Increasing complexity in the data centre, including the rapid deployment of virtual servers, ever-expanding compliance requirements, and increasing amounts of sensitive data on mobile devices has put more strain on backup and recovery. Read on.
Backup is among the oldest, most performed tasks in the data center, but enhancements and alternatives are becoming available. The industry is undergoing significant change as organisations embrace new technologies and show a propensity to augment or switch legacy vendors and backup techniques. Read more.
This white paper examines some of the forces behind rising adoption of cloud-based solutions, explores how cloud architectures impact data centers and discusses a series of concrete practices and technologies that can help companies collect the benefits of cloud computing without compromising uptime or overwhelming their power and cooling systems.
Power distribution units (PDUs) play an essential role in delivering power safely and at appropriate voltages to servers and other network resources. A particular class of power distribution units known as rack Switched PDUs, however, is capable of performing additional functions that can help data center managers improve the efficiency and reliability of their IT infrastructure. This paper provides a brief introduction to rack Switched PDUs and describes two
underappreciated yet powerful ways to take advantage of their advanced functionality.
Virtualisation brings the potential to deliver dramatic savings in terms of server count, footprint, power consumption and cooling requirements for data centers. For all its advantages though, virtualisation also brings some unique challenges. The power and cooling infrastructure—which may have been quite sufficient for pre-virtualization needs—could easily become inadequate when data center performance patterns are radically altered. The good news is that there are practical and affordable ways to address these challenges and improve data center efficiency in the process. This paper looks at some of the power-related challenges and the readily available technologies to address them.
Virtualisation in IT has brought many significant benefits and changed the way data
centres are designed and operated. In a virtualised data centre, applications, services
and databases run on fewer physical servers than before and the operator makes significant
savings in power consumption, cooling and infrastructure expenditure.
Data deduplication is not just altering how backup targets are used; it dramatically affects operating efficiencies, simplifies remote office data protection, and makes disaster recovery significantly more affordable and realistic for a much greater percentage of the overall market. Read on.
This white paper discusses how virtualisation helps organizations around the globe turn their IT infrastructures into true competitive assets. We take a look at the challenges facing today’s organizations as they seek to implement the foundations of a virtualized infrastructure and present some best practices for these implementations. Read on.
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