IT can be one of the biggest concerns for businesses today. Security, compliance, enablement, cost control and scalability must all be considered. Additionally, with insurgent trends such as mobility changing the face of business, choosing a partner who is able to consultatively deliver multiple services and solutions is increasingly important.
We have now strengthened the scope of our Unified Computing System by expanding our data centre management capabilities. Fill in your details to the right to download your free white paper and learn how we have become the key supplier of converged technology and services in this space.
The Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor, is easier to deploy and more cost-effective than the competition.
Results show that with Cisco UCS, you can:
Deploy and manage with less hardware
Eliminate the need for additional software licensing
Reduce your capital expenditure by as much as 22.1%
Dive into the key factors that enable Cisco Unified Computing System, powered by the Intel Xeon® processor, to change the way IT organizations work.
Download the brief to learn how Cisco UCS can help IT become an integrated, strategic part of your organization.
Start planning your deployment of the Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS), powered by the Intel® Xeon® processor, with this useful, step-by-step design guide.
The Cisco UCS Technology Design Guide simplifies the steps to a successful deployment. Four modules guide you through a Cisco engineer-tested framework that addresses typical data center and server issues.
This document identifies the configuration considerations and optimizations for running Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 on the HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Microsoft, which provides highly available, flexible email and collaboration services to an organizational private cloud. The HP ConvergedSystem 700x for Microsoft saves a tremendous amount of time and administrative effort associated with such tasks as system planning, design and equipment procurement. However, organizations new to virtualization technologies, yet wanting to establish a private, public or hybrid cloud infrastructure, need to determine how to best deploy applications to reap the associated benefits and savings. Read this techical whitepaper to learn more.
Tier-1 Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) like HP, Dell and Lenovo are facing new competition from Original Design Manufacturers (ODMs), and other companies providing “white-box” equipment based on open-source specifications. As this paper will discuss, there are more factors than initial price
Small-to-medium size businesses (SMB's) have limited IT staff and budgets, yet they still require a monitoring solution for cost-effective equipment diagnosis to maintain a healthy network. Use the following checklist to evaluate software vendors.
Power distribution is facilitated through different pieces of equipment that take the power conditioned by your uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and send it to your IT equipment . Power distribution solutions can manage and even control energy consumption in smaller environments as well as large data center applications . Distributing power efficiently results in reduced operating costs and increased reliability.
Accepting credit cards at your business, whether online or at your physical location, can be a challenging task. The Credit Card Processing Industry is highly fragmented, with many companies offering conflicting or a confusing range of services. This fact filled paper will provide you with a framework to make an informed decision for your payment system including; Equipment Costs, Rates, Types of Processing and Terms of the Agreement.
Uninterruptible Power Solutions are often solved at the facility level with unnecessarily large, inefficient, expensive and complex AC UPS systems. While this provides an easy demarcation line between the facility and end equipment, with each focusing on a different part of the problem, it also results in overall operating efficiency and total cost of ownership being difficult to ascertain and optimize.
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.
Because electricity is a key commodity for business it represents significant financial risk. Yet many power management systems remain isolated and separate from the rest of the business enterprise. The result is poor access to incomplete information, with only limited knowledge of risk exposure. An integrated, comprehensive power management system that includes metering, software, and power quality mitigation equipment offers the most holistic, systems-based approach to managing this risk exposure.
Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling methods and provides guidance on when to use each type for most next generation data centers.
Implementing prefabricated modular data centers results in well-understood benefits including speed of deployment, predictability, scalability, and lifecycle cost. The process of deploying them – from designing the data center, to preparing the site, to procuring the equipment, to installation – is quite different than that of a traditional data center. This paper presents practical considerations, guidance, and results that a data center manager should expect from such a deployment.
Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) is an advanced maintenance strategy for increasing asset availability by minimizing downtime caused by failures, reducing an asset’s total cost of ownership and increasing overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).This white paper describes the Reliability Centered Maintenance (RCM) process, breaking it down into seven steps including supporting information on how IBM Maximo® Asset Management supports each step of the process.
This white paper is for the enterprise IT administrator tasked with deploying a wireless LAN (WLAN) of any scale, the significant investment in equipment, time and resources to properly plan and install the deployment is daunting.
Published By: SeeControl
Published Date: Aug 21, 2009
Facing increasing customer demands for equipment uptime and rapid service response, many companies servicing critical equipment and machinery are turning to on-customer-site spare parts inventory strategies. To maximize the benefits of this approach, leading companies are 'reverse engineering' their service chains to build restocking plans and manage performance based on parts consumption, not distribution, patterns.
Published By: Avalere
Published Date: Apr 02, 2007
Laptops, USB devices, and other endpoint devices foster a flexible and more productive work environment, yet also increase a company's exposure to the loss or theft of critical information. Avalere inventories, protects, and controls your company’s laptop, desktop or removable storage device information to mitigate risks of lost or stolen equipment.
One of the greatest challenges to any advanced wireless operation is the maintenance of continuous and economical service. Today’s networks have evolved into business-critical services that organizations rely upon every day. However, unplanned remote site downtime due to equipment and power failure, and adverse environmental conditions can severely impair network service.
Today’s service providers face more pressure than ever to keep remote equipment up and running as customers continue to demand higher levels of reliable service while keeping costs competitive. Thus, there is a growing need for remote site management solutions that can help service providers monitor, access and control telecom equipment located at customer sites.
More than ever before, IT managers need to secure equipment and facilities against a variety of intrusive conditions that could cripple critical operations, resulting in system malfunctions, loss of data or intellectual property, damage to mission critical hardware or even theft of valuable physical assets. Such conditions often include environmental events, failure of air conditioning systems, power outages, and untoward human actions.
Telecom operations typically have sophisticated network and systems management (NSM) software in place to monitor their servers, workstations and routers. Such systems often utilize Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) as a means of transmitting and receiving network monitoring information. Great - if you run only modern equipment.
As an equipment provider for worldwide, national and regional radio and television facilities, Transcom Corporation, headquartered in Huntingdon Valley, Pa., has been meeting the broadcasting capability needs of stations worldwide since 1978. Transcom specializes in distributing new TV transmitters, antenna, cable, Studio Transmitter Link (STL) and audio equipment that enable television and radio stations to transmit sound and video from the studio to the antenna.
Budgets are tight in today's business environment. You may be asked to do more with less. Take a look through your equipment room. You may have several devices that work just fine, but they are not visible via your network management system (NMS).