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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Hyper-Converged Infrastructure FAQ: Filling in the Gaps
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: The following Q&A white paper asks and answers more than 30 of the most common question regarding hyper-converged infrastructures. Access now and uncover everything you need to know about these systems, including how to differentiate infrastructure building blocks, what happens with licensing down the road, and much more.
Posted: 09 Jun 2015 | Published: 09 Jun 2015

VMware

Eaton Provides Secure Power for Cinemas' IT System in Spain and Portugal
sponsored by Eaton Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following case study examines how by deploying Eaton 5PX UPSs with VMware integration and remote management, CINESA was able to provide reliable power for back-office systems in cinemas across Spain and Portugal, which ultimately allowed them to meet their IT upgrade goals.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

Eaton Corporation

Improving Visibility into Data Center Operations
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the importance of maintaining good visibility into your data center operations and offers several solutions to the three major types of problems that keep visibility to a minimum. View now and discover how you can utilize DCIM to your advantage in this scenario.
Posted: 08 Jun 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

Emerson

The Reality of Carrier Neutrality: Are you Being Affected?
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper highlights six considerations you need to discuss with your data center provider surrounding carrier neutrality to ensure you have a truly suitable and beneficial solution. Access now to learn more and discover whether or not this "neutrality" is affecting you.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Colt IT Services

The Aging Data Centre Fight or Flight: Improving Efficiency without Driving up Costs
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper outlines how to assess, plan, and execute improvements white taking a more detailed look at the bigger data center picture. Access now and learn how to start making noticeable improvements to your infrastructure without having to incur the pains of a full overhaul.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Colt IT Services

The 8 pillars of colocation
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses the 8 main points to consider when selecting a colocation solution as part of your data center strategy.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

Colt IT Services

Four forces of Data Center Disruption
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the four major pressures: data location, energy management, and two others that are negatively affecting CIO data center strategies. Access now and learn how to address each one of these areas and ultimately, gain insight into beefing up your data center strategies.
Posted: 27 May 2015 | Published: 27 May 2015

Colt IT Services

A Software Defined Data Center Approach for a ”Zero Trust” Security Strategy
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how a software defined approach to data center design can offer a greater security as a whole. Access now and learn how when combined with network micro-segmentation, enabling security controls can be far more cost-effective as well as efficient.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

VMware

Colt Colocation - Data Centre Services
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper to explore the benefits of adopting the right colocation data center and how these solutions can give way to greater service resiliency, a powerful disaster recovery protocol, enlightened business continuity, and much more. Access now and plan your path to a stronger, more efficient data center today.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

Colt IT Services

12 Simple Steps to Improving Power Usage Efficiency
sponsored by Colt IT Services
WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper to uncover the top 12 ways to improve your data center power planning. Access now and learn about several important areas you must consider when planning such as: air flow regulation, aligning similar temperature isles, checking flooring, and more.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 26 May 2015

Colt IT Services

Multicast Configuration Comparison of Cisco IOS and Nexus OS
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to configure Cisco Nexus OS as it relates to IOS.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 07 Apr 2015

Global Knowledge

Evolving your data center into a modern-day business response centre
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper to learn how to build a better approach to a modern data center environment. Inside uncover the importance of global systems integration, how to leverage it, and how it can prime your data center for future expansion. Access now to discover more.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 21 May 2015

Dimension Data

Top 5 data centre pain points and remedies for overcoming them
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Consult the following white paper to uncover the top 5 data center pain points and most importantly, the remedies for overcoming them. Access now and learn how to cater to both on-premise and cloud-based data center infrastructure, keep up with the pace of technology, and more.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Dimension Data

Cut Through the Hyper-Convergence Hype
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive white paper to learn about the benefits and various ways a hyper-converged system can impact your IT environment. Read on to learn why hyper-converged systems are getting so much attention, and how you can size them up objectively.
Posted: 19 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

Measuring the Business Value of Converged Systems
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: Access this research report to learn how switching to a converged IT infrastructure leads to drastically reduced deployment times, downtime, IT costs per user, and increases IT's ability to support and improve business processes.
Posted: 18 May 2015 | Published: 18 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

Expert findings: The True Benefits of Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: In the following amalgamative report from several independent analyst firms, learn about the key reasons why businesses are turning to integrated, converged, or hyper-converged systems. Read on to uncover the results organizations are achieving in the real world successfully using this technology.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

How hyper-convergence can help IT
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores how hyper-convergence can help your IT department cope with many of the increasing demands on infrastructure like data, service delivery, cost and power management, and much more. Access now and learn how you can start leveraging hyper-convergence in your own data center.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited and Intel ®

How to Build an Always-On Infrastructure
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade
WHITE PAPER: To gain a competitive advantage, organizations need an always-on infrastructure that is future proof, reliable, adaptable and responsive to change. Access the following white paper to uncover how to do so by adhering to the 9 steps for building an always-on framework. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015

Hitachi Data Systems and Brocade

Buyer's Guide to the Major Players in the WAN Optimization Market
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: Read more to learn the strengths and weaknesses of 13 different WAN optimization vendors and how you can choose the right fit for your enterprise.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 17 Mar 2015

Silver Peak

Data Center Interconnect Market Trends And Requirements
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how software-defined networking can create an efficient, flexible and agile way of connecting data centers for large enterprises.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Alcatel-Lucent

Data Center Interconnect Solutions for Large Enterprises
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the optimal technologies for DCI and data center connect solutions.
Posted: 29 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Alcatel-Lucent

The Various Types of Prefabricated Modular Data Centers Defined and Compared
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: This following white paper proposes standard terminology for categorizing the types of prefabricated modular data centers, defines and compares their key attributes, and provides a framework for choosing the best approach based on business requirements. Access now and get started on the right path to a prefabricated data center solution.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

Schneider Electric

Data Center Rack Systems: The Key to Business-Critical Continuity
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the critical role rack systems can play within the data center today. Access now and uncover how rack systems can greatly improve uptime, availability, and reliability within your data center environment.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 23 Apr 2015

Emerson

Practical Considerations for Implementing Prefabricated Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper presents practical considerations, guidance, and results that a data center manager should expect from deploying a prefabricated data center. Access now and learn if a prefabricated architecture is the right choice for your organization.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Schneider Electric

Cultivating a Crystal Ball for Data Center Availability and Performance
sponsored by Emerson
WHITE PAPER: The following playbook explores how you can cultivate your own crystal ball for data center decision making. Access now and learn how you can gain higher availability, better efficiency, and improved planning.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Emerson
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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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