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  • Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 24th

    Data Center Knowledge
    Data Center Knowledge
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Microsoft’s Seven Tenets of Data Center Efficiency – While robots in data centers are a thing of the not-too-distant future, Microsoft already has some of the most efficient data centers in the world. Here are its key data center design principles. How Cloud Has Changed the Data Center Architect – Considerations around power, cooling, location, available utilities, and even pricing all fall under the realm of the data center architect. Now, these…
  • Vast Data Center Spending Fuels Race to Cloud Dominance

    Green Data Center News
    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    AWS shows healthy revenue growth and turns profit, but data center costs across cloud market are enormous and growing Read More
  • For some Carrier Neutral are dirty words

    Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog
    Dave Ohara
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:41 pm
    A carrier neutral data center is standard requirements for many and they don't look at a facility unless it is carrier neutral. “What Is A Cloud And Carrier-Neutral Data Centre?A truly neutral data centre provider is one that is independent of the companies colocating in the data centre, does not compete with them in any way, and offers no packaged services as part of colocation. Customers are free to contract directly with the providers of their choice.” — http://www.interxion.com/data-centres/what-is-a-cloud-and-carrier-neutral-data-centre/ If you open your eyes and look at…
  • Bringing Clouds to the Sunshine State

    Cisco Blog » Data Center
    Colleen Murphy
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Cisco is bringing Clouds to the Sunshine state, but we won’t let it rain on our parade. Cisco is heading to the Sunshine state for the annual  SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference , May 5–7, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and our bench is packed this year.  We will showcase how Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) enables application data center managers to quickly meet ever-increasing business demands and take advantage of the world of many Clouds + Integrated Infrastructure and Internet of [...]
  • From Silicon to System: How Hyper-scale Impacts Your Design

    Microsoft Datacenters Blog
    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)
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    Data Center Knowledge

  • Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 24th

    Data Center Knowledge
    25 Apr 2015 | 2:30 pm
    For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week. Microsoft’s Seven Tenets of Data Center Efficiency – While robots in data centers are a thing of the not-too-distant future, Microsoft already has some of the most efficient data centers in the world. Here are its key data center design principles. How Cloud Has Changed the Data Center Architect – Considerations around power, cooling, location, available utilities, and even pricing all fall under the realm of the data center architect. Now, these…
  • More Than Half of US Retailers Plan to Move Ecommerce Hosting to the Cloud in 2015: Report

    Nicole Henderson
    24 Apr 2015 | 1:53 pm
    This article originally appeared at The WHIR Nearly three-quarters of retailers in the US expect online revenue to increase by 17 percent in 2015, a growth supported by cloud technology and investments in mobile, according to a new report by eBay Enterprise. The 2015 Retail Growth Outlook report surveyed more than 1,000 ecommerce and marketing professionals from retailers with revenues of $3 million to $250 million. The survey indicates that online engagement, global ecommerce expansion and mobile commerce are top areas retailers expect to fuel growth in 2015. Digital targeting and product…
  • Gartner Names SunGard Leader in First DRaaS Magic Quadrant

    Jason Verge
    24 Apr 2015 | 12:36 pm
    In its first-ever Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service (DRaaS) Magic Quadrant report, market-research firm Gartner said it found companies had increasingly aggressive recovery-time objectives, and that “blended” data center operations were forcing DRaaS to evolve. Smaller businesses remain the largest customer segment for this cloud service category. The cost of network downtime is expensive. Gartner pegs it at $5,600 a minute. A study from the Ponemon Institute in 2013 pegged the cost of downtime at $7,900 a minute. In either case, downtime is too expensive to ignore, and solid disaster…
  • Mesos Powers Data Center Backend for Apple’s Siri

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    24 Apr 2015 | 11:53 am
    Offering an extremely rare behind-the-scenes glimpse at the backend that powers Apple’s services, the company’s engineers recently revealed that Siri, its natural-language-based interface, runs on thousands of servers managed by a system based on Apache Mesos. Mesos is a popular open source software for large-scale cluster management. Its most widely known deployment is at Twitter data centers, where the use of Mesos is credited with being one of the things that made Fail Whale, the page that signaled a Twitter outage and used to appear quite frequently, a thing of the past. Mesos powers…
  • Report: Cloud, Video Spur Data Center Interconnect Boom

    Jason Verge
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:33 am
    The data center interconnect market is booming, according to Ovum Research. Global data center interconnect equipment vendor revenue reached $2.5 billion in 2014, growing more than 16 percent annually. Ovum expects their revenue to hit $4.2 billion by 2019. The market is being driven by enterprises moving toward cloud and growth of video. The global DCI market is projected to grow at 10.5 percent compound annual growth rate until 2019. Communications equipment vendors are fighting for the market, with Ovum ranking Ciena as top vendor. Ciena leads in government, research and experimentation,…
 
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    Green Data Center News

  • Vast Data Center Spending Fuels Race to Cloud Dominance

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    24 Apr 2015 | 5:00 am
    AWS shows healthy revenue growth and turns profit, but data center costs across cloud market are enormous and growing Read More
  • Markley Raises $240M to Finance Data Center Expansion

    Yevgeniy Sverdlik
    23 Apr 2015 | 1:10 pm
    What do AT&T, The New York Times, and Boston Red Sox have in common? They all house servers in a massive Boston data center and carrier hotel owned and operated by a company called Markley Group.
  • Data Center World Spring: What You Missed

    Data Center Knowledge
    23 Apr 2015 | 10:20 am
    At its 35th-anniversary Data Center World Spring conference in Las Vegas this week, AFCOM, a data center industry professionals organization, changed its content mix in a preview of things to come to better reflect the changing industry landscape. AFCOM President Tom Roberts told us about the need for more collaboration across different teams that work in the data center and the show’s attempt to reflect that earlier this month.
  • Net Access Completes Major New Jersey Data Center Expansion

    Jason Verge
    23 Apr 2015 | 8:00 am
    Colocation, cloud and managed services provider Net Access has completed a 70,000 square foot expansion of its New Jersey data center. The new addition comes with 7.5 MW of usable UPS power and has capacity for 1,500 new cabinets. A grand opening ceremony in early May will offically launch the expansion.
  • What CIOs need to know about Gartner's new data center strategy by Wendy Schuchart

    Views and Opinions on Green IT
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:28 am
    It’s heartening to know that even Gartner thinks that the data center should be the CIO’s top priority in 2015. Okay, Gartner says it should be the second highest priority (with analytics taking the lead) but who’s counting? To be expected, Gartner analysts are pushing the Internet of Things and another Gartner-ized concept, “the Nexus of Forces.” While one might suspect the “Nexus of Forces” would be the name of a collection of super villains ready to battle it out with the Legion of Doom, Gartner has coined this phrase to describe “the…
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    Green (Low Carbon) Data Center Blog

  • For some Carrier Neutral are dirty words

    Dave Ohara
    15 Apr 2015 | 5:41 pm
    A carrier neutral data center is standard requirements for many and they don't look at a facility unless it is carrier neutral. “What Is A Cloud And Carrier-Neutral Data Centre?A truly neutral data centre provider is one that is independent of the companies colocating in the data centre, does not compete with them in any way, and offers no packaged services as part of colocation. Customers are free to contract directly with the providers of their choice.” — http://www.interxion.com/data-centres/what-is-a-cloud-and-carrier-neutral-data-centre/ If you open your eyes and look at…
  • Planning a Trip to Japan, working on the logistics

    Dave Ohara
    15 Apr 2015 | 7:01 am
    I started traveling to Japan in 1987 and my last trip was in 1993.  During that time I took about 20 trips working on monitors, power supplies, printers, keyboards, mice, system software and fonts with companies like Sony, Mitsubishi, Hitachi, Morisawa, Ryobi for Apple and Microsoft.  Out of all the travel I spent little time on vacation except for short weekends for trips that lasted more than a week.Taking the family to Japan I could leverage all those years of travel and plan a trip that would work.Luckily I was able to use mileage points in January to book 4 round trip coach…
  • Been on Vacation, Families First Trip to Japan

    Dave Ohara
    14 Apr 2015 | 5:33 am
    I took a break from writing as we have been on vacation.I promised my daughter I would take her to Japan when she was little.  I told her when she turned 10 we could go, but we put it off.  Now she is 13.  My son turned 11.  Spring break was coming up and luckily I could use mileage points for 4 tickets to Tokyo.For this trip we took no computers, no tablets. Just 4 iPhones  one Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and nice camera (Sony RX100iii).Below is a great noodle place we ate at the Ohara District an hour out of Kyoto. Kids had a blast of course.
  • 7x24 Exchange New Website, Spring Conference June 7-10, 2015

    Dave Ohara
    26 Mar 2015 | 6:53 pm
    7x24 Exchange has a new web site. http://www.7x24exchange.org/I checked in with some of friends to see what conferences they are going to this spring.  7x24 Exchange is on the list.  I'll be there and so will many of my friends.
  • A Story on Gigaom's Fall

    Dave Ohara
    16 Mar 2015 | 3:51 pm
    Re/code has a post they researched on the demise of Gigaom. http://recode.net/2015/03/14/the-long-story-behind-gigaoms-sudden-demise/But, behind the scenes, Gigaom’s managers and investors had known the company was in serious peril for more than two months. And while they hadn’t discussed it publicly, its backers had been trying to fix the company for at least a year by pouring millions more into the publisher and swapping out executives.The money was so short they couldn't host a Gigaom Structure Data schedule for this week.Yet Gigaom needed even more money. Sources said the company…
 
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    Cisco Blog » Data Center

  • Bringing Clouds to the Sunshine State

    Colleen Murphy
    24 Apr 2015 | 9:15 am
    Cisco is bringing Clouds to the Sunshine state, but we won’t let it rain on our parade. Cisco is heading to the Sunshine state for the annual  SAPPHIRE NOW and ASUG Annual Conference , May 5–7, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida and our bench is packed this year.  We will showcase how Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) enables application data center managers to quickly meet ever-increasing business demands and take advantage of the world of many Clouds + Integrated Infrastructure and Internet of [...]
  • Cisco UCS Mini and EMC Storage

    Bill Shields
    21 Apr 2015 | 9:30 am
    On the way to tradeshow week (May 4th), I decided to do a brief blog series on UCS Mini tied to these shows. I’ve covered Microsoft Ignite and SAPPHIRE NOW in the past two weeks. Last up, EMC World in Las Vegas . Going back to the initial release of UCS, EMC storage has been supported. UCS Mini is no exception! While any UCS Mini blade solution can be used for your applications, sometimes local storage just isn’t enough. We have two Cisco solutions for VSPEX featuring UCS [...]
  • Interop 2015 : ITD is Best of Interop finalist

    Samar Sharma
    20 Apr 2015 | 2:17 pm
      ITD (Intelligent Traffic Director) has been selected in Top 3 finalists in the Best of Interop 2015 Data Center category. ITD Delivers: $2 Billion TAM disruptive technology: This technology innovation disrupts today’s $2 Billion TAM for load-balancers, redirection and clustering solutions 100x Scale improvement: The high-end load-balancers today can handle about 200Gbps traffic. ITD can load-balance 20Tbps traffic. 1000x cost-savings for customers: A 40Gbps L4 load-balancer costs about $200k to customers. ITD provides multi-Tbps load-balancing for a fraction of the price. Zero…
  • Cisco Nexus 1000V Now Supports VMware vSphere 6.0

    Balaji Sivasubramanian
    20 Apr 2015 | 12:33 pm
    Following up on my blog  post announcing our intent to support VMware vSphere 6.0 environments with Cisco Nexus 1000V, I am happy to announce that we now have the supported release available for use. Starting with release 5.2(1)SV3(1.4), Cisco Nexus 1000V for vSphere will support VMware vSphere 6.0 environments.  Customers can download the release on Cisco.com portal for Nexus 1000V for vSphere . Cisco Nexus 1000V for vSphere, Hyper-V and KVM environments is continuing to be sold and supported by Cisco.  If you have an expiring [...]
  • Cisco at Microsoft Ignite 2015. We’re getting the cloud back together…

    Renee Yao
    20 Apr 2015 | 11:46 am
    Cisco and Microsoft ’s relationship is growing stronger year over year. Our technologies, products, and integrated infrastructure solutions continue to provide an optimum Data Center for your Microsoft workloads. Now, this isn’t my first time going to Tech Ed, ooops I mean Microsoft Ignite , however, it is a special year for me! I will be presenting “Top 10 Reasons to Migrate from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012R2 with Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)” on Monday May 4th 6:50pm during the welcome reception in Lounge A. If you [...]
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    Microsoft Datacenters Blog

  • 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…
  • Microsoft Announces Largest Wind Project to Date

    Microsoft Global Datacenters
    15 Jul 2014 | 6:00 am
    Rob BernardChief Environmental StrategistWorld Wide Environmental Sustainability Microsoft is committed to reducing our environmental footprint, and over the past two years we continue to meet our goal of becoming carbon neutral. Our approach to meeting that goal, however, continues to evolve. Today, we are announcing another move to make our operations more environmentally sustainable by signing a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for wind energy in Illinois that will be funded in part by proceeds from Microsoft's carbon fee. This is our second PPA, following the purchase…
 
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    Data Center

  • What's all this about Internet.org?

    25 Apr 2015 | 8:33 pm
    There’s been a lot of ‘news’ about Internet.org recently, but what is it? Is it important? How will it affect my mainframe environment? Is it important?
  • Looking at Wi-Fi security

    18 Apr 2015 | 9:47 pm
    There are plenty of apps that link smartphones and tablets to mainframes – usually utilizing CICS or IMS applications. And there are now plenty of ways to send mainframe monitoring data to systems programmers and DBAs, etc, using the browsers on those mobile devices. Which makes it very important that the information being transmitted is secure as it travels over hotel, coffee shop, and everywhere else’s Wi-Fi.
  • So, what is M2M?

    11 Apr 2015 | 9:22 pm
    I imagine that we’re all familiar with the acronyms like B2B and B2C – Business-to-Business and Business-to-Consumer – but what do they mean when the use M2M? Well let’s have a look. M2M stands for machine-to-machine and it’s used when talking about machines, devices, and equipment that can communicate with each other.
  • IBM has some smart, new television ads

    9 Apr 2015 | 9:13 am
    (Posted Thursday April 9, 2015) This week during the television broadcast of the Masters Golf Tournament (Apr 8-12), we will be running a bunch of new ads showing how IBM is helping the world to run smarter. These are some very nicely done ads and are actually fun to watch. Yes, I know I am a bit biased but I would never let a bias affect all this impartial stuff I write… (smile).
  • Getting the best from your mainframe staff

    28 Mar 2015 | 9:56 pm
    I’ve been reading through a great PDF from a company called Box of Crayons called, The Three Essential Coaching Habits for the Time-Crunched Manager (http://www.boxofcrayons.biz/three-habits/), by Michael Bungay Stanier. Quoting from a Zenger Foldman publication, it says: the difference betwee...
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    THE CONTINUITY COUNCIL

  • 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...
  • How to Sell Value to a Skeptic

    Amy Baxter
    4 Mar 2015 | 10:15 am
    We all live in the day where quantity often goes above quality. In today’s corporate environment it’s no different. Many business strategies are to make as much money, as quickly as possible, with the largest...
  • A Slave to the Grind

    Greg Sowell
    24 Feb 2015 | 9:52 am
    I honestly believe that most of you will agree that you’re chained to a list of endless tasks. It’s no secret that I am. As I write this, I’m looking down at my list of...
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  • Integration von Big Data in Geschftsprozesse und Unternehmenssysteme

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    Integrieren Sie Ihrer Big Data Initiativen in Ihre Unternehmensweiten Geschäftsprozesse. Gerne machen wir Sie damit vertraut, wie sie mit Control-M für Hadoop die Anwendungsentwicklung beschleunigen und die Unternehmensintegration vereinfachen können. Besprochene Themen schließen folgende Punkte ein:Wie können Sie mit einem Enterprise Scheduler für Hadoop, weitere Automationsinseln vermeiden.Wie kann sichergestellt werden, dass Sie aus ihren Big Data Initiativen den gewünschten Mehrwert erhalten.Wie können Sie mit Ihren Big Data initiativen sich den administrativen Herausforderungen &…
  • CIO eBook: Why Big Data is a Big Deal

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    This CIO eBook explores how to deploy Hadoop applications faster and easier with a workload automation solution that simplifies and automates Hadoop batch processing and connected enterprise workflows.Read the eBook to learn:The role—and challenges—of Hadoop in Big Data application developmentSix considerations for a Hadoop proof-of-concept initiativeHow to connect Hadoop to other enterprise data sources and applicationsRequest Free!
  • Integrate Big Data into Your Business Processes and Enterprise Systems

    24 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    In this white paper, you'll discover an enterprise approach to Big Data that leverages workload automation to:Integrate Hadoop workflows into your enterprise processes to deliver new applications fasterResolve issues faster with predictive analytics, automated alerts, and early problem detectionAchieve compliance and governance adherenceRequest Free!
  • What's Missing From Your BYOD Strategy?

    23 Apr 2015 | 12:00 am
    However, Mobile Device Management (MDM) solutions have led to poor user experience, privacy concerns, security risks and ballooning costs. Enterprise Mobility Management (EMM) is a far better approach to managing personal devices in a corporate setting at scale. Learn how XenMobile uses EMM to enable BYOD and CYOD/COPE mobility programs without impacting user experience, and without inflating costs or introducing security risks.Request Free!
  • Best In-Class ADC Solution

    21 Apr 2015 | 2:20 pm
    Unlike legacy ADC solutions that only deliver best effort application SLA, a best in-class ADC solution is designed from the ground up to provide a holistic solution for SLA assurance and SLA improvement, enabling proactive application performance management.This white paper covers:On-going challenges for application deliveryHow to keep in-sync with the data center's dynamic changesHow to scale in a cost-effective manner and lower costsDOWNLOAD this white paper NOW to ensure application availability and performance and secure mission critical applications in both physical and virtual Data…
 
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    1Stream

  • Is your call centre a take-away joint or a fine-dining experience?

    Ronell Swartbooi
    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?

    Ronell Swartbooi
    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

    Ronell Swartbooi
    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…
  • Are machines the contact centre agents of the future?

    Ronell Swartbooi
    24 Feb 2015 | 11:25 pm
    By Jed Hewson, Director Artificial Intelligence is not yet a reality. But very smart computers are. They’re poised to take over all sorts of routine, repetitive tasks. After all, a robot doesn’t make mistakes, it can’t get tired and slack off, it won’t lack motivation, and it doesn’t hurt that it can’t lie or steal or cheat either. Look at the call centre for example. Very smart ‘robots’ are automating more and more processes, and the business case is growing strong. Many already use interactive voice response (IVR), where callers type or speak to a machine before being routed…
  • Why small contact centres need cloud

    Ronell Swartbooi
    20 Jan 2015 | 10:37 pm
    Cloud technology holds just as much, if not more, power for small businesses and their call centres as it does for large ones, says Jed Hewson, Director at cloud contact centre technology provider, 1Stream. “A lot of people think that cloud technology is best suited to large contact centre operations but it’s just as powerful for smaller operations. The fact that it requires very little upfront investment, and that you are only billed for what you use are the most obvious benefits. Then there’s the fact that, as a managed service, cloud technology comes with round-the-clock support from…
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    Official Blog - ESDS Software Solution

  • How many types of Cache do you know?

    Nilesh
    24 Apr 2015 | 4:33 am
    Intro: Are you sure you’re well verse with the term? Well, I can guarantee that you don’t. ‘Cache’ is often heard or may be an overheard term in the digital world. Though, we often get to read it along the dedicated server specifications, but only a few know what its role is. Before describing its operation, it is important to know that Cache is often used in many protocols and technologies. The prime aim of Cache is to communicate between two or more machines faster. That means it avoids unnecessary recurrence action and data exchange. Take an example of the use and usefulness of the…
  • Corporate features and benefits of vertical scaling with eNlight cloud!

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    23 Apr 2015 | 2:51 am
    Cloud assists with auto scalability feature. Scalability in simple words is an ability of a system or a component, with which it can easily modify itself to attain solutions for some issues, like to maintain the system performance, by scaling automatically in increasing traffic and demands, is scalability. This feature is provided by very few leading Cloud service providers. What is scaling now? Many would already know concept of scaling and need to require its answer, for those who are less aware or confused about its concept, advantages and features, here is the information. Scaling is…
  • Net Neutrality :: 9 Things to know about this Chatriotism

    Piyush Somani
    18 Apr 2015 | 1:57 am
    There’s been a huge outcry all over the Internet about Net Neutrality, replica of America’s last year’s Net Neutrality event seems to be taking place in India as well. You should know and understand few things about this campaign and how you got into this Chatriotism ( Patriotism only on Chats) before you try to find any conclusion through this article:- At this point of time, Flipkart is India’s No. 6 most visited website, Amazon.in is at No.8 in Traffic rankings, while the Top spots belong to Google and Yahoo. Amazon has managed to improve it’s position in India significantly in…
  • Windows Server 2003 EOL – CIOs are you ready for migration?

    Nilesh
    16 Apr 2015 | 2:11 am
    14th July 2015, Windows server 2003 will be turned off official. But the question is how many companies will migrate on time. However, Microsoft will logically move towards a customized maintenance at full price. The clock is ticking and with a very little time remaining to complete the migration of computing machines that are still running on Windows server 2003, a version which is in the same route of XP, probably Microsoft will come out of extended official support program after a few months. According to Gartner, approximately 8 million servers OS instances are still running on 2003…
  • The 5WH Approach to Cloud Computing

    Vaishnavi Kulkarni
    13 Apr 2015 | 1:32 am
    Who provides cloud services? Many of the leading IT industries provide cloud service. All of them vary in their services with unified motive of providing cloud services. But, yes! It is completely an end users choice who to choose as best partner. It should ideally be “the one who provides a  (vertical & horizontal) scalable, secure, highly compliant, high compute and flexible cloud service”. ESDS’s eNlight proudly offers an auto-scalable infrastructure with vertical and horizontal scaling capabilities. What is Cloud computing and what are its costs? Cloud computing is a computing…
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    CyrusOne

  • 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 –…
  • Requirements of a Federal Data Center

    Scott Brueggeman
    3 Mar 2015 | 12:23 pm
    Federal agencies are under enormous pressure to reduce operating costs and energy consumption. In fact, the “Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative” requires them to do so. This initiative calls for 1,253 government-owned data centers to close by the end of 2015. To comply with the consolidation mandate, many government agencies are turning to a colocation model for their data center operations. According to a DataCenter Dynamics report, cutting costs and improving IT efficiencies will require using outsourced data center services in many cases. How Colocation Helps Meet Federal…
  • Top Issues Facing the Financial Services Industry

    Scott Brueggeman
    24 Feb 2015 | 6:42 am
    The recent “Great Recession” has caused turmoil across the country for consumers and businesses alike. The financial services industry has been especially hard-hit. Although financial institutions deal with recurring industry issues every year, they now operate in a new economic context after the financial crisis. Some of the issues financial institutions face today include: Promoting growth and sustaining profitability in an environment with low interest rates Rebuilding asset quality and strengthening capital positions Developing new and reliable sources of revenue Increasing the…
 
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    RISC Networks

  • Top tips for avoiding costly cloud migration mistakes

    Jesse Frye
    23 Apr 2015 | 5:43 am
    Cloud computing likely comes up often in corporate boardrooms where executives try their best to determine how businesses can leverage the technology to replace aging systems or keep up with the competition. Cost efficiency, data accessibility and collaboration are some of the advantages of the service compared to on-site equipment. The cloud offers its fair share of functionality and benefits, but it is not a panacea.What decision-makers must also focus on is how to successfully implement the service with as few issues as possible, which requires thorough planning. InfoWorld's…
  • Managed services market experiencing uptick in mergers and acquisitions

    Jesse Frye
    21 Apr 2015 | 4:43 am
    Companies struggling to maintain their infrastructures sometimes partner with managed service providers for assistance. MSPs are valuable resources for businesses with a lack of internal knowledge for managing mission-critical systems on a daily basis. Vendors with a focus on cloud computing support in particular should benefit from an expanding marketplace for their respective offerings.A TechNavio report suggested the worldwide managed services industry will expand at a compound annual growth rate of roughly 14 percent between 2014 and 2019. The research firm indicated mergers and…
  • RISC Networks Named Cool Vendor in Cloud Management, 2015 by Gartner

    Jesse Frye
    16 Apr 2015 | 1:30 pm
    RISC Networks®, LLC, the industry’s leading provider of cloud discovery analytics announced that it has been recognized as a Cool Vendor in Cloud Management for 2015, by Gartner, Inc., one of the world’s leading information technology research and advisory companies. RISC Networks simplifies cloud and data center migrations by gathering comprehensive IT infrastructure asset and performance data, intelligently grouping application services, building cloud cost models across dozens of cloud providers and conducting a thorough analysis of the network impact and requirements for cloud…
  • Will Amazon WorkMail lead to further AWS adoption?

    Jesse Frye
    16 Apr 2015 | 3:02 am
    Amazon is leading the cloud computing charge in a big way, pushing its Amazon Web Services to take hold of the industry as the No. 1 vendor. The company has even greater aspirations to expand its portfolio, specifically in the email and calendaring sector where Microsoft and Google have succeeded. As the brand focuses on offering WorkMail to more organizations, will the adoption of AWS benefit as well?A GuruFocus report recently detailed Amazon WorkMail, explaining the solution syncs users' mailboxes with various devices, including Amazon Fire, Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The suite…
  • Hybrid clouds may ease CIOs’ security fears

    Jesse Frye
    14 Apr 2015 | 10:45 am
    Infrastructure and operations decision-makers who have yet to incorporate cloud computing into their businesses likely have resisted doing so because of security concerns. Chief information officers in particular have cited these fears as reasons of keeping public clouds at a distance, a new Gartner survey found. The study discovered 9 percent of I&O CIOs are not considering Software-as-a-Service projects whatsoever, while 15 percent answered similarly regarding Infrastructure-as-a-Service offerings.Dave Russell, vice president and analyst at Gartner, explained the results show that a…
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  • Exciting times, exciting day…

    christophe.olivier@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

    christophe.olivier@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

    christophe.olivier@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

    christophe.olivier@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…
  • Introducing Elastic Computing Alliance Partner: NovaStor

    christophe.olivier@nimboxx.com
    6 Feb 2015 | 6:32 am
    This post is a Q&A with Mike Andrews, Managing Director of NovaStor, an Elastic Computing Alliance inaugural member.  What is NovaStor and what do you do? NovaStor® is an international provider of powerful, affordable, all-inclusive data-protection solutions for physical and virtual environments. We provide backup & restore solutions to small and medium business as well as enterprise environments to protect data on both sides of the cloud. Why did you join the Elastic Computing Alliance? We’re committed to working with like-minded innovators to create and grow data…
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