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  • Cloud computing could be gateway for government gains

    RISC Networks
    Jesse Frye
    28 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    Cloud computing has become a popular service in various industries, while some sectors have been slower to adopt the technology than others. Government organizations fall into the latter category. However, these firms can still benefit greatly from increasing migration urgency to implement cloud environments.Forbes contributor Jason Dies recently suggested agencies, along with other businesses, must constantly meet customer expectations. Regarding government organizations, people seek more efficient processes that enable them to interact with these bodies through various devices at any time…
  • How Successful Retailers Leverage IT and Retail Data Centers for Growth

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    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…
  • APPLE'S SOLAR-STUDDED DATA CENTER IN ARIZONA CATCHES FIRE

    Green Data Center News
    Digital Trends
    28 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    Apple’s upcoming data center in Mesa, Arizona caught fire Tuesday morning. The data center was previously the topic of conversation when Apple announced that it would be investing $2 billion over 10 years to convert a pre-existing sapphire glass facility into a major data center. The fire was put out quickly, though the building could still be seen smoldering for a time, as fire fighters sought to extinguish all the flames.
  • 7 Best Tools for Network Administration

    Official Blog - ESDS Software Solution
    Nilesh
    28 May 2015 | 2:19 am
    Introduction There are plenty of tools available that allow us to do all types of network administration work. Today, we’ll see some handy and the most useful tools that let network administrator to debug, understand and configure networks a bit easily. The goal is to make inventory of essentials to have in toolbox when there is need of debugging or network configuration. Tools So let’s begin, here is a list of tools that network admins do not separate when they put their network administrator’s hat. 1) Go Deep with WireShark A great open source as well as cross-platform tool, it is…
  • Criteria for SDN/NFV Vendor Selection – Heads Up on Cisco Live

    Cisco Blog » Data Center
    Stephen Speirs
    28 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    Cisco Live US 2015 is just around the corner, and will start in San Diego on June 7th, running through Thursday 11th June.  I’m surprised and honoured to be one of the folks wearing a “Cisco Live Speaker” shirt, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of what I’ve been working on over the past year or two. I’ll be basing a lot of my presentation off of as yet unpublished, independent market research, into the challenges of SDN and NFV adoption, some of which are [...]
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Equinix Will Acquire Telecity Group Ending Proposed Interxion Merger

    Jason Verge
    29 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Equinix will acquire Telecity Group for $3.6 billion in a cash and stock deal. The deal halts an earlier proposed merger between Interxion and Telecity Group. Equinix will pay the equivalent of $17.55 a share in a combination of cash and shares. The board of directors of Telecity is expected to unanimously recommend that shareholders approve the Equinix deal. The deal has several implications. Equinix is already the world’s largest data center player – it now greatly increases its position in Europe including in several new markets. Telecity operates close to 40 data centers in 11…
  • Tech Data Beefs Up Data Center Services with Acquisition of Signature Technology

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    29 May 2015 | 5:00 am
    Tech Data Corp., a massive IT product distributor and service provider, has acquired Signature Technology Group, a Phoenix-based provider of a variety of professional services meant to help customers run their data center infrastructure. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Four-decades-old Tech Data, which last year made about $28 billion in sales, is a global wholesaler of IT products and services. STG’s assets will become part of Tech Data’s Advanced Infrastructure Solutions division, which focuses on data center services. The acquisition beefs up the portfolio of services AIS…
  • Emerson Makes DCIM Integration Easier With RESTful APIs

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    28 May 2015 | 4:42 pm
    Emerson Network Power has made it easier to integrate its data center infrastructure management software suite Trellis with other applications by adding RESTful APIs (application programming interfaces). REST APIs are popular with developers who build web services because they don’t consume a lot of resources. Using the APIs, the suite, called Trellis, can be integrated with things like IT management and accounting software, or mobile platforms. They can also be used to customize workflows that include DCIM. Integration with as many different systems used by data center operators as…
  • Emerson Network Power – The Trellis Platform

    Bill Kleyman
    28 May 2015 | 4:15 pm
    Based out of Huntsville, AL, Emerson Network Power has been a long-term player in this market with more than 20 years of experience designing and implementing DCIM software for global clients. Today, its flagship DCIM product, the Trellis™ Platform, is now in its third version. The Trellis Platform was built from the ground up, not an amalgam of other existing products. It is completely scalable and modular and allows organizations to begin their DCIM journeys at any stage appropriate for their business and scale up as necessary. Furthermore, Emerson Network Power utilizes its own design…
  • Panduit’s SmartZone

    Bill Kleyman
    28 May 2015 | 4:01 pm
    Panduit SmartZone DCIM solutions encompass a comprehensive suite of instrumented hardware, modularized DCIM software and turnkey services. Based out of Tinley Park, IL, the company’s solutions are focused on improving operational and performance management through automated device discovery, analytics, visualization, and actionable intelligence enabling capacity, and change and event management. Built around the four pillars of power, space, cooling and connectivity, Panduit solutions offer integrated, accurate and real-time data that leads to greater DCIM adoption across IT…
 
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    Green Data Center News

  • Nova Corp. to Open State's Newest Data Center in Albuquerque

    Commercial Property Executive
    29 May 2015 | 5:45 am
    Nova Corp. is ready to open the first phase of its Innava Data Center–the state’s newest and largest data center. The launch comes after more than six years of planning and development. The official opening date is scheduled for June 3.
  • Nevada bill expands data center tax breaks

    Reno Gazette
    29 May 2015 | 5:44 am
    Nevada lawmakers have approved a measure extending tax breaks to new and expanding data centers and related technology companies.
  • Equinix to Buy Data Center Rival Telecity for $3.6 Billion

    The New York Times
    29 May 2015 | 5:43 am
    The American data center provider Equinix said on Friday that it had struck a deal to acquire its smaller British rival Telecity Group for about $3.6 billion in cash and stock.
  • Apple, Google and Facebook Oppose a Freeze on Renewable Energy Targets in N.C.

    Greentech Media
    28 May 2015 | 1:36 pm
    reportedly invested more than $2.7 billion in data centers in the state and support some 200 jobs. The three brands have also invested heavily in clean energy to power their energy-intensive data facilities. Apple, for instance, built a 20-gigawatt solar farm on 100 acres next to its data center in Maiden, N.C.
  • APPLE'S SOLAR-STUDDED DATA CENTER IN ARIZONA CATCHES FIRE

    Digital Trends
    28 May 2015 | 6:26 am
    Apple’s upcoming data center in Mesa, Arizona caught fire Tuesday morning. The data center was previously the topic of conversation when Apple announced that it would be investing $2 billion over 10 years to convert a pre-existing sapphire glass facility into a major data center. The fire was put out quickly, though the building could still be seen smoldering for a time, as fire fighters sought to extinguish all the flames.
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    Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog

  • A Story of Rebuilding a Steinway, reminds me of the hidden complexity in Data Centers

    Dave Ohara
    29 May 2015 | 9:34 am
    For those of you who subscribe to Amazon Prime you can watch "American Grand." The web site for the movie is here.  http://www.pianomovie.com One of the stories coming across from the main character Richard Davenport is how there are barriers between those who play pianos and those who make and maintain pianos. “Most pianist are ignorant about their instrument and as a group they are more uninformed than players of other musical instruments.” Take this quote and modify it to ."Most cloud staff are ignorant about their hardware environments and as a group they are more uniformed…
  • Why I liked "Becoming Steve Jobs" Book

    Dave Ohara
    25 May 2015 | 4:38 pm
    I just spent the last 21 days slowly reading the book "Becoming Steve Jobs."  The book has glowing reviews from many.  And Apple executives present and past think this is a better story than the other Steve Jobs book.I worked at Apple from 1985-1992 so I didn't interact with Steve when he was there.  These were the days of John Sculley.  From an outsider I watched the rise of Pixar and even saw the Luxor Jr at Siggraph in 1986.  Ed Catmull's book Creativity Inc gives insight into some things that Steve learned from Ed.  And "Becoming Steve Jobs" tells the story…
  • My Last Uptime Symposium visit, 2016 they move to Dallas

    Dave Ohara
    23 May 2015 | 8:34 am
    I wasn't planning on being at Uptime Symposium this year, but it turned out I had some other business in San Jose this past week and I wanted to catch up with some data center friends.  So we met at the Hyatt Regency hotel bar.  It was well worth my time to be at the bar so I went back the next night. The bar crowd was a bit light, but I still had good conversations.  Helped out a power company guy who was going to have a media event with an environmental person.  Chatted about design ideas.  Who is where and what they are doing.One of the little known facts is Uptime…
  • Uptime Symposium vs 7x24 Exchange sponsors

    Dave Ohara
    18 May 2015 | 7:23 pm
    This week is Uptime Symposium. In three weeks is 7x24 Exchange Conference.One thing that caught my eye is the sponsor list for each.  You can come to your own conclusionUptime's list. 7x24's list
  • Last Day for Early Bird Registration 7x24 Exchange Spring Conference

    Dave Ohara
    15 May 2015 | 3:28 pm
    I am going to 7x24 Exchange Spring and today is the last day for early bird registration. http://conferences.7x24exchange.org/spring15/For a short time I was debating whether I should go.  I've gone for 4 years and 2 conferences per year.  Chatting with a data center executive who has attended just as many he was debating as well,  after a quick discussion we both agreed we are returning.One of my data center friends who now works for Uptime Institute originally suggested I attend 7x24 Exchange years ago. Of course at the time he didn't work for Uptime.  Am I going to…
 
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center

  • Cisco and Big Data and Analytics Partners unveil vertical solutions at Cisco Live

    Jim McHugh
    29 May 2015 | 9:49 am
    Why do I love  Big Data  so much? It’s because there are endless possibilities to deliver on the  Internet of Everything (IoE) opportunity that will create new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented economic opportunities for businesses, countries, and individuals. Analytics is an enormous part of that value creation and is estimated to drive $7.3T of the $19T IoE opportunity over the next 10 years. Big Data and Analytics take the data created by people, processes, and things – that’s held within the  Data Center  and at the  Edge – and convert [...]
  • How Cisco ACI Stands out from other Network Virtualization Solutions – Part 2

    Rami Rammaha
    28 May 2015 | 6:58 pm
    [Note: This is part 2 in a three part series of blogs discussing how Cisco ACI stands alone in the market. Part 1 | Part 3] In part 1 we talked about how Cisco ACI simplifies diagnosis and enables DevOps Model compared to competing network virtualization solutions. In this blog we’ll explore two additional critical scenarios that affect network IT teams. We’ll look at it from ACI perspective and compare that to other network virtualization solutions. 1) ACI Provides Proactive SLA Assurance IT organizations are [...]
  • Criteria for SDN/NFV Vendor Selection – Heads Up on Cisco Live

    Stephen Speirs
    28 May 2015 | 9:46 am
    Cisco Live US 2015 is just around the corner, and will start in San Diego on June 7th, running through Thursday 11th June.  I’m surprised and honoured to be one of the folks wearing a “Cisco Live Speaker” shirt, and I’m looking forward to sharing some of what I’ve been working on over the past year or two. I’ll be basing a lot of my presentation off of as yet unpublished, independent market research, into the challenges of SDN and NFV adoption, some of which are [...]
  • Deliver Infrastructure at the Speed of Need

    Joann Starke
    27 May 2015 | 6:00 am
    Smart devices give us access to information and services at the speed of need. But they have conditioned us to expect anything and everything faster — and that includes IT services. This expectation for speed coupled with modern technology is driving IT innovation.  Yet, in most organizations, delivery of consistent infrastructure to application or business teams is just not fast enough.   Cisco ONE Enterprise Cloud Suite contains infrastructure automation that changes that by letting you deliver IT services within minutes. A component of the [...]
  • Announcing #SelfieBINGO fun for Cisco Live! #CLUS

    Lauren Friedman
    27 May 2015 | 5:13 am
    One of the things I love about Cisco Live is seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Especially fun is meeting people I’ve known on Twitter!  To help increase this fun, I’m announcing SelfieBINGO! Hopefully, this will strengthen our community (offline and on) and give people a great reason to make new friends. Between now and June 3rd I’ll be collecting twitter handles, names, and hints on where people will be. Then I’ll print up a few bingo cards, and anyone [...]
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    Microsoft Datacenters Blog

  • Microsoft Invests in Subsea Cables to Connect Datacenters Globally

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    11 May 2015 | 10:17 am
    This blog was originally posted on the Microsoft Azure blog DAVID CROWLEY, Managing Director, Network Enablement I’m at International Telecoms Week (ITW) today, talking about how the telecoms industry is in the midst of a change to accommodate the growing trend of data consumption. As we look at how people and businesses will interact with technology in the future, there are investments we need to make now to support our customers and help their businesses grow. As people and organizations expect data and information at their fingertips Microsoft must have an infrastructure that can…
  • From Silicon to System: How Hyper-scale Impacts Your Design

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    8 Apr 2015 | 5:18 pm
    Brad Booth, Principal Service Engineer, Networking On April 15, 2015, I am delivering a keynote address titled “From Silicon to System: How Hyper-scale Impacts Your Design” at the Ethernet Technology Summit being held at the Santa Clara...(read more)
  • Microsoft Reinvents Datacenter Power Backup with New Open Compute Project Specification

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    10 Mar 2015 | 4:23 pm
    This blog was originally published on the Server and Cloud blog. Guest post by Shaun Harris, Principal Hardware Engineer Microsoft has been designing, building and operating datacenters for over two decades and this experience has led to several...(read more)
  • Microsoft’s Biogas-Powered Data Plant Opens in Wyoming

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    7 Nov 2014 | 7:15 am
    Cross posted from the Microsoft Green blog Josh Henretig, Senior Director Energy, Environment & Cities Two years ago, we announced a partnership with a number of private and public sector partners to build the first zero-carbon...(read more)
  • Microsoft Contributes Next Generation Server Design to Open Compute Project

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    31 Oct 2014 | 11:16 am
    Kushagra VaidGeneral ManagerServer Engineering Yesterday I gave a keynote address at the Open Compute Project (OCP) European Summit, where I announced the contribution of the 2nd-generation Open CloudServer (OCS v2) specification.  In January, Microsoft joined OCP and submitted the first OCS specification, born from our experience in our own cloud-scale datacenters.  OCS v2 incorporates a number of improvements, delivering greater performance and more flexibility.  In addition, Microsoft Open Tech announced today the release of an open source reference implementation…
 
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    Data Center

  • Mainframe on your wrist?

    23 May 2015 | 9:16 pm
    Back in July last year, IBM and Apple announced their deal that would combine the power of the mainframe with the flexibility and convenience of an iPad and iPhone. Since then, Apple has started shipping its Apple watch. The question is, do you want your mainframe data appearing on your watch?
  • More about limiting beliefs

    16 May 2015 | 10:00 pm
    We hear people share their limiting beliefs all the time – people say how they can’t do maths, or reverse into a space. Or you hear people say that they don’t do Facebook – usually because they don’t know what to do with Facebook. And the list goes on. I’ve blogge...
  • Watch this space

    9 May 2015 | 9:43 pm
    It seems that whenever a new piece of technology comes out, some people like to say that it’s no good or we don’t need it, or whatever. You remember the iPad, naysayers described it as just a big iPhone; or netbooks being pooh-poohed as unusable. Yet, we all remember the failure of 8-track tapes, and probably still have cassettes lying around and no device to play them on. So how should we respond to smart watches?
  • Keeping up-to-date on the latest and greatest IBM technology

    4 May 2015 | 10:09 am
    (Posted Monday, May 4, 2015) I guessing since you are reading this, you are in some way a fan of the Mainframe. Since you are a fan, then you have probably heard of, attending a teleconference, or read an article/book about the z13 next generation processor from IBM. However, if you have been busy and just haven’t had the time to get into any of that stuff, I have a great solution for you.
  • Dead man walking?

    2 May 2015 | 10:06 pm
    There’s a phrase that’s meant to be used in US prisons to announce that a condemned prisoner is taking their final walk – and it’s to their place of execution. More recently, the phrase has been used euphemistically to refer to anyone or anything that is doomed in some way. And, amongst many distributed IT people, the mainframe is thought to be doomed. The fact that they’ve been thinking mainframes are doomed since the early 1990s, seems to just adds weight to their argument!
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    THE CONTINUITY COUNCIL

  • 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 Service...
  • 6 Reasons We’re Addicted to Customer Service

    Chris Golly
    18 May 2015 | 12:27 pm
    Customer service is the #1 priority of almost any business, short of making profit, because that’s what keeps business going. The good-ole’ saying The customer is always right reminds us to hold customer satisfaction to the...
  • The Story of a Data Center Super Hero

    Jacob Bertling
    22 Apr 2015 | 10:34 am
    Since the inception of the high tech career, responsible IT professionals have struggled to maintain a normal work schedule knowing they could be called into action at any moment of the day or night....
  • Four Steps to Maintaining your Generator

    Greg Sowell
    13 Apr 2015 | 9:41 am
    Maintaining your generator is a critical step in keeping your data center up and running in the case of power failure. The industry average is nearly three outages per year from natural disasters, human...
  • How Thin is your Client?

    James Burdine
    18 Mar 2015 | 12:01 pm
    With companies hosting applications and operating systems in the data center instead of on desktops, there’s a big push to move toward Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and explain why everyone’s doing it. The answer...
 
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  • Android Application Security Essentials: Chapter 5 - Respect Your Users

    27 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    "Android Application Security Essentials" will show you how to secure your Android applications and data. It will equip you with tricks and tips that will come in handy as you develop your applications.We will start by learning the overall security architecture of the Android stack. Securing components with permissions, defining security in a manifest file, cryptographic algorithms and protocols on the Android stack, secure storage, security focused testing, and protecting enterprise data on your device is then also discussed in detail. You will also learn how to be security-aware…
  • Tableau Dashboard Cookbook: Chapter 1 - A Short Dash to Dashboarding!

    27 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    With increasing interest and enthusiasm for data visualization in the media, businesses are looking to create effective dashboards that engage as well as communicate the truth of data. Tableau makes data accessible to everyone, and is a great way of sharing enterprise dashboards across your business. The deceptively simple Tableau interface hides a variety and complexity of features available for dashboarding, and this book will help you to become familiar with these features.This book will familiarize you with the features of Tableau and enable you to develop and enhance your dashboard…
  • Packt's Hadoop Book Bundle -- A Free 182 Page Sampler

    27 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    This Packt e-book bundle includes materials from 5 informative guides on Hadoop. You’ll enjoy a sample chapter from each title included below:Hadoop MapReduce CookbookHadoop Operations and Cluster Management CookbookBig Data Analytics with R and HadoopScaling Big Data with Hadoop and SolrHadoop Beginner’s GuideWhether you’re a Hadoop pro, or just getting started, this bundle has advice just for you. Download today and receive your FREE sampler filled with a wealth of information in an easy-to-read format.Request Free!
  • iOS and OS X Network Programming Cookbook: Chapter 6 - Bonjour

    27 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    A lot of developers do not realize that iOS is a full UNIX-based operating system that contains a full set of networking APIs. These APIs can be used to create both client- and server-based applications in the iOS environment as well as OS X. Using the Apple’s Bonjour library you will learn how to publish, find, and connect the services together without hardcoding the connection information. There are also a number of third-party APIs that can be used to easily connect iOS and OS X applications to web-based services. Finally this book will cover several low level libraries like LibNET…
  • The Professional ScrumMaster's Handbook--Free 30 Page Excerpt

    27 May 2015 | 7:50 am
    A professional ScrumMaster relaxes this tension using the Scrum framework so that the team arrives at the best possible outcome. "The Professional ScrumMaster’s Handbook" is a practical, no-nonsense guide to helping you become an inspiring and effective ScrumMaster known for getting results. This book goes into great detail about why it seems like you’re fighting traditional management culture every step of the way. You will explore the three roles of Scrum and how, working in harmony, they can deliver a product in the leanest way possible. You’ll understand that…
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    1Stream

  • Don’t be blinded by the buzzwords… why choosing the right cloud provider requires a critical approach

    Admin
    20 May 2015 | 3:28 am
    Earlier this year, Goldman Sachs released a study which projected that spending on cloud computing infrastructure and platforms will grow at a 30% compound annual growth rate from 2013 through 2018, compared with 5% growth for the overall enterprise IT market. This is a staggering number, and reflects the growing importance of cloud computing in the enterprise IT equation. Along with such growth, however, come a host of service providers with varying quality and credibility. As a result, in a landscape that is becoming increasingly crowded and competitive, choosing the right supplier is…
  • The Star newspaper: Good customer service is key to your brand

    Admin
    30 Apr 2015 | 5:34 am
    1Stream’s MD, Bruce Von Maltitz, was featured in The Star newspaper on 8 April, 2015. Key takeaway: “The secret to successful, consistent customer service is the ability to manage, measure and maintain good standards. Gaining this level of visibility requires a robust system and well-thought-out and managed processes and reporting mechanisms.”  Link to full copy of article.    The post The Star newspaper: Good customer service is key to your brand appeared first on 1Stream.
  • Is your call centre a take-away joint or a fine-dining experience?

    Admin
    14 Apr 2015 | 4:21 am
    By Bruce von Maltitz, Director, 1Stream Have you ever thought about what kind of person your business would be if it was human? Or what kind of car? Are you an entry-level Honda, a reliable Toyota, or flashy Jaguar? And what about restaurants? Are you a drive-through take away that focuses on efficiency and takes a no-frills approach? Or do you pride yourself on offering a five-star, fine-dining experience? It doesn’t really matter whether whether you position your business as a “McDonald’s” or a “Michelin star restaurant”. Both models are successful because, while they meet…
  • Is your call centre doing justice to your brand?

    Admin
    16 Mar 2015 | 2:55 am
    As we move further into the world of e-commerce, e-education,e-administration and even e-society, first (and second and third) impressions are increasingly made not by your sales team, but by brand touchpoints like your website, e-commerce platform, and of course, your customer care centre. You can build the perfect website with word-class payment facilities, but there will always be those customers who need to contact the customer support team. The call centre is often the only place where human interaction happens for an online business, with your agents becoming the only human voice your…
  • SA contact centres are catching up, but must educate themselves before moving to the cloud

    Admin
    2 Mar 2015 | 5:00 pm
    Nebula whitepaper outlines cloud solutions and considerations for SA contact centres “South African contact centres are finally starting to understand the benefits of cloud technology. Now they need to educate themselves so that they are able to understand the functionality available, negotiate pricing and become aware of important considerations,” says Bruce von Maltitz, Director at 1Stream, a specialist contact centre cloud provider. South Africa’s leading independent telecoms professional services firm, Nebula recently released a whitepaper, sponsored by 1Stream and Collab, titled…
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    Official Blog - ESDS Software Solution

  • 7 Best Tools for Network Administration

    Nilesh
    28 May 2015 | 2:19 am
    Introduction There are plenty of tools available that allow us to do all types of network administration work. Today, we’ll see some handy and the most useful tools that let network administrator to debug, understand and configure networks a bit easily. The goal is to make inventory of essentials to have in toolbox when there is need of debugging or network configuration. Tools So let’s begin, here is a list of tools that network admins do not separate when they put their network administrator’s hat. 1) Go Deep with WireShark A great open source as well as cross-platform tool, it is…
  • Cloud computing is changing the world?

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    25 May 2015 | 2:29 am
    Though we have a reached phase where cloud computing has evolved in diverse fields of applications, we are still way far from the time when, you can say, you will order your food on cloud! Cloud computing is impacting the world very swiftly but positively; every other week new launch with cloud technology is coming forward to privatize. Damn! This never stopping technology innovation, Take example of Mobile phones, when you are up for buying latest model of smart phone, Ta-da! Here comes the very new upgraded version of it. I keep wondering sometimes with very genius thoughts like, Will I…
  • Examples of use of the Cache

    Nilesh
    21 May 2015 | 2:49 am
    Today, we are continuing our journey to know more about various types of Cache. In previous article we have seen (How Many Types of Cache do you know?) some examples to understand what exactly Cache stands for along with Client and Server side Cache structure. Here, we will see some more example of use of the Cache to get familiar with technology or you can say principle frequently using caching, either at server as client (and sometimes both): 1) DNS Cache: Before any web transfer such as when you visit a website, for an instance http://www.esds.co.in/, our server will perform a DNS query to…
  • Why Domestic Data should be made Free within India

    Piyush Somani
    18 May 2015 | 11:20 pm
    Current size of the entire Cloud and Data Center business in India is $800 Millions only, while that of Japan is more than $20 Billions. if we expect to get closer to Japanese economy in next 7 – 8 years, then we will have to take steps which were taken by Japan in the last decade to promote hosting of their data within Japan. Internet traffic exchange within UK is free through LINX ( London Internet Exchange ), This is complemented by EU Data privacy policy, which promotes hosting of data within Europe and a guideline is issued to all organization having more than 50 employees to host…
  • Why Small and Big Businesses should urge for ERP/SAP, in Cloud

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    18 May 2015 | 12:36 am
    Small and Medium businesses are budding its reach in India and with growing business comes need of proficient management to gain complete productivity and profit. To be in a competitive business means to carry smartness, smart tolls, skills, passion, to achieve these Enterprise resource planning (ERP) is now adopted by many small and big enterprises to help business streamline. According to research publicized in Jan 2013, 43% of SMBs implemented ERP systems to save money, making benefits like growth management (38%), better decision-making (30%) and improved customer service (29%). Read here…
 
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    CyrusOne

  • 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…
  • Balance your IT growth with data center solutions

    Scott Brueggeman
    27 Mar 2015 | 8:59 am
    Small and medium-sized businesses are evolving as they juggle increasing data loads, new applications, and security issues – usually without extra capital costs for maintaining or expanding IT infrastructure. CyrusOne Express™ packages offer a variety of data center solutions for smaller businesses – with month-to-month contracts and exceptional service in state-of-the-art facilities. Best of all, pricing is extremely competitive. Benefits of CyrusOne’s flexible Express package include: No long term contracts needed Pricing as low as $499/month per cabinet Access to the National IX…
  • Meet Your Mission, Reduce Costs, and Improve Operations

    Scott Brueggeman
    12 Mar 2015 | 1:02 pm
    Talk to CyrusOne about options to fulfill the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative’s (FDCCI) goal, meet critical cost controls, lower expenses, and deliver exceptional data center reliability and uptime. With more than two dozen data centers globally, CyrusOne’s portfolio features facilities with proximity to federal agencies in Northern Virginia and San Antonio. Learn how successful federal agencies leverage data centers for: Colocation – to support and scale critical IT infrastructure Security and Compliance – to ensure safety of data and applications Disaster Recovery –…
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  • Cloud computing could be gateway for government gains

    Jesse Frye
    28 May 2015 | 3:52 am
    Cloud computing has become a popular service in various industries, while some sectors have been slower to adopt the technology than others. Government organizations fall into the latter category. However, these firms can still benefit greatly from increasing migration urgency to implement cloud environments.Forbes contributor Jason Dies recently suggested agencies, along with other businesses, must constantly meet customer expectations. Regarding government organizations, people seek more efficient processes that enable them to interact with these bodies through various devices at any time…
  • AppZero and partners aim to reduce Windows Server 2003 migration challenges

    Jesse Frye
    26 May 2015 | 2:43 am
    Organizations that have yet to consider replacing their Windows Server 2003 systems in favor of other solutions are running out of time. Microsoft will pull support for the solution July 14, 2015, so companies without any plans should start thinking about options such as cloud computing to transition assets to hosted environments.AppZero hopes its Gold Partner Program will help businesses migrate from on-site solutions to cloud-based suites. One of its newest partners, Rone Consulting, has achieved significant efficiency improvements when migrating Windows Server 2003…
  • Cloud computing market will surpass $200 billion by 2018

    Jesse Frye
    21 May 2015 | 4:54 am
    The global cloud computing market is constantly expanding. Companies throughout various industries are adopting the technology to support key operations, replace aging equipment and promote employee collaboration on an organization-wide scale. A Transparency Market Research report indicated the industry was worth under $80 billion in 2011. By 2014, the sector had increased at a compound annual growth rate of more than 23 percent, totaling $149 billion. By 2018, this figure will reach more than $205 billion, good for a CAGR of 8.4 percent.The incorporation of mobile devices is one of the…
  • Still haven’t adopted cloud computing? Reconsider these key benefits

    Jesse Frye
    19 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    Plenty of businesses have adopted cloud computing up to this point, while other companies are still content with maintaining on-premise equipment. Heinan Landa, a contributing writer to The Business Journals, highlighted some of the top benefits organizations can experience when implementing cloud environments.One of the most obvious reasons for adopting the technology is to support employee productivity. Workers are no longer bound solely to their office desks. Some staff members are constantly in the field meeting with clients, working from home or accessing critical documents during their…
  • Cloud computing promises to deliver impressive savings to government

    Jesse Frye
    14 May 2015 | 3:49 am
    Government organizations throughout the United States can benefit from cloud computing if they decide to adopt the service, even when they are transitioning simple operations to hosted environments. The Gazette recently reported the state of Iowa may reduce operating costs by up to $1 million annually by migrating its email and calendar solutions to cloud suites.This is not the only use of cloud computing Iowa officials are considering implementing. The news source indicated decision-makers are also looking at adopting videoconferencing solutions for added cost reductions.Iowa in…
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  • 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,…
  • Top Lesson from Nutanix vs. VMware Hyperconverged Bickering

    andy.salo@nimboxx.com
    6 Apr 2015 | 7:28 pm
    Hello NIMBOXX hyperconverged customers and partners! I’ve just joined the NIMBOXX family as the VP of Product Management, and this is my first blog post.  I’m very excited by what our founder and CTO David Cauthron and the engineering team have quietly built over the last several years. Kudos to the team on the patent-pending technology and award recognition to date! I didn’t expect this would be the first subject of a blog post from me, but after a relaxing Easter weekend with family, I couldn’t help but chuckle when I read Kevin McLaughlin’s CRN article…
  • NIMBOXX has acquired Virtual Bridges VERDE VDI business

    andy.salo@nimboxx.com
    9 Feb 2015 | 8:00 am
    Today we announced our acquisition of the Virtual Bridges VERDE virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) business. To quote an excerpt from their existing literature, VERDE is an award-winning VDI solution that provides secure anytime, anywhere access to end-user devices, featuring fast provisioning and deployment, broad support for Windows and Linux, optimized storage with CacheIO technology, and stateless clustering for high availability and fast and flexible scaling. To NIMBOXX, VERDE is several things. First, it’s a technology that is beautifully aligned with our own in…
 
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