Category Archives: Data Center Design

A Schism In Unified Communications: Why Cloud Is Mounting A Takeover

Businesses are increasingly turning to integrated communications solutions, a technology category known as Unified Communications that’s increasingly critical to efficient and effective business operations.

But those organizations have very different perspectives and strategies on which tools and solutions to implement.

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Making the Software-Defined Data Center Easier: VMware Software Manager and Validated Reference Designs

A major part of VMware Technical Account Manager (TAM) services is to make it easier for your company to do business with VMware. That takes many different forms, depending on the type of company and their business objectives with VMware. However, there is one thing every VMware customer needs to do, and it is very simple: they need to find and download the software they want to use!

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Free IT Assessment: How Optimal is Your IT Environment?

The IT Solution Experts at PTS are offering an innovative, new, complimentary assessment service: the PTS Virtual Environment Performance Analysis, or VEPA.

As part of your Free IT Assessment, PTS will:

  • Furnish software tools to scan your existing IT environment
  • Offer guidance in performing the scan
  • Provide a detailed report with the resulting accumulated metrics
  • Review the results in terms of impact to your business
  • Recommend the optimal balance of physical, virtual, and hyperconverged infrastructure

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CRN Exclusive: CEO Dion Weisler On The New HP Inc., The Hewlett Packard Legacy, A New Smartwatch And Future Innovation

HP Inc. CEO Dion Weisler formally launched the new HP Inc. on Nov. 2 by paying homage to Hewlett Packard’s legendary founders, Bill Hewlett and David Packard. Weisler spoke with CRN about the Hewlett and Packard legacy and the birth of the new HP Inc. — Silicon Valley’s original startup.

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When is the Best Time to Retire a Server?

There’s no magic number for the length of the hardware refresh cycle that works for everyone, but the set of variables that together determine the ideal time to replace a server is fairly uniform across the board. Identifying those variables and analyzing their relationship is a question Amir Michael and his team at Coolan, a data center hardware operations startup, recently asked.

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Data Center Design Best Practices: Efficiencies Beyond Power and Cooling

A good power and cooling strategy is no longer enough to maximize efficiency in today’s modern data center. Indeed, a future in which all devices and networks are connected requires data center design elements that can evolve with the Internet of Everything and the related demands of hyper-connectivity.

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Black Hat 2015: 10 Security Threats To Watch

Hackers and security researchers converged in Las Vegas this week to reveal the latest and greatest threats facing security professionals today. In presentations at the Black Hat 2015 conference, demonstrations showed how the rise of the Internet of Things, connected devices, new mobile technologies and other developments have opened up the door to more threats than ever before.

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