VMware vSAN is enterprise-class, vSphere-native storage that powers more hyper-converged infrastructure solutions than any other vendor. vSAN accelerates and simplifies the data center modernization journey by helping you evolve your infrastructure without risk, reduce TCO through simplified operations and server economics, and scale to tomorrow’s business needs with an agile, cloud-ready platform. As the only vSphere-native storage platform, vSAN naturally extends virtualization to storage, creating a hyperconverged solution that simply works with existing tools, skill sets, software solutions, and server platforms. The result is an agile IT environment ready for dynamic business needs.
Emerging data center models are based on flexibility and non-disruptive, on-demand scalability. Infrastructure must not only support these capabilities, but be able itself to provide these same benefits and capabilities. F5 ScaleN is a breakthrough in high availability and scalability, offering the robust capabilities required to enable multi-tenant solutions, elastic applications, and infrastructure for any environment.
Video: Flash technology has emerged as a powerful force in today's enterprise data centers. See why one size does NOT fit all when it comes to flash and how EMC is delivering the solutions you need to fit your flash needs.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As organizations pursue improvements in reliability and energy efficiency, power design in data centers gets substantial attention—particularly from facilities and engineering personnel. At the same time, however, many IT professionals tend to spend little time or energy on the specific products they use to deliver and distribute electrical power. In?rack power is often considered less strategically important than which servers or databases to deploy, and it is often one of the last decisions to be made in the overall design of the data center. But choosing the right in-rack power solutions can save organizations from potentially crippling downtime and deliver significant up-front and ongoing savings through improved IT efficiency and data center infrastructure management.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: Jun 28, 2018
As high-density IT equipment becomes the new normal, the amount of heat generated continues to grow substantially – as does the challenge of efficiently cooling data centers. Traditional perimeter and/or raised floor computer room air conditioning systems increasingly struggle to remove concentrated heat loads. In many small to mid-size data centers, implementing close-coupled cooling solutions can be a highly effective and efficient strategy for supplementing cooling capacity. Located in or near server racks, close-coupled air conditioning units focus cooling where it is needed most without lowering the temperature of the entire data center. In addition, these modular solutions make it easy to reconfigure cooling to handle new equipment or eliminate hot spots. As a result, using close-coupled portable, rack-mounted or row-based air conditioning units tailored to your specific data center needs can boost cooling efficiency and add valuable flexibility.
Increasing power demands and space limitations in the data center have begun to transition server virtualization technologies from luxuries to necessities. Server virtualization provides a path toward server consolidation that results in significant power and space savings, while also offering high availability and system portability. Today, vendors are building hardware and software platforms that can deliver virtualization solutions at near-native performance.
Layered Tech's engineers created a customized package of virtual private data centers (VPDCs), managed services and disaster recovery solutions that support KANA's clients, large and small. Layered Tech tailored the architecture to meet the highest enterprise security requirements, as well as ensuring that each KANA client can deploy applications that scale to ongoing volume fluctuations.
Today’s enterprises face new requirements for their datacenter
and cloud architectures, from keeping pace cost-effectively with
fast-growing traffic to ensuring optimal application
performance no matter how quickly business needs or the
enterprise environment evolve. At the same time, IT must reduce
costs and datacenter sprawl, ensure security and uptime, and
prepare for a new generation of cloud computing initiatives.
While many Application Delivery Controller (ADC) solutions
promise to meet demanding customer needs, the reality often
falls short. Taking a closer look at the available options and how
they measure up against the criteria that matter most, it
becomes clear that NetScaler beats the competition—providing
better performance and scalability than F5 Networks, Inc.
An ADC is one of the most critical elements of an organization’s datacenter and cloud architecture. As you evaluate ADC solutions, it’s essential to pay close attention to their ability to address the most important challenges in your environment. This paper highlights nine key datacenter and cloud architecture challenges that NetScaler helps solve more effectively than F5 to help you.
Data center administrators face a significant challenge: They need to secure the data center without compromising the performance and functionality that new data center environments enable. Many are looking to secure the data center using solutions designed for the Internet edge, but these solutions are not enough. The data center has unique requirements around provisioning, performance, virtualization, applications, and traffic that Internet-edge security devices are simply not designed to address.
Information technology is undergoing rapid change as organizations of all types begin to embrace the idea of
moving computing infrastructure from on-premises to the cloud. It is easy to understand why the cloud has taken
off faster than any technology phenomenon in recent memory. The cloud has the potential to reduce total cost of
ownership (TCO) while enabling quicker responses to fast-moving markets and ever-changing customer needs.
“Being able to flex your compute resources based on changes in volume and customer demand increases agility,
making going to the cloud a very attractive proposition for our customers,” says Brian Johnston, chief technology
officer for QTS in Overland Park, Kansas, a provider of data center solutions and fully managed services.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: May 05, 2015
IT organizations are under intense pressure to improve service levels and contain expenses in today’s challenging economic climate. Forward-looking organizations are upgrading IT infrastructure and implementing virtualization and cloud computing solutions to improve business agility and drive down costs. Many enterprises are adopting a dual platform approach, retaining Microsoft Windows for office productivity and collaboration applications, and deploying Red Hat® Enterprise Linux® for infrastructure and datacenter modernization initiatives. By adopting standards-based Red Hat Enterprise Linux, businesses can enjoy high performance, reliability, and security, with a lower overall TCO.
Body cam technology produces terabytes of data to manage and maintain.
It’s no secret that video is the new paradigm in law enforcement; but, with video comes the need to log, manage, store, and secure thousands of hours of content?—?and that makes HUGE demands on your data center infrastructure. In this white paper, we detail infrastructure challenges faced by state and local agencies and how they are overcoming them with powerful infrastructure solutions.
The Edge Completes the Cloud
Edge computing delivers the decentralized complement to today’s hyperscale cloud and legacy data centers. To maximize application potential and user experience, enterprise architects and technology innovation leaders need to plan distributed computing solutions.
Enabling this thinking is that although the cloud is becoming mainstream, that does not imply that all workloads will be placed in the cloud during the next decade or so. Technical incompatibilities, decades of embedded business logic in mainframe applications, government regulations and simple economics all conspire to keep some workloads out of the cloud, driving us toward a hybrid multi cloud future.
This paper sponsored by HP & Intel introduces a next-generation storage option for virtual and cloud data centers. Learn how to overcome the flexibility and scalability challenges of outdated storage solutions.
Everything you need to know about Infrastructure for Desktop Virtualization—in one eBook.
Dive into this extensive eBook to get all the details you need to consider when launching down the path of virtualization. In this eBook, from Brian Suhr, author of the blogs Data Center Zombie and VirtualizeTips, and editor Sachin Chheda, director of solutions and verticals marketing at Nutanix, we provide detailed analysis and key points to consider, including:
• Architectural Principles
• Building Blocks
• Infrastructure Alternatives
• Storage Requirements
• Compute Sizing
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In 1995, connecting branch facilities to the data center was easy. Now, it’s a lot more complex. This infographic outlines:
· The complexity of modern-day IT environments
· How the inflexibility of traditional WAN management solutions make them obsolete
· SD-WAN, Branch Networking, and Cloud Networking must work together for a unified, holistic management
Transitioning to a green data center and optimizing operating efficiency can be a complex undertaking. There are multiple components to factor into the equation—and best results can often be achieved by integrating improvements from multiple fronts. The good news is that IBM can provide many solutions and techniques to support such a transition.
Energy costs are rising. Floor space is shrinking. And demand for IT capacity continues to grow. In this white paper, IBM reveals the next generation data center: scalable, modular data centers (SMDC). Brief case studies illustrate how specific SMDC solutions helped solve critical business issues, such as outdated infrastructure and scalability.
Integrate facilities and IT. Realize the value of the green data center.As data center costs continue to rise, green is the word of the day. What it means is cost savings through consolidation and lower energy usage, as this white paper shows. See the role energy consumption plays in today’s data centers, and how IBM Tivoli® solutions can help optimize energy use.
As data center costs continue to rise, green is the word of the day. What it means is cost savings through consolidation and lower energy usage, as this white paper shows. See the role energy consumption plays in today's data centers, and how IBM Tivoli solutions can help optimize energy use in the data center.