Posted on January 17, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla
Traditional data centers must prepare for future changes to the industry. In fact, it's no longer a matter of "if" but "when" these changes will occur. As the amount of data that is consumed each day increases, so too will data centers need to increase their operational efficiencies as they respond to challenges associated with emerging technologies, environmental concerns, and higher costs.
What Factors Are Driving Data Center Changes?
In a recent 2018 report, Gartner made a few startling revelations regarding the future of data centers. Their research analysts predicted that approximately 30 percent of data centers will fail to implement the necessary machine learning and AI solutions needed to "keep pace" with ever increasing demands. For those 30 percent of data centers who fail to implement the necessary solutions, the future does not look positive. While the latter prediction seems a bit on the pessimistic side, there is a bit of good news. By understanding the following factors, data center managers can adjust their operational strategies to more effectively combat upcoming challenges.
Posted on January 8, 2019 by Jessica Ciesla
Did you know that data centers represent an impressive 1.8 percent of the total energy consumption within the United States? As anyone knows, energy consumption is expensive. The challenge for many data centers is that future energy usage is expected to continue to increase (as will their respective costs). This challenge is further escalated by the fact that many data centers are ineffectively using what energy resources they do have.
Posted on December 27, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
All too often shrinking budgets within the education sector cause an array of IT challenges. For one large state university in the northeast, the challenge of a shrinking budget was threatening to limit their ability to use more than one data center. In order to overcome this challenge, the university turned to the Raritan team for a bit of help and of course expertise in data monitoring, security, and storage solutions.
Posted on December 13, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
The rise in cyber-attacks and ransomware threats have many businesses increasing their IT infrastructure security. Unfortunately, in an effort to increase security, far too many businesses overlook the proper configuration of IT devices and systems, as well as the importance of creating an enforceable security policy. The best data security policy in the world means nothing if networks and devices aren't properly configured, and if employees ignore the best practices that are in place to prevent cyber-attacks.
Posted on December 6, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla
In a world where data is often a company's most valuable asset, nothing is as important as selecting the tools needed to offer secure accessibility, flexibility, and reliability. Unfortunately, the very tool needed to deliver the aforementioned qualities was often cumbersome and hard to deploy, which is why Raritan created the Dominion SX II. The Dominion SX II leverages over a decade of process improvements and 500 million hours of operation to enhance the original SX version. These enhancements are what make the Dominion SX II the next-generation serial console / terminal server and allows it to achieve a best-in-class status.