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Virtualization and its Challenges for Server Rooms

Posted on March 6, 2018 by Reegan Barnett  |  Comment (0)

Enterprises have been using server virtualization to consolidate their IT footprint for years, but smaller organizations often experience difficulty in adopting this architecture for their IT infrastructure. Guidance on this process is especially important for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), which have limited resources for designing, implementing and managing their infrastructure.

The challenges that SMBs face in virtualizing their data center include the following:


IoT is Taking Over, Secure and Prepare Yourself

Posted on February 23, 2018 by Rick Gonedes  |  Comment (0)

According to the Gartner research company, the number of devices with wireless internet connectivity is expected to approach 21 billion by the year 2020. That places the average person, globally, in possession of roughly 1.6 wireless devices. In the west, the estimate per person is four to five such devices. This is the Internet of Things (IoT), and the one thing that’s certain is you will have a potentially unlimited number of tech vendors vying for your attention, information, and money.

The first thing we should understand in this coming sea of connectivity is the rights of customers. As a customer in the IoT world you will have the right to;


What Money Pitfalls to Avoid When Building a Data Center

Posted on February 16, 2018 by Reegan Barnett  |  Comment (0)


Building a data center is a task that requires planning, precision, and financial consideration. If your organization's motto is "hurry up and get it done", then you are already suffering from at least one money draining data center mistake. Conversely, if you view your future data center as an energy-hungry beast, then you need to adopt a new mentality that will help you to create a data center that will serve your present and future needs. Avoiding the following three common mistakes will not only help you to avoid money pitfalls, but they will guide you in the construction of a high-functioning data center that can meet your organization's needs.


Demand for Faster, Denser Data Center Networking

Posted on February 8, 2018 by Rick Gonedes  |  Comment (0)

As business innovates, data centers are feeling a crunch. Their customers demand speed and density, no longer satisfied with what once seemed cutting-edge. Find out how data network center designs are changing at every level to focus on speed and density.


Hyperscale Data Centers; What Are They and Why Should You Care

Posted on February 1, 2018 by Reegan Barnett  |  Comment (0)

The advent of the cloud has changed the way data centers operate. At one time, they consisted of a more a simplistic networking infrastructure, one that relied on separate racks, targeted staff and distinct management tools to get the job done. It was a setup that worked at the time because the applications, themselves, were separate and used only local resources to run.

Today, businesses are largely Internet-dependent and that changes how things work and operate. Data centers utilize applications that work together via the web and cloud services. That shift has given birth to the hyperscale data center.


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