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.
Imagine starting your day with a service call to restore your e-mail, or losing all of your customer billing data just before closing up for the night. Server technology offers business-class features to help you avoid these scenarios. Given the similar price points between a desktop and the Lenovo ThinkServer TS140 system, why not run your applications on a ThinkServer?
FlexAbility products from CIT Equipment Finance provide clients with unlimited flexibility to structure what they sell, how they charge for it, and who they partner with. Companies that go to market with complex sales structures such as managed services, bundling, and usage-based billing and pricing, can benefit from with more innovative sales and pricing structures, easier administration, and lower operational expenses from deal initiation through accounts receivable.
Published By: Cloudian
Published Date: Jul 13, 2015
Digital assets in broadcast and media environments can generate revenue for decades, but if they become damaged or lost, they are either impossible or very expensive to recreate. As organizations in the broadcast and media industries adapt and re-invest for 4K or higher resolution production, older workflows may no longer be as efficient as they once were. Ensuring the long term protection and security of all high-value, high-resolu??on assets is essential. Cloudian and QStar Technologies regard data protection and easy access to data files as key requirements for organizations wishing to maximize their use of these valuable assets. To accommodate larger volumes of data necessitated by 4K files and higher resolution equipment, the ability to easily scale workflows, is paramount.
Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center room cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are inefficient, unpredictable, and low in power density. Row-oriented and rack-oriented cooling architectures have been developed to address these problems. This paper contrasts room, row, and rack architectures and shows why row-oriented cooling will emerge as the preferred solution for most next generation data centers.
Being asked to "do more with less" has become standing operating procedure in business and government. Today, it is a generally accepted fact that finding innovative ways to reduce costs and extend the life of capital investments is an expectation. An area to explore in achieving these objectives is service/support/maintenance for servers, storage, routers and switches. While OEM maintenance is the default position for new equipment, there are significant aspects to consider for service beyond the expiration of initial agreements. This document provides an overview of critical aspects to take into account concerning OEM service and the value and benefits of third-party, multi-vendor service and support.
Published By: Bretford
Published Date: Apr 25, 2011
This white paper outlines the most widely used teaching styles used today and explains how technology is positively influencing the educational system. It will discuss the number of challenges that educators face with the evolution of technology, while ultimately enhancing the overall teaching and learning processes.
Published By: Bretford
Published Date: Apr 25, 2011
Bretford designs and manufactures dependable furniture products that are built to last for decades and are created to improve how people work and learn. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. holds more than six decades of expertise dedicated solely to the design and manufacture of furniture solutions. Watch the video to learn more about Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
Published By: Bretford
Published Date: Apr 25, 2011
Bretford offers educators the world's first laptop computer carts with a brain. The company's 20- and 30-unit Intelligent Laptop Computer carts are the only ones on the market today to incorporate a sophisticated Power Management System or "brain" that decreases heat and electrical stress while proportionally distributing power to the laptops, resulting in batteries that last longer. A special Cable Clutter Closet also keeps all power cords and wires neatly managed and stored in the back portion of each unit. Watch the video to learn more.
Companies that provide network services – system integrators, consultants, service providers, or network-attached equipment manufacturers – continually strive to improve client satisfaction and increase profitability, all while facing increased network complexity.
For project managers, directors or executives of companies that offer these services, this paper looks at the challenges faced by field teams and recommends some best practices to help them improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
Published By: SanDisk
Published Date: Oct 28, 2015
The video surveillance market is continuing to transition from analog to digital, with sales of IP-based solutions growing at about double the rate of analog systems.1 The shift to digital, along with the need for higher image quality, increased mobility and faster access, is creating a need for manufacturers and users of video surveillance equipment to explore newer storage technologies—in particular, solid-state drives (SSDs)
Published By: Kensington
Published Date: Oct 18, 2010
When it comes to PCs and laptops, physical equipment locks protect data, secure investments and safeguard a company's ability to remain profitable better than any software security solution. They can also add to your bottom line. Read the free whitepaper and see how.
If not, you are increasing the risk for costly, unplanned downtime. However, despite the importance of having a reliable flow of electricity, over half of building owners rely on reactive maintenance programs to care for their equipment. This means they wait until equipment fails completely before initiating corrective action, which is typically 3-4 times more costly than taking preventive measures.
A good first step to go from being reactive to proactive is having a power system assessment performed to determine the current state and reliability of your electrical system. For more information on Power System Assessments, download our white paper, "Assessing the Health of a Facility's Electrical Power Distribution System".
Published By: Quantum
Published Date: Jun 20, 2017
In the past, the production of professional quality corporate videos was delegated to outside agencies. Corporate business units hired marketing firms and video production houses because those outside agencies were the only ones with both the required expertise and the expensive equipment needed to generate high-quality results.
Quantum teamed up with the Communications Media Management Association (CMMA) to survey their members—media production managers from leading enterprises—to learn more about the benefits and challenges of creating video in-house.
Download the eBook, “The Changing Landscape of Corporate Video Production” to get the following questions answered and more:
• Will in-house creative teams continue to ramp up in production?
• What video formats are they currently producing and delivering?
• How are they archiving their content?
• What challenges are in-house teams facing as they generate more content?
Today, that is changing. As the cost of video production technology drops, more corporations are recognizing the value of bringing production in-house. According to a recent report by Vidyard, 85% of businesses surveyed now have internal staff and resources producing videos in-house.
On 3 May 1978, Gary Thuerk sent an e-mail that later earned him the title “Father of Spam” (although understandably, he prefers to be called the “Father of E-marketing”). Thuerk, then a marketing manager for computer company Digital Equipment Corporation, sent a mass e-mail inviting recipients to one of two West Coast product demos for a new line of computers.
Many system integrators, software vendors, and platform providers rely on Intel® technologies to deliver the performance and scalability required for vE-CPE solutions. Using vE-CPE solutions based on Intel technologies, service providers can offer a full range of services without having to use multiple purpose-built systems.
Read on to find out more.
Not so many years ago, network closets, server rooms and data centers were designed from a “room to rack” standpoint. Deciding specifically where to store your technology typically came later in the design process. However, rapid technology refresh cycles, the need to rackmount more equipment and the desire for increased cooling capacities in an enclosed rack (known as an enclosure), have all begun to reverse that trend. Today, IT professionals are designing these critical workspaces with more of a “rack to room” methodology.
Power distribution is facilitated through different pieces of equipment that take the power conditioned by your uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and send it to your IT equipment . Power distribution solutions can manage and even control energy consumption in smaller environments as well as large data center applications . Distributing power efficiently results in reduced operating costs and increased reliability.