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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Enriching online and social media interaction with a scalable cloud environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines how Wimbledon was able to deploy new cloud software to support a highly agile and scalable cloud environment, rapidly provisioning and deprovisioning servers as needed. Read on to learn how this solution accelerates service deployment by 50% and delivers the agility necessary to respond to massive changes in demand.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Case Study: Canadian Cloud at Work
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Check out this case study to learn how one Quebec-based organization was able to find the right partner to aid them during an unprecedented migration to Microsoft Azure. You'll learn how they were able to ensure the success of this ambitious effort. You'll also get essential guidance in planning a similar project.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014

Microsoft

Rethinking the business benefits of the cloud
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores new business models that the cloud enables and explains how the cloud can reduce costs and improve security. Read on to get new insight into the possibilities of the cloud.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Microsoft

5 Essential Characteristics of a Winning Virtualization Platform
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the 5 essential characteristics of the ideal virtualization environment. You'll get important insight into the virtualization journey and learn how you can deliver high availability, improved disaster recovery, increased reliability, and more.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2014

VMware

Three Ways to Achieve Fast and Affordable IT in an Always-On World
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a way to handle data center challenges head on. Read on to learn how one solution gives you 3 essential capabilities for the era of the always-on business: enhanced performance monitoring, optimized capacity utilization, and simplified data backup and replication.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

VMware

Case Study: Launching a SmartCommunity solution at Toshiba
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines how they were able to implement new software and hardware to deliver the tools necessary to accommodate diverse user demands and project requirements and support their objectives in advancing their Smart Community initiative.
Posted: 05 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Under the Hood: What Virtualization 2.0 Looks Like
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to learn about a solution that contains the tools you need to keep businesses successful and competitive when it comes to the next generation of virtualization. You'll learn how this approach provides automation and predictive analytics. It also keeps your workloads and data safe with integrated data protection.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

VMware

Rethink Your vSphere Virtualization Infrastructure
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a number of new solutions and technologies and examines the potential of Hybrid Cloud. You'll learn how these solutions can shape your virtual infrastructure to evolve to a SDDC environment. Read on to learn how you can lay the foundation for a next generation data center.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

VMware

Rethinking IT To Drive Business Value
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to discover how to align IT with the enterprise to accelerate time to service, redefine cost, and boost workload performance. Read on to discover how a converged infrastructure can optimize your organization's operational areas.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Red Hat Cloud Infrastructure
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a new way to build and manage a private Infrastructure-as-a-Service cloud based on data center virtualization and management technologies for traditional workloads. Read on to learn how you can implement an open private cloud to deploy and efficiently manage traditional enterprise workloads.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Red Hat

The State of Private Clouds
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the current state of private cloud. You'll learn about the common challenges of this approach as well as new solutions set to help ease the management of virtual computing, storage, and networking resources.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Red Hat

How To Fast Track Private Cloud Success
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic explores the challenges of private cloud computing and explores 7 ways to fast track your private cloud and avoid these challenges. View now to learn how you can avoid potential derailments surrounding your cloud initiatives.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

Red Hat

Exploring the Hosted Private Cloud Market
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this report to explore the market for hosted private cloud solutions. This research evaluates the top 16 providers in the market based on 25 criteria. Read on to get the findings on how well each vendor fulfills enterprise customer requirements to help you select the right partner for your hosted private cloud solution.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Agility and Innovation in the Cloud
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how Dell IT was able to leverage a flexible private cloud on which to deploy solutions quickly and cost-effectively. Read on to learn how this solution delivers the agility and scalability necessary to support incubation activities and develop new technologies for enterprise consumption.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2013

Dell, Inc.

Cloud Without Limits: How To Deliver Hybrid Cloud With Agility, Governance, And Choice
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delivers some key findings on hybrid cloud computing and offers some insight into how you can deliver increased agility and security with a hybrid cloud. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Dell, Inc.

Three Compelling Reasons for VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn 3 compelling reasons to consider VMware Virtual SAN. Storage is evolving, and everyone is looking for new ways to deliver more performance while cutting costs. Read on to learn how this approach gives you the flexibility to meet changing demands and handle data growth and storage complexity.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

VMware

The Evolution of Disaster Recovery with VMware Virtual SAN
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines how Virtual SAN from VMware is well-suited for disaster recovery implementations because it lets enterprises improve storage operations in 5 main ways.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

VMware

Essential Virtual SAN Book Excerpt from VMware Press
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how Virtual SAN implements object—based storage and a platform for VM storage policies to simplify VM storage placement decisions. You'll also learn how this solution provides greater resiliency, more scale-out storage functionality, and greater control over quality of service.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

VMware

Business Risk: Effective Technology Protecting Your Business
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how you can drive down OPEX by refreshing your servers. By automating repetitive tasks and providing a single-pane-of-glass view into your infrastructure, you can reduce downtime costs by up to 60%. Read on to learn how new servers can protect your business from risk.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Selecting the Optimal Path to Private Cloud
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the 3 approaches to building an infrastructure platform for delivering private cloud services to end users. Read on to get insights into how you can reduce costs and the time to deploy infrastructure with reference architecture and integrated infrastructure system approaches to building private clouds.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

EMC

The Benefits of Modernizing Your Data Center
sponsored by Genesys
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, lean why experts encourage modernizing contact centers. As infrastructure ages, you will see end-of-life status and costly downtime. By modernizing your contact center, you lower costs by reducing hardware and the time spent maintaining outdated infrastructure while increasing revenue by improving customer touch points.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Genesys

What Cisco’s Top Cloud Infrastructure Means to You
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It's time to embrace the cloud. Learn how the #1 cloud infrastructure provider can help you reach your goals.
Posted: 27 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Weather Channel Uses Fast IT to Harness Data
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to learn how The Weather Company rebuilt their data platform to transition from a cable network to a digital media company. By moving forecasting to the cloud, The Weather Company ingests and analyses data through a rich set of API allowing them to predict weather in 2.8 billion locations 15 times an hour.
Posted: 27 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

EMC IT: Leading the Transformation
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Check out this research to learn which methods organizations are using to reap the benefits of cloud computing. You'll also examine how one IT approach allows you to transform IT, your organization, and the role of employees in the organization through virtualization, hybrid cloud, and IT-as-a-Service.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

EMC

Building a successful roadmap to the cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In order to get the most out of the cloud, you need to do more than dabble. You need to build a roadmap to follow on your cloud journey. Access this white paper to learn the steps to take to develop a plan for your cloud initiatives.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM
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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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