According to a recent publication on Datacenter Dynamics, current estimates are that by 2025 data centers will consume one-fifth of all the electricity produced worldwide. To control their destinies, major builders of data centers are committing to building renewable power generation facilities along with their data centers, thereby lessening the strain on the local utilities while also helping them to meet local, state, and federal requirements for renewable energy production.
This whitepaper explores how cloud and workload repatriation is impacting data center design and planning and what leaders should do to broaden their perspectives on cloud computing and data center operations.
In this industry brief, we discuss the IoT, its relationship to Smart Cities and 5G wireless, and how IoT, Smart Cities, and 5G will require remotely managed intelligent power to deliver on the promises of better information and control, resulting in improved lifestyles and greater efficiency.
As data centers address more expansive and unique challenges, their power distribution equipment must meet those performance needs. Server cabinets and racks, even individual server units, need to be designed for maximum adaptability to the ever-changing power consumption requirements of their unique and demanding environments.
In this white paper, we discuss a new flexible solution for extending the life of your IT infrastructure. The solution can deliver a cost-effective means of remotely monitoring and managing a diversity of remote, unstaffed facilities by adding a layer of intelligence enabled by a wide variety of sensors.
Five Ways Remote Access Technology Improves Business Continuity, Simplifies IT Management, and Reduces Costs.
The following white paper will detail the five key applications of serial console servers, explain the benefits of each and share real-world use cases on how organizations of all sizes can take advantage of the technology.
How Understanding Power Consumption Can Lead to a More Efficient Data Center
The following white paper will address how power monitoring solutions can be effectively used to meet the challenges faced by data center managers, while simultaneously delivering an IT environment that is able to achieve evolving business, usage, regulatory, and financial goals.
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.
Flying solo is the way to go when IT is a profit center rather than a cost center for the company. A well-designed IT environment with the right “user experience” can be a lucrative means of differentiating one company from another. On the other hand, choosing to place your data center assets at a colocation (“colo”) facility can be a logical step for many IT-centric businesses. In this whitepaper, we’ll further discuss the pros and cons of each.
At one time, it was sufficient to merely regulate access to the data center’s entry points. If you could ensure that no unauthorized person had access to your sensitive digital infrastructure – and if you could prove those reasonable measures to auditors – you would be OK. Times have changed. Escalating regulatory requirements across industries now require sensitive systems and data to be subject to specific protections. You must now track and monitor each person’s access to specific sensitive systems and ensure they are properly authorized for a particular area. It’s no longer enough to ensure that only authorized staff enters the data center. And you must be able to provide an extensive audit trail regarding who touched those systems when — and what they did each time. This white paper outlines how you can accomplish this with limited resources.
Broadcast, control room, government, military and other users of high performance applications face several challenges when it comes to remote access and control. They require ultra-fast switching, high definition video, low latency, and support for dual video and monitors. In addition, IT, engineering, and other departments also require 24/7 access to these computers to make sure if something does go wrong, it can be fixed quickly.
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
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 data center technology in the past 30 years have been addressed. But despite this progress, the pace of change in the data center 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.
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.
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.
Information Technology is so fundamental to every business today that every organization needs to establish formal processes to ensure that IT services are continually aligned to the business, and deliver efficient and reliable support over the entire lifecycle of products and services. These processes, commonly classified as IT Service Management (ITSM), may follow a well-known model such as ITIL (IT Infrastructure Library) or, more likely, a set of internally-developed best practices.