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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Performance Evaluation Criteria for Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by Nutanix
WHITE PAPER: 85% of IT pros surveyed currently use hyperconverged infrastructures (HCI) technology or plan to over the next 12 months. In this vendor-neutral Enterprise Strategy Group report, Senior Analyst Mike Leone explores why organizations are adopting HCI and gives you 3 key questions to evaluate HCI performance for yourself.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Nutanix

How to Overcome Today's Top ITSM Challenges
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: What obstacles are keeping your IT service delivery team from succeeding? Turn your service desk into a business function your company can be proud of: Download this white paper to transform your service delivery by overcoming the top 4 ITSM challenges.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 17 Mar 2017

ServiceNow

How Small and Medium Sized Data Centers can Ease Multi-System Management
sponsored by Paramount Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Today's data center architecture is built up of a variety of hardware and software working together, but when one part goes down, it can cause damage to your reputation and bottom line. Inside, read about a multi-vendor system. Learn how you can simplify and automate tasks to increase productivity, lower TCO, and more.
Posted: 14 Mar 2017 | Published: 14 Mar 2017

Paramount Software Solutions

Getting Ahead of the Infrastructure Change-Curve in the Data Center
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Data center infrastructure changes aren't anything new, but the speed and intensity at which they're occurring now certainly are. This white paper discusses ways in which you can tackle these infrastructure challenges to adapt to new challenges in near real time.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

HPE and Intel®

Top 3 Reasons to Invest in Virtualization with Operations Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top three reasons digital enterprises invest in virtualization with integrated operations management. Additionally, read on to learn how to virtualize any app with confidence and gain efficiency with controlled automation, thereby laying the foundation for a software-defined data center.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

VMware, Inc.

A Software-Defined Path to Successful Digital Transformation
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to lay a solid foundation for virtualizing your infrastructure with an architecture that helps you get the best performance from your apps. Read on to take advantage of this virtual architecture's integrated intelligent operations management to improve availability and facilitate digital transformation.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

VMware, Inc.

The Business Benefits of Automated Infrastructure Management in Connected and Efficient Buildings
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: As smart buildings start to become reality, automated infrastructure management (AIM) is emerging to help track and document every connection within the infrastructure. Access this white paper to see what AIM has lined up for the future of your building, and consider how you could put AIM and, the data it produces, to work for you.
Posted: 07 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

CommScope

Data Center High-Speed Migration: Infrastructure Issues, Trends, Drivers and Recommendations
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: This technical white paper covers the infrastructure issues, trends, and drivers that are propelling the next round of data center design and provides recommendations. Learn about the options available for migration and the different issues you'll have to weigh when making your decision.
Posted: 07 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

CommScope

Hyperconverged Platforms: ROI for the MidEnterprise
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Your legacy infrastructure is holding you back from taking advantage of new technologies, like big data and mobile apps. This white paper answers the question of how hyperconverged infrastructure fits into new age of data center.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

HPE and Intel®

Hyperconverged Infrastructure in the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Why is hyperconverged infrastructure being so widely adopted when people are still figuring out what it can do for them? This white paper gives you an overview of why IT professionals are adopting hyperconverged infrastructure, looking at two primary use cases, virtual desktop infrastructure and remote office/branch office deployments.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 06 Mar 2017

HPE and Intel®

Composable Infrastructure Bridges Traditional and New IT Gap
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Traditional infrastructures are struggling to deal with modern workloads and building them up isn't getting the job done. Access this white paper to learn about composable infrastructure and how it will benefit your organization in the form of future-proofing.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

HPE and Intel®

The Right Mix: Transforming the Hybrid IT Infrastructure
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the basics of a hybrid infrastructure strategy that utilizes both cloud resources (public, private, and managed) and a traditional infrastructure. Download now to examine the workings of this hybrid system and discover what it takes to implement it to improve agility and accelerate operations.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

HPE and Intel®

How the Right Infrastructure Can Prepare Your Data Center for Business Disruptors
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This Frost & Sullivan report discusses how to become a flexible, "change-resilient" organization by implementing an infrastructure that will enable your data center to adjust to business disruptors, like big data, rather than forcing IT to rush to respond.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

HPE and Intel®

Maximizing Uptime of Critical Systems in Commercial and Industrial Applications
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Your critical systems and process information need constant uptime and availability. It's no longer a goal, but an imperative. Access this white paper to learn about best practices for maintaining and optimizing your facility's life cycle.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

APC by Schneider Electric

Considerations for Owning versus Outsourcing Data Center Physical Infrastructure
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Update, build, or outsource your data center physical infrastructure? In the short-term, updating or building may seem like the better financial options, but is it really meeting your business needs? Access this white paper to learn about the key factors that will help you determine what the right decision is for your unique business needs.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

APC by Schneider Electric

Hybrid Cloud Is About Choice
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Hybrid cloud computing integrates cloud resources with traditional IT infrastructure to ensure security, high performance, and accelerated application delivery. Read this resource to discover how you can leverage hybrid cloud to extend IT's agility and support new business models.
Posted: 17 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

IBM

Modernizing Your Data Center
sponsored by Brocade
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses what you need to do in order to deliver the application performance, operational stability, and business agility needed to modernize the data center and meet today's and tomorrow's flash-based storage requirements.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Brocade

CoreOS Is Raising the Bar on Commercial Container Tools
sponsored by CoreOS
WHITE PAPER: How did one company reposition itself as the "go-to" for container solutions? In this paper, Enterprise Strategy Group covers the recent announcements made by CoreOS. Gain an understanding of what these announcements mean for the container market, end users, and more.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

CoreOS

Software-Defined Storage: Delivering Greater Business Value and ROI
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
WHITE PAPER: Because apps, data, and business requirements are all rapidly evolving, legacy storage infrastructure simply can't keep up. Fortunately, software-defined storage (SDS) architecture delivers both the agility and the cost savings IT shops need. Read on to delve into SDS essentials and SDS's role in the modern data center.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Hedvig Inc

Welcome to Your Modern Data Center
sponsored by Dell EMC Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Transform your database and business app workloads by consolidating your mission-critical app landscapes, eliminating storage sprawl, and delivering data center modernization with this all-flash array. Read on to unlock infrastructure innovation by utilizing flash built for hybrid cloud workloads, DevOps, VDI, EMR, and more.
Posted: 30 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Dell EMC Dimension Data

How to Keep Your Business Applications Running at All Times
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: The modern business landscape is constantly moving, shifting, working--competing. If your employees don't have constant access to the business applications or data they need, your organization will suffer. Access this white paper to learn how to keep your business applications always on.
Posted: 26 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

NetApp

Economics, Performance, and Agility Evaluation of One Converged System
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Discover the key attributes setting one converged infrastructure apart from other full stack IT systems, featuring all-flash FAS systems setting a new performance standard. Read on to gain the performance of flash at the price of disk by evaluating the economics of this infrastructure.
Posted: 25 Jan 2017 | Published: 25 Jan 2017

NetApp

Continuous Metering and Monitoring of PUE in Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides guidance on determining what level of power usage effectiveness (PUE) metering is appropriate for a particular data center, given its capacity (kW), power and cooling architecture, business objectives, and the degree to which infrastructure systems (e.g., chillers, generators) are shared.
Posted: 20 Jan 2017 | Published: 20 Jan 2017

Schneider Electric

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: A lot of organizations that invest in data center infrastructure management (DCIM), but not everyone does. This white paper reveals a number of common pitfalls that you need to be aware of when evaluating, and even implementing, your DCIM choices.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

Schneider Electric

Top Ten Reasons to Move to Composable Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top 10 reasons IT architects migrate their storage to composable infrastructure. Read this resource to learn how this infrastructure quickly provisions on-premises resources and delivers app stability with software-defined intelligence, unified API, and fluid resource pools.
Posted: 19 Jan 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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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