Business Case for All-Flash Arrays When Integrating Flash into the Cloud

The use of cloud-based services is growing rapidly in today’s 3rd Platform computing environment. Datacenters looking to craft the most cost-effective infrastructure to service legacy workloads like relational database and enterprise applications while accommodating next-generation applications in the mobile computing, social media, and big data and analytics areas are increasingly moving to hybrid cloud environments.

Data & Analytics Maturity Model & Business Impact

The importance of “Big Data” to modern enterprises has drawn extensive coverage.  Business leaders, technology analysts, the press, and the investment community have discussed how data is transforming business, work and society.  Data has been heralded as nothing less than “the new raw material of business: an economic input almost on par with capital and

Cloud vs Colocation: Which is right for your business?

Choosing the right server infrastructure is crucial to business success. Yet with the trend towards cloud adoption accelerating, the IT infrastructure landscape for large corporate organisations is undergoing a major transformation. “In fact, recent research from 451 Research’s  ‘Market Monitor: Cloud Computing, Q1 2016’ report shows that in the UK, cloud is set to grow

TCO Analysis of a Traditional Data Center vs. a Scalable, Prefabricated Data Center

Standardized, scalable, pre-assembled, and integrated data center facility power and cooling modules provide a “total cost of ownership” (TCO) savings of 30% compared to traditional, built-out data center power and cooling infrastructure. Avoiding overbuilt capacity and scaling the design over time contributes to a significant percentage of the overall savings. This white paper provides a

Practical Options for Deploying Small Server Rooms and Micro Data Centers

Small server rooms and branch offices are typically unorganized, unsecure, hot, unmonitored, and space constrained. These conditions can lead to system downtime or, at the very least, lead to “close calls” that get management’s attention. Practical experience with these problems reveals a short list of effective methods to improve the availability of IT operations within

How Data Center Infrastructure Management Software Improves Planning and Cuts Operational Costs

Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centers from cost centers into producers of business value. Data centers can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data center infrastructure management (DCIM)