Colocation facilities are rapidly designing and building new facilities in order to capitalize on market opportunity. Getting the facility up and running is the first challenge. The second? Recruiting, training, and retaining qualified data center staff. In this webinar, co-hosted by Tony DeSpirito, VP & General Manager Data Center Operations at Schneider Electric, & Brian Gisi, Infrastructure Management & Services Manager at IBM, to access field-tested methods & strategies that can help you:
Overcome the worldwide shortage of experienced data center professionals
Understand how out-tasking data center operations can benefit you & your clients
Identify key characteristics of a strong data center operations partner
70% of data center outages are directly attributable to human error according to the Uptime Institute’s analysis of their “abnormal incident” reporting (AIR) database1. This figure highlights the critical importance of having an effective operations and maintenance (O&M) program. This paper describes unique management principles and provides a comprehensive, high-level overview of the necessary program elements for operating a mission critical facility efficiently and reliably throughout its life cycle. Practical management tips and advice are also given.
Technology is a fast-moving target, and organizations need agility and flexibility to compete. By modernizing your data center and maximizing the value of your corporate data, your company can gain those qualities.
In this Forbes Insights checklist, learn how to derive value from your corporate data and embrace three elements of a modernized data center: an agile data infrastructure, a modern approach to data protection, and intelligent data center operations.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: May 14, 2018
"What’s In The Report?
The Forrester Graph Database Vendor Landscape discusses the expanding graph uses cases, new and emerging graph solutions, the two approaches to graph, how graph databases are able to provide penetrating insights using deep data relationships, and the top 10 graph vendors in the market today
Download The Report If You:
-Want to know how graph databases work to provide quick, deep, actionable insights that help with everything from fraud to personalization to go-to-market acceleration, without having to write code or spend operating budget on data scientists.
-Learn the new graph uses cases, including 360-degree views, fraud detection, recommendation engines, and social networking.
-Learn about the top 10 graph databases and why DSE Graph continues to gain momentum with customers who like its ability to scale out in multi-data-center, multi-cloud, and hybrid environments, as well as visual operations, search, and advanced security."
Published By: HPE Intel
Published Date: Mar 15, 2016
To free up staff resources to focus on strategic business initiatives, many IT leaders are considering engaging a partner to handle ongoing data center maintenance and optimization. But, too often, data center management services fall short of expectations. Standard care services may be limited in scope, and may not support the range of legacy hardware already in the data center. Conversely, complex managed or outsourced services may involve a costly, fully-customized engagement, in which costs are unpredictable, and control is wrested away from the enterprise. Finally—and perhaps most importantly—many data center management service providers seem to lack the innovative spark that will ensure continuous improvement to data center operations.
Cisco's move limiting Application Control Engine development shows that the time for stand-alone load balancers has passed. IT leaders should focus on leveraging more advanced application delivery controller features to improve application deployments.
Today, companies can prosper from a wide range of computer telephony integration (CTI) solutions. CTI is the full integration of voice and data systems. The convergence of computer systems with call center operations adds increased scalability and muscle to existing business operations.
GoGrid needed a state-of-the-art data center in the heart of the financial district to be up and running within days. As a fast-growing technology company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, they needed a scalable data center with a robust infrastructure and an experienced operations team to support the cloudbased services they provide to their customers. Find out why they turned to Digital Realty.
Published By: VMTurbo
Published Date: Apr 14, 2015
Seconds of Delay Have Multi-Million Dollar Consequences, Demand-Driven Control Changes the Game
Principled Technologies deployed VMTurbo’s Demand-Driven Control platform in their virtualized data center. VMTurbo assures application performance while maximizing infrastructure utilization. Principled Technologies implemented VMTurbo’s recommendations in its virtual environment with an OLTP application, and saw significant improvements in performance.
Learn how Principled Technologies achieved a 37% decrease in latency and 23% increase in orders per minute (OPM).
Prime your business for growth with a software-defined approach.
The current business-enterprise climate demands robust connectivity and delivery in services. As IT executives continue to invest in integrated infrastructure, companies that remain committed to hardware-centric infrastructure are being left behind and subsequently are exposing their enterprises to risk and loss. Liabilities include time wastage and financial costs in the management and maintenance of legacy infrastructure, creating a deficit in executives’ energy when it comes to innovation and future planning.
VMware’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is a malleable, sophisticated solution which facilitates the vital transition from physical to virtualized storage solutions. HCI is the foundation for the Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) destined for leading enterprise operations.
Implementing a multi-tiered cloud strategy offers flexibility for protection required for workloads and cost-savings of inexpensive cloud services. Learn how to execute a unified, infrastructure to enable organizations to make the best of cloud.
See how we can help you build a data center solution that supports today’s demands and positions your organization for success.
Your current data center could be holding you back more than you realize. In today’s fast-paced world, some of your most critical operations revolve around technology. And for those systems to work, you need an infrastructure that’s ready to support your changing workloads and organizational needs.
At CDW, we bring you the solutions and the support you
need to further your goals. We can assess your environment,
design the best approach, deploy your solution and manage it
throughout its lifecycle. Because with a flexible, resilient and
efficient data center, you can support flexibility, resiliency and
efficiency throughout your organization.
Business leaders recognize that their industries and markets are either being disrupted or have the potential to be disrupted by nimble digital players. In order to compete, senior IT leaders need to modernize their data centers.
In this Forbes Insights Executive Briefing, learn how to embrace an agile data infrastructure, modern data protection, and intelligent operations to reap the benefits of a truly modernized data center.
According to Forrester, organizations spent $1.5 trillion globally managing IT last year. 75% of this was spent on silos, legacy systems that still don't get answers to the most important questions: troubleshooting outages, investigating security incidents, and demonstrating compliance. Learn about the innovative software product forward-thinking organizations are using to dramatically improve their productivity and change the way they manage and secure IT.
There’s no question about it: purpose-built all-flash storage is an exceptional catalyst for improving data center operations and supporting the transition to the cloud operating model. AFAs’ highly strategic role in both IT and business underscores the need to move storage purchase discussions and decisions beyond the storage team. IT leaders who want to see their organizations reap AFAs’ benefits—performance improvement, productivity gains, and cost savings, among others—should actively define their AFA strategies and oversee storage-related decision making, thus treating storage like the newly strategic asset it has become.
To learn more, visit purestorage.com/cloud.
ITIL has proven to be a veritable blueprint for repeatable best practices in the data center. Windows Vista migration features provide support for ITIL fundamental operations, as you’ll hear about in this informative podcast with Dell ITIL expert Don Bui.
VPs of Infrastructure and Operations are under constant pressure to more rapidly provision infrastructure to support applications, hit cost reduction targets, and maintain or improve application availability for network attached storage. To meet these goals, they are the directors of a carefully orchestrated dance of network, server, storage and datacenter operation teams.
LifeLink Foundation needed to provide business continuity and DR of critical transplant related information to multiple locations and needed to manage DR planning and implementation in a hurricane zone. Learn how VMware & Dell EqualLogic worked together to implement two remote sites providing consolidated virtual storage, snapshot-based backup and recovery.
The Company (name withheld) provides data center management and monitoring services to a number of enterprises across the United States. The Company maintains multiple network operations centers (NOCs) across the country where engineers monitor customer networks and application uptimes around the clock. The Company evaluated BubblewrApp’s Secure Access Service and was able to enable access to systems within customer data centers in 15 minutes. In addition, the Company was able to:
a. Do away with site-to-site VPNs – no more reliance on jump hosts in the NOC
b. Build out monitoring systems in the NOC without worry about possible IP subnet conflicts
c. Enable NOC engineers to access allowed systems in customer networks from any device
Published By: Staples
Published Date: Jun 01, 2017
Where IT departments were once considered a cost of doing business, today's data center is part of the strategic planning that drives the company forward and increases return for stakeholders. Creating a roadmap for your IT strategy and infrastructure requires careful planning, along with a thorough evaluation of your current state and a detailed view of what you wish to accomplish. Read this white paper to get the big picture of what is necessary to create the best cooperative experience for your data center, office operations, and end users.
The Digital Revolution. Industry 4.0. The Industrial Internet of Things. The 4th Industrial Revolution. Call it what you will but today’s fast-accelerating technological evolution has forever changed the business of manufacturing.
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