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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Infographic: Run Your S3 Apps Anytime & Anywhere
sponsored by Cloudian
RESOURCE: This infographic highlights a software-defined, object-based hybrid cloud storage platform that is compatible with AWS's S3 applications. Access now to see how your data center can benefit from this cost-effective cloud storage solution.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 11 Apr 2016

Cloudian

Advance to a Proactive I&O Organization in 4 Steps
sponsored by Gartner
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to advance and evolve your enterprise into a proactive I&O organization by utilizing 4 expert guidelines from this exclusive white paper. Discover how to improve your I&O team's maturity by aligning structural changes to specific desired outcomes, and more.
Posted: 11 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Gartner

Data Center Expansion Options – Should You Build or Buy?
sponsored by CenturyLink Business
RESOURCE: This resource examines the uncertain future of modernizing data centers. Principal amongst your concerns should be deciding between building new data centers, retrofitting existing facilities, or using a provider. Discover also how to optimize your data center networking operations.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 08 Apr 2016

CenturyLink Business

The Hyper-Converged Hype Isn't Going Away Soon
sponsored by SimpliVity
EGUIDE: This e-guide highlights popular vendors in the hyper-converged market and discusses whether or not it is worth the hype. Read on to find out if hyper-converged infrastructure can really lower the barrier of entry for new data centers and ease the burden of growth.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Hyper-Converged vs. Converged IT Infrastructures Explained
sponsored by SimpliVity
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the difference between converged and hyper-converged IT infrastructures and highlights the reasons to consider these infrastructures. Discover the benefits your enterprise can achieve by implementing converged IT, including improved server and data center consolidation projects, support for new deployments, and more.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

SimpliVity

Low-Cost, Low-Fuss Waysto Extend a Data Center's Life
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EBOOK: While putting together a strategy for what to do about an aging IT infrastructure, make some small-scale data center improvements to extend the life of that existing facility.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016

SearchDataCenter.com

Hyper-converged Appliance for Your Software-Defined Data Center
sponsored by Avnet Technology Solutions
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Read this resource to examine an exclusive hyper-converged infrastructure appliance that experts say provides the easiest and fastest way to stand up a fully virtualized Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC) environment.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Avnet Technology Solutions

VxRail Appliance Services: An Introduction to Hyper-convergence
sponsored by Avnet Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this resource how to deploy a fully integrated, preconfigured hyper-converged infrastructure appliance for your VMware software-defined environments. Read on to learn how this infrastructure delivers faster and simpler management of consolidated workloads.
Posted: 06 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

Avnet Technology Solutions

A Quantum Leap in Hyper-converged Infrastructure: The VCE VxRail Appliance
sponsored by Avnet Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, discover how to create an automated, dynamic infrastructure that quickly adopts to business demands with the VCE hyper-converged infrastructure appliance. Read on to take advantage of a full suite of industry-leading data services, including replication, backup, and cloud tiering.
Posted: 05 Apr 2016 | Published: 05 Apr 2016

Avnet Technology Solutions

Modern Infrastructure E-zine April 2016
sponsored by SearchDataCenter.com
EZINE: Read the latest Modern Infrastructure e-zine to get an exclusive look at this month's feature article, illustrating how DHL expects to develop innovative services for evolving supply chains with their new Asia Pacific Innovation Center. Additionally, read on to discover how cloud providers forge partnerships and alliances in Asean, and more.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 04 Apr 2016

SearchDataCenter.com

Greencore Case Study: Taking a Bite out of Operational Cost & Business Risk
sponsored by Adapt Services
CASE STUDY: In this case study, discover how Greencore decided to outsource its IT infrastructure to Adapt, gained a customized, consistent application ecosystem, and experienced a number of other benefits, including: a 25% reduction in data center costs, increased performance, security, and availability, acquisition-friendly infrastructure, and more.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 04 Apr 2016

Adapt Services

Advancements in Colocation: The Challenges to Modern Businesses and Buying Criteria
sponsored by PEER 1
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, delve into the modern business benefits of colocation, and identify how your enterprise can leverage new advancements in data center colocation to ease your systems operations. Read on access a 12-point checklist to assist you in building a better business case for colocation.
Posted: 04 Apr 2016 | Published: 04 Apr 2016

PEER 1

Cloud Connectivity and Colocation for Your Enterprise Data Center
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to deliver flexible cloud-connectivity service to your data center seamlessly and immediately through a single port, and implement successfully scaled, cloud-enabled colocation.
Posted: 30 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Mar 2016

CyrusOne

Security and Compliance: Two Must-Haves for Federal Data Center Environments
sponsored by CyrusOne
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to discover how your organization can achieve secure and compliant data center colocation. Read on to meet your evolving data center infrastructure requirements, and deliver the reliability your mission-critical IT environments demand.
Posted: 29 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

CyrusOne

How to Build a Formal Hybrid Cloud Strategy to Prevent Cloud Chaos
sponsored by Dimension Data
EGUIDE: This e-guide highlights discussions from the 2015 Hybrid Cloud Summit regarding managing, integrating, and securing hybrid cloud infrastructures. Read on to learn how you can build a formal hybrid cloud strategy with governance and management tools, such as API governance tools, provider-native governance and management tools, and more.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Mar 2016

Dimension Data

Software-Defined Networking Done Right
sponsored by Avaya
WHITE PAPER: While the current SDN models promise a future of simpler and more agile networking, they generally come with unintended consequences that limit their scope to networking only. Access this white paper to learn about how SDN is broadening its scope and providing solutions to several common use cases.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Avaya

The Enterprise Guide to Data Centers
sponsored by Comcast
WHITE PAPER: Industry-leading vendors and IT professionals weigh in on proven tactics to accommodate the expansion of your data center, and when you should consider outsourcing, in this e-book. Read on to hone in on 7 tactics to reduce your data center's power draw, and more.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Mar 2016

Comcast

Why Digital Transformation Is Changing the Role of the Data Center
sponsored by Dimension Data
PODCAST: In this exclusive podcast, Brian Glick, Editor-in-Chief at Computer Weekly, reveals how affecting digital transformation in your enterprise will change the role of the data center. Listen now to ensure competitive longevity by modernizing your data center architectures with cloud-enabled, scalable technology deployment.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Mar 23, 2016

Dimension Data

Using the CyrusOne IX for Active-DR Interconnection
sponsored by CyrusOne
WHITE PAPER: Effective DR strategies rely on highly connected data centers. Discover in this white paper how to situate your large-scale production environments within Web-scale carrier-neutral data centers, therefore maintaining the highest DR reliability.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 28 Mar 2016

CyrusOne

Designing the Next Generation Data Center
sponsored by SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces five architectural principles that businesses can use on their journey to the next-generation data center. Read on to lean about key market influences that are driving a fundamental IT transformation and the technological trends that support it.
Posted: 25 Mar 2016 | Published: 25 Mar 2016

SolidFire

Key Use Cases for Intelligent IT Operations Management
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the key use cases of intelligent IT operations management and see how it can help you manage a growing IT infrastructure in regards to storage, cloud infrastructures, power, cooling, and more.
Posted: 22 Mar 2016 | Published: 22 Mar 2016

VMware, Inc.

When it Comes to Systems, Size Matters: IBM Systems Workload Estimator
sponsored by Avnet Technology Solutions
RESOURCE: Access this workload estimator to size your new systems, size upgrades to existing systems, or size a consolidation of several systems. This web-based sizing tool provides sizing guides and virtualization support that can help you determine the right IBM server for your applications.
Posted: 21 Mar 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

Avnet Technology Solutions

How Digital Transformation Is Changing the Role of the Data Center
sponsored by Dimension Data
VIDEO: In this exclusive webcast, Editor-in-Chief at Computer Weekly Brian Glick demonstrates how digital transformation is significantly affecting the role of the enterprise data center. Tune in to ensure competitive longevity by modernizing your data center architectures with cloud-enabled, scalable deployments.
Posted: 18 Mar 2016 | Premiered: 18 Mar 2016

Dimension Data

A Guide to Innovating the Infrastructure of Your Financial Services Institution
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will discover a model for guiding your financial services business, step by step, through technology adoption dilemmas, and it also outlines the opportunities presented by mobility, big data, and cloud computing.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 17 Mar 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

SDN Use Cases Emerge Across the LAN, WAN and Data Center
sponsored by Silver Peak
EGUIDE: The software-defined data center (SDDC) may be central to the shift in the modernization of technology trends. In this expert e-guide, you will decide if the SDDC is ready for mainstream adoption, as well as explore how analytics can enable future programmability for SDN big data, and unlock the potential of SDDCs.
Posted: 10 Mar 2016 | Published: 09 Mar 2016

Silver Peak
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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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