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  • How Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Transforms IT from Branch Office to Datacenter

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    andy.salo@nimboxx.com
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) has quickly become all-the-buzz due to its ability to improve datacenter performance while reducing complexity and cost. According to analysts, this emerging market tallied $6 billion in revenue last year as enterprises adopted hyperconverged infrastructure faster than expected. Ready to jump on the HCI bandwagon but not sure where to start? You’re not alone. If you are like most professionals, you are working hard to learn all the ins and outs of HCI and how you can leverage HCI to save money while delivering a higher performing, easier to…
  • Going Green? Making Your Data Center More Eco-Efficient

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    Kenneth Jamaca
    13 Jul 2015 | 9:38 am
    Since every data centers’ core mission—having 100% uptime–requires a steady stream of power, clean and...
  • A New Model for Data Management Takes Hold

    SilverBack Migration Solutions, Inc
    Kenneth Jamaca
    28 Jul 2015 | 5:27 pm
    Companies with major data centers appear to be melding comfortably with the cloud. Nearly two...
  • Brocade CEO: Specialized Data Center Network Gear on Its Way Out

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    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The days of having x86 servers by Intel or AMD running business apps on one side of the data center and specialized network chips by Cisco, Juniper, or Brocade running networking apps on the other are numbered. That’s according to Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney, who believes x86 servers will replace most if not all specialized networking hardware in data centers of the future. “Ten years from now, in a traditional data center, it’ll all be x86-based machines,” he says. “They will be running your business apps in virtual machines, your networking apps in virtual machines, but it’ll all…
  • Lessons from GigCity by Doug Mohney

    Green Data Center News
    Views and Opinions on Green IT
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Chattanooga, Tenn – The catch phrase bandied about by civic leaders here in Chattanooga is “The fastest broadband in the Northern hemisphere.” Everything is Gig-this and gig-that since the local utility covered the city with high speed broadband..  GigCity is the tag line for the city while GigTank is the showcase for startup companies tapping into the network. . How Chattanooga got fiber will be a best selling book some day. EPB, the city’s local non-profit utility, went through a midlife crisis of sorts about seven years ago.  After some soul searching…
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  • Brocade CEO: Specialized Data Center Network Gear on Its Way Out

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    30 Jul 2015 | 5:00 am
    The days of having x86 servers by Intel or AMD running business apps on one side of the data center and specialized network chips by Cisco, Juniper, or Brocade running networking apps on the other are numbered. That’s according to Brocade CEO Lloyd Carney, who believes x86 servers will replace most if not all specialized networking hardware in data centers of the future. “Ten years from now, in a traditional data center, it’ll all be x86-based machines,” he says. “They will be running your business apps in virtual machines, your networking apps in virtual machines, but it’ll all…
  • iomart Receives £60 Million to Fund Further Acquisitions

    Chris Burt
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:19 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Scottish cloud and managed hosting company iomart has received £60 million (approximately $93.5 million USD) from the Bank of Scotland to fund further acquisitions, the company announced Monday. iomart has made 12 acquisitions in the last five years, and is seeking to extend a period of rapid growth. Public cloud consultancy SystemsUp became the latest iomart acquisition in June in an estimated £12.5 million deal. Backup Technology, ServerSpace, and EQSN are among the other companies picked up by iomart since 2010. “Our ambition is to be the…
  • NTT Acquires Indonesian Data Center Provider PT Cyber CSF

    Jason Verge
    29 Jul 2015 | 1:10 pm
    NTT Communications has acquired Indonesian data center provider PT Cyber CSF as part of ongoing global expansion. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Founded in 2012, Cyber CSF is headquartered in Jakarta. It operates an eight-story, 75,000-square-foot data center with 24 MVA capacity. Indonesia is a neighboring market to Singapore, the big data center market and major commercial hub in the region. Structure Research recently said neighboring markets to Singapore, such as Indonesia and Malaysia were beginning to compete as well, although Singapore is much further ahead of both.
  • Alibaba to Put Cloud Data Centers in Europe, Middle East

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    29 Jul 2015 | 12:09 pm
    Aliyun, the cloud computing business of the Chinese internet giant Alibaba, is planning to establish data centers in Europe and the Middle East as part of a $1 billion global expansion initiative announced today. Other new cloud data center locations will be in Singapore and Japan, the company said in a statement. Aliyn currently has five data centers in China and Hong Kong. It launched its first US data center in Silicon Valley earlier this year. A company executive said in a press conference in Beijing earlier this month that another Aliyun cloud data center would come online in the US…
  • SoftLayer Founder Crosby Shares Lessons of Success

    theWHIR.com
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:13 am
    Story by TC Doyle for The WHIR Chairman and CEO of “To Be Announced.” A lot of business practitioners would have a hard time listing that as their current position in their LinkedIn profile. But not Lance Crosby. Crosby, of course, is the founder and former CEO of SoftLayer. In 2013, he sold the company to IBM for $2.1 billion. In February of 2015, he resigned his executive post as the General Manager of Big Blue’s cloud business. Since then, the industry has awaited his next move. Crosby has been tight-lipped for the most part about his plans, but has made it clear through social media…
 
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    Green Data Center News

  • Lessons from GigCity by Doug Mohney

    Views and Opinions on Green IT
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:46 am
    Chattanooga, Tenn – The catch phrase bandied about by civic leaders here in Chattanooga is “The fastest broadband in the Northern hemisphere.” Everything is Gig-this and gig-that since the local utility covered the city with high speed broadband..  GigCity is the tag line for the city while GigTank is the showcase for startup companies tapping into the network. . How Chattanooga got fiber will be a best selling book some day. EPB, the city’s local non-profit utility, went through a midlife crisis of sorts about seven years ago.  After some soul searching…
  • LuxConnect on track to complete its fourth Tier lV data center

    DatacenterDynamics
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:45 am
    Grand Duchy of Luxembourg home to more Tier IVs than any other country  
  • Google plans further expansion in Oregon

    DatacenterDynamics
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:44 am
    The Port of The Dalles could house yet another data center
  • The Floating Data Center Idea Isn't Dead

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    29 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    Take all the mechanical and electrical infrastructure necessary to support 8 MW of critical load, add the IT load itself, and put everything on a floating barge. What could go wrong? According to two San Francisco Bay Area entrepreneurs, not much. In fact, Arnold Magcale and Daniel Kekai believe a floating data center can be safer and, importantly, cheaper to own and operate.
  • Report: Singapore is a $1B Data Center Market and Growing Fast

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    28 Jul 2015 | 6:00 am
    The Singapore data center market is booming thanks to the country’s proximity to China, political stability, and a business-friendly regulatory environment. Colocation providers in the island nation made close to $1 billion in revenue in 2014 – a market size projected to surpass $1.2 billion next year, according to a new report by analysts at Structure Research. The technology market in Asia is growing faster than anywhere else, most of the growth occurring in China.
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  • Story of Wood Stone Oven - why cooks love the oven

    Dave Ohara
    24 Jul 2015 | 8:47 pm
    I use my Wood Stone over 2-3 times a week, cooking salmon and chicken so much more than pizza.  Bacon comes out the best, but means I need to need get up early to heat up the oven before I cook.  I have cooked many meals for my friends and family.To give an idea of the oven check out this video.
  • Facebook Changes from buyer of Cheap Coal Power to Pushing for Renewable Energy

    Dave Ohara
    15 Jul 2015 | 8:35 am
    Wired's Cade Metz has a post on Facebook's frustrated efforts to buy renewable energy for its data centers. “FACEBOOK’S NEW DATA center will run entirely on wind power. This means three of the five massive computing facilities that will drive the company’s worldwide social network in the years to come will run use only renewable energy. But Peter Freed, who helps oversee renewable energy efforts at Facebook, isn’t entirely pleased. Buying clean energy, he says, remains far too difficult.“It should be easier to get these kinds of things done,” he says, “and we’re seeing an…
  • Google will expand Georgia data center 808,355 sq ft by end of 2016

    Dave Ohara
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Atlanta Business Chronicle reports on the size of Google's data center expansion.  The article proudly says they have an update on the size, but my friends who work on data centers would want to know how much power.I would guess 600,000 sq ft is white space multiple by 125 watts/sq ft and you get 75MW. That seems about right for a Google project. “Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) said last month it will invest in a $300 million expansion of its Lithia Springs, Ga., data center. The company, however, did not disclose details about the size of the expansion.A public filing on July 9 revealed…
  • Sal Khan presenting to smart MIT students gives insight to background of Khan Academy

    Dave Ohara
    9 Jul 2015 | 12:26 pm
    Sal Khan the founder of Khan Academy is an MIT graduate and his presentation to smart students and familiarity with audience gives a deeper discussion of Khan Academy. an example of an insight is the early decision on how to scale.  The video above I started at the 7:37 mark.  This is where Sal explains his first use of Youtube.
  • Microsoft focuses on 3 areas for Mobile, not including the youth

    Dave Ohara
    8 Jul 2015 | 9:37 am
    Microsoft announced a change in its focus on Mobile and three market segments. “We plan to narrow our focus to three customer segments where we can make unique contributions and where we can differentiate through the combination of our hardware and software. We’ll bring business customers the best management, security and productivity experiences they need; value phone buyers the communications services they want; and Windows fans the flagship devices they’ll love.” In the above there is no mention of the youth market.  Teenagers and college students are some of the most…
 
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  • F5 Agility 2015, Washington DC – Exciting week awaits us

    Ravi Balakrishnan
    29 Jul 2015 | 10:48 pm
    Only a few weeks remain for the Fall season to officially set in, and it’s still quite hot in Washington DC. The fast approaching F5 Agility event is further adding a sizzle to the conference scene at the Gaylord National resort and convention center in DC. During Aug 4-7, we are going to hear F5’s leaders, customers, and partners share how the latest solutions from F5 are transforming what’s possible for today’s organizations. In about a year’s time Cisco ACI and F5 partnership has [...]
  • Unleashing UCS Integrated Infrastructure

    Tim Stack
    23 Jul 2015 | 9:48 am
    A new edition of UnleashingIT showcases a variety of companies that are taking advantage of Cisco UCS integrated infrastructure based solutions to support dramatic growth, expand services, increase uptime, and respond to changing business demands faster. Cisco, works with industry-leading and emerging storage technology partners, to offer a tremendous choice of integrated infrastructure solutions based on UCS Integrated Infrastructure: FlexPod  with NetApp VCE  VBlock Systems Cisco Solutions for VSPEX  with EMC VersaStack Solution  with IBM Cisco Solutions for UCP Select  with Hitachi…
  • Cisco UCS delivers top TPC-H result for non-clustered systems at 3000-GB scale factor

    Girish Kulkarni
    22 Jul 2015 | 9:25 pm
    The Cisco UCS® C460 M4 Rack Server continues its tradition of Industry leadership with the latest announcement of the best TPC-H benchmark result at the 3000GB scale factor in non-cluster category, in concert with Microsoft SQL Server 2014 Enterprise Edition. This TPC-H result with Cisco UCS C460 M4 Rack Server is 57 percent faster than the HP DL580 and 47 percent less expensive, and it surpasses servers from other contenders, including Fujitsu and Lenovo as shown in the graphic below:                                          Results Comparisons…
  • Part 2: How Many Servers Do You Have …. Comatose and Sitting Idle?!?!

    Stephen Speirs
    21 Jul 2015 | 12:41 pm
    Last week I introduced this topic, the pervasive problem of “comatose” servers in data centers, based upon an interesting recent eWeek article entitled “ 30 Percent of Servers Worldwide Sit Idle ”, which in turn was based upon the research report by Stanford University in conjunction with the Anthesis Group .  In my blog, I described the costs of this problem, ranging from the obvious (e.g. power and facilities) to the hidden (e.g. un-used software licenses).  This week I’ll discuss why this happens and what you can do about this problem. Why Does this Happen? There are various…
  • Power of Integration in the Internet of Everything Era – Smart Connected Cities

    Jim McDonnell
    20 Jul 2015 | 8:54 am
    Digitization is in full swing in nearly every sector of the economy. In this atmosphere of universal disruption, every firm must be highly innovative and agile enough to respond to rapidly changing business demands. In short, the Internet has changed, companies are changing, and now IT needs to change. The Internet of Everything provides a superb opportunity — and an urgent imperative — for IT to accelerate innovation. This cannot be done without collecting and connecting data and running analysis, [...]
 
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    Data Center

  • What's happening with artificial intelligence?

    25 Jul 2015 | 10:29 pm
    I’ve been enjoying watching Humans on Channel 4. In the series, human-looking androids are ‘helping’ humans with a variety of tasks, and there is a small group of them that are self-aware. I just wondered what was happening in the real world of Artificial Intelligence (AI).
  • Crazy little thing called DevOps!

    18 Jul 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We hear the term all the time these days, but what do we mean by DevOps? I thought it might be useful to have a quick overview of where the term comes from and what it means.
  • Happy Anniversary to my DB2 for z/OS blog

    17 Jul 2015 | 9:55 am
    (Posted Saturday, July 18, 2015) Happy Anniversary to my DB2 for z/OS blog at Toolbox.com. You turn 10 years old today. Just like when becoming a Father and Grandfather, now my blog is starting to make me feel old too. Of course, the cool part about the blog turning 10 years old, it too reminds me how lucky I am. Did you all know that this blog existed long before blogging was cool? Today, anyone with any kind of access to a computer has (or could have) a blog. However, 10 years ago, blogs were few and far between and there were NONE that focused only on DB2 for z/OS.
  • Losing the plot

    11 Jul 2015 | 9:30 pm
    Recently, I blogged about how people spend most of their time using their primitive brains, and how this works perfectly well for them a lot of the time. I also explained how it can lead to incredibly stupid mistakes being made. This time I want to look at what’s happening when panic sets in – when you’ve just been asked to give a presentation to the board about why they need to keep their mainframe.
  • What's the best way to recruit new mainframe staff?

    4 Jul 2015 | 8:52 pm
    For some organizations, the only way to recruit is to offer the job to someone they already know. For others, they interview people and choose the person they like most. And some think the secret is to score prospective candidates against a person spec and then apply a personality test to predict how well they will get on in their new role. All seems to make sense, until you realize the test they are using is the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) test.
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  • Being an Expert For Dummies

    Greg Sowell
    21 Jul 2015 | 8:18 am
    I recently read a story that got me thinking. It goes like this: Nikola Tesla visited Henry Ford at his factory, which was having some kind of difficulty. Ford asked Tesla if he could...
  • What IT Executives Can Learn From the Gaming Industry

    James Burdine
    14 Jul 2015 | 8:52 am
    A tragic trend to hit the video game industry in recent years has been the pressure to have a game on the market before the designers were ready for it to be released. Two major...
  • Is There Still Value in Face-to-Face Interaction?

    Tony Owens
    29 Jun 2015 | 8:51 am
    We are currently in one of the most exciting eras for digital communication.  Between social media giants – Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn – and the vast array of digital communication options like text, email...
  • A Beginner’s Guide to Data Center Cooling Systems

    Greg Sowell
    10 Jun 2015 | 10:53 am
      Data center cooling is boring and so is oatmeal.  My doctor tells me that oatmeal will lower my cholesterol and save my heart, so sometimes boring is a good thing. Cooling systems are...
  • How to Build a Highly Available Network

    Greg Sowell
    26 May 2015 | 10:35 am
      There are multiple ways to build a highly available network. Let’s assume you require a 100% concurrently maintainable network, which ensures when any one connection is lost you can maintain network connectivity. Internet...
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  • How Can IT Innovation Accelerate Business Transformation? (15-Question Survey)

    29 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Enterprises require a new IT foundation for business success—one that enables faster innovation, rapid global expansion, deeper insight and responsiveness to fluctuating market demands. This BPI Network survey seeks the views of executives and change agents about what IT must do to deliver on that promise.Our goal is to initiate a global conversation on IT transformation. We’re reaching out to business and IT leaders around the world to explore the business drivers, imperatives and priorities for IT in a digitally dependent age and map a new model for IT. To help us undertake this…
  • Social Threat Intelligence (STI)

    23 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Fascinatingly, enterprise has been slow to embrace community sourcing security intelligence. Trevor Welsh of ThreatStream will present on Social Threat Intelligence (STI). This talk will detail how STI exists today, and how it might exist tomorrow. Trevor will also detail how enterprise can best take advantage of STI in a sensible, secure way.Request Free!
  • Big Data's Biggest Role: Aligning the CMO & CIO

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    Discussions about the dynamic between chief marketing officer and chief information officer have often centered around the technologies being implemented in this age of digital engagement. However, as organizations realize the importance of delivering on a more customer-centric overall business strategy, big data has emerged as the real glue that has permanently cemented the relationship between the two offices.The CMO Council, along with partner SAS, set out to better understand the key challenges, opportunities and requirements that both CMOs and CIOs were facing in their journey to…
  • Simplify Decision-Making to Grow Your Business with Analytics and ERP

    22 Jul 2015 | 12:00 am
    As a growing organization, it becomes incredibly difficult to continue to operate as effectively as when there were only a few employees. Most organizations rely on ERP to help them navigate this exciting, but difficult stage. But are these organizations truly getting all they can out of their ERP solution? How are these gains achievable?Organizations with analytics and ERP can:Gain increased insight into the effectiveness of initiativesKnow and serve their customers more effectivelyMore accurately plan for and forecast demandReact more quickly to business eventsDo more with less, andMake…
  • The Essentials of Business Intelligence/Big Data Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit

    20 Jul 2015 | 2:50 pm
    The Essentials of Business Intelligence/Big Data – Summer 2015 Exclusive Kit, brings together the latest in information, coverage of important developments, and expert commentary to help with your Business Intelligence/Big Data related decisions.The following kit contents will help you get the most out of your Business Intelligence/Big Data research:Gleanster Deep Dive: An Intro to Big Data for MarketersPredictive Analytics: Breaking Through Barriers to AdoptionWhat's In Your Data? How New Storage Architectures Reduce Security RisksBig Data: 6 Headaches Nordic Telcos Are FightingRequest…
 
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  • Dissatisfied With Your Business Telephone System? IP PBX May be the Answer

    Admin
    24 Jul 2015 | 10:09 am
    Many business owners are looking for a way to free themselves from the high cost and inflexibility of conventional telephone services. IP PBX telephony offers businesses the advanced telecommunication network they desire in one cost effective package, allowing smaller companies to take advantage of services and features hitherto reserved for their larger counterparts. If you have been disappointed in your telephone service, and have been looking for a cost efficient alternative to conventional telephony services, IP PBX may be just what you’ve been looking for. IP PBX In a Nutshell An…
  • How Your Business Might Benefit by Moving Your Telephone System to the Cloud

    Admin
    28 Mar 2015 | 8:55 am
    Cloud based services for small businesses have become quite the talking point over the last few years. What began as an exclusive feature available to a few forward thinking companies has quickly evolved into a popular business model for companies of kinds. But, when people talk about the cloud, they are invariably talking about cloud computing, where your business’ computer network exists off-site, in the cloud. To be sure, cloud computing has been a great boon to business owners, and has given them the opportunity to increase productivity and efficiency, all while saving a…
  • How Small Businesses Can Benefit from Desktop Virtualization

    Admin
    19 Feb 2015 | 8:24 am
    Cloud computing is slowly changing the face of the modern office space. Not only in the way that businesses address their data center and storage needs, but also in the day to day front line operation of the office itself. For many small business owners, the cost of keeping up with rapidly changing technology can be problematical, and they can soon find themselves with an office full of outdated desktop computers running four year old operating systems. Upgrades are expensive, and typically difficult to implement. But virtualization, made possible by the latest in cloud computing technology,…
  • Disaster Recovery as a Service – The Smart Choice for Small Business

    Admin
    19 Nov 2014 | 10:40 am
    Cloud Computing has fundamentally changed the way small businesses approach their IT needs. The advent of the cloud has given the smaller enterprise, often working on a limited budget, access to the kind of computing power formerly reserved for larger companies with deeper pockets. As more and more small business owners look to the cloud for IT solutions, it becomes necessary to look at new models for disaster recovery. Even in a cloud based environment, disasters can happen, and it is vital that you have a recovery plan in place that will minimize downtime, protect your important data, and…
  • Planning to Move to VDI? How to Get Your Staff Excited About the Change

    Admin
    28 Aug 2014 | 9:42 am
    Copyright: ferli / 123RF Stock Photo VDI, or Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, is quickly gaining traction among many small to medium sized businesses. Indeed, the virtual desktop is helping to streamline office IT in a big way, and is helping many businesses to become more productive and more competitive. Running a business’ entire desktop environment on a virtual machine offers many advantages to the savvy entrepreneur, not the least of which is saving money and increasing data security. However, the move to VDI can be challenging, and one of the primary obstacles to a smooth transition…
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  • 3 Preeminent data center practices to follow

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    28 Jul 2015 | 10:27 pm
    Data center business is increasing with needs of huge data that is growing over and over and is expected to grow more, as we hear such news more often now. This makes DC business very uncertain, with growing technologies and innovations and with the requirements of data storage and telecommunications DC operations are getting dynamic and complex but obviously. Complexity and uncertainty is anticipated to rise with advancements in this business. It is likely that some best Data center practices must be followed to maintain the ease of operations in this business with prominent cost savings and…
  • The Purpose of DCIM in Modern Data Centers

    Nilesh
    23 Jul 2015 | 8:11 am
    Summary: With an integrated approach, centralized data center management enables IT professional and managers of the facility to leverage a common platform for infrastructure monitoring, including power and cooling, for the planning and provision of data center capacity, to predict, diagnose and eliminate problems. But it is really useful to adopt a DCIM system like eMagic and how? Challenges: The major challenges for data center operators currently include the limitations of physical ability caused, in part, by the need to store, protect and process huge volumes of data. Adding more…
  • Unraveling the Myths on DCIM

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    20 Jul 2015 | 10:42 pm
  • 3 Business Benefits of using DCIM tool

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    20 Jul 2015 | 2:09 am
    Outline Growing Data center businesses with increase of big data is leading to the adoption of centralized management system that can reduce the efforts of managing huge data center and provide efficiency in all facets. Use of DCIM tool expedites the complete management of Data center; it helps the overall efficacy of enterprise. What else can be the hunt for Business benefit, than solution with cost saving and productivity? Current Scenario Gartner’s prediction in 2011 was that by 2015, DCIM tools and processes will grow more from 5% penetration in 2011 to 60%, now seems to be reality.
  • Why CIOs are still inclined to ITIL to align IT with Business?

    Nilesh
    16 Jul 2015 | 11:51 pm
    Summary: DCIM tools or you can say software and hardware management has become trending hot topics in the market of data centers. And simultaneously are these infrastructure management tools compliant with standards set by ITIL is also increasingly a major part of the discussion point among many CIOs of the industry. Does eMagic DCIM complies with ITIL standards? The answer is yes. But you might think why CIOs are giving so much weightage to this certification. Let’s find the answers together! Presentation: The ambition of an aligned information system within a business depends on the…
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  • Get Cost-Efficient Connectivity and Carrier Choice!

    Dave
    17 Jul 2015 | 10:15 am
    The CyrusOne National IX delivers interconnection across the CyrusOne facility footprint and beyond. This unique and robust interconnection platform enables high-performance, low-cost data transfer and accessibility for customers uniting state-of-the-art CyrusOne data centers across metro areas and regions, with more locations coming online. Watch it work! Global data center locations With more than 30 colocation facilities across the United States, Europe, and Asia, CyrusOne can support data center needs with flexible designs, high reliability, personalized service and full transparency in…
  • Leverage a Trusted Data Center Partner for Efficient Seismic Data Processing

    CyrusOne
    9 Jul 2015 | 11:20 am
    Supporting the unique requirements of energy production, petroleum seismic processing, and oil and gas data management is no small task. Many companies need high-density deployments of high performance compute (HPC) environments to manage and analyze extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing. The combination of colocation and HPC systems services fulfill a critical need many energy, oil and gas companies can’t handle on their own. Get Deep Energy Experience and Expertise CyrusOne has developed expertise over many years, working alongside the world’s largest energy…
  • How Successful Retailers Leverage IT and Retail Data Centers for Growth

    Scott Brueggeman
    26 May 2015 | 8:14 am
    In today’s world, customers expect to shop anywhere and at any time. Savvy retailers are reinventing themselves to meet these expectations. They’re upgrading platforms and making sure disparate systems work together seamlessly. By leveraging IT and retail data centers, retailers can meet ongoing customer demands. One of the major challenges for retailers in meeting their IT goals is the sheer volume of data that must be managed. More and more information is being collected from shoppers than ever before. To succeed in the market place and grow their businesses, retailers must build…
  • 7 Major Trends Affecting Retail Colocation Solutions

    Scott Brueggeman
    21 May 2015 | 8:03 am
    In the coming years, retailers will address several trends to improve their competitive positioning. The strategies they develop as a result will greatly affect investments in technology and retail colocation solutions. Some of the major trends facing the retail industry include: Cross-Channel Shopper Engagement – Regardless of platform, retailers will need to recognize and understand their shoppers, if they want to differentiate themselves successfully. To create a one-to-one shopper experience, they’ll need to provide customized messaging and content through every channel.
  • Be ready when disaster strikes

    Scott Brueggeman
    17 Apr 2015 | 12:53 pm
    Springtime can oftentimes bring the full fury of natural disasters to many areas of the country with storms, flooding, tornadoes, and worse. Is your business ready with a fool-proof, multi-facility disaster recovery (DR) plan? Many enterprises are turning to colocation as a critical part of a disaster recovery plan to help mitigate their risks. Data center colocation can assist companies with: DR colocation space and office space – so your applications are always available Redundant power and cooling architecture – to ensure your systems don’t go down Robust connectivity – so data…
 
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  • CIOs who collaborate can make headway with cloud computing

    Stephen Harrington
    30 Jul 2015 | 12:29 am
    Chief information officers who want to achieve operational functionality not possible with legacy equipment for their organizations should consider using cloud computing to facilitate such change. The technology continues to evolve, especially from a security standpoint, alleviating some fears decision-makers used to have regarding the service's data protection. CIOs have the ability to make progress and encourage their companies to embrace the cloud, not keep it at a distance.Forbes contributor Michael Hickins recently detailed the potential of cloud computing and how CIOs can…
  • Security and planning are benchmarks of cloud migrations

    Stephen Harrington
    28 Jul 2015 | 1:55 am
    Government organizations are experiencing challenges when migrating assets to cloud environments. Government Technology reported that some government professionals believe thorough planning is essential for addressing the issues that are occurring throughout the sector, mainly problematic cloud implementations. Massachusetts Chief Information Officer Bill Oates explained adopting Software-as-a-Service is not as simple as flipping a switch. He believes solid project management, support of partners and thorough planning all contribute to healthy cloud migrations, Gov Tech…
  • Decision-makers believe it’s time for an IT overhaul

    Stephen Harrington
    23 Jul 2015 | 5:55 am
    Corporate exectuvies appear open to the fact that their organizations must embrace change to remain competitive in their respective markets. A recent Gartner survey discovered 37 percent of CEOs and senior business decision-makers cited customer engagement management as their No. 1 IT investment during the next five years, followed by 32 percent of respondents who named digital marketing and 28 percent who cited analytics.Cloud computing is another technology that will come into play during the forecast period. Gartner indicated CEOs have realized how disruptive the service has become, as…
  • Data centers transition to IoT and cloud computing

    Stephen Harrington
    21 Jul 2015 | 1:41 am
    Key technological trends such as the Internet of Things and cloud computing are influencing how organizations manage critical infrastructure. A recent International Data Corporation report predicted the IoT will drive installed data center capacity up by nearly 750 percent between 2014 and 2019.In light of this information, companies must prepare their systems for the switch to the IoT. IDC noted a majority of enterprise and vendor networks will be strained due to the influx of IoT services.As more businesses implement the IoT to monitor their assets, cloud computing will benefit from…
  • Cloud computing has turned a corner regarding security

    Stephen Harrington
    16 Jul 2015 | 10:41 am
    Security used to be viewed as the potential downfall of cloud computing, but not any longer. Today, organizations are turning to vendors to leverage the technology to take advantage of the service's corporate safeguards. A recent Infonetics Research report indicated the worldwide cloud security market reached $7.2 billion in 2014, increasing nearly 14 percent from 2013 when the industry totaled $6.3 billion.Managed service providers will likely have plenty of opportunities to take advantage of this increasing market. In 2014, MSPs earned revenue of nearly $16 billion, up 10 percent from…
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  • Nimboxx and Ingram Micro pursue HCI market opportunity

    andy.salo@nimboxx.com
    27 Jul 2015 | 6:58 am
    Today, Nimboxx announced its distributor relationship with Ingram Micro. We are excited to partner with such a premier, global distributor. Ingram Micro had 2014 revenues of more than $46 billion, 27,000 employees, and serves over 200,000 customers worldwide.  Nimboxx is now Ingram’s first Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) vendor in its Advanced Solutions Emerging Vendor Initiative program. The HCI market is predicted to generate more than $800 million in global revenue in 2015, up 116% over 2014. Analysts have stated that the value proposition for HCI is perhaps strongest in the…
  • How Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) Transforms IT from Branch Office to Datacenter

    andy.salo@nimboxx.com
    3 Jun 2015 | 6:09 am
    Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) has quickly become all-the-buzz due to its ability to improve datacenter performance while reducing complexity and cost. According to analysts, this emerging market tallied $6 billion in revenue last year as enterprises adopted hyperconverged infrastructure faster than expected. Ready to jump on the HCI bandwagon but not sure where to start? You’re not alone. If you are like most professionals, you are working hard to learn all the ins and outs of HCI and how you can leverage HCI to save money while delivering a higher performing, easier to…
  • Gartner Names Nimboxx a Cool Vendor and “Vendor to Watch”

    andy.salo@nimboxx.com
    4 May 2015 | 10:50 am
    At Nimboxx we are excited to announce that Gartner has bestowed two honors on us in one week. Nimboxx has been named a Gartner Cool Vendor in Servers and Virtualization for 2015, and highlighted as a Vendor to Watch in Gartner’s Market Trends report: “Hyperconverged Integrated Systems Meet Growing Acceptance From Midsize Enterprises, 2015”. In the Cool Vendors report, Gartner writes: “The Nimboxx value proposition will appeal to enterprises who are actively investing in bimodal IT – especially those who are willing to build and support their own software…
  • Exciting times, exciting day…

    andy.salo@nimboxx.com
    20 Apr 2015 | 10:46 am
    You may ask, what can be exciting on a Monday? Well, this Monday is a very special one, a few hours ago; a press release went out to tell the world about the new NIMBOXX "Turn-key VDI Appliance", the first single vendor HCI + VDI solution.  And why is that exciting? It is exciting because in these times of fast changing and quickly evolving technologies, where buzzwords come and go faster than they can they can be remembered;  this announcement combines two hot ones: VDI and HCI. And being a fan of technology, this makes my day. This marks the first step in the integration of the…
  • Private-Cloud-in-a-Box for the Enterprise

    andy.salo@nimboxx.com
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:06 pm
    It can be hard to describe what Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) means to ‘normal’ people. Could I explain it to my Mom? Probably not. (Sorry Mom). However, here’s a great definition from Margaret Rouse, writing for TechTarget: “Hyper-convergence (hyperconvergence) is a type of infrastructure system with a software-centric architecture that tightly integrates compute, storage, networking and virtualization resources and other technologies from scratch in a commodity hardware box supported by a single vendor.”  (Emphasis mine). Interestingly,…
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