Published By: Harting
Published Date: Mar 24, 2017
Demand for Data Centers is increasing exponentially and forcing the industry as a whole to reevaluate their processes. This is most obvious in rented Data Centers and mobile Data Centers. Having said that, changes in standards are occurring at every level of the Data Center, especially in design, installation, and maintenance. Newer standards are giving those in the know a competitive edge.
One of the newest standards is using connectorized cable assemblies to distribute power from the Data Center’s UPS (uninterrupted power supply) to the PDUs (power distribution unit). Using a connectorized cable assembly streamlines the entire Data Center by decreasing costs and installation time while increasing profitability.
Read to learn how connectorized cable assemblies:
• Simplify and shorten the design phase
• Improve the Safety and Reliability
• Reduce installation time and minimize downtime
Cobalt Data Centers operates a state of the art Tier III multi-tenant data center in the Las Vegas area that supports a broad customer base having a diverse and demanding set of requirements for security, reliability, and accessibility.
To maximize efficiency in the data center, you first have to “follow the money” which means understanding where the bulk of your costs are and determining how to best maximize those resources by increasing efficiency and therefore reducing costs.
There is no shortage of predictions regarding the future of data center power densities, but their track-record over the last decade has been poor. At the same time, there is also a general inconsistency in the way different groups define and discuss the topic of the high-density data center
Whether faced with the task of accommodating more users, consolidating datacenters, increasing virtualization, improving uptime, or just improving response times, the task of evaluating and implementing all of the required technology can prove both arduous and frustrating. A number of vendors have joined together to provide pre-defined rack level solutions of best-of-breed hardware along with software optimized to work on that configuration. The Vblock from VCE and FlexPod from NetApp + Cisco are but two examples of these “converged” systems. They typically are deployed entire racks at a time. A benefit of converged systems is that the buyer does not have to know as much about the internal workings of the various pieces of the system in order to have a rapid and successful deployment.
Published By: Raritan
Published Date: Jan 11, 2017
As our businesses become increasingly digital, we tend to think about technology in non-physical terms. Our IT infrastructure becomes “the cloud.” Our servers and storage become “virtual.” Our networks become “software-defined.”
The reality, however, is that information technology (IT) always depends on physical infrastructure. Without hardware there is no software. So to lose sight of technology’s physical realities is to jeopardize the wisdom with which we manage its physical underpinnings. And unwise management of those physical underpinnings leads to both higher operational costs and higher operational risks.
Published By: Raritan
Published Date: Jan 11, 2017
The rack power distribution unit (rack PDU) has emerged from obscurity. As the last link of the elaborate data center power chain, the traditional role of the rack PDU has been to deliver stable, reliable and adequate power to all the devices in the rack or cabinet—servers, storage, network equipment—which are plugged into it. Although it provides the electrical heartbeat to all the systems that run the critical applications that support the operation of the business (or that, in some cases, are the business); it was often considered a simple commodity, just a power strip. Typically, IT merely told facilities how much power was needed, based on device nameplate specs—and often with redundancy, so there was plenty of headroom and minimal risk of downtime. Little thought was given to efficiency or what other value a rack PDU could provide.
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Deduplication reduces the amount of data to be managed, protected, and ultimately stored and is one of a few IT solutions that cuts costs quickly and improves service levels. ESG suggests that senior IT executives join the nearly 40% of their peers who are using deduplication and reaping its rewards.
ESG believes businesses are looking for a better way to protect data and manage it without going broke or getting lost in the process. Solutions that once closed the gap are now falling short. Learn how EMC is filling the gaps through smart acquisitions and integrations that address customer needs. Read the paper.
In this brief, IDC discusses the challenges of using tape and the benefits of disk-based data protection solutions with data deduplication, especially if a business is experiencing unabated data growth, a lack of recovery performance, and increased costs associated with physical tape. Read the brief.
If you still yearn for an infrastructure that can handle unpredictable data growth and enable you to enhance service levels, while ensuring data protection, read this ESG white paper. Learn how EMC is helping businesses completely transform their data protection processes. Read more now.
Data center managers face increasing complexity and explosive growth in the mission-critical operations they manage. With these escalating pressures, many organizations are adopting a new way to manage their data centers. Read this white paper to discover how Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) can create more efficient and highly available data centers.