The SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, now on the IBM PureFlex System, provides an open, reliable and secure IT environment with faster deployment,better business agility, lower power consumption, better hardware utilization and lower total cost of owners
Published By: TeamQuest
Published Date: Aug 21, 2012
The recent adoption of virtualization technologies lowers the amount of hardware required and reduces power consumption to some extent. But it also raises management complexity since there is no longer a permanent and exclusive relationship between physical resources and the software that runs on it. If you then choose to implement a Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) on top of that, the increase in complexity multiplies.
Since the SQL Access Group created the Call Level Interface, ODBC has become the most ubiquitous method for connecting to relational database sources. ODBC was developed to allow programmers to access relational data in a uniform manner, regardless of the database backend. ODBC translates those generic commands into the specific esoteric commands of the database backend, so the quality of the driver directly determines the performance of the database connectivity layer. Learn more today!
With flash based systems now commonly in the TBs of capacity and rapidly becoming more affordable, it may be time to look at using solid state storage with high bandwidth applications. Read this white paper to find out more.
Most companies have only put limited effort toward the system architecture that surrounds the flash memory modules. In this white paper, Storage Switzerland focuses on the importance of architecture design in solid state storage systems.
In this part II of Enhancing Server And Desktop Virtualization With SSD, Storage Switzerland focuses on the next challenge of integrating SSD into a virtual server or desktop infrastructure and effectively using the technology in this environment.
In this final piece on server virtualization and SSD, Storage Switzerland discusses the power of performance, specifically, the dramatic impact that latent-free storage can make on the virtual environment. Read on to find out more!
Some organizations are reluctant to migrate to the cloud because they believe they will be forced to learn new skills, start using new tools, and adopt new processes. However, by deploying VMware Cloud on AWS, your organization can continue to leverage existing, familiar VMware investments. This on-demand service delivers a powerful hybrid cloud solution, combining an industry leader in virtualization, VMware, with the largest cloud provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS).
One of the first solution providers to achieve the VMware Solution Competency and a participant in the AWS Partner Initiative for VMware Cloud on AWS, RoundTower is uniquely qualified to help your organization adopt and optimize VMware Cloud on AWS. Watch this webinar to see how they can extend your on-premises data center to AWS, enabling you to gain increased flexibility, a rapidly scalable environment, and faster time to innovation.
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Even if one minute a day is lost to productivity drains because of PC horsepower allocation to security scans and remediation, the cost over a year across a medium-sized enterprise adds up quickly. A 10,000 employee operation would face over $10M in direct productivity losses alone. As an early trigger for expensive PC hardware refresh is an onslaught of help desk calls, many companies find that they can actually extend the hardware refresh cycle out another 12–24 months simply by employing a security solution that does not tax the PC as heavily. The indirect costs associated with brand reputation and opportunity losses add untold thousands of dollars per year as well. Further, some institutions under green initiatives monitor power consumption related to security measures favor solutions that use less energy. As such, forward-thinking enterprises are looking beyond the software license fees when evaluating security software alternatives.
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.
If your organization is deploying a new server farm or cluster for any reason — a newly virtualized application or a growing business initiative, perhaps — this is the time to consider blade servers as a cost-effective alternative to traditional rack servers. In most use cases, you will find blade servers to be less expensive than rack servers for both the initial purchase as well as for long-term total cost of ownership (TCO). In addition, blades enable improvements in manageability, agility, scalability and power consumption.
The SUSE Enterprise Linux Server, now on the IBM PureFlex System, provides an open, reliable and secure IT environment with faster deployment, better business agility, lower power consumption, better hardware utilization and lower total cost of ownership.
Cisco’s Catalyst WS-C2960X-48TD-L and WS-C2960XR-48TD-I Gigabit Ethernet switches were evaluated by Miercom under the Certified Green program for power consumption and energy Using a 1518-byte frame size with 100% Layer 2 traffic load, testing showed both switches to be 55% more efficient in power consumption, measured in Watts/ Gbps, than the Industry Average efficiency. Overall environmental impact and business-enabling green benefits of the Layer 2 and Layer 3 switches were also analyzed.
WebEx elected to pursue a course of investigation and analysis that required a granular picture of its application-centric hardware implementations and corresponding power usage profiles. To accomplish this, WebEx decided to retool their datacenters with intelligent power strips having the ability to remotely report power consumption.
University of East Anglia wished to create a “green” HPC resource, increase compute power and support research across multiple operating systems. Platform HPC increased compute power from 9 to 21.5 teraflops, cut power consumption rates and costs and provided flexible, responsive support.
The data center is getting bigger and more complex and so too is the asset inventory. Every new asset has an impact on the day–to–day operations of the data center – from power consumption and problem resolution to capacity planning and change management.
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.
If you're looking to decrease power consumption in your existing data center (and who isn't?), the first step should be a detailed diagnosis. If, on the other hand, you’re constructing a new data center, or expanding or upgrading your current center, it’s critical that energy efficiency is built in from the start. This short IBM video addresses both.
The IBM Active Energy Manager is a unique software tool that gives you the detailed information you need to closely and accurately monitor power consumption in your data center. Watch this IBM demo to see the extensive capabilities of Active Energy Manager, from setting automatic caps on energy usage to tracking trends over any time period you specify.