Published By: Emerson
Published Date: Dec 01, 2010
The ten steps outlined in this paper provide a systematic approach to building the
foundation for data center infrastructure management by deploying and leveraging
measurement, intelligent controls and centralized monitoring and management. Data
centers employing these 10 prescribed point solutions for infrastructure performance
monitoring stand to gain an operational, strategic and transformative advantage for their
enterprise or business.
Through these 10 steps, data center managers can automatically collect data from
infrastructure systems and sensors placed strategically within the physical space and use this
data to gain higher availability, increase efficiency, enhance the value of virtualization and
consolidation efforts and improve planning.
The key to a dynamic data center is a powerful platform that provides compute capacity and storage connectivity that is easy to order and deploy.
Read the full white paper to learn why HP ConvergedSystem for Virtualization with 10GbE Adapters provided by Emulex is the right choice for your company.
As one of the world’s largest Internet commerce platforms, eBay demands extreme data center reliability; any downtime would impact transactions worth more than $2,000 a second. Thus its global data center team must excel simultaneously in delivering uptime and flexibility, while keeping costs down – a truly complex challenge, requiring constant innovation to be successful.
Whether you operate a large, a medium or even a small data center, it may be time for you to consider deploying high power to at least some of your racks. Good candidates are racks that will be packed with 1U servers, racks with blade servers and racks with data center networks or storage devices.
And, there are side benefits. Moving to higher voltages, whether single phase or three phase, reduces transmission losses which leads to energy savings. Higher voltages, especially when deployed as three-phase power, are a good way to increase rack power capacity without adding to cable clutter and blocking cooling air in under-floor plenums. High power racks, coupled with in-row or overhead local cooling, also eliminate the energy waste from moving air across the room since cooling is now localized.
This paper gives a high-level overview of key trends
shaping the data center and their impact on network
security. The paper is divided into the following topic
• Perimeter firewall
• Core network segmentation
• Cloud computing (infrastructure-as-a-service)
• Software-defined networking (SDN)
• Network Function Virtualization (NFV)
As enterprises build out data center, headquarter, and even branch office networks with ever-increasing Ethernet speeds,
security infrastructure needs to keep up. In the last 3 years, a long list of firewall manufacturers have rolled out products that
support between 40G and 1T of aggregate throughput, and they’re all investigating the need to support new technologies and new physical interfaces at higher performance levels.
Efficient utilization of shared compute, storage, and networking resources is essential in today’s virtualized data center. VMware estimates that server virtualization has reduced CapEx and OpEx costs by 40-60% in most companies. That’s real value, but is only fully realizable with the right hardware that allows Enterprise IT administrators and Managed Service Providers to leverage compute and capacity resources wherever they are available. QLogic has the answer.
As the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) model gains popularity, the number of OEMs, ODMs, and system integrators making appliances and embedded systems using 10GbE is growing by leaps and bounds.
Learn how QLogic 10Gb Ethernet Adapters allow you to gain control over your system’s connectivity, optimize deployment flexibility, and scale application performance and system capabilities to new heights.
This white paper discusses server virtualization’s impact on both maintaining business continuity and preserving data integrity during power outages, and then explains how state-of-the-art power management solutions can help virtualized data centers cope with utility failures more effectively.
Power Associates uses a host of Eaton products to fit their specific business needs for Tarrant County 9-1-1. Eaton’s flexible and scalable capabilities allowed Tarrant County run more efficiently. Learn how Eaton’s solutions can help your run your business more effectively while finding a solution that is customized for your business operations.
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As virtualization technology evolves and improves, the server performance and power requirements for supporting a virtualized data center increase. Aging servers struggle to meet increasing virtual workload demands and tax your data center by consuming valuable space and power. Principled Technologies compared the performance of the new NEC Express5800/A2040b to an older HP ProLiant DL385 G6 as a representative legacy server. This lab validated report details how many legacy database servers the NEC Express5800/A2040b could consolidate and the amount of space and power it saved, while maintaining steady performance within the hosted VMs.
The OFS market is rapidly maturing from file storage services for consumers to technology solutions that require features to effectively manage and secure business data. As part of this evolution, there is increasing demand for alternatives to the “one-size-fits-all,” cloud-based approach, especially among current OFS users who currently leverage that deployment model. The fact that more than two-thirds of these respondents would be extremely interested in a deployment model that allows some or all data to be stored on-premises is significant, albeit not surprising given that almost all respondent organizations have some types of data that is prohibited from being stored in a third-party data center.
Published By: Veeam HP
Published Date: Feb 11, 2015
This Solution Brief is about how HP and Veeam® have joined forces providing an end-to-end storage and data protection solution optimized for modern data centers. Learn how these two disruptive Veeam technologies: Veeam Explorer™ for Storage Snapshots and Veeam Backup from Storage Snapshots—are integrated with HP 3PAR StoreServ and StoreVirtual platforms and part of Veeam Backup & Replication™.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jun 08, 2015
With the massive growth of data from IOT to collaboration to compliance, end users are demanding low cost, flexible, easy to scale, and simple to manage datacenter storage solutions. Software-defined object storage delivers on these demands by capitalizing on industry standard x86 infrastructure and storage technologies to deploy more economic and manageable storage solutions compared to legacy storage architectures in existence today. Combined with Cisco’s world class Unified Compute System (Cisco UCS), Cloudian’s HyperStore Software-defined enables Enterprises to efficiently meet their growing data needs and rapidly respond to business demands.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jul 13, 2015
With the massive growth of data from the Internet of Things (IOT) to collaboration to compliance, users are demanding low-cost, flexible, easy to scale, and simple to manage data center storage solutions. Software-defined object storage delivers on these demands by capitalizing on industry standard x86 infrastructure and storage technologies to deploy more economic and manageable storage solutions compared to legacy storage architectures.
Cloudian HyperStore is an example of the new breed of software-designed storage. Cloudian HyperStore allows companies to build their own public or private cloud storage infrastructure including enterprise IT organizations, cloud service providers, or cloud hosting providers. This document gathers the essential information about a scale-out storage reference architecture and a real-world example from the Cloudian support organization that uses the Cloudian HyperStore® appliances that are powered by Lenovo hardware.
• Traditional IT security solutions rely on agents, which are not designed to operate in today’s complex virtual environments
• The agent-based approach to security diminishes the business value of virtualization and complicates management
• Virtualized data centers require a centralized approach that eliminates the need for agents on every VM
Published By: Vormetric
Published Date: Jul 28, 2016
Should you encrypt everything? There has never been more options for encrypting data across applications, databases, servers, storage, and the entire datacenter (and the cloud). This report from Securosis cuts through the confusion to help you pick the best encryption and tokenization options for your projects.
Businesses of all sizes are turning to converged systems to reduce costs by running more workloads in less space, rolling out IT services faster and streamlining IT operations with extensible lifecycle management and template-driven orchestration. Benefits like these create a compelling case for the use of converged systems—from small businesses and remote offices to large data centers and web-scale service providers.
Cloud has revolutionized computing from the desktop to the data center and, perhaps even more meaningfully, down to the mobile devices we work and play with. The cloud approach of scalable shared infrastructure has allowed customers to consider both purchasing and deploying information technology resources in more flexible, cost-effective ways. They’ve saved money and invested in only the capacity they needed and are enjoying the benefits of consolidated infrastructure. Virtualization has been at the epicenter of this revolution and has enabled racks of disparate hardware to become one. But the move to virtualization has not come without bumps in the road.
Data centers have been designed for years with the same hierarchical and expensive network design. But as the modern data center evolves to a scale-out, dynamic and virtualized shared services platform.