Knowledge is power. As a colocation customer, can you imagine having real-time information on the power, cooling, and relative humidity being supplied to your IT assets available 24/7 on your mobile device? Plus, what if there were a way to verify whether or not your SLAs are being fulfilled?
It seems that it is almost daily that we hear about massive data breaches and the risks for one have never been greater. Security is always top of mind for every CIO as they implement technologies into their environment and in the ever connected world we live in, it is imperative that we protect everything in our environment from the device to the cloud, but also still allow our people to be productive and innovative while they are safe.
Array Software 8.0 offers enhanced features to help customers easily manage new and existing PS Series arrays, including space savings through compression of snapshots and replicas provided on a per-pool basis and advanced Virtual Volumes integration that provides policy-based data services and data placement at the VM-level to streamline management, monitoring and data protection in conjunction with VMware ESX.
Headquartered in New York, CA Technologies has been in the DCIM market for some time. Prior to coining the term DCIM, CA’s management model was referred to as Operational Energy Management and Data Center Infrastructure and Energy Management. CA’s early offerings in the Operational Energy Management market included the energy monitoring solution CA ecoMeter, which was introduced in 2009.
A new data center in the United States is generating electricity for its servers entirely from renewable sources, converting biogas from a sewage treatment plant into electricity and water. Siemens implemented the pilot project, which recently went into operation, together with Microsoft and FuelCell Energy. The data center is not connected to the public power grid. Siemens developed and installed intelligent control and monitoring technology for the plant as well as energy management software so that the servers can be reliably supplied with electricity at all times. The partners intend to demonstrate that using intelligent hardware and software, even critical installations such as data centers can be reliably operated with alternative energy sources.
For a UC&C system to be useful, it must be reliable. Why must this point be made? Isn’t it obvious? Of course, the UC&C system hardware itself must be properly configured and functioning. However, the complexity of the infrastructure that is used by the UC&C system often makes it difficult to determine the cause of a problem or to make sure that there aren’t problems lurking within the infrastructure.
IT leaders constantly dream up ways to meet data center requirements for performance and efficiency, but time and money always seem to quash grand plans.
Not all IT infrastructure projects require a large budget and lengthy schedule. These relatively inexpensive updates boost performance and reliability.
We have more users, more workloads, and a lot more data traversing the current cloud and data center platforms. Trends are indicating that this growth will only continue. When it comes to data center growth and big data, there something very important that needs to be understood. The value around data and information is much higher than it ever was before. With that in mind, content delivery, user optimization, and data quantification are critical aspects to the modern business.
To this day, a private cloud is still one of the most popular cloud delivery methods out there. Organizations looking to bring rich content to the ever-mobile end user are updating their infrastructure, creating a more scalable data center and trying to keep up with the market.