Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency

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DEFINITION: Data center infrastructure efficiency (DCIE) is a metric used to determine the energy efficiency of a data center. The metric, which is expressed as a percentage, is calculated by dividing IT equipment power by total facility power. DCIE was developed by members of the Green Grid, an industry group focused on data center energy efficiency. How to Determine DCIE: 1. Take a measurement of energy use  … 
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How Data Storage Can Give An Efficiency Boost To Business
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: This white paper proposes that data storage is a good place to establish a "cloud first" mindset, and explores 6 ways in which cloud data storage can reduce spending and reduce IT costs.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Peak 10

Presentation Transcript: Forrester on Cloud Adoption: Multi-Cloud Management Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This presentation transcript introduces advanced Cloud Management Solutions that are built to provide unified and centralized management which can help lower PCO through centralized tracking and monitoring of usage spent and to help mitigate the risk of security breaches and noncompliance.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Forrester on Cloud Adoption: Multi-Cloud Strategies
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The cloud market is still in its early stages. There are a multitude of vendors and providers out there with niche cloud offerings. This presentation transcript explores the various technologies that lead to multi-cloud strategies.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Refresh your Hypervisor, Reinvigorate your Business
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: View this concise infographic to discover how upgrading to VMware vSphere 5.1 with Intel processor servers moves your organisation forward by fully realising your hardware resources as you progress virtualisation on-premise or in the cloud.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2013

Intel Corporation

NetScaler for Microsoft Exchange 2013
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how the industry's leading application delivery controller allows you to get more out of Exchange. You'll learn how this approach allows you to reduce costs associated with deploying, managing, and operating your server environment.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Citrix

Cloud Adoption Among Communication Service Providers
sponsored by Allot Communications Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This research shows how the cloud provides new levels of efficiency and flexibility at reduced costs. It also illustrates some statistics surrounding cloud adoption among communication service providers. Read on to learn why CSPs are shifting their enterprise focus to cloud-based offerings and why QoS management is growing in importance.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014


Successful Migration to a Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Bull
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, tech expert Lisa Kelly examines the business benefits of moving to CI and assesses the potential risks to data and apps IT may run into during migration.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014

Bull

The 451 Group: What keeps the enterprise collaboration sector up at night? It's Citrix.
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a comprehensive package of tools from Citrix that combines elements of mobility, virtualization, file sharing, and collaboration. Read on to find out how this approach stands apart from the competition by delivering collaboration capabilities for real-world requirements.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Citrix

Get the Most from your EMM deployment
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the most complete enterprise mobility management solution available to enable mobile workforce productivity and collaboration. Read on to learn how this approach provides full data security, control for IT, and a consumer-like experience designed with users in mind.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Citrix

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will uncover the three common pitfalls of deploying DCIM software and how to avoid them. DCIM automates and simplifies your data center, but misuse and carelessness do not provide the ROI your organization expects.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2012

Schneider Electric

Practical Considerations for Implementing Prefabricated Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Delve into the key considerations for planning, preparing a site, handling, placing, and securing data center modules. Read on to arm yourself with knowledge from the experts to overcome the obstacles and challenges of prefabricated modular data center deployment.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 29 Oct 2014

Schneider Electric

Prefabricated Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper and discover the benefits to choosing a pretested and integrated prefabricated model for power and cooling over the age old craft industry approach of putting it all together yourself.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Schneider Electric

Five Ways You Need to Know about Migrating from Windows Server 2003
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Gain insight about migration away from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server 2012 R2 and the five inside-expert pieces of advice for success. Download and read to discover the mistakes to avoid and the path to take to move your organization forward.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Bringing Much Needed Automation to OpenStack Infrastructure
sponsored by Stack IQ
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how building on OpenStack's cloud infrastructure and using StackIQ Cluster Manager allows you to keep up with demands. Read on to learn how it delivers automated, dependable management software for ongoing maintenance, reduced downtimes due to configuration errors, a lower cost of total ownership, and more.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Stack IQ

TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs a Scalable, Prefabricated Data Center
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: A prefabricated data center, however, is scalable at any time which eliminates wasteful oversizing in the hopes to avoid scaling. Discover that when upgrading your data center, choosing a prefabricated data center earns you TCO savings of 30% compared to your traditionally built center.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 29 Oct 2014

Schneider Electric

State of the Market: Enterprise Cloud 2014
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore the current state of cloud computing and get insight into the future of the cloud. You'll learn why the debate between public and private models is now moot. You'll also learn how cloud is redefining IT's relevance to the business as well as tips to ensure the security of your cloud deployments.
Posted: 13 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Verizon

Top 10 Considerations for Getting Started with VMware Virtualization
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the top 10 considerations for planning your move to virtualization in order to avoid the most popular complications that occur during the process. You'll explore security and compliance concerns, the pros and cons of choosing virtual storage over traditional storage, and more.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

VMware

Data Center Projects - Commissioning
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Explore this white paper to learn the finer details of commissioning and how your organization's data center benefits from it.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Schneider Electric

The Top 9 Mistakes in Data Center Planning
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Explore this asset to arm yourself against the 9 big mistakes when expanding your data center. Ignoring them increases the likelihood that your organization will encounter failure like many before.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 27 Nov 2012

Schneider Electric

Deploying High-Density Pods in a Low-Density Data Center
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this asset to discover the strategies for successfully deploying high density pods in your data center. By reading on, you will learn how to maintain predictable operation without any negative effect on the existing room-level infrastructure.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

Schneider Electric

Economizer Modes of Data Center Cooling Systems
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Download and discover the differences between several cooling system economizer modes and how they can save you 70% or more depending on your latitude. Through reading, you may learn that you can operate primarily in economizer mode and use the mechanical system as a backup.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

Schneider Electric

An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Download and explore how improving the data center architecture and incorporating high-efficiency power and cooling equipment can reduce your energy bills by up to 40%.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

Schneider Electric

Creating Order from Chaos in Data Centers and Server Rooms
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Delve into this white paper to learn simple tips and tricks of the trade to clear the chaos from your data centre. Boost efficiency and productivity without piles of tangled wires and reduce energy costs by eliminating air gaps. Read on to learn other helpful hints to take the headeaches out of the data centre.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2011

APC by Schneider Electric

Implementing Energy Efficient Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: The proper design, high efficiency servers, and right sizing dramatically drops your business's DCPI systems ratings, electricity costs, and infrastructure costs. Read this white paper to learn how following a few simple steps when designing your data center can save you up to four times the amount of popular solutions.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Jun 2011

Schneider Electric

FlexPod Express: An Easy to Deploy Virtualisation Solution for SMBs
sponsored by Cisco & NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn how to simplify your IT infrastructure and team through an easy to deploy and low-cost solution for SMBs turning towards virtualisation. By using best in class building blocks from top tech companies, you equip your business with an easy to scale virtual infrastructure to consolidate IT and improve efficiency.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Cisco & NetApp
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DATA CENTER INFRASTRUCTURE EFFICIENCY DEFINITION (continued): …  at or near the facility utility's meter. If the data center is in a mixed-use facility or office building, take a measurement only at the meter that is powering the data center. If the data center is not on a separate utility meter, estimate the amount of power being consumed by the non-data center portion of the building and remove it from the equation. 2. Measure the IT equipment load, which should be measured after power conversion, switching, and conditioning is completed. According to The Green Grid, the most likely measurement point would be at the output of the computer room power distribution … 
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