February 2011 Blog Posts (69)

Monitoring Your Virtual Infrastructure Is Easier Than You Think

Virtualization technologies represent an enormous growth area in the enterprise data center. Yet existing management tools are inadequate to manage the new virtualized environment. Businesses are extremely hesitant to fully migrate to virtualized environments without comprehensive and real-time visibility into the entire infrastructure (servers, network, storage and end-user devices), as they absolutely need to maintain the same application performance and availability in a virtualized…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 28, 2011 at 12:03 — No Comments

Stuxnet and the Threat to Mission Critical Infrastructure

Many of you probably heard about Stuxnet, the malware that infected monitoring and control system PLCs in the Iranian nuclear program. The Stuxnet worm was able to damage centrifuges used to purify uranium at a highly secure facility in Iran. The result of the infection and infrastructure damage was that the Iranian’s quest for nuclear weapons suffered a serious setback.

The idea that a computer worm could cause damage to physical infrastructure was almost completely unprecedented. The…

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Added by Eric Gallant on February 25, 2011 at 20:23 — No Comments

Digital Realty Trust to Present At Investor Conferences in March 2011

Digital Realty Trust to Present At Investor Conferences in March 2011

PR Newswire (press release)

24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE: DLR), a…
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Added by DCPNet Admin on February 25, 2011 at 14:15 — No Comments

Astro Energy Group Introduces Innovative Emergency Mobile Data Center

Astro Energy Group Introduces Innovative Emergency Mobile Data Center

Business Wire (press release)

SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Astro Energy Group today hosted a launch…
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Added by DCPNet Admin on February 25, 2011 at 14:14 — No Comments

HP wants to become the general contractor of the datacenter industry

HP wants to become the general contractor of the datacenter industry

ZDNet (blog)

It's no surprise that every major datacenter equipment vendor is vying for a piece of…
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Added by DCPNet Admin on February 25, 2011 at 14:09 — No Comments

Apple's NC Data Center To Be Used For MobileMe And iTunes

Apple's NC Data Center To Be Used For MobileMe And iTunes

Hot Hardware

Not only did we find out that March 2nd would be the day that Apple would reveal the iPad 2, and now the company is revealing…
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Added by DCPNet Admin on February 25, 2011 at 14:09 — No Comments

Building Financial Models for IT Service Delivery

The process of modeling financial options for IT service delivery is evolving as service delivery components become more fragmented, service provider options multiply, contract maturities decrease and enterprise IT organizations adapt to a service delivery “assembly” culture.



Before the economic meltdown of 2008 – 2009, the rate of change in enterprise IT service delivery models proceeded at a glacial pace. Most organizations operated with an internally focused set of service…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 25, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Building Financial Models for IT Service Delivery

The process of modeling financial options for IT service delivery is evolving as service delivery components become more fragmented, service provider options multiply, contract maturities decrease and enterprise IT organizations adapt to a service delivery “assembly” culture.



Before the economic meltdown of 2008 – 2009, the rate of change in enterprise IT service delivery models proceeded at a glacial pace. Most organizations operated with an internally focused set of service…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 25, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Can Object Storage Benefit the Data Center?

Reducing storage costs is a top agenda item for enterprise data centers, yet data is an organization’s most valuable asset. Struggling with the performance, scalability and management complexity required to maintain conventional file-based storage systems is a losing battle if you need to store your data more than 90 days. Object-based storage delivers better value and reduced cost of ownership as well as improved performance, scalability and near-zero administration. Object storage systems…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 24, 2011 at 16:28 — No Comments

What Makes a Good Monitoring System?

Even with the best datacenter monitoring system in place, whether an implementation succeeds depends largely on the processes adopted around monitoring.

The ideal is a monitoring system that is comprehensive (alerting on all conditions that need attention) and noise free (NOT alerting to any conditions that do not need attention.) A noisy alert system is almost as bad as no monitoring – it will train people to ignore their alerts.

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 24, 2011 at 16:27 — No Comments

Transphorm: the New Data Center Waste Power Slayer

Transphorm: the New Data Center Waste Power Slayer

GigaOm

Many data center operators already have a bag of tools for reducing power use, from servers that power down when not in use to investing in…
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Added by DCPNet Admin on February 24, 2011 at 16:22 — No Comments

10 things to look for in a data center

10 things to look for in a data center

ZDNet Asia

By Erik Eckel, TechRepublic on February 24, 2011 (1 hour 40 minutes ago) Going to the cloud might make a lot of sense for your organization--but only if you…
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Added by DCPNet Admin on February 24, 2011 at 16:19 — No Comments

Tim Cook Hints at iTunes Plans for NC Data Center

Tim Cook Hints at iTunes Plans for NC Data Center

GigaOm

Cook fielded questions at the close of the meeting (via CNBC), during which time he addressed Apple's new North Carolinadata center,…
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Added by DCPNet Admin on February 24, 2011 at 16:19 — No Comments

Database Security: A Breakthrough in Database Patching

It boils down to providing protection for databases during a crucial period of time. Patches are regularly issued by database vendors to address known vulnerabilities in their DBMS software. But for a variety of reasons, enterprises are not always able to install those patches in a timely manner; often, they are not installed at all. Yet, once the patch is released, hackers know about the weakness, and can exploit systems that are not yet patched, gaining access to sensitive records. That’s…

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 23, 2011 at 17:40 — No Comments

Dell Completes $940M Acquisition of Compellent

Dell Completes $940M Acquisition of Compellent

eWeek

The acquisition is Dell's latest strategic investment in an effort to expand its enterprise storage and data center software portfolio,…
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Added by DCPNet Admin on February 23, 2011 at 13:56 — No Comments

Juniper Introduces QFabric to Challenge Cisco in Data Centers

Juniper Introduces QFabric to Challenge Cisco in Data Centers

Bloomberg

By Joseph Galante - Wed Feb 23 05:01:00 GMT 2011 Juniper Networks Inc., the second- largest maker of…
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Added by DCPNet Admin on February 23, 2011 at 13:54 — No Comments

Avoiding Noisy Data Center Monitoring Alerts

Even with the best datacenter monitoring system in place, whether an implementation succeeds depends largely on the processes adopted around monitoring.

The ideal is a monitoring system that is comprehensive (alerting on all conditions that need attention) and noise free (NOT alerting to any conditions that do not need attention.)  A noisy alert system is almost as bad as no monitoring – it will train people to ignore…

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Added by Ari Echt on February 22, 2011 at 20:17 — No Comments

Managing and Scaling Your Security Infrastructure

The cost and complexity of managing security requirements in today’s enterprise data centers has created a major need in the marketplace. With new threats emerging all the time, and growing data traffic volumes and bandwidth demands, data center managers are challenged to cost-effectively manage and scale their security infrastructure, without sacrificing the performance-levels required to meet the needs of the business.

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Added by Chris MacKinnon on February 22, 2011 at 18:11 — No Comments

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