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When Should You Consider Building a New Data Center? Case Study: Paragon Internet Group

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IT departments today are all about speed – adding more applications faster to satisfy voracious global appetites for mobile, social media, streaming video and other resource-intensive applications. These applications must be available, regardless of their impact on critical infrastructure performance. If growth is stretching your resources too thin, you must take action to ensure availability. But because IT organizations are pressured to lower costs, you have to build an unassailable business case when deciding how to expand.

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Gartner, the Nexus of Forces and the Intelligent Data Center

Working in Server RoomRemember when as a data center administrator, all you had to do was plug in a few things here and there, and make sure the air conditioning was running up to speed, and everything was good?

No.  Neither do I.

But when you compare the requirements of your job today with what you had to do about a decade ago, what you were responsible for then probably seems a lot simpler.  READ MORE >

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Considerations for a Highly Available Intelligent Rack PDU

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Data centers are currently undergoing a period of great change. Data center managers are struggling to keep pace with growing capacity needs while working under the constraints of tightened budgets and energy efficiency initiatives and the challenges presented by new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing are transforming.

As data center environments become more dynamic and complex (read more here), many organizations are taking a more proactive approach to management and gaining better control of their data center operations so they can maintain or improve availability in increasingly dense computing environments while reducing costs and boosting efficiency.

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DCIM:  Where have we been?  Where are we headed?

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One of my favorite cartoons comes from more than 15 years ago; it’s the one where the clueless technology boss asks a member on his team to come up with a SQL database.  The worker wonders if the boss really knows what he’s talking about, and asks, “What color do you want that database?”  The boss replies, “I think mauve has the most RAM.”

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man in a server room_MG_4163

When Should You Consider Building a New Data Center? Case Study: Paragon Internet Group

man in a server room_MG_4163

IT departments today are all about speed – adding more applications faster to satisfy voracious global appetites for mobile, social media, streaming video and other resource-intensive applications. These applications must be available, regardless of their impact on critical infrastructure performance. If growth is stretching your resources too thin, you must take action to ensure availability. But because IT organizations are pressured to lower costs, you have to build an unassailable business case when deciding how to expand.

READ MORE >

DataCenter2_370x280

Gartner, the Nexus of Forces and the Intelligent Data Center

Working in Server RoomRemember when as a data center administrator, all you had to do was plug in a few things here and there, and make sure the air conditioning was running up to speed, and everything was good?

No.  Neither do I.

But when you compare the requirements of your job today with what you had to do about a decade ago, what you were responsible for then probably seems a lot simpler.  READ MORE >

178629045 (1)

Considerations for a Highly Available Intelligent Rack PDU

178629045

Data centers are currently undergoing a period of great change. Data center managers are struggling to keep pace with growing capacity needs while working under the constraints of tightened budgets and energy efficiency initiatives and the challenges presented by new technologies such as virtualization and cloud computing are transforming.

As data center environments become more dynamic and complex (read more here), many organizations are taking a more proactive approach to management and gaining better control of their data center operations so they can maintain or improve availability in increasingly dense computing environments while reducing costs and boosting efficiency.

READ MORE >

dc-tron

DCIM:  Where have we been?  Where are we headed?

dc-tron

 

One of my favorite cartoons comes from more than 15 years ago; it’s the one where the clueless technology boss asks a member on his team to come up with a SQL database.  The worker wonders if the boss really knows what he’s talking about, and asks, “What color do you want that database?”  The boss replies, “I think mauve has the most RAM.”

READ MORE >