Blockchain is a promising technology for many markets. With the decentralized network of trust that blockchain enables, large numbers of stakeholders can engage in secure data exchanges, financial transactions, and other multi-party business processes without depending on centralized clearinghouse authorities — which can add cost, friction, and a potential single point-of-failure to markets where agility and stakeholder sovereignty have become increasingly desirable.
Most new datacenters operate at optimal availability and with infrastructural energy efficiency close to theoretical design targets. As such, it might be argued that the two biggest challenges of datacenter technology in the past 30 years have been addressed. But despite this progress, the pace of change in the datacenter industry will continue and is likely to accelerate over the next decade and beyond. This will be spurred by increasing demand for digital services, as well as the need to embrace new technologies and innovation while mitigating future disruption. At the same time, there will also be a requirement to meet increasingly stringent business parameters and service levels.
IT has always supported computing at remote sites. But business-critical digital activity at remote sites is rapidly intensifying due to multiple factors that include pervasive mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), and real-time analytics. IT must therefore proactively rethink its approach to remote infrastructure in order to enable critical digital activity and to ensure that it continues uninterrupted — while at the same time driving cost out of remote site ownership
It used to be sufficient to regulate access to the data center as a whole, as long as you could reasonably ensure that no unauthorized personnel had access to your sensitive digital infrastructure. However, times are certainly changing. Escalating regulatory requirements across industries now require that sensitive systems and data be subject to their own specific protections. As a data center manager, you must track and monitor their access to specific sensitive systems and ensure they have the correct rights to a particular area. With that being said, in order to fulfill your rack-level compliance requirements with the utmost confidence and efficiency, you need to make some smart decisions for both the near and long term. This white paper outlines how you can accomplish this with limited resources.
In this whitepaper, we will examine the importance of data center environmental monitoring, explore the variety of monitoring strategies, and how they complement intelligent power monitoring solutions. From there, we’ll discuss how to instrument your data center with these tools and provide some real-world use cases.
遠端存取技術改善營運持續性、簡化 IT 管理與降低成本的五個方式。
以下白皮書將說明如何有效運用電源監控解決方案，因應資料中心管理者所面臨的挑戰，同時使得 IT 環境能實現不斷改變的業務、使用量、法規與財務目標。
若 IT 為公司的利潤中心而非成本中心時，就要選擇單飛。設計完善的 IT 環境，加上合宜的「使用者經驗」，可作為公司透過差異化實現獲利的方法之一。另一方面，選擇將資料中心資產放置在託管設施（即「託管」），對於許多以 IT 為中心的企業而言，則是相當合理的做法。在本白皮書中，我們將進一步探討兩者的利弊。
As our businesses become increasingly digital, we tend to think about technology in non-physical terms. Our IT infrastructure becomes “the cloud.” Our servers and storage become “virtual.” Our networks become “software-defined.” The reality, however, is that information technology (IT) always depends on physical infrastructure. This white paper addresses five key aspects of IT that are inextricably tied to computing’s physical realities, even as that computing becomes more virtualized, software-defined, and cloud-based.