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.
Published By: Panduit
Published Date: Sep 03, 2015
Capacity planning is one of the most difficult aspects of building a data center today, given the complexity and number of variables to consider.
This new White Paper, from leading solutions and innovation provider Panduit, brings fresh insight into the central issues facing data center planners both for initial “build” and for future growth, with valuable “real life” examples drawn from actual customer case studies.
Download now to understand how best to:
• Avoid capacity fragmentation: identify areas of “lost” or “stranded” capacity
• Establish “best fits” for capacity in your center
• Maintain equilibrium between the four critical elements of any effective data center management plan
• Implement proactive planning: speed decision-making and deployment
• Optimize existing resources
• Improve data center operations and efficiency
• Reduce OPEX
• Avoid unnecessary CAPEX by extending the life of your center.
Published By: Anixter
Published Date: Sep 23, 2015
This report covers the complex nature of powering the data center. The drive for improved efficiencies and managing variable IT capacity requirements are top priorities for all data center operators and managers. The intelligent power
chain achieved via the right hardware configuration coupled with intelligence and analytics can provide robust gains in five key areas.
When measuring competitive differentiation in milliseconds, connectivity is a key component for any financial services company’s data center strategy. In planning the move of its primary data center, a large international futures and commodities trading company needed to find a provider that could deliver the high capacity connectivity it required.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: May 12, 2016
Businesses face greater uncertainty than ever. Market conditions, customer desires, competitive landscapes, and regulatory constraints change by the minute. So business success is increasingly contingent on predictive intelligence and hyperagile responsiveness to relentlessly evolving demands. This uncertainty has significant implications for the data center — especially as business becomes pervasively digital. IT has to support business agility by being more agile itself. It has to be able to add services, scale capacity up and down as needed, and nimbly remap itself to changes in organizational structure.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Aug 17, 2017
For many companies the appeal of the public cloud is very real. For tech startups, the cloud may be their
only option, since many don’t have the capital or expertise to build and operate the IT systems their
businesses need. Existing companies with established data centers are also looking at public clouds, to
increase IT agility while limiting risk. The idea of building-out their production capacity while possibly
reducing the costs attached to that infrastructure can be attractive. For most companies the cloud isn’t
an “either-or” decision, but an operating model to be evaluated along with on-site infrastructure. And
like most infrastructure decisions the question of cost is certainly a consideration.
In this report we’ll explore that question, comparing the cost of an on-site hyperconverged solution with
a comparable set up in the cloud. The on-site infrastructure is a Dell EMC VxRailTM hyperconverged
appliance cluster and the cloud solution is Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Today enterprises are more dependent on robust, agile IT solutions than ever before. It’s not just about technology—people and processes need to make the cloud journey too, and to realize the benefit of new technology, new support is needed.
Published By: PernixData
Published Date: Jun 01, 2015
Storage arrays are struggling to keep up with virtualized data centers. The traditional solution of buying more capacity to get more performance is an expensive answer – with inconsistent results. A new approach is required to more cost effectively provide the storage performance you need, when and where you need it most.
The explosion in IT demand has intensified pressure on data center resources, making it difficult to respond to business needs, especially while budgets remain flat. As capacity demands become increasingly unpredictable, calculating the future needs of the data center becomes ever more difficult. The challenge is to build a data center that will be functional, highly efficient and cost-effective to operate over its 10-to-20-year lifespan. Facilities that succeed are focusing on optimization, flexibility and planning—infusing agility through a modular data center design.
"Today’s data centers are being asked to do more at less expense and with little or no disruption to company operations. They’re also expected to run 24x7, handle numerous new application deployments and manage explosive data growth. Data storage limitations can make it difficult to meet these stringent demands.
Faced with these challenges, CIOs are discovering that the “rip and replace” disruptive migration method of improving storage capacity and IO performance no longer works. Access this white paper to discover a new version of NetApps storage operating environment. Find out how this software update eliminates many of the problems associated with typical monolithic or legacy storage systems."
In the current landscape of modern data centers, IT professionals are stretched too thin. Triage situations are the norm and tend to reduce the time spent on strategic business objectives. This paper offers a solution to this IT dilemma, outlining the ways to achieve a storage infrastructure that enables greater performance and capacity.
Published By: CA WA 2
Published Date: Oct 01, 2008
Data Center Automation enables you to manage change processes, ensure configuration compliance and dynamically provision servers and applications based on business need. By controlling complexity and automating processes in the data center, your data center becomes more adaptive and agile. Effective Data Center Automation lets you leverage virtualization, manage capacity, and reduce costs and also helps reduce energy usage and waste.
Published By: BMC ESM
Published Date: Aug 20, 2009
Using the five step process outlined in this white paper, we were able to eliminate more than 2,000 servers from our own IT infrastructure, saving an estimated $10 million dollars in data center costs.
The value of conventional on-premises servers is eroding. As with all decay, it starts slowly and declines steadily. Bits and pieces of the physical server market are peeling off as businesses turn away from conventional data center and IT closet deployments in favor of cloud-based infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS). And there’s no shortage of IaaS; hosting and service-provider companies are flooding the market with low-cost access to hosted servers. The challenge for adopting businesses is leveraging hosted assets that guarantee data security and integrity with fine-grained levels of adjustable capacity, high performance and price predictability.
According to this global survey, in three years more than half of all IT services will be delivered via private, public and hybrid clouds. This study highlights the challenges faced by IT organizations as they move into a new role as “cloud brokers” and how a common data platform can help enable seamless data management across multiple clouds.
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