This paper proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of prefabricated modular data centers, defines and compares their key attributes, and provides a framework for choosing the best approach(es) based on business requirements.
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.
This paper explains how to specify the physical infrastructure for an IT pod and describes optimum configurations based on available power feeds, physical space, and targeted average rack power densities.
The stakes are high in today's data centers. Organisations have access to massive quantities of data promising valuable insights and new opportunities for business. But data center architects need to rethink and redesign their system architectures to ingest, store and process all that information. Similarly, application owners need to assess how they can process data more effectively. Those who don't re-architect might find themselves scrambling just to keep from being drowned in a data deluge.
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Jan 11, 2016
A famous architect once said that the origin of architecture was defined by the first time “two bricks were put together well.” And the more bricks you have, the more important putting them together well becomes. The same holds true in our data centers. The architecture of our compute, storage and network devices has always been important, but as the demands on our IT infrastructures grow, and we add more “bricks,” the architecture becomes more critical.
Today’s data centers are expected to deploy, manage, and report on different tiers of business applications, databases, virtual workloads, home
directories, and file sharing simultaneously. They also need to co-locate multiple systems while sharing power and energy. This is true for large as
well as small environments. The trend in modern IT is to consolidate as much as possible to minimize cost and maximize efficiency of data
centers and branch offices. HPE 3PAR StoreServ is highly efficient, flash-optimized storage engineered for the true convergence of block, file,
and object access to help consolidate diverse workloads efficiently. HPE 3PAR OS and converged controllers incorporate multiprotocol support
into the heart of the system architecture
Published By: Oracle CX
Published Date: Oct 20, 2017
Replacing your aging infrastructure with
a modern Oracle SPARC and Solaris
architecture boosts the security, efficiency
and performance of your data center.
But, what about ongoing business growth
and expansion? With the same architecture
on-premises and in the Oracle Cloud,
SPARC provides the easiest, most cost
effective approach to modernizing
your business infrastructure.
A new industrial revolution is barreling ahead, fueled by the Internet of Everything, social media, and cloud computing - bringing about fundamental changes in the way that we live and act. CIOs today are in a unique position to utilize technology to create business value and opportunity. This requires a careful balance of the traditional skills of the CIO, managing the data center infrastructure while driving business strategy and impacting the customer experience.
The Dell EMC PowerEdge server systems are the CIO’s key tools in this transformation. They are the bedrock of the modern data center – providing scalable system architectures that ensures control of the IT lifecycle while delivering a cyber-resilient environment.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 10, 2015
No matter how advanced data centers may become, they remain in a perpetual state of change in order to meet the demands of virtualized environments. But with the advent of software-defined storage (SDS) architecture, capabilities associated with hyperconverged technologies (including compute, storage, and networking), help data centers meet virtualization requirements with less administrator intervention at webscale.
To be fair, if you don’t know or understand the data center architecture strategy called micro-segmentation, you aren’t a “dummy.” But it could mean you are missing a highly cost-effective opportunity to implement best-in-class data center security called the “Zero Trust” network. This special “For Dummies” edition explains micro-segmentation, how it enables Zero Trust, and why it is now within your organization’s reach.
Download your free copy of this book now.
Businesses are battling immense competitive pressures. In order to succeed—or even survive—they must rapidly adapt to constantly changing environments, in every industry and sector.
What does this mean for IT leaders? Transformation, on all fronts.
Download this whitepaper to find out the benefits of Cisco ASAP Data Center Architecture.
Published By: Red Hat
Published Date: Dec 09, 2013
Linux has proven to be a key element for successful datacenter modernization. Red Hat Enterprise Linux delivers cross-architecture standardization to a single operating system (OS) and provides a target platform for migrating mission critical workloads. For more information on Red Hat Enterprise Linux datacenter modernization watch the webinar here.
The role of IT is changing from a traditional focus on cost-efficient enablement to a more strategic contribution. Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), while important, is being surpassed by a growing focus on automation and orchestration that is needed to fulfill enterprise demands for security, agility, and innovation. The cloud-grade enterprise network – spanning the campus, data center, and branch – must be able to respond to rapid changes in business, growing reliance on hybrid cloud architectures, and the needs of users and customers.
In this paper, we address critical questions about the implications of Open Compute on the upstream power infrastructure, including redundancy, availability, and flexibility. We introduce simplified reference designs that support OCP and provide a capital cost analysis to compare traditional and OCP-based designs. We also present an online TradeOff Tool that allows data center decision makers to better understand the cost differences and cost drivers to various architectures.
This paper provides an overview of the changing dynamics in the business world that demand a new approach to IT infrastructure. It provides a perspective for business managers and executives who are looking for a way to align business and IT by facing the challenges of disruption for better business outcomes.
We will discuss the Kinetic Infrastructure from Dell EMC powered by Intel® Xeon® Platinum processor, which is designed to support IT flexibility and business agility. In addition, we will describe the first implementation of kinetic infrastructure on the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX system. The paper will explain how Dell EMC is helping businesses to rethink their data center architecture and accelerate their path towards more agility.
This paper will explore ways that carrier-class routers, previously the domain of telecommunications service providers, can help future-proof data center infrastructure while dramatically improving application delivery, availability, and manageability right now.
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