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.
Headquartered in Chicago, Bean Suntory owns over 70 premium spirit brands from whiskey and rum, to vodka, cognac, tequila, and gin. Beam Suntory generates $4 billion in annual revenues.
But that revenue was in danger.
The company’s production software, Wonderware, which controls embedded systems driving almost every critical production process, was underpinned by ageing hardware. If it failed, production would come to a grinding—and expensive—halt.Every hour of downtime results in lost production, which can amount to millions of dollars in losses,” says Sanjay Kirtikar, Director Digital Technologies, Beam Suntory.
To ensure Wonderware never failed, Beam Suntory implemented hyperconverged clusters integrated with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform software
The results were instant and outstanding. Beam Suntory expects a 25-35% cost benefit from lower support and maintenance efforts, and a 50% reduction in power usage.
Published By: Rackspace
Published Date: Mar 07, 2019
SapientRazorfish is a global company that helps organizations in digital business transformation. For these enterprises, cloud migration is a mandate, and SapientRazorfish ensures the desired outcomes are achieved with Rackspace Fanatical Support for AWS services – to provide clients with expertise in planning, architecture services and counseling, migration, deployment, infrastructure maintenance and solution optimization.
Keeping the lights on in a manufacturing environment remains top priority for industrial companies. All too often, factories are in a reactive mode, relying on manual inspections that risk downtime because they don’t usually reveal actionable problem data.
Find out how the Nexcom Predictive Diagnostic Maintenance (PDM) system enables uninterrupted production during outages by monitoring each unit in the Diesel Uninterrupted Power Supplies (DUPS) system noninvasively.
• Using vibration analysis, the system can detect 85% of power supply problems before they do damage or cause failure
• Information processing for machine diagnostics is done at the edge, providing real-time alerts on potential issues with ample of lead time for managers to rectify
• Graphic user interface offers visual representation and analysis of historical and trending data that is easily consumable
Fire and explosion are the biggest inherent hazards facing the chemicals industry. The combination of flammable raw fuel, open flames and the presence of gas components such as oxygen (O2) methane (CH4) and carbon monoxide (CO) can make chemical processing a hazardous activity, particularly in combustion. Not only is there a potential safety risk with burning combustible materials, but their by-products are often combustible too.
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How modern technology helps maintenance and instrument engineers enhance safety
How to control fire and see improved safety in every stage of operations
How to overcome the main challenges that maintenance and instrument engineers face
How Yokogawa’s TDLS analyzers provide a safe alternative to conventional analyzer technologies
Over the past ten years, IT personnel costs have risen faster than hardware and software investments. IT services have not improved process-wise and still require as much manpower, if not more, to operate now as they did in the past. As firms spend 76% of their IT budget on maintenance and support, they will naturally invest in BSM solutions that will reduce costs, enable ITIL, and provide an optimal ROI.
In the broadening data center cost-saving and energy efficiency discussion, data center physical infrastructure preventive maintenance (PM) is sometimes neglected as an important tool for controlling TCO and downtime. PM is performed specifically to prevent faults from occurring. IT and facilities managers can improve systems uptime through a better understanding of PM best practices.
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.
As businesses plunge into the digital future, no asset will have a greater impact on success than data. The ability to collect, harness, analyze, protect, and manage data will determine which businesses disrupt their industries, and which are disrupted; which businesses thrive, and which disappear. But traditional storage solutions are not designed to optimally handle such a critical business asset. Instead, businesses need to adopt an all-flash data center.
In their new role as strategic business enablers, IT leaders have the responsibility to ensure that their businesses are protected, by investing in flexible, future-proof flash storage solutions. The right flash solution can deliver on critical business needs for agility, rapid growth, speed-to-market, data protection, application performance, and cost-effectiveness—while minimizing the maintenance and administration burden.
Every week InfoSight analyzes more than a trillion data points from
more than 9,000 customers. How does this translate into true
business value? By reducing your business risk with over Six-Nines
of measured availability. By providing you with an infrastructure
that gets “smarter” every single day. By empowering IT staff to
focus on business priorities instead of mundane maintenance.
This paper contrasts the features of medium voltage fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS) and existing withdrawable circuit breaker switgear (WCBS) designs. Modern FCBS design elements that are discussed include an internal disconnect for isolation and grounding of circuits and interlocked operation among disconnect, breaker, and grounding switch for improved safety. Furthermore, features such as lower maintenance,
smaller footprint, and reduced life cycle costs that result from its simpler design will be explored. By comparing the traditional ANSI WCBS technology to that of the FCBS, this paper will demonstrate that the fixed design, which has gained widespread acceptance in global markets outside the United States, is a viable alternative to the withdrawable designs.
This on demand webinar contrasts the features of medium voltage fixed circuit breaker switchgear (FCBS) and existing withdrawable circuit breaker switgear (WCBS) designs. Modern FCBS design elements that are
discussed include an internal disconnect for isolation and grounding of circuits and interlocked operation among
disconnect, breaker, and grounding switch for improved safety. Furthermore, features such as lower maintenance,
smaller footprint, and reduced life cycle costs that result from its simpler design will be explored. By comparing
the traditional ANSI WCBS technology to that of the FCBS, this paper will demonstrate that the fixed design, which
has gained widespread acceptance in global markets outside the United States, is a viable alternative to the
In this report, you will:
• Understand the long-term role ERP will play in a digital business and IoT strategy.
• Learn why redirecting resources away from ERP system maintenance towards capitalizing on IoT-driven opportunities is crucial
• Examine how adopting IoT strategy can modernize ERP and increase agility to better respond to accelerating business opportunities
The rapid pace of change in attitudes to IaaS underlines how quickly it has become a key part of enterprise IT. Even in the past three months, adoption levels and positive attitudes toward IaaS have grown.
IaaS was originally seen as a way to reduce overall spend and shift budgets from capital expenditure to operating expenditure, and there is no doubt that it has done both. But it is striking how businesses have grown to appreciate the wider benefits of IaaS from greater productivity to freeing staff from routine maintenance in order to work on more value-adding projects.
Applications modernization has become imperative as the maintenance of “mature” applications consumes a disproportionate share of resources. HP aligns critical applications and infrastructure with your overall modernization program.
Published By: Broadsoft
Published Date: Jun 14, 2017
Many premises-based phone system (PBX) manufacturers claim that the five year costs of their systems are lower than an equivalent cloud alternative. What the premises guys don’t tell you about is all the extra little hidden costs that come as a result of the limitations of the hardware and software in their systems. This guide will provide you with useful questions to ask your PBX manufacturer to ensure that you're getting the full picture on the cost of their system.
Questions to Ask During an Evaluation:
• Have you sized this system for my peak demand?
• Have you factored in the cost of site redundancy?
• How many hours of call recording are included?
• How is mobility supported? Do calls route in an out of the PBX for call treatment?
• What are the annual maintenance costs of the hardware and software in this system?
• Which third party systems have you integrated this PBX with?
A fundamental people-process-technology transformation enables businesses to remain
competitive in today’s innovation economy. Initiatives such as advanced security, fraud detection
services, connected consumer Internet of Things (IoT) devices, augmented or virtual reality
experience, machine and deep learning, and cognitively enabled applications drive superior
business outcomes such as predictive marketing and maintenance.
Superior business outcomes require businesses to consider IT a core competency. For IT, an
agile, elastic, and scalable IT infrastructure forms the crucial underpinning for a superior service
delivery model. The more up to date the infrastructure, the more capable it is of supporting the
scale and complexity of a changing application landscape. Current-generation applications must
be supplemented and eventually supplanted with next-generation (also known as cloud-native)
applications — each with very different infrastructure requirements. Keeping infrastructure up
Today’s businesses are rapidly transforming to prepare for the changes taking place in the global economy. Companies of all sizes can benefit from tools that automate the deployment and ongoing maintenance of server environments. Put another way, in today’s digital economy, where users need access to intelligible data faster, IT organizations must employ tools that automate the delivery of IT as a Service (ITaaS).
Dell EMC’s Intelligent Automation simplifies the management and maintenance of its PowerEdge server hardware. Designed to drive down the cost and resources associated with server lifecycle management, Intelligent Automation relies on integrated Dell Remote Access Controller(iDRAC) and OpenManage server management software to deliver reliable and efficient automation to PowerEdge Servers.
Intel Inside®. New Possibilities Outside.
Cloud investment continues to grow
over 20% annually as organizations are
looking for faster time to deployment,
scalability, reduced maintenance, and
lower cost. But there is one aspect
of cloud that consistently worries IT
and security professionals – how to
achieve high levels of security in the
cloud. As cloud adoption increases, the
fears of unauthorized access, stolen
identities, data and privacy loss, and
confidentiality and compliance issues
are rising right along with it.
This report has been produced by the
350,000 member Information Security
Community on LinkedIn in partnership
with Crowd Research Partners
to explore how organizations are
responding to the security threats in the
cloud and what tools and best practices
IT cybersecurity leaders are considering
in their move to the cloud.
Learn how Shell Lubricants can help you improve the efficiency, productivity and reliability of your automated grease systems. We're confident our team of Shell Lube Service Experts can make a difference in your mining operations.
Published By: SAP Ariba
Published Date: Oct 11, 2018
Procurement organizations are moving in substantial numbers to implement integrated technology suites in areas like source-to-contract and purchase-to-pay. A new generation of technology has made it possible for these technologies to move to the cloud, simplifying maintenance and administration. A recent Hackett Group study analyzed the use of e-sourcing suites to uncover trends, benefits and drawbacks to unifying these processes in one solution. For organizations already invested in optimizing sourcing execution efforts, the arguments for moving to an integrated suite are compelling.
Codero required a top-notch Tier III data center facility. Furthermore, it needed a data center that could not only deliver disaster recovery services and support the ongoing growth of customer businesses, but do so with competitive rates for power and labor, and low exposure to natural disasters. Find out why they selected Digital Realty.
Managing the PC lifecycle can be a complicated and expensive process. Organizations with outdated systems require increased support, have higher maintenance costs, and experience a loss of end user productivity. However, Dell commissioned Forrester® Consulting to study the trends and challenges for global IT decision makers in order to identify opportunities for optimizing the PC Lifecycle.
Published By: Dell EMC
Published Date: Nov 04, 2016
While there are significant potential benefits to migrating to a hyper-converged system, true cost and real life experience are critical decision factors. To accurately establish a case for going to one platform or another, you need a strong fact-based analytical methodology and approach. Download this Edison Group white paper to better understand the cost and measureable effort benefits of hyper-converged appliances. Dive into the details for the VCE VxRail Appliance from Dell EMC, including total cost of ownership, total cost of acquisition and relative work efforts to install, initialize and maintain as compared to building your own system.
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