their customers years later as they replace these easy DCIM solutions which are not providing them the value they thought they were buying. It is not enough to simply import your Visio diagram and transfer data from spreadsheets to a database and then call it a DCIM solution. DCIM solutions are not magical. DCIM is more than a hardware or software product; it is a process which involves multiple groups in your organization, many of which are currently working in siloes.
All signs indicate that 2016 will be a year of many challenges. Disruptive technologies will be introduced, the exponential increase in computing power will continue, while businesses will demand a prompt response to quickly changing requirements. At the same time the requirement to be highly resource efficient will stay the same.
As a result of these challenges we predict these changes will emerge in 2016:
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