Category Archives: IT Misc

Storing All That Data: Web-Scale Solutions for a Connected World

A recent data forecast from Cisco predicts that mobile data traffic will grow ten-fold globally from 2014 to 2019 – a compound annual growth rate of 57 percent. Another 57 percent of mobile connections will be “smart” connections by 2019, up from 26 percent in 2014. Add the growth of mobile devices and cloud-based services, and it’s enough to make an database administrator’s head spin trying to figure out where all that data is going to be stored.

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SimpliVity Adds Support for Cisco UCS Director, Simplifies IT and Cloud … – Business Wire (press release)

SimpliVity announced that its leading hyperconverged infrastructure will support Cisco UCS Director to optimize customer private and hybrid cloud environments. Available next quarter, SimpliVity’s hyperconverged solution will support Cisco UCS Director to automate infrastructure management and orchestrate the provisioning of virtual machines (VMs) with native data protection and mobility across all global sites.

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Enterprise Data Center Investment Expected to Grow

Despite the popular belief that cloud services are well on their way to replacing enterprise data centers, most mid-size and large businesses are planning to increase spending on their mission-critical facilities in the near future. That’s according to a recent report by 451 Research, which said nearly 90 percent of data center operators surveyed in North America and Europe had plans to increase data center facility spending.

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Emerson Network Power – The Trellis Platform

Based out of Huntsville, AL, Emerson Network Power has been a long-term player in this market with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing DCIM software for global clients. Today, its flagship DCIM product, the Trellis™ Platform, is now in its third version. The Trellis Platform was built from the ground up, not an amalgam of other existing products.

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How to Make Your Network Security Infrastructure Future-Ready

It is clear that today’s businesses require reliable network connectivity, and access to both corporate and Internet resources. Connections to and from business units, external customers and SOHOs are all equally important to ensure continuity. Business runs all day, every day, even in off hours. Most companies run operations around the clock, so it is important to realize that solid business continuity strategy and redundancy technology should be considered and implemented.

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Scary DR Stories Part 2: Yes, It Can Get Scarier!

Fall is upon us, the leaves are falling, the days are getting shorter, all of which can only mean one thing………it is time for Zerto’s yearly scary DR stories! So come prepared with flashlights, and warm blankets on November 3, 2015 for Zerto’s scary DR stories webinar, just after Halloween. In the meantime, we would love to hear your stories.

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Is It Time To Decommission Your Data Center?

Data centers are extremely complex to manage, and the task of decommissioning a data center is far from trivial. Decisions must be made regarding which equipment, if any, can be reused in the new data center. Some of the equipment will need to be disposed of and/or destroyed, and some of the equipment may be resold.

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Tips to Protect Your Network Closet

While network closets take on all shapes and sizes, they are essentially an arm of the data center. As an important component of all mission-critical environments, the network closet must be organized, protected and managed efficiently and effectively. IT professionals are charged with keeping the technology infrastructure functioning, even in the face of constrained resources and increasing complexity.

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