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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Modernize IT to Unleash Productivity
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Don't let your aging IT resources and bandwidth constraints inhibit you from entering new markets. Consult this white paper to discover how to boost IT productivity and service response time by integrating your big data, cloud, and mobility strategies all into a new business-IT infrastructure model.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 28 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

How to Use Project Services to Accelerate Infrastructure Transformation
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: When faced with choosing whether to pursue outsourcing transformation services or a project-based approach, this exclusive report can help by providing the information you will need to simplify the decision making process.
Posted: 27 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Finding your right mix of hybrid infrastructure: Powering your applications and achieving business outcomes
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to use HPE to uniquely combine IT expertise with innovations in infrastructure, software, and services to create IT solutions that will accelerate your organizational goals.
Posted: 24 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Transform to an On-Demand, Hybrid IT Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover the outcomes hybrid IT will deliver to your digital business—and examine how, respectively, converged, software-defined, and hybrid-delivered infrastructure is set to improve speed, simplicity, and efficiency in your data center. Access now to ensure IT will meet dynamic app demands.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 23 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Video: Lee and Eric Burgener from IDC on NetApp Flash Portfolio and the SolidFire Acquisition
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: NetApp has acquired SolidFire, and combined the performance and economics of all-flash storage with a webscale architecture that radically simplifies data center operations and enables rapid deployments of new applications. Hear IDC's view about the NetApp Flash Portfolio and the integration of SolidFire technology.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 22 Jun 2016

NetApp

A Closer Look at All-Flash Arrays in the Data Center
sponsored by emc first distribution
WHITE PAPER: All-flash arrays can improve the agility of your data center infrastructure and applications by successfully avoiding bottlenecks. Explore how all-flash can boost your data center's storage performance by consolidating workloads, eliminating storage sprawl, automating storage and application processes, and more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015

emc first distribution

Automated Infrastructure Management Delivers Real-Time Network Visibility
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: Explore how to gain real-time, granular visibility into the critical connectivity that drives your business with automated network infrastructure management (AIM). Discover 3 ways to manage your network better. Plus, learn to drive more value out of your physical-layer investments and key data center applications with AIM.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CommScope

Quantifying the Business Value of Dell XC Powered by Nutanix Software
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this report, learn about one hyper-converged system that delivers benefits like cost and staff efficiencies, the ability to scale infrastructure incrementally, very high resiliency, and strong application performance. Read on to see how this approach can help businesses meet the demands of today as well as in the future.
Posted: 17 Jun 2016 | Published: 17 Jun 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Future of IT: From Chaos to Service Automation
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper to learn how service automation offers a life raft for those IT departments struggling to stay afloat in the new sea of complexities. View now and find a clear way in your voyage to modern IT success.
Posted: 17 Jun 2016 | Published: 17 Jun 2016

ServiceNow

Simplifying and Securing the Heterogeneous Data Center
sponsored by Stratoscale
WHITE PAPER: With the ever-increasing needs and expectations of consumers, IT professionals are struggling to keep afloat. In order to have a chance at success, they require a better data center infrastructure, but what exactly? Access this white paper to learn about the requirements to consider when choosing the most appropriate infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

Stratoscale

Hyperconverged Infrastructure and the Ideal Data Center
sponsored by Stratoscale
WHITE PAPER: A popular option among enterprises seeking the simplest system, hyperconverged infrastructure systems are readily available. With such a plethora of options, which one's best? Access this white paper to learn what to consider when choosing your system such as resource granularity, hardware heterogeneity and more.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Stratoscale

An Exclusive Look at How the Top Nine Private Cloud Software Suites Stack Up
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: In this Forrester white paper, examine the top 9 most significant private cloud software providers, and discover the pivotal reasons for increased private cloud adoption in 2016. Read on to see which vendors are leading the pack, and assist your I&O professionals in selecting the optimum solution for your cloud initiative.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 19 Jan 2016

Red Hat

Filling In The Missing Gaps in Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by Stratoscale
WHITE PAPER: Many modern hyperconverged infrastructure systems are as good as a ship full of holes such as lack of network integration and requirement to rip-and-replace existing hardware. Make your system ship seaworthy by reading on to find what to look out for when considering your next hyperconvergence solution.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Stratoscale

Solving the Complexity Challenge Inherent in the Traditional Data Center
sponsored by Stratoscale
WHITE PAPER: Data centers are far from ideal with IT staff forced to use "make-it-work" solutions which, long term make a higher maintenance, less reliable structure. Access this white paper to learn about one hyperconverged solution that can help you solve data center complexity challenges with a single easy-to deploy tool.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Stratoscale

The Hyperconvergence Evolution: A Stepping-Stone to the Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: Are you ready for a widespread hardware refresh? Discover in this paper why not all hyperconverged platforms are created equal—and seek out an HCI that dynamically supports the specific requirements of your mixed-workload environments and the software-defined data center.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Pivot3

Regaining Control Over Self-Service Provisioning
sponsored by Embotics
WHITE PAPER: If left unchecked, self-service provisioning environments can quickly become costly and difficult to manage. Download this white paper to discover the economics of self-service provisioning, and discover the steps it takes to regain control of your virtual environments.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Embotics

Comparing Performance and Cost: Dell PowerEdge VRTX with Two Dell PowerEdge M630 Server Nodes vs a Legacy Solution
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper to provide your business with the scalability, performance, and high availability you need to meet increased demand by consolidating servers, networking, and shared storage in an all-in-one shared infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 | Published: 09 Jun 2016

Dell and Microsoft

Consolidate and Upgrade: Dell PowerEdge VRTX and Microsoft SQL Server 2014
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Read this research report to learn how upgrading to a shared infrastructure that includes compute, networking, and shared storage will allow you to consolidate older servers and gain clustering capabilities. Discover how Microsoft SQL Server 2014 could reduce operational costs.
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 | Published: 09 Jun 2016

Dell and Microsoft

Data Center Power Services for Business-Critical Continuity
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: Determine from this resource how to reduce downtime, extend data center equipment life, and increase system availability with proactive power equipment maintenance. Access now to learn how to better manage the health of your entire infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Emerson Network Power

Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V on Dell PowerEdge VRTX
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Optimize your virtual environments and resolve infrastructure complexities by utilizing a shared infrastructure platform that will enable IT admins to combine servers, storage, and networking in an easy-to-deploy chassis. Read on to discover the benefits of this single virtualized infrastructure.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Dell and Microsoft

The Benefits of a More Efficient Hyperconverged Architecture
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this resource a comparison of HCI appliances purpose-built for storage-centric business workload environments, based on criteria including VDI density, storage efficiency, and cost savings.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 08 Jun 2016

Pivot3

Distributed and Centralized Bypass Data Center Architectures Compared
sponsored by Emerson Network Power
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the principles of centralized versus distributed bypass data center backup, and discover how to apply each method to standalone monolithic and integrated-modular UPS architectures. Access an overview of weaknesses and capabilities of both system designs to simplify your decision-making process.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Emerson Network Power

Convergence and Hyperconvergence: Assessing the Pros and Cons
sponsored by Eaton
WHITE PAPER: Compare in this paper the 4 pros and cons of converged and hyperconverged infrastructure. Read on to discover how these systems deliver advanced automation, rapid app deployment, and organizational agility, and determine if the potential risks of a fixed system are worth the rewards you'll yield.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 08 Jun 2016

Eaton

Adopt Gartner's IT Vendor Management Competency Model to Improve Capability and Accelerate Performance
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Gartner offers a competency model that allows IT vendor management leaders evaluate and create a robust development program. It offers information on the key challenges organizations face, along with recommendations for IT vendor management leaders.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 08 Aug 2015

Gartner

The Gartner Top 10 Recommended IT Cost Optimization Ideas, 2016
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: This document highlights the 10 ideas on IT cost optimization Garnter most frequently recommended to CIO's and IT leaders. These foundational recommendations, which if executed well, have proven to reduce costs over time.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Gartner
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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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