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Better understand and manage your power consumption with these simple tips.
As we look out into future of the IT infrastructure landscape, it is becoming ever clearer that we are reinventing our past. The legacy of the IT industry took shape around the concepts of centralized computing, in which the computing intelligence was warehoused in a consolidated fashion in data centers filled with mainframes, and the user was relegated to the large “green screen” entry terminals where the data was entered at the desk but stored back in the data center.
Best Practices in Power Management: From Desktop to Data Center
Potential security flaws in the Baseboard Management Controllers (BMCs), also known as service processors, and the Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) protocol have been exposed by recent analyst studies.
Challenges and solutions for centralized remote office management.
Faced with rapidly expanding requirements for increased reliability and cost-effectiveness in IT services, today’s enterprise IT Operations are challenged with increasingly complex data center infrastructures. Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) delivers key capabilities necessary to transition to more efficient and effective IT service and systems management by delivering automated monitoring and management support that enhance service delivery at every stage in the maturity of an IT infrastructure.
The economics and efficiencies of the world’s largest cloud and hosting service providers are an aspiration for some in enterprise IT — but a bludgeon for others. If you fall into the latter category, the capabilities of these digital giants seem like a nagging reminder that you will never match their efficiencies and should just fold up your data centers and dump all your workloads into the “cloud.” If you feel this way, cheer up. Forrester interviewed many of the leading web, cloud and hosting providers and uncovered five key lessons enterprise IT can apply within its own environments. While you do not have their scale of purchasing power, IT infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals can benefit by adopting their approach to infrastructure architecture and operational process. From standardization to automation, I&O professionals should use this report to learn and adopt valuable practices from the digital giants that operate IT infrastructure at scale.
​​The most successful enterprises in the digital economy, companies like Google, Apple, and Facebook, regard their data centers as strategic assets to realize an enormous competitive advantage. This white paper shares some of the insights we have gathered about the ways successful companies use data centers to give them a strategic advantage and how you can do the same in your data center.