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All In One Start Up Cloud Infrastructure Solution - Fujitsu Cloud Starter Kit [ Source: Fujitsu America Inc. ]

June 2014- Setting up a private cloud infrastructure can be a daunting task, and IT is often unsure how to begin. The Fujitsu Cloud Starter Kit simplifies a private cloud implementation with an all-in-one solution that provides an easy-to-manage and reliable cloud infrastructure with minimum deployment effort.

This pre-tested solution provides configuration templates for server, storage, network, virtualization and cloud resource management software. This will allow the customer to remove the need for complex design ...

White Paper: Cloud Computing - Creating Value For Businesses Across The Globe [ Source: Fujitsu America Inc. ]

June 2014- The information and communication technologies (ICT) industry is undergoing a paradigm shift in the way computing resources are procured. Cloud computing is emerging as a key area of focus for business leaders and technology decision makers due to its support for driving innovation; its ability to save costs; increase business agility and deliver IT in an on-demand manner. The use of cloud services has increased significantly over the last couple years with more than half ...

White Paper: Straight Talk - How to Cut Through Cloud Complexity and Implement Successful Cloud Solutions in your Company [ Source: Fujitsu America Inc. ]

June 2014- If your company is serious about competing in the marketplace, the cloud represents your best way to transform IT to support your company's most urgent business needs. However, the cloud is complex. As revealed in a recent Frost & Sullivan survey of cloud decision-makers, the majority of enterprise IT decision-makers face obstacles in their efforts to make cloud decisions. In fact, most decision-makers believe that cloud decisions are even more complex in their own companies than ...

White Book: Cloud Adoption - The Definitive Guide to a Business Technology Revolution [ Source: Fujitsu America Inc. ]

June 2014- Cloud is a huge step change in the way IT-based services are delivered, and one that will provide substantial business benefits through reduced capital expenditure and increased business agility. As ever, any topic with this much hype heightens expectations, thereby creating a challenge for CIOs. The key issue that every CIO must address is how and where we adopt cloud services so they maximize the benefits to our organizations and customers.

This Fujitsu ...

Simplifying Power Management In Virtualized Data Centers [ Source: Eaton ]

March 2014- Eaton's Intelligent Power Manager (IPM) can help IT managers reap the benefits of virtualization. In particular, it comes with a plug-in for VMware's vCenter Server, currently the most popular virtualization management solution on the market. It enables IT managers to administer their backup power and power distribution assets in sophisticated ways via the same console they use to manage their physical and virtual servers.

This technology brief discusses the factors behind virtualization's skyrocketing ...

The State of The Modern Data Center: Transforming IT into a Strategic Business Asset [ Source: Equinix ]

March 2014- To leverage the full potential of today's data centers, progressive technology decision makers are transforming traditional facilities into core business assets that support revenue-generating initiatives and other long-term goals. This and other important trends that reflect how enterprise executives are aiming to expand their use of managed, colocation and third-party cloud services are explored in detail in "The State of the Modern Data Center," a comprehensive new study by UBM Tech that surveyed nearly 450 IT ...

Visibility into the Cloud and Virtualized Data Center [ Source: Gigamon ]

March 2014- Security analysis and monitoring tools can't see inside the cloud. How can you shed light on workloads as they go virtual, and see inside your virtual networks?

Read this white paper to learn how a Visibility Fabric can give you the visibility you need.

Preventing Data Center Downtime [ Source: Gigamon ]

March 2014- Get all of the right data without dropping packets to the tools you use for complete, accurate, and reliable uptime monitoring solutions. Read this white paper to learn how.

Visibility in the Modern Data Center [ Source: Gigamon ]

March 2014- As data center technology goes virtual and converges, resources become invisible to your monitoring tools. Learn how you can reveal those silos of IT.

Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centers for Consolidation [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- The consolidation of one or more data centers into an existing data center is a common occurrence. This paper gives examples of what is becoming a standard architecture for preparing the physical infrastructure in the receiving data center. This approach allows for shorter timelines and high efficiency while avoiding the commonly expected difficulties and complexities often experienced with consolidation projects.

Types of Electrical Meters in Data Centers [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- There are several different types of meters that can be designed into a data center, ranging from high precision power quality meters to embedded meters (i.e. in a UPS or PDU). Each has different core functions and applications. This white paper provides guidance on the types of meters that might be incorporated into a data center design, explains why they should be used, and discusses the advantages and disadvantages of each. Example data centers ...

Containerized Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- Standardized, pre-assembled and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules are at least 60% faster to deploy, and provide a first cost savings of 13% or more compared to traditional data center power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data center industry as containerized power and cooling plants, allow data center designers to shift their thinking from a customized "construction" mentality to a standardized "site integration" mentality. This white paper compares the ...

Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centers [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- Containment solutions can eliminate hot spots and provide energy savings over traditional uncontained data center designs. The best containment solution for an existing facility will depend on the constraints of the facility. While ducted hot aisle containment is preferred for highest efficiency, cold aisle containment tends to be easier and more cost effective for facilities with existing raised floor air distribution. This paper investigates the constraints, reviews all available containment methods, and provides recommendations for ...

Top 9 Mistakes in Data Center Planning [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- Why do so many data center builds and expansions fail? This white paper answers the question by revealing the top 9 mistakes organizations make when designing and building new data center space, and examines an effective way to achieve success through the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) approach.

High Efficiency Indirect Air Economized-based Cooling for Data Centers [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- Of the various economizer (free cooling) modes for data centers, using fresh air is often viewed as the most energy efficient approach. However, this paper shows how indirect air economizer-based cooling produces similar or better energy savings while eliminating risks posed when outside fresh air is allowed directly into the IT space.

Deploying High-Density Pods In A Low-Density Data Center [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- Simple and rapid deployment of self-contained, high-density pods within an existing or new low-density data center is possible with today's power and cooling technology. The independence of these high-density pods allow for predictable and reliable operation of high-density equipment without a negative impact on the performance of existing low-density power and cooling infrastructure. A side benefit is that these high-density pods operate at much higher electrical efficiency than conventional designs. Guidance on planning design, implementation, ...

Choosing between Room, Row, and Rack-based Cooling for Data Centers [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- Latest generation high density and variable density IT equipment create conditions that traditional data center cooling was never intended to address, resulting in cooling systems that are oversized, inefficient, and unpredictable. Room, row, and rack-based cooling methods have been developed to address these problems. This paper describes these improved cooling methods and provides guidance on when to use each type for most next generation data centers.

Comparing Data Center Power Distribution Architectures [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- Significant improvements in efficiency, power density, power monitoring, and reconfigurability have been achieved in data center power distribution, increasing the options available for data centers. This paper compares five power distribution approaches including panelboard distribution, field-wired PDU distribution, factory-configured PDU distribution, floor-mount modular power distribution, and modular busway, and describes their advantages and disadvantages. Guidance is provided on selecting the best approach for specific applications and constraints.

An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Center [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- Data center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60, 000, 000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment. This represents an enormous financial burden on industry, and is a significant public policy environmental issue. This paper describes the principles of a new, commercially available data center architecture that can be implemented today to dramatically improve the electrical efficiency of data centers.

The Different Technologies for Cooling Data Centers [ Source: APC by Schneider Electric ]

February 2014- There are 13 basic heat removal methods to cool IT equipment and to transport unwanted heat to the outdoor environment. This paper describes these fundamental cooling technologies using basic terms and diagrams. 11 of these methods rely on the refrigeration cycle as the primary means of cooling. Pumped refrigerant systems provide isolation between the primary heat removal system and IT equipment. The direct air and indirect air methods rely on the outdoor conditions as the primary means ...

NetApp Private Storage for AWS Solution Brief [ Source: DLT Solutions / NetApp ]

January 2014- Despite the acceleration of cloud computing, many agencies and departments continue to struggle with cloud adoption issues. If you are looking to do more in the cloud, how can your agency ensure that its mission critical data and systems stay secure while maintaining control, compliance and mobility?

Through partnership of NetApp and Amazon Web Services AWS), DLT Solutions offers an agile hybrid infrastructure that leverages the performance, customization, and control of private storage ...

What can go wrong with firmware updates - Manufacturing industry customer [ Source: HP ]

January 2014- After a customer awarded hardware support on their server to a USP to cut costs, a hardware failure was unable to be resolved by the USP over several days. Read how HP solved the issue, and how they saved the customer valuable uptime.

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What can go wrong with firmware updates - Defense contractor customer [ Source: HP ]

January 2014- After a customer awarded hardware support on their server to a USP to cut costs, a hardware failure was unable to be resolved by the USP over several days. Read how HP solved the issue, and how they saved the customer valuable uptime.

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What can go wrong with counterfeit parts [ Source: HP ]

January 2014- When HP took over a customer's hardware and software support contract from a USP, a hardware site audit found a large number of counterfeit hard drives installed on failed servers and storage, which resulted in a large volume of disk drive failures.

Learn how the customer could have spared days of downtime by using HP Relocation Services.

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Troubleshooting Performance in Virtualized Application Delivery Architectures [ Source: Riverbed ]

January 2014- This Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) white paper reviews the key challenges and requirements for performance management specifically related to Citrix XenApp deployments and examines how the Riverbed Performance Management solution helps.

Top 10 Things Every WAF Should Provide [ Source: Imperva ]

October 2013- Securing Web applications against cybercriminals, hacktivists and state-sponsored hackers is a never-ending effort. Why? Because hackers evade traditional network security defenses to take down Websites and to steal data; malicious users probe websites around-the-clock looking for vulnerabilities; and automation tools make it easy to execute large-scale attacks. Web application firewalls (WAFs) have become the central platform for protecting applications against all online threats. This white paper explains in detail the 10 features every web application firewall ...

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