In this Product Brief, Clabby Analytics examines BLADE’s “rackonomics” concept (the idea that putting switches into blades and racks is more economical than using external core switches) — and its two new RackSwitch offerings (the G8000 and G8100) designed to implement its rackonomics view.
CIOs and IT professionals know that as their businesses grow, the need for computing also grows, making it necessary to add servers to existing environments. While this process can be time consuming and potentially complicated, it doesn't have to be.
In collaborative spaces, people naturally share ideas, which leads to innovation and growth. But how do you design
a workplace that provides a highly collaborative atmosphere and that incorporates what people want? According
to the Cisco® 2014 Connected World Technology Report, the top five workplace trends are:
• Flexibility and coworking
• Space customization
• Employee wellness
• Bring-your-own-device (BYOD) programs
IT organizations use colocation centers for a variety of reasons, but not all colocation providers offer the same value and functionality, and many come with inherent risks. When choosing a colocation provider, careful consideration is essential. This guide will show you how to choose the right provider.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 02, 2015
Organizations need to work with suppliers that not only have a clear long-term vision, but that can implement it in a way that ensures cost-efficient scalability and a small administrative footprint. Dell’s PowerEdge portfolio of servers have been available for several years in a variety of configuration options, such as towers, racks, blades and converged infrastructure. The paper discusses VRTX and FX as innovation proof points for Dell’s compute infrastructure vision.
Published By: Dell-Intel
Published Date: Jul 16, 2009
The Business Ready Configurations for Dell PowerEdge blade servers, Dell EqualLogic SAN, and VMware Infrastructure provides a detailed reference architecture for deploying and using VMware virtualization on Dell blades and iSCSI storage environments. The Dell PowerEdge M1000e supports the recently announced 11th generation Dell PowerEdge M610 and M710 blade servers based on the new Intel Xeon processors.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Feb 13, 2014
Read our interconnectivity infopaper to find out how tapping into our more than 900 networks and 450 cloud providers can give you secure, high-bandwidth connections with zero latency and ensure your success in the Internet of Everything era.
This white paper is focused on the design and architecture of an OCS 2007 environment in an HP BladeSystem infrastructure. The document outlines a building block approach to deploying OCS on the HP BladeSystem and focuses on how the design decisions around levels of availability, scalability, and the OCS 2007 feature set impact the hardware that is deployed and the version of OCS that is used. The white paper also covers a brief overview of the Microsoft Unified Communications framework including Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 and Office Communications Server 2007 and an overview of the HP BladeSystem architecture and how the HP BladeSystem can help lower the total cost of ownership (TCO).
The focus of this report is performance testing of the core services of an OCS Enterprise Edition Consolidated Configuration and as deployed on an HP BladeSystem and HP StorageWorks solution. One requirement for any solution deploying more than one server in a pool is a hardware load balancer. In this solution a F5 BIG-IP Local Traffic Manager is used.
Learn how SARCOM, a leading IT services provider, used a virtualized HP-based SAN infrastructure linked to server blades, with point-in-time replication (full data set snapclones) and backup to tape libraries to improve storage performance, flexibility, and reliability while reducing costs and protecting data.
Every data center IT manager must constantly deal with certain practical constraints such as time, complexity, reliability, maintainability, space, compatibility, and money. The challenge is that business application demands on computing technology often don’t cooperate with these constraints.
A day is lost due to a software incompatibility introduced during an upgrade, hours are lost tracing cables to see where they go, money is spent replacing an unexpected hardware failure, and so on. Day in and day out, these sorts of interruptions burden data center productivity.
Sometimes, it’s possible to temporarily improve the situation by upgrading to newer technology. Faster network bandwidth and storage media can reduce the time it takes to make backups. Faster processors — with multiple cores and larger memory address space — make it possible to practically manage virtual machines.
If your organization is deploying a new server farm or cluster for any reason — a newly virtualized application or a growing business initiative, perhaps — this is the time to consider blade servers as a cost-effective alternative to traditional rack servers. In most use cases, you will find blade servers to be less expensive than rack servers for both the initial purchase as well as for long-term total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, blades enable improvements in manageability, agility, scalability and power consumption.
This paper outlines a ready-made solution that delivers comprehensive infrastructure optimization in accordance with Microsoft’s APO model. Using HP PolyServe software in conjunction with HP BladeSystem c-Class products and Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Edition, organizations can attain Dynamic Infrastructure capabilities while reducing server counts by 50%, decreasing configuration and management time by up to 75%, and providing high availability to all servers and SQL Server-based applications.
Cascade Grain Products, a new $113.4 million gallon ethanol plant in Clatskanie, Oregon, was in need of an IT infrastructure that matched its green business mission. The IT management team chose to equip the new plant with an expandable and energy-efficient server and storage infrastructure consisting of an all-in-one blade server and storage solution. Read this case study to learn how Cascade Grain Products achieved a planet- and bottom line-friendly six-figure cost avoidance on power, cooling and construction costs and $50,000 annual saving in onsite administration costs.
Today's economic climate has heightened the goal of every IT department to provide high-quality IT service to the business, at the lowest possible cost, while improving business outcomes. Looking outside of the infrastructure itself, there are two key challenges related to data storage: provisioning capacity for applications and reducing risk through a sound data protection strategy. This white paper discusses the challenges of creating the right storage infrastructure, provides an overview of data storage options, and examines a storage solution that combines blade servers and network-attached storage.