Category Archives: ITSG

Creating a Cloud Readiness Assessment

It’s a lot easier to move your infrastructure into the cloud than have to migrate everything back into a private data center. The idea is to make sure you deploy the right workloads and have the correct deployment methodology throughout the entire process.

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DCIM News from Data Center World

Data Center Infrastructure Management vendors continued the race to add features and functionality to their software with a number of announcements at last week’s Data Center World conference in Las Vegas. Companies added to what their solutions can do by both building new features themselves and integrating with partners.

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Virtualization—Good Practices for SMBs by Matt Smith

Looking for a way to save money and make your business more efficient? Virtualization can help you with both of those goals. Here’s a look at some of the benefits and best practices:

Take Advantage of the IT You Already Own

Virtualization can help you get more out of the IT infrastructure you have right now. Instead of the standard one-to-one relationship between servers and applications, virtualization allows you to consolidate multiple server tasks onto one machine.

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Understanding the World of Cloud Automation

The modern data center is getting a lot smarter. We’ve got better systems, more optimally controlled resources, and the end-user experience is continuously improving. But there’s a lot more intelligence being built into your cloud platform than ever before. The sheer number of new users and workloads accessing the cloud has forced data centers and various organizations to adopt new, powerful, methods to delivery rich content.

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Could we have data centres as a commodity?

For those working in the fast moving world of cloud computing it is easy to take the view that the choice of data centre is irrelevant; that although it is an essential piece of the jigsaw, one data centre is just the same as another when compared to the complexities of differing IaaS and SaaS platforms. On this basis it is assumed that all the value in the IT chain will migrate to the cloud providers leaving data centres to earn meagre commodity margins.

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Music of Data Centers

The only sounds the Internet makes on the end user side are those coming out of PC speakers or headphones – preprogrammed, prerecorded, contrived. While the boomy, echoey machine sounds of a factory making physical products is not hard to summon for anyone in their memory, your average iPhone user has no idea what the factory that produces their Facebook news feed sounds like (or that it has a sound).

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