Internet use is trending towards bandwidth-intensive content and an increasing number of attached “things”. At the same time, mobile telecom networks and data networks are converging into a cloud computing architecture. To support needs today and tomorrow, computing power and storage is being inserted out on the network edge in order to lower data transport time and increase availability. Edge computing brings bandwidth-intensive content and latency-sensitive applications closer to the user or data source. This white paper explains the drivers of edge computing and explores the various types of edge computing available.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices. This white paper describes the types of PM services that can help safeguard the uptime of data centers and IT equipment rooms. Various PM methodologies and approaches are discussed. Recommended practices are suggested.
IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center’s power usage effectiveness (PUE). Dynamic loads that vary in time and location may heighten the risk of downtime if rack-level power and cooling health are not understood and considered. Finally, the fault-tolerant nature of a highly virtualized environment could raise questions about the level of redundancy required in the physical infrastructure. These particular effects of virtualization are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered.
It is time to finally get over the misconceptions generated by the loud and misleading rhetoric regarding the superior efficiencies of close-coupled and liquid cooled server cabinet solutions, as well as the supposed limits on power densities that can be effectively cooled by air
Power consumption in the data center continues to be a rising trend. The need to provide redundant power systems with high reliability and availability of compute resources is a major driving force for the increase in power utilization.
Decades of continuous service of large diameter pressure pipelines leads to deterioration that threatens the structural integrity of piping systems. This white paper highlights the project background for repairing cement mortar lined steel piping discharge headers.
This whitepaper examines some of the short- and long-term issues and challenges that should be part of your due diligence when facing growing demands of your organization’s evolving computing architecture and making major strategic and economic decisions.
The traditional data center model is like the old cable TV and music models, which forced you to buy and pay for all 189 channels and all ten songs, even if you only wanted a few. The evolved data center model, in contrast, is like the new TV and music models – you only buy the show or the song you want.
Comparisons to the invention of the printing press and Gutenberg’s Bible might be slightly exaggerated—but only slightly. The era of the Internet of Everything (IoE) is upon us and IoE will inevitably change the way companies operate. But too much of the discussion about IoE glosses over the skills and capabilities required of data engineering.
This eBook examines operations and the most likely causes of outages in a data center along with organizational strategies that can eliminate or minimize the potential for unplanned downtime in a data center.
A high percentage of today’s data centers use water-based cooling methods to keep them from becoming the equivalent of a Hopi sweatbox in the desert. When you’re planning a new data center you may want to consider the impact of the weather and water availability on your decision.
Data center leaders that opt for basic PDUs because they cost less than intelligent PDUs are making a big mistake. The truth is intelligent PDUs offer a significantly higher return on investment (ROI). Learn why intelligent PDUs are the smart choice.
Toutes les architectures IT ne sont pas égales. Que vous mettiez à jour votre infrastructure existante ou que vous partiez de zéro pour en créer une nouvelle, il est sage de choisir une solution qui facilite le déploiement et rationalise la gestion tout en
maintenant des coûts raisonnables.
The report explores the new finance best practices CFOs are adopting in the Digital Age to create modern finance organizations better equipped to support more agile, technology-enabled business models and stronger C-suite collaboration.
Raritan’s hybrid transfer switch offers surge protection, field replaceable fuses, and disaster recovery in case of a shorted load. They’re also energy efficient - consuming a mere 20W - and thereby produce less heat resulting in fewer issues during installation and day-to-day use.