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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Cost, Speed, and Reliability Tradeoffs between N+1 UPS Configurations
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper discusses key tradeoffs between internal "modular" redundant UPS and parallel redundant UPSs as well as stresses the importance of fault tolerance within the UPS to ensure that availability, reliability and maintainability needs are met.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Schneider Electric

Infrastructure Matters: POWER8 vs. Xeon x86
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Examine in this paper the key differences between two processing architectures: POWER8 vs Xeon x86. Read on to discover if this new generation of POWER8 processor-based servers are more efficient than x86 based systems and deliver faster computing results.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Improving and Accelerating DevOps Through Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper, addresses the three most popular development-related initiatives for 2106 as well as how to find the balance between high-performance infrastructure and mission-critical production workloads.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Total Economic Impact of NetApp’s FlexPod Datacenter Platform
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This expert analysis introduces a platform that focuses on a converged infrastructure solution which can accelerate your transition to cloud computing. This platform offers a single, flexible architecture, increasing efficiency and risk reducing solution.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Grid Storage Technology and Benefits
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore a comprehensive range of a grid storage and flash storage solutions that are ideal for data storage in virtual and cloud environments. Discover the technical advantages grid storage can provide to your enterprise, including automatic performance tuning, consistent IO performance, effortless volume configuration, and more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Managing Opex by Cutting Power, Cooling and Physical Space Costs Through Convergence
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This feature white paper analyzes ways in which the right converged platform has the ability to deliver enterprise-class IT to smaller offices without overstretching the budgetary constraints lined to serving ROBO users. Read on to learn four key features and functions of a successful converged ROBO solution.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Louisiana State University puts a 3.2TB of Input Metagenome Data Set to the Test
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll uncover promising advances in a scientific data and compute use case of Hadoop. Explore an evaluation of a Hadoop-based data- and compute-intensive genome assembly workload.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

IBM

Leveraging Automation in a Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This expert white paper analyses an SDDC model that leverages automation to simplify provisioning, deployments, scaling and infrastructure lifecycle management. Access now and review some of the characteristics you should look for in a unified management platform to help leverage automation in your SDDC.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 20 Jul 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Validated Data Protection Solution for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: In today's virtualized environment, how do you ensure data protection for your data center? This solution brief explains how to achieve data protection in your virtual infrastructure by employing a validated data protection solution for virtualized environments. Access now, to learn about this solution and its plethora of advanced features.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Veeam Software

Modernizing Active Directory for Azure and Office 365
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informational white paper discusses some of the ways your Azure AD will serve your cloud strategy more efficiently. It also analyzes the steps it takes to modernizing AD as well as the significance Office 365 holds to IT managers. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Dell, Inc.

Shadow IT, And What To Do About It.
sponsored by Embotics
WHITE PAPER: This insightful blog entry introduces a cloud management platform that will allow you to create a service catalog of standardized, approved systems, whether in the private, public or hybrid cloud allowing you to deliver business requirements quickly and cost effectively.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Embotics

Preparing for Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC)
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: In this expert white paper, find out the reasons behind the growing interest in SDDCs, including some of the benefits of adopting SDDCS as well as the next generation architectural design it offers. Access now to find out the answers to some of the trending questions IT leaders are asking about how to prepare for the adoption of SDDCS.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Secrets of a Revitalized Data Center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: If you haven't considered revitalizing your data center, then it's time to do so now. Access this infographic that details the multitude of benefits that come from revitalizing your data center and one storage solution that can make the entire process a breeze.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

IBM

Quantify the Economic Value of IBM Storwize Family Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Recently, IBM asked ESG to conduct an economic value validation (EVV) for two of its midrange arrays which found a 200% ROI, 61% decrease in CapEx and 56% annual decrease in OpEx. Continue reading to gain a more comprehensive picture of direct and indirect costs and benefits you should consider when evaluating hardware for your storage needs.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

IBM

Data Sovereignty Challenges
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: As countries adopt their own unique data sovereignty laws, its important companies remain cognizant of where their data is stored to avoid international ramifications. In this brief infographic, learn about the projected growth of cloud, international data flow and key steps countries have taken to instate compliance measures for data access.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

VMware

How to Turn Your Cloud into a Rainmaker
sponsored by Cloudyn
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to compare the performance of the cloud to on-premise when it comes to IT infrastructure efficiencies, IT workforce productivity, and total-cost-of-ownership. Also, discover 5 ways to maximize your cloud ROI.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Cloudyn

Building a Real-Time Hybrid Cloud with Velostrata
sponsored by Velostrata
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one possible solution, Velostrata – a cloud workload mobility software that can move enterprise workloads to the cloud in mere minutes while controlling and automating storage. Access now, to see how your enterprise may benefit from implementing a cloud mobility software.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 15 Aug 2016

Velostrata

Moving Toward the All Solid-State Storage Data Center
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: Performance and cost improvements in modern solid-state array technology are enabling enterprises to extend the usage of SSAs throughout the data center. Discover how SSAs can reduce your data center's operational costs and boost the value of your business.
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Mar 2016

NetApp

Remote IT Support Services Lending a Helping Hand to IT Help Desk Staff
sponsored by LogMeIn, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With the majority of IT decision makers and influencers from across the U.S. using a remote support solutions, it is of high importance to make sure the support system you choose is dependable. This white paper offers an analysis of the most important aspects to consider when using remote support tools.
Posted: 09 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2015

LogMeIn, Inc.

Rapidly Deploying an Easy-to-Manage, Reliable Virtualized Infrastructure
sponsored by NTT ICT
WHITE PAPER: Access this lab validation report to discover if one virtualized, hyper-converged infrastructure rises to meet the workload, budgeting, and mobility needs of your business. Examine from this report hands-on testing and validation for this appliance, with particular attention to ease of deployment, TCO improvement, and scalability.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

NTT ICT

HPC Solutions in High Density Data Centers
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, learn how one of the largest data center campus' for seismic exploration computing in the oil and gas industry was able to receive best-in-class, mission-critical, HPC infrastructure. Access now and learn how your company can deploy an ultra-high density compute infrastructure in order to be competitive in the market.
Posted: 05 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2015

CyrusOne

Hyperconverged Greater than Other Options? Use Cases and Market Trends
sponsored by Lenovo
WHITE PAPER: Simply put, companies are aggressively looking for less complexity and more agility from their servers, and legacy infrastructure just won't deliver on these demands. Access this paper to discover how to deploy workloads faster than traditional servers with HCI.
Posted: 05 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Lenovo

Data Centers for Next-Generation IT: Build Vs. Buy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you to prepare for the eventuality (which may already be upon you) of a data center upgrade. Discover the 10 indicators you may need a data center upgrade and what you can do about them.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Iron Mountain

The New ITSM - Empowered by Integrated Operations
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This feature white paper discusses the trends and requirements surrounding integrated operations with ITSM based on recent EMA data, as well as ongoing industry dialogs. Download now and learn what ways ITSM can benefit your company.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

ServiceNow

IT Service Management Blueprint - Define Your Services for Fast and Accurate Service Delivery
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: This feature white paper, offers a guide to action plans, best practices, and success metrics on how to increase IT efficiency, lower costs, and deliver great business value. Download now to become familiar with a system that combines all of these capabilities to automate as many service desk functions as possible.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

ServiceNow
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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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