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Physical Security and Audit-Readiness at the Rack

Posted on July 23, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla  |  Comment (0)

As a growing volume of sensitive data increasingly floats across your cloud and virtualized infrastructure, it’s easy to think about security and compliance in non-physical terms. That’s because compliance mandates such as HIPAA, PCI, and GDPR require your organization to protect data no matter where it resides. And if an attacker breaches your environment through a phishing email or an unpatched vulnerability, there’s no telling where they can wind up as they probe laterally across your network.


Brownouts Looming: What’s Your Data Center Plan?

Posted on July 18, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla  |  Comment (0)

As temperatures continue to rise in the summer months and energy clusters form, data center managers find themselves preparing for the upcoming "outage season." In fact, from June to August more data centers experience outages than during any other time of the year. These outages are due, in part, to the rapidly rising increase in power demands that can no longer be met by an archaic power infrastructure. In addition to their fight to avoid outages, data centers are left fighting external temperatures that can wreak havoc on ill-prepared facilities. Fortunately, there is a bit of good news; with the right tools savvy data center managers can beat the summer heat and avoid the brownouts that are lurking behind every heatwave.


Disruptive Technologies Changing Data Centers: Part 1

Posted on July 13, 2018 by Rick Gonedes  |  Comment (0)

Disruptive Technologies Changing Data Centers Part 1

Content originally sourced from 451 Research.

When we think of the word "disruptive," we often think of something troublesome. However, when it comes to disruptive technologies the opposite is true. As we will discuss in this three-part series, these disruptive technologies are innovative and helping data centers evolve to meet growing needs.


Worldwide Data Center Predictions 2018 and Beyond: Part 2

Posted on July 9, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla  |  Comment (0)

In Part 1 of this series, we explored two major data center predictions for the upcoming years. Those predictions highlighted the importance of acquiring the right in-house or outsourced skills needed to assess agility, manageability, and enhanced asset usage within data centers. In Part 2 of this series, we want to explore two additional global data center predictions. 


Worldwide Data Center Predictions 2018 and Beyond: Part 1

Posted on June 19, 2018 by Jessica Ciesla  |  Comment (0)

The IT world has reached a bit of a conundrum. The rate at which technological advances are being achieved is starting to outpace data center capabilities. Namely, data centers are working overtime to balance three main workload priorities: rapid resource delivery, control, and low latency. In order to maintain a state of continuous innovation and process improvements, data centers must not only balance these workload priorities, but they must also account for other factors that are driving new ways of thinking.


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