Use of cloud computing by enterprise companiesis growing rapidly. A greater dependence on cloud-based applications means businesses must rethink the level of redundancy of the physical infrastructure
equipment (power, cooling, networking) remaining on-premise, at the “Edge”. In this paper, we describe and critique the common physical infrastructure practices seen today, propose a method of analyzing the resiliency needed, and discuss best practices that will ensure employees remain connected to their business critical applications.
Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the availability of IT operations within small server rooms and branch offices. This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of
this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling methods and provides guidance on when to use each type for most next generation data centers.
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.
Server technologies and storage technologies are converging, enabling a powerful new era of information on demand. IBM System Storage solutions are supporting companies’ green initiatives with energy efficient tools and technology that reduce cooling costs and take up less space. The solutions are also resilient enough to grow and adapt with you.
This IDC white paper discusses the elements of power/cooling expenses, the management challenges of attaining new efficiencies, and HP's holistic approach to reducing energy consumption with Thermal Logic technology.
Many firms are embarking on ambitious data center optimization projects to significantly reduce cost in hardware, maintenance, licensing, rack space, cooling and power – only to realize they are lacking fundamental data about their environment. Learn how you can accelerate and de-risk your data center optimization initiatives.
Kemp Technologies’ LoadMaster Application Delivery Controller (ADC) and Server Load Balancer (SLB) appliances are low energy consumers. Reducing energy use at the point of consumption, LoadMaster provides benefits to other areas by reducing load on power and cooling facilities, which in turn reduce their own energy use.
This solution brief explains how to establish an infrastructure that simplifies, integrates, and automates it all - allowing the Small and midsize businesses to shift the budget to business innovations.
In this on-demand webinar, join Eric Pelletier, System Architect with HP Networking, as he discusses how to reduce power consumption as you design your network, buy networking gear, and during network operation.
Published By: CDW Vmware
Published Date: Aug 02, 2012
Following the sale of a company division housing its corporate data center, Source Interlink had to relocate core IT operations. Teaming with CDW, they were able to not only relocate, but lower capital and operating costs, reduce
their carbon footprint, and increase efficiency.
Not long ago, if you asked an IT executive about transformation, there was a good chance you’d get a technology-centric response. You’d hear about consolidation and virtualization, power and cooling, security and availability.
Today, the responses are different. This edition of Unleashing IT is all about transformation. Not technology change, but business change through the use of technology.
Buy-and-hold strategies can actually add costs to the datacenter, as systems age in place. Not only do hardware maintenance and software maintenance fees rise, over time – but the aging of applications also costs the organization money. Investing in a transition from POWER5 to POWER7 resulted in a return on investment (ROI) of more than 150 percent over three years.
An insightful and and compelling discussion by IDC that reviews the primary reason for maintaining current systems -- Return on Investment. IDC studied IBM Power Systems sites that remained on the POWER5 platform long after its initial introduction in 2004. When comparisons to the succeeding generation of POWER7 are made, customers have found that the increase in scalability and performance of POWER7 systems, combined with a reduction in server ""footprint""