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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Practical Options for Deploying Small Server Rooms and Micro Data Centers
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting, through the practical implementation of micro data centers and server rooms. Access now and learn to ensure the health and performance of your critical systems, no matter how small they may be.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 10 Aug 2015

Schneider Electric

Data Center Projects: Advantages of Using a Reference Design
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper provides readers with several data center reference designs they can use to improve data center efficiency and effectiveness. Access now and discover what benefits can be achieved by leveraging these included designs.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 10 Aug 2015

Schneider Electric

Virtualization: Optimized Power, Cooling, and Management Maximizes Benefits
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: In the following white paper, learn about the various issues that can arise from data center virtualization and uncover what can be done about the power and cooling-based challenges associated. Access now and learn how to address you infrastructure to handle virtualization the right way.
Posted: 24 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jul 2015

Schneider Electric

Guidance on What to Do with an Older UPS
sponsored by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive white paper to learn how to choose the best of three options you have when answering the question, "when should an older UPS be replaced with a new one?"
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Schneider Electric

5 Reasons Why Enterprises Move to Software-Defined WAN
sponsored by Silver Peak
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover the 5 key reasons for upgrading to software-defined WAN to support the increasingly SaaS-focused business world.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Silver Peak

VCE Vscale Architecture: Flexibility For Whatever The Future Brings
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: To address the needs of next-generation applications, VCE has introduced VCE Vscale, an innovative architectural framework. Access this white paper to learn more about this technology and what it can do to help your business succeed in the constantly changing application development world.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 16 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

Multicast Implementation with Virtual Port Channels and FabricPath
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Multicast Sparse Mode and its derivatives are supported in the Nexus OS. This white paper explains how it has been implemented in the Nexus platform to provide optimum performance in both virtual PortChannel and FabricPath environments.
Posted: 16 Jun 2015 | Published: 16 Jun 2015

Global Knowledge

VCE Vision Intelligent Operations Provides Unified, Multi-System Visibility for Simper Operations, Increased Agility, Reduced Risk
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how VCE Vision can help broaden your visibility into your converged infrastructure and can allow you to access actionable intelligence from data stores, accelerate business initiatives, and can drastically simplify converged management and operations. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

Vblock System 740: The Most Advanced Converged Infrastructure for Mission Critical Workloads
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores why so many businesses are turning to converged infrastructure to handle the constant rise in the speed of business as well as the volume and complexity of data. Access now and learn about a highly-scalable, flexible, and agile CI system that can help support data center efficacy and growth.
Posted: 15 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

The Benefits of All-Flash Based Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the benefits of a flash-based converged infrastructure option, discussing its performance, support for mixed workloads, and more.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

Vblock System 240: Flexibility and Simplicity for Growing Businesses
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a converged infrastructure system that provides users with greater flexibility, agility, comprehensive services, and life-cycle assurance to help support future growth and heightened resource demand on the data center. Access now and learn more on how having the right converged infrastructure can help your business.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

Converged Infrastructure Systems Comparative Assessment: VCE Vblock Systems vs. Reference Architectures
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper compares two leading converged infrastructure systems (VCE and Reference Architectures) and explores one solution that breaks free from conventional restraint and offers simplicity, greater performance, and a fluid data center environment.
Posted: 11 Jun 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

Converged Infrastructure Systems Comparative Assessment: VCE Vblock Systems vs. HP Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores a converged infrastructure system that breaks free from conventional restraint and offers simplicity, greater performance, and a fluid data center environment. Access now and get started on the right path to a converged infrastructure that is more than just a sum of its parts.
Posted: 10 Jun 2015 | Published: 10 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

VCE Lifestyle Assurance: Doing the Hard Work So You Don't Have To
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: View this helpful white paper to discover how a preconfigured, integrated, and pretested infrastructure solution frees your admins from countless hours of maintenance and eliminates the risk of making mistakes.
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 | Published: 02 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

The Business Value of VCE Vblock Systems: Leveraging Convergence To Drive Business Agility
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: In the following resource, learn about the deployment strategies VCE customers utilize to enable Vblock Systems to improve business agility and operational performance. Access now and uncover how else you can use these systems to improve the overall value of your business.
Posted: 02 Jun 2015 | Published: 02 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

Inside Look: Convergence Drives Agility for Virtualization and Cloud
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: In this solution brief, take a quick look at how converged infrastructure can ensure your data center is more agile and flexible to keep up with changing work and data environments. Discover how convergence can quickly and easily handle your virtualization and cloud computing needs.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

The Reality of Carrier Neutrality: Are you Being Affected?
sponsored by Colt Data Centre 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 Data Centre Services

The Aging Data Centre Fight or Flight: Improving Efficiency without Driving up Costs
sponsored by Colt Data Centre 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 Data Centre Services

First National Bank Reduces Date Center Footprint With Vblock
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: The following case study explores how by deploying Vblock Systems, First National Bank was able to improve the performance and reliability of their Exchange platform and enable faster delivery of IT resources to support new products and services. Access now and learn how you can attain similar benefits.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.

The 8 Pillars of Colocation Success
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
WHITE PAPER: In the following exclusive white paper, uncover and learn about the eight main points to take into consideration when selecting a colocation solution as part of your data center strategy. Access now and make sure your colocation initiative is on the right path to success.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

Colt Data Centre Services

The Four Forces of Data Center Disruption
sponsored by Colt Data Centre Services
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the four major forces behind data center disruption: 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 Data Centre Services

Colt Colocation - Data Centre Services
sponsored by Colt Data Centre 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 Data Centre Services

12 Simple Steps to Improving Power Usage Efficiency
sponsored by Colt Data Centre 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 Data Centre Services

Hyper-converged Platforms Customer Research
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: In the following extensive report from TBR, learn everything you need to know about hyper-converged infrastructures, including what other businesses are doing to enable the greatest benefits from their systems, the vendors they selected, and much more. Access now and get stated on the right path to a powerful hyper-converged infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Jul 2015 | Published: 14 Jul 2015

Pivot3

Converged Infrastructure Systems Comparative Assessment: VCE Vblock Systems vs. Dell Active Infrastructure
sponsored by EMC Converged Platforms.
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper compares two major converged infrastructure systems, VCE Vblock and Dell Active Infrastructure. Access now and learn how each system compares in terms of compute and network ability, storage, virtualization, and management.
Posted: 09 Jun 2015 | Published: 09 Jun 2015

EMC Converged Platforms.
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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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