Published By: CDW - APC
Published Date: Apr 07, 2016
Prefabricated modular data centers offer many advantages over traditionally built data centers, including flexibility, improved predictability, and faster speed of deployment. Cost , however, is sometimes stated as a barrier to deploying these designs. In this
paper, we focus on quantifying the capital cost differences of a prefabricated vs. traditional 440 kW data center, both built with the same power and cooling architecture, in order to highlight the key cost drivers, and to demonstrate that prefabrication does not come at a capex premium . The analysis was completed and validated with Romonet’s Cloud-based Analytics Platform, a vendor-neutral industry resource.
What is the secret sauce of WAN Optimization (WAN Op)? First time users are always amazed at the performance results. Download now to learn about the cool technologies behind today's leading WAN Op architecture.
Published By: Mintigo
Published Date: Nov 20, 2017
What is ABM and why is it so cool? Rarely do new trends catch the attention of marketers with the velocity and intensity of Account Based Marketing (ABM). So what is ABM and how should marketing and sales executives strategically evaluate an ABM program for their organization?
The definition of ABM is: The systematic process to use data and
intelligence to discover, identify, segment, target, engage and win business.
Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a quantitative TCO analysis of the two architectures, and illustrates the key drivers of both the capex and opex savings of the improved architecture.
IT virtualization, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI). Higher power densities that often result can challenge the cooling capabilities of an existing system. Reduced overall energy consumption that typically results from physical server consolidation may actually worsen the data center’s power usage effectiveness (PUE). Dynamic loads that vary in time and location may heighten the risk of downtime if rack-level power and cooling health are not understood and considered. Finally, the fault-tolerant nature of a highly virtualized environment could raise questions about the level of redundancy required in the physical infrastructure. These particular effects of virtualization are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered.
This white paper moves beyond the hype of green IT and provides substantial support for implementing practical, yet cost effective power management policies and tools to "green" your IT environment and boost your bottom line.
Voice Over IP (VoIP) deployments can cause unexpected or unplanned power and cooling
requirements in wiring closets and wiring rooms. Most wiring closets do not have
uninterruptible power available, and they do not provide the ventilation or cooling required to prevent equipment overheating. Understanding the unique cooling and powering needs of VoIP equipment allows planning for a successful and cost effective VoIP deployment. This paper explains how to plan for VoIP power and cooling needs, and describes simple, fast, reliable, and cost effective strategies for upgrading old facilities and building new facilities.
Cooling for IT wiring closets is rarely planned and typically only implemented after failures or overheating occur. Historically, no clear standard exists for specifying sufficient cooling to achieve predictable behavior within wiring closets. An appropriate specification for cooling IT wiring closets should assure compatibility with anticipated loads, provide unambiguous instruction for design and installation of cooling equipment, prevent oversizing, maximize electrical efficiency, and be flexible enough to work in various shapes and types of closets. This paper describes the science and practical application of an improved method for the specification of cooling for wiring closets.
Many of the mysteries of equipment failure, downtime, software and data corruption, are the result of a problematic supply of power. There is also a common problem with describing power problems in a standard way. This white paper will describe the most common types of power disturbances, what can cause them, what they can do to your critical equipment, and how to safeguard your equipment, using the IEEE standards for describing power quality problems.
Siemon, a global leader in network cabling solutions and data center physical layer infrastructure, offers this new 66-page E-Book focused on guiding data center professionals and service providers through key infrastructure challenges.
Gartner has named BitSight Technologies a “Cool Vendor” in Vendor Management for 2015. This report highlights three vendors for offering “tools and services to support vendor risk management and improve performance visibility.” Download this paper to learn how BitSight processes and synthesizes terabytes of data to create security ratings, and how a leading North American Bank uses BitSight Security Ratings in their vendor risk management program.
This white paper discusses the issues making data center cooling more challenging than ever and explains why starting the data center design process with the racks rather than the room can help businesses reduce energy consumption, increase capacity and optimize floor space utilization.
This white paper explains why many data centers are ill-equipped to support today’s most important new technologies; discusses why packaged power and cooling solutions can be a flawed way to upgrade existing facilities; and describes the core components of a data center upgrade strategy capable of enhancing efficiency and power density more completely and cost-effectively.
In their efforts to keep up with these varied needs, healthcare organizations are experiencing a proliferation of assets and asset types. But assets themselves are experiencing a convergence. Clinical devices for patient monitoring and care, building systems for cooling and lighting, and technology devices for communications and record keeping share a common foundation. An enterprise asset management system can be at the core of this transformation. Download the whitepaper to learn more.
Virtualization can deliver dramatic benefits for data centers, but it can also stress the underlying support infrastructure. Power and cooling systems—which may have been quite sufficient for pre-virtualization needs—could easily become inadequate when data center performance patterns are radically altered. This paper describes some of power challenges related to virtualization—and the readily available technologies to address them.
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.
The move to 4G LTE networks promises much to the world of mobile computing: speeds ten-fold faster than 3G to enable HD video quality, faster online gaming, mobile video chat, and more … but from the communication provider’s perspective, LTE’s advances also come with higher levels of uncertainty. The videos in this interactive menu show how IBM’s Integrated Service Management for LTE delivers an integrated offering that provides visibility, control and automation over LTE networks and services.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 31, 2016
This White Paper will:
• Outline the challenges of cooling evolving IT infrastructure
• Explain close-coupled cooling, available solutions, and the advantages compared to conventional perimeter systems
• Recommend a plan of action to identify and solve cooling issues in your environment