Testing and troubleshooting are imperative for data center operators to provide a continuous access to data via network connections. This case study provides useful knowledge of some of the key test use cases for data center operators.
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.
Published By: Chatsworth
Published Date: Oct 06, 2016
In this white paper, we will discuss the following key topics so that your data centre operates more efficiently and cost-effectively:
• Growing energy utilisation
• Creating cooling efficiencies
• Enabling efficiency best practices
Furthermore, we will look at great ways to overcome cooling, energy and even design challenges.
Published By: SimpliVity
Published Date: Jan 07, 2016
The Gorilla Guide To Hyperconverged Infrastructure Implementation is a how-to guide for IT professionals which focuses on evaluating and implementing hyperconverged infrastructure.
Download today and learn:
How to leverage key use cases driving hyperconvergence;
Ways hyperconvergence can stretch IT budgets;
How to overcome perceived roadblocks to transforming the data center with hyperconverged solutions."
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: LeGrand
Published Date: Oct 18, 2016
Efficiency is a key objective when designing a data center. Efficiency
gains are typically focused completely on power and cooling. Efficiencies can be realized in many other areas resulting in additional cost savings, reliable network performance, easier maintenance, flexibility, and scalability.
It has been obvious for some time that the power distribution system within the data center is the key opportunity to focus upon in order to actively manage the rising costs of power and more specifically, identify problems and waste in real-time.
With future-thinking organizations sharing knowledge between Facilities and IT, the push for more intelligence within this rack-based power infrastructure has become urgent with higher rack power densities. In fact, proactive power management at all stages in the distribution chain within enterprise data centers has become the requirement to feed efficiency studies and data center infrastructure management (DCIM) style optimization initiatives.
Today’s CIOs no longer just oversee technology. They are now
key strategists who guide their organizations and give them
the tools they need to stay competitive. A study by Forbes
Research stated that five years ago, a CIO’s most critical
skill was deploying technology. Now, the #1 way that CIOs
provide value is by contributing to the corporate strategy, so
they can advance business objectives and drive revenue.1
In particular, CEOs rely on the CIO for guidance around
digital transformation. Organizations must transform how
they operate and take advantage of new technologies to
better engage customers and employees.
Digital transformation falls squarely on the shoulders of IT
leaders. CIOs are under pressure to drive transformation –
overcoming barriers such as cultures that are resistant to
change, employees who want to upload files anywhere,
and increased concerns about data security.
CEOs also expect CIOs to achieve results now. The
longer you wait, the more likely you will fall beh
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 08, 2019
When it comes to the threat landscape, it’s important to take a look in the rearview mirror once in a while.
As with driving, not only do you get a good look at what’s behind you, but you can often spot what’s coming up quick, set to overtake you.
That’s the spirit of this threat report. We’ve picked out five key stories from the last year or so, not just because they were big events, but because we think these threats, or similar ones, could very well appear in the near future. Take modular threats like Emotet and VPNFilter, for example.
These are threats that can deliver an on-demand menu of attacks and threats, depending on which device is infected or the intended goal of the attacker. We saw plenty of such modular threats in recent history, and wouldn’t be surprised if we see more in the future.
Email remains the darling delivery method of attackers, with threats from cryptomining to Emotet using it to spread. It’s also highly likely that other threats, such as unauthorized M
The way we work has completely transformed. New technology is changing how, where and
when we work. In this new landscape, businesses are facing challenges specific to growth,
talent acquisition and productivity. Employers need to embrace new technology to get ahead
in this new world of work, and put people at the heart of their strategy. However, HR and
People leaders are in fierce competition for the all-important slice of budget, which makes it
vital to build the strongest business case for technology investment.
This guide is intended to help HR and People leaders like you get the financial support you need.
You’ll get practical, effective tips on:
• Understanding and explaining the true benefits of investing in a new HR system
and the likely return on investment.
• Positioning HR as a driver of change throughout your business.
• Ensuring your HR vision aligns with the business strategy.
• Getting management and key stakeholders to buy in.
• Building the strongest business case pos
Published By: Cisco EMEA
Published Date: Mar 26, 2019
For more than a decade, Cisco's security reports have been a definitive source of intelligence for security professionals interested in the state of the global industry. These comprehensive reports provided detailed accounts of the threat landscape and their organisational implications.
Today, Cisco is publishing its second report for 2019: Defending against today's critical threats. This white paper looks back at the threat landscape over the past year, highlighting some of the key cyber security incidents during that timeframe. However, this isn't just another retrospective report, fondly looking back at events that have already come to pass.
Advertisers are beginning to invest in location insights which give them data on how and why transactions are made in specific places. And with nearly all smartphones equipped with geolocation abilities, advertisements can be made location-aware with improved precision for targeting. Understanding location is key to gaining improved insights.
HERE offers data sets and services that advertisers can use to contextualize consumer movements and habits in the world around them to provide well-timed and relevant advertising.
Technology today is shaking up the way we work. To help IT leaders navigate the best path forward, we created a digital magazine called CIO Perspectives.
Read it for insights and guidance from leaders and visionaries on how to break free from day-to-day tasks and gain a greater perspective. Check it out now.
Transform HR from a cost center into a profit center when you strengthen the partnership between the CFO and CHRO. When these two functions closely collaborate, you can greatly improve company strategy and culture. Read this eBook to learn how.
From stolen consumer data to sensitive data leaks, it seems that no one’s data has been safe in recent years. For numerous reasons, like misconfigured storage repositories and unpatched vulnerabilities, this trend is likely to continue. The integration of digital technology into all areas of business has resulted in more of our data being stored on computers and websites targeted by hackers, which has significantly increased the number of data breaches as well as organizations’ vulnerability to malware attacks. For example, the Equifax breach impacted 145 MM consumers, and with more employees working remotely on a wide range of devices, the threat landscape has expanded.
The meteoric rise of the public cloud has compounded this issue, as data security requires new knowledge and skill sets in short supply, often leading to misconfigured and insecure solutions. Companies need to adopt the approach that every piece of data in their possession, on-premises or in the cloud, must be encryp
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