Implementing prefabricated modular data centers results in well-understood benefits including speed of deployment, predictability, scalability, and lifecycle cost. The process of deploying them – from designing the data center, to preparing the site, to procuring the equipment, to installation – is quite different than that of a traditional data center. This paper presents practical considerations, guidance, and results that a data center manager should expect from such a deployment.
To win the colocation race you need to be faster, reliable, innovative and efficient –all while making smarter design choices that will ensure positive returns. Customers are demanding 100% uptime and always-on connectivity –be it small enterprises to large Internet Giants–and colocation providers need to meet these expectations. The growing adoption of prefabricated data centers allows just that. With the undisputed benefits of prefab modules and building components(like speed or quality),colocation providers can manage their business today, and deploy faster in the future.
Chris Crosby, CEO for Compass Datacenters, is well-known for his expertise in the data center industry. From its founding in 2012, Compass’ data center solutions have used prefabricated components like exterior walls and power centers to deliver brandable, dedicated facilities for colocation providers. Prefabrication is the central element of the company’s “Kit of Parts” methodology that delivers customizable data center solutions from the core to the edge. By attending this webinar, colocation providers will:
• understand the flexibility and value delivered via the use of prefabricated construction
• Hear the common misperceptions regarding prefabricated modules and data center components
• learn how prefabricated solutions can provide more revenue generation capability than competing alternatives
• know what key things to consider when evaluating prefabricated data center design
Published By: Commvault
Published Date: Jul 06, 2016
Today, nearly every datacenter has become heavily virtualized. In fact, according to Gartner as many as 75% of X86 server workloads are already virtualized in the enterprise datacenter. Yet even with the growth rate of virtual machines outpacing the rate of physical servers, industry wide, most virtual environments continue to be protected by backup systems designed for physical servers, not the virtual infrastructure they are used on. Even still, data protection products that are virtualization-focused may deliver additional support for virtual processes, but there are pitfalls in selecting the right approach.
This paper will discuss five common costs that can remain hidden until after a virtualization backup system has been fully deployed.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: May 18, 2015
This white paper explores how CIOs and business leaders need to think much more broadly about how their technology fits into a global network of services due to the rise of cloud infrastructure, software as a service, the global data footprint, and mobile apps.
Business leaders are eager to leverage new technologies, and IT leaders can't afford to fall behind. Hybrid IT environments take advantage of private and public clouds but need enhanced security, automation, orchestration, and agility.
This paper outlines practical steps that include clear methodologies, at-a-glance calculators and tools, and a comprehensive library of reference designs to simplify and shorten your planning process while improving the quality of the plan.
When comparing the architecture for Ceph and SolidFire, it is clear
that both are scale-out storage systems designed to use commodity
hardware, and the strengths of each make them complementary
solutions for datacenter design.
The explosion in IT demand has intensified pressure on data center resources, making it difficult to respond to business needs, especially while budgets remain flat. As capacity demands become increasingly unpredictable, calculating the future needs of the data center becomes ever more difficult. The challenge is to build a data center that will be functional, highly efficient and cost-effective to operate over its 10-to-20-year lifespan. Facilities that succeed are focusing on optimization, flexibility and planning—infusing agility through a modular data center design.
Leading technology conglomerate had to renew the current data center agreement, also it was no longer strategic to maintain their own hardware. LTI partnered with Oracle and helped in designing and executing the migration plan that would ensure Zero business disruption without stringent timeline. LTI leveraged a toolkit built by its in-house, dedicated Oracle Innovation and Solution Center (OISC) to help ensure an error-free migration. Download complete case study.
Business expectations and demands on the data center are increasing and the impact on today’s data centers is staggering.
Organisations that can move quickly to leverage these new opportunities will find themselves in an advantageous position relative to their competitors. But time is NOT on your side! If your IT team often feel that they’re always in catch-up mode because it is difficult to quantify IT contributions, it is time to understand the benefit of hyperconverged infrastructure.
Download this premium guide to understand how HCI can
• Provide the resilience, scalability and performance to run all your applications without compromise.
• Design the data center as a fluid resource that can immediately adapt to the evolving needs of the business.
• Enable agility with scale-out architecture that eliminates the need to rip and replace for seamless growth and scale.
A visual infographic highlighting the five architectural principles of developing the Next Generation Data Center (NGDC), including scale-out, guaranteed performance, automated management, data assurance, and global efficiencies. This infographic typically accompanies the white paper, Designing the Next Generation Data Center, which is more in-depth account of the 5 principles.
Oracle Engineered Systems are architected to work as a unified whole, so organizations can hit the ground running after deployment. Organizations choose how they want to consume the infrastructure: on-premises, in a public cloud, or in a public cloud located inside the customer’s data center and behind their firewall using Oracle’s “Cloud at Customer” offering. Oracle Exadata and Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance (Recovery Appliance) offer an attractive alternative to do-it-yourself deployments. Together, they provide an architecture designed for scalability, simplified management, improved cost of ownership, reduced downtime, zero-data loss, and an increased ability to keep software updated with security and patching.
Download this whitepaper to discover ten capabilities to consider for protecting your Oracle Database Environments.
Today’s data center power and cooling infrastructure has roughly 3 times more data points / notifications than it did 10 years ago. Traditional data center remote monitoring services have been available for over 10 years but were not designed to support this amount of data monitoring and the associated alarms, let alone extract value from the data. This paper explains how seven trends are defining monitoring service requirements and how this will lead to improvements in data center operations and maintenance.
Enterprise data-centers are straining to keep pace with dynamic business demands, as well as to incorporate advanced technologies and architectures that aim to improve infrastructure performance, scale and economics. meeting these requirements, however, often requires a complete rethinking of how data centers are designed and managed. Fortunately, many enterprise IT architects are leading cloud providers have already demonstrated the viability and the benefits of a more modern, software-defined data center. This Nutanix white paper examines eight fundamental steps leading to a more efficient, manageable and scalable data center.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
Many companies, especially those in the Oil and Gas Industry, need high-density deployments of high performance compute (HPC) environments to manage and analyze the extreme levels of computing involved with seismic processing. CyrusOne’s Houston West campus has the largest known concentration of HPC and high-density data center space in the colocation market today. The data center buildings at this campus are collectively known as the largest data center campus for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry. By continuing to apply its Massively Modular design and build approach and high-density compute expertise, CyrusOne serves the growing number of oil and gas customers, as well as other customers, who are demanding best-in-class, mission-critical, HPC infrastructure. The company’s proven flexibility and scale of its HPC offering enables customers to deploy the ultra-high density compute infrastructure they need to be competitive in their respective business sectors.
In this white paper, we will look into:
• The changing face of the colocation buyer
• Industry structure, including mergers and acquisitions
• The Internet of Things and big data
• Edge computing
• Cloud computing and Internet Giants
• The impact of data center infrastructure management (DCIM)
• Data center design architectures
SaaS vendors are using next-generation data center principles to revolutionize the way cloud-based software applications are delivered by applying a software-defined everything (SDx) strategy. This paper examines five key principles of the modern data center design that are accelerating business growth.
Juniper Networks hybrid cloud architecture enables enterprises to build secure, high performance environments across private and public cloud data centers. The easy-tomanage, scalable architecture keeps operational costs down, allowing users to do more with fewer resources. Security is optimized by the space-efficient Juniper Networks® SRX Series Services Gateways, which are next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) with fully integrated, cloud-informed threat intelligence that offers outstanding performance, scalability, and integrated security services. Designed for high-performance security environments and seamless integration of networking, along with advanced malware detection with Juniper Sky™ Advanced Threat Prevention (ATP), application visibility and control, and intrusion prevention on a single platform, the SRX Series firewalls are best suited for enterprise hybrid cloud deployments.
Published By: Aviatrix
Published Date: Jun 11, 2018
Join Aviatrix for a discussion of next-generation transit hubs that are purpose-built to treat the network as code, rather than as a virtualized instance of a data center router. Learn how a software-defined approach can transform your AWS transit hub design from a legacy architecture exercise into a strategic infrastructure initiative that doesn’t require you to descend into the command-line interface and BGP of the IT networking world.
As part of our fact-filled AWS Bootcamp series, Aviatrix CTO Sherry Wei and Neel Kamal, head of field operations at Aviatrix share the requirements that our most successful customers have insisted upon for their Global Transit Networks, and demonstrate the key features that deliver on those requirements.
Who Should Watch?
Anyone responsible for connectivity of cloud resources, including cloud architects, cloud infrastructure managers, cloud engineers, and networking staff.
This video describes that maturity lifecycle and the key management activities you will need to get past these tipping points, drive virtualization maturity and deliver virtualization success, at every stage of your virtualization lifecycle.
Oracle Exalogic is a standard data center building block of integrated compute, storage and network components designed to provide a ready to deploy, out of the box platform for a range of enterprise application workloads. Learn more now!
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 15, 2018
As organizations pursue improvements in reliability and energy efficiency, power design in data centers gets substantial attention—particularly from facilities and engineering personnel. At the same time, however, many IT professionals tend to spend little time or energy on the specific products they use to deliver and distribute electrical power. In?rack power is often considered less strategically important than which servers or databases to deploy, and it is often one of the last decisions to be made in the overall design of the data center. But choosing the right in-rack power solutions can save organizations from potentially crippling downtime and deliver significant up-front and ongoing savings through improved IT efficiency and data center infrastructure management.
Published By: Equinix
Published Date: Oct 20, 2015
In real estate, the most important factor is location, location, location! Your services are not quite as sensitive to the physical position of your technology, but location certainly can be a pivotal factor in optimizing your service design and service delivery. Ideally, location shouldn’t matter; however, it does
have an e?ect on customer experience. When technology services were simpler, location was largely irrelevant, but now the complexity of new services demands a strategy more in line with your BT agenda than your former IT agenda. The e?ects of regulatory, cost, risk, and performance factors will vary based
on the physical location of your technology resources. Colocation providers, cloud service providers, and even traditional hosting services o?er plenty of evolving options to help infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals balance these factors to optimize service design and delivery.