Servers occupy a place in computing similar to that occupied by minicomputers in the past, which they have largely replaced. The typical server is a computer system that operates continuously on a network and waits for requests for services from other computers on the network. Many servers are dedicated to this role, but some may also be used simultaneously for other purposes, particularly when the demands placed upon them as servers are modest.
What digital trends are forcing CDN services to evolve? CDN services are changing, and web and application delivery professionals are navigating the evolving CDN landscape. Read the Forrester Research Report, "CDNs Extend to Web Performance Optimization and End-To-End Cloud Services" to learn what new capabilities are required from the Next Generation CDN.
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.
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.
This paper proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of prefabricated modular data centers, defines and compares their key attributes, and provides a framework for choosing the best approach(es) based on business requirements.
The case for a re-envisioned data center is being made every day, and at an increasingly urgent pace. Growing technology demands, transforming global economics, corporate efficiency initiatives, and required business agility are among the drivers making change not merely a strategy, but a prerequisite for survival.
This planning guide looks at the importance of environmental concerns in the age of heightened corporate responsibility, and identifies the considerations for moving to a clean energy model for data centers.
This benchmark analysis examines the relative performance of major VM components including virtual cores, memory, block storage, and internal network for Internap AgileCLOUD and Amazon Web Services (AWS) ECS/EBS.
Read more to learn how a Virtualized Residential Gateway is driving the delivery of enhanced residential services. This paper reviews the market drivers, evolved architecture model, benefits and capabilities (for each building block) of the vRGW solution.
Foremost, you’ll learn the top-10 reasons why the Cisco Unified Computing System™ (Cisco UCS®) is the most effective platform for your Windows Server 2003 migration. You’ll understand how Cisco UCS can vastly improve the performance of your Windows Server 2003 applications while simultaneously providing improved availability and reliability for your business-critical workloads.
We’re experiencing a disruptive period of data transformation—and managing today’s database infrastructures during this disruptive period is not only critically important, but also more challenging than ever. An historic growth in data and cutting-edge technology trends, like the Internet of Everything, is causing an explosion in connections and data creation that is reshaping everything we do.