The way companies listen and react to customers through social channels is crucial for businesses today. Social data is raw, real, uniquely insightful and the most authentic representative that marketers have seen in many years. Companies have the opportunity to take rich data and truly learn, understand and engage customers better than they ever have before. Hear how companies like General Motors are using Social Command Centers to improve their customer experience interactions and drive product innovations.
Arc flashes—the fiery explosions that can result from short circuits in high-power electrical devices—kill hundreds of workers in the U.S. every year and permanently injure thousands more. They can also wreak financial havoc in the form of fines, lawsuits, and damage to expensive equipment.
This white paper aims to fill that knowledge gap by providing introductory-level information about what arc flashes are and what you can do to prevent them.
Cloud computing vendors and colocation data centers make every effort to maximize the scalability, efficiency and agility of their data centers. As a result, more and more of them are looking into replacing older, transformer-based centralized power protection schemes with distributed architectures in which uninterruptible power systems (UPSs) reside in the white space (or data hall).
This white paper describes the advantages of positioning UPSs in the white space as well as the essential qualities to look for in a white space-ready UPS.
This white paper explains why many data centers are ill-equipped to support today’s most important new technologies; discusses why packaged power and cooling solutions can be a flawed way to upgrade existing facilities; and describes the core components of a data center upgrade strategy capable of enhancing efficiency and power density more completely and cost-effectively.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jan 19, 2012
This paper explores issues that arise when planning for growth of Information Technology infrastructure and explains how colocation of data centers can provide scalability, enabling users to modify capacity quickly to meet fluctuating demand.
Operational efficiency and cost savings. Datadriven business insights. Organizational agility and market differentiation. Enterprises in every industry are pursuing such gains, but they
cannot be achieved with a fragmented, siloed technology infrastructure.
Technological integration doesn’t happen overnight, of course. It takes years of behind-the-scenes teamwork and engineering—backed by decades of expertise, research, and development—to have a broad and lasting impact.
This special edition of Unleashing IT highlights the fruits of those labors, showcasing the unparalleled alignment of Microsoft, Cisco, and Intel technologies. In the following pages, you’ll read about the advancement and unique value of integrated solutions, spanning cloud environments, data centers, and management tools. You’ll also hear from organizations that are aking advantage of these converged technologies, including King County, Provincia Net, and Swinburne University.
CTOs, CIOs, and application architects need access to datacenter facilities capable of handling the broad range of content serving, Big Data/analytics, and archiving functions associated with the systems of engagement and insight that they depend upon to better service customers and enhance business outcomes. They need to enhance their existing datacenters, they need to accelerate the building of new datacenters in new geographies, and they need to take greater advantage of advanced, sophisticated datacenters designed, built, and operated by service providers. IDC terms this business and datacenter transformation the shift to the 3rd Platform.
Today's datacenter networks must better adapt to and accommodate business-critical application workloads. Datacenters will have to increasingly adapt to virtualized workloads and to the ongoing enterprise transition to private and hybrid clouds. Pressure will mount on datacenters not only to provide increased bandwidth for 3rd Platform applications such as cloud and data analytics but also to deliver the agility and dynamism necessary to accommodate shifting traffic patterns (with more east-west traffic associated with server-to-server flows, as opposed to the traditional north-south traffic associated with client/server computing). Private cloud and legacy applications will also drive
daunting bandwidth and connectivity requirements. This Technology Spotlight examines the increasing bandwidth requirements in enterprise datacenters, driven by both new and old application workloads, cloud and noncloud in nature. It also looks at how Cisco is meeting the bandwidth challenge posed by 3rd
The Cisco Nexus® 9000 Series Switches product family makes the next generation of data center switching accessible to customers of any size. This white paper is intended for commercial customers new to Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches who are curious how the switches might be feasibly deployed in their data centers.
This white paper highlights the benefits of Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, outlines several designs suitable for small-to-midsize customer deployments, discusses integration with existing networks, and walks through a topology validated by Cisco for Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches, complete with configuration examples.
When rack-mounted servers first appeared on the scene in the 1990s, they offered considerable advantages over the behemoth boxes they replaced. Their small, standardized footprint went a long way toward making data centers easier to manage. In the ensuing decades, form factor size and compute power have had an inverse relationship.
Their universal standardization earned them the nickname “pizza box” servers, and it was a key driver of the scale-out computing model popular in the early 2000s. Populating a rack of eight servers and either clustering them or implementing failover from one to the other was far easier than previously possible.
Published By: Astrocom
Published Date: Dec 13, 2007
Enterprises with mission critical applications are exploring the benefits of disaster recovery sites for their data centers to ensure business continuity. Special network technology is needed to ensure that site failover and failback occurs reliably and predictably. An ideal solution should provide reliable network connections, manage inbound and outbound traffic over multiple WAN links, failover to a secondary data center if all links at the primary data center are down, and eliminate deployment barriers and costs of multi-homing with BGP (Border Gateway Protocol).
Virtualization can deliver dramatic benefits for data centers, but it can also stress the underlying support infrastructure. Power and cooling systems—which may have been quite sufficient for pre-virtualization needs—could easily become inadequate when data center performance patterns are radically altered. This paper describes some of power challenges related to virtualization—and the readily available technologies to address them.
As the pace of business continues to accelerate, forward-looking organizations are beginning to
realize that it is not enough to analyze their data; they must also take action on it. To do this, more
businesses are beginning to systematically operationalize their analytics as part of a business process.
Operationalizing and embedding analytics is about integrating actionable insights into systems and
business processes used to make decisions. These systems might be automated or provide manual,
actionable insights. Analytics are currently being embedded into dashboards, applications, devices,
systems, and databases. Examples run from simple to complex and organizations are at different
stages of operational deployment. Newer examples of operational analytics include support for
logistics, customer call centers, fraud detection, and recommendation engines to name just a few.
Embedding analytics is certainly not new but has been gaining more attention recently as data
volumes and the freq
Modern data centers have and continue to undergo transformation. Driven by familiar trends, green IT, endpoint growth, externalization, and increased resource requirements, modern data centers support more services, users, and data than ever before. The potential of new risks to the modern data center demands renewed attention to data center security. Data center architects must build in proper security controls, and policies and processes to address and mitigate these new risks.
Virtualization continues to lead a sea change for enterprise-scale data centers and cloud environments, delivering well-established benefits such as cost savings, reduced physical space and power requirements, simpler and more flexible testing environments, faster server provisioning, and improved return on investment. Yet for many organizations, one of virtualization’s greatest benefits is only now being realized in the form of highly portable and flexible virtual images. Natural extensions of virtualization technology, virtual images help organizations achieve even greater efficiencies and cost savings.
Organizations are increasingly adopting a hybrid cloud computing strategy to realize the benefits without compromising on security and control. Learn of the 3 categories of solutions focused on integrating data centers with cloud.
Virtualization has changed data centers from static to flowing, and this fluidity has brought challenges to resource allocation. Find out how your organization can stay ahead of the curve.
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Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 31, 2016
This White Paper will:
• Outline the challenges of cooling evolving IT infrastructure
• Explain close-coupled cooling, available solutions, and the advantages compared to conventional perimeter systems
• Recommend a plan of action to identify and solve cooling issues in your environment