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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Expert Advice for Colocation Customers
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert e-guide to learn what about the best approach for selecting the right colocation provider. You'll get tips on how to accurately compare features as well as critical information with respect to data center tiers and colocation services.
Posted: 31 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Iron Mountain

Data Centre Projects: System Planning
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine a methodology for planning your data center project that's designed to improve the quality and speed of the results. You'll learn how basing your planning around 4 tasks will allow you to ensure that the right people are able to make the right decisions in the right order to maximize efficiency.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Schneider Electric

Next Generation Servers Improve Efficiency and Simply Your Infrastructures
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a new set of servers that can be leveraged to consolidate and accelerate Oracle OLTP infrastructures. You'll examine the features and capabilities that this new generation offers as well as how this solution allows for a 2:1 server consolidation ratio, an 85% reduction in query response times, and more.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how you can avoid the common pitfalls of DCIM software implementation. It also gives delivers practical guidance of how to ensure the success of your DCIM strategy.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Oct 2014

Schneider Electric

Cloud Brokerage Model Reshapes IT Service Delivery
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to get 8 tips for unified cloud management to help simplify cloud adoption and ensure that you don't run into the common challenges of cloud computing.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc.

Private Cloud Infrastructure: Blueprint for Change
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to get insight into how you can determine if you have the right infrastructure in place in order to facilitate the transition to cloud-ready IT. You'll learn about a suite of end-to-end solutions featuring hardware, software, and services that provide your path to the cloud.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc.

7 Reasons Why Every Managed Hoster Is Not Alike
sponsored by INetU Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to learn seven things to look for in a managed hosting providers that's capable of delivering exceptional value to your organization. Read on to get insight that will help you narrow your search to outsource your infrastructure.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

INetU Inc.

TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Centre vs. a Scalable, Prefabricated Data Centre
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine the benefits of standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules. You'll get a better idea of the total cost of ownership savings you could expect in comparison to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

Schneider Electric

Implementing Hot and Cold Air Containment in Existing Data Centres
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Data center containment strategies offer a way to improve the predictability and efficiency of traditional data center cooling systems without overhauling your data center hardware.Access this white paper to explore containment methods that allow you to leverage your existing data centers to improve air management and efficiency.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Schneider Electric

Converged and Hyper Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert e-guide to learn what defines hyper-converged systems versus converged infrastructures. You'll also learn what problems each solutions solves while getting a look into why these solutions are taking the IT industry by storm.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

SimpliVity

The Anatomy of a Top-Down Approach
sponsored by Pangea Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how you can take a new approach to service management in order to improve the implementation of critical services while also improving your ability to stay up to date with incidents before they become an issue. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

Pangea Systems

Cloud gets down to business
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a flexible, cloud-agnostic portfolio that empowers decision makers to take advantage of the agility of both public and private clouds. Read on to learn how this approach enables you to preserve existing IT investments while ensuring that compliance and governance demands are met.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc.

Protecting Mission-Critical Application Environments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses mission-critical application backup and recovery, proposing a shift to a more intelligent and adaptive backup and recovery framework that incorporates application awareness, storage integration, and operational analytics.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

A Strategic Guide to Data Center Transformation for Performance and Agility
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to get a guide to improving the performance and agility of your data center despite the disruptive forces of virtualization. You'll learn how you can enable seamless, real-time adjustment of monitoring and security best practices in a transformed agile, virtual data center environment.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Gigamon

Why Simplivity OmniCube for Microsoft Exchange
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Access this concise resource that unveils the common challenges with Microsoft Exchange, and how you can overcome them with a hyperconverged infrastructure that delivers the economies of scale of a cloud computing model while still ensuring enterprise IT performance and resiliency for virtual workloads.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

SimpliVity

How Colocation Can Help Enterprises Transform Their Data Center Operations
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Many companies turn to colocation data centers to alleviate these burdens. These server houses follow security regulations and provide flexible service to you, the customer. Why build a data center when you can cost effectively lease one? Read on to learn if colocation is economical for you.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Iron Mountain

Visibility Into Your Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about how you can deliver increased visibility into your virtualized data center with a new solution. You'll learn how a traffic visibility layer for the standard reference data center architecture that delivers: Informed decisions based on real-time visibility, reduced expenses, and more.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Gigamon

Visibility into the Cloud and Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how Gigamon Visibility Fabric architecture can enable organizations to overcome concerns about performance and security as they look to adopt virtualization and Cloud solutions, and take advantage of the tremendous value propositions they both offer.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

How to Tackle your Toughest ROBO and SMB IT Challenges
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores how Dell PowerEdge VRTX addresses some key infrastructure challenges for remote and branch offices.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Symantec NetBackup 7.6 Benchmark Comparison
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this report, we'll present the results of a 3rd party benchmark test that looks into how a few of the most respected solutions out there fared across five very real-world test scenarios to determine who really is the King of Scale. Read the benchmark report to learn more.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

Modernizing and Optimizing the Data Center
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: A hyperconverged infrastructure simplifies IT needs and provides the flexibility to adapt to an organization's needs. You save money up front as a hyperconverged infrastructure uses the pay-as-you-go method.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

SimpliVity

How to Get Started on the Path to Simple, Successful Cloud Solutions
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the key steps for cutting through the complexity of the cloud to build a sustainable IT landscape. You'll also learn the top concerns and challenges that enterprises are facing as they develop and implement their cloud strategies as well as top criteria for overcoming these complexities.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 21 Oct 2014

Cisco & Fujitsu

Dell OpenManage on 13g Dell PowerEdge Servers: Simplifying Your Systems Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The OpenManage suite within the new 13G Dell PowerEdge servers cut 213 steps from the process of updating a single server which gives your administrators time to make other improvements.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Dell, Inc.

Assessing Trends In the Collaboration Services Market
sponsored by Cisco & Fujitsu
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth survey of 631 senior IT decision-makers to get an evaluation of the global collaboration services market. Read on to learn how cloud computing will affect collaboration services adoption and how collaboration services can accelerate your business results.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Cisco & Fujitsu

HyperConverged Infrastructure for Dummies
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the basics of hyperconverged infrastructures. Hyperconvergence allows you to enable cloudlike economics and scale without compromising the performance, reliability, or availability of your data center. Read on to learn how you can build a hyperconverged infrastructure that delivers efficiency, availability, and data protection.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

SimpliVity
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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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