Data continues to grow at an astounding pace? As a result, data center space is becoming more scarce, as more arrays are acquired to store all of this data. Along with this data taking up space, it is also utilizing a great deal of power and cooling. In fact, the average data center in the U.S. uses approximately 34,000 kW of electricity each year, costing $180,000 in annual energy costs. As Infinidat set out to revolutionize the storage industry, one of our goals was to help consumers of storage build a more sustainable infrastructure that would be not only better for the environment, but also help them to save money as well. All of our patents come together to form InfiniBox, a storage solution that does just this.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
In June 2016, CyrusOne completed the Sterling II data center at its Northern Virginia campus. A custom facility featuring 220,000 square feet of space and 30 MW of power, Sterling II was built from the ground up and completed in only six months, shattering all previous data center construction records. The Sterling II facility represents a new standard in the building of enterpriselevel data centers, and confirms that CyrusOne can use the streamlined engineering elements and methods used to build Sterling II to build customized, quality data centers anywhere in the continental United States, with a similarly rapid time to completion.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems such as thermal “hot spots”, lack of UPS (uninterruptible power supply) rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Data centers are large, important investments that when properly designed, built and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise, yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems, with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced and maintained. This invariably leads to facility infrastructure problems, such as thermal hot spots, lack of UPS, rack power, lack of redundancy, system overloading and other issues that threaten or prevent the realization of the return on the investment in the IT systems.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Oct 08, 2014
Proactive capacity management ensures optimal availability of four critical data center resources: rack space, power, cooling and network connectivity. All four of these must be in balance for the data center to function most efficiently in terms of operations, resources and associated costs.
Citrix and Google are collaborating to bring the
best, most secure way to deliver virtual apps
and desktops from Google Cloud. The Citrix
Workspace solutions traditionally installed on
data center servers—including Citrix Virtual
Apps and Desktops, Citrix Networking, and Citrix
Content Collaboration (formerly known as Citrix
ShareFile)—are now enabled on Google Cloud
Citrix enables customers to choose the
workload deployment option that best aligns
with their enterprise cloud strategy and offers
a variety of ways to securely deploy Citrix
solutions to meet unique application needs.
Whether deployed on-premises, cloud-hosted,
as a Citrix Workspace service, or with a service
provider—customers choose how much and
which components of app workloads to
manage and when and where to securely
deploy business apps, data, and desktops.
When faced with the decision of upgrading an existing data center, building new, or leasing space in a retail colocation data center, there are both quantitative and qualitative differences to consider. The 10-year TCO may favor upgrading or building over outsourcing, however, this paper demonstrates that the economics may be overwhelmed by a business’ sensitivity to cash flow, cash cross-over point, deployment timeframe, data center life expectancy, regulatory requirements, and other strategic factors. This paper discusses how to assess these key factors to help make a sound decision.
IT departments are beginning to shift their focus from adding more storage to improving the efficiency of the storage systems already in place. Today, the name of the game is improving productivity and efficiency. Read on to find out more.
What is a digital workspace and what does it take to create one? If we break it down, the workspace is a portal for end users into all of their apps and online services that they canseamlessly and securely access across devices and locations. But what makes the workspace of today different from the desktop or mobile device of the past? And how can you move forward with delivering a digital workspace?
Download this solution brief to learn how VMware® Workspace™ ONE™is designed to deliver a digital workspace that integrates device management, application delivery, and identity management into a single platform on your terms, via your data center, in the cloud, or through a combination of the two. This workspace can be accessed by your end users across devices and locations and be centrally secured and supported to streamline management and improve the quality of services you deliver across the entire organization.
While enterprises continue to own and operate in-house datacenters, their use of colocation and other outsourcing services is growing fast. Demand for colocation and wholesale datacenters, with their readily available space and power, their professional operations teams and, increasingly, their rich connectivity and value-added offerings, has never been stronger. 451 Research forecasts that the operational square footage of the global colocation and wholesale sector will grow at a healthy 7% CAGR from 2017 to 2020.
Data centers are large, important investments that, when properly designed, built, and operated, are an integral part of the business strategy driving the success of any enterprise. Yet the central focus of organizations is often the acquisition and deployment of the IT architecture equipment and systems with little thought given to the structure and space in which it is to be housed, serviced, and maintained.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Mar 20, 2008
After years of uncontrolled growth, many data centers face a crisis as they run into space and power constraints. While remedies exist, present business practices do not encourage the prioritization of power reduction within one of the most power hungry areas of a business — the data center.
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.
This white paper describes an energy audit tool which can lead to significant decreases in the costs of running a data center. Thermal Zone Mapping (TZM) is a visualization tool developed to present in graphical format high level thermal metrics developed by HP and targeted for use as part of the HP Data Center Thermal Assessment service. This tool uses data generated from computer models of the data center and generates metrics, which are then post-processed and visualized in the three-dimensional data center space.
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.
In this ESG white paper, the capabilities and common characteristics of flash implementations are categorized as “bronze”-, “silver”-, and “gold”-type approaches, depending on the degree to which they enable fully featured storage systems. It evaluates how HP’s storage delivers the basics and follows with a series of flash-specific optimizations and advances that we’ll call “gold standard” flash capabilities, after which it hints at HP’s vision of the future for their flash storage architecture. Throughout the paper, the importance of both IT architecture and business implications is emphasized.
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This white paper describes how HP LeftHand SANs can help you deploy VMware Infrastructure 3 (VI3) software more effectively through volume snapshots, SmartClone volumes, volume migration, and high-availability features. With HP LeftHand SAN and VI3, organizations can reclaim valuable data center space and reduce their power and cooling requirements.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
Many companies, especially those in the Oil and Gas Industry, need high-density deployments of high performance compute (HPC) environments to manage and analyze the extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing. CyrusOne’s Houston West campus has the largest known concentration of HPC and high-density data center space in the colocation market today. The data center buildings at this campus are collectively known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry. By continuing to apply its Massively Modular design and build approach and high-density compute expertise, CyrusOne serves the growing number of oil and gas customers, as well as other customers, who are demanding best-in-class, mission-critical, HPC infrastructure. The company’s proven flexibility and scale of its HPC offering enables customers to deploy the ultra-high density compute infrastructure they need to be competitive in their respective business sectors.