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Where the Cloud Touches Down: Simplifying Data Center Infrastructure Management

Thursday, July 25, 2013
10:00 AM PT/1:00 PM ET

In most data centers, DCIM rests on a shaky foundation of manual record keeping and scattered documentation. OpManager replaces data center documentation with a single repository for data, QRCodes for asset tracking, accurate 3D mapping of asset locations, and a configuration management database (CMDB). In this webcast, sponsored by ManageEngine, you will see how a real-world datacenter mapping stored in racktables gets imported into OpManager, which then provides a 3D visualization of where assets actually are. You'll also see how the QR Code generator helps you make the link between real assets and the monitoring world, and how the layered CMDB provides a single point of view for all your configuration data.

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Thursday, August 8, 2013
11:00 AM PT / 2:00 PM ET

This webinar will help attendees understand the overall concept of SDN and its benefits, describe the different conceptual approaches to SDN, and examine the various technologies, both proprietary and open source, that are emerging. It will also help users decide whether SDN makes sense in their environment, and outline the first steps IT can take for testing SDN technologies.

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Green Computing Channel

News and Analysis

Server Cooling Startup Wins VC Funding

UK-based Iceotope raises $10 million for its direct liquid cooling technology, an approach that's generating interest for use in high-performance computing systems and cloud datacenters.

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Datotel Uses CA Tool To Reduce Energy Consumption

When management suites first emerged, companies were concerned with items such as, "Is the server up or down?" or "How much network bandwidth is being used?" With those issues now sitting firmly in the rear-view mirror, businesses are looking for new types of management solutions. Datotel, an IT data center services provider, based its recent purchase on an emerging area: "We needed to get a better understanding of our energy usage," notes David Brown, president of Datotel, which now finds itself at the forefront in the use of such products.

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Reviews & Workshops

Data Centers: Get 'Em Hotter and Wetter

Data centers can run hotter and with more humidity than traditionally thought, according to a recent report from The Green Grid. This will reduce energy consumption and cut operating costs, but long-held myths might stand in the way.

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The Evolving PUE of Containerized Datacenters

January 14, 2014 12:39 PM
Posted by Jim O'Reilly

A number of breakthroughs in server and storage designs have made containerized datacenters highly energy efficient.

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Tags: PUE, power usage effectiveness, containerized datacenters, hard drives, server designs, x64

Channel: Data Center, Green Computing, Servers & Storage, ,


Data Center Efficiency Plateaus

August 15, 2013 05:20 PM
Posted by Kurt Marko

A recent survey shows that efficiency is no longer a major priority for data center operators. Meanwhile, public cloud and DCIM software are on the rise.

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Tags: data center efficiency, data center operators, public cloud, DCIM software, Uptime Institute

Channel: Backup & Recovery, Cloud Computing, Data Center, Green Computing, Servers & Storage, Storage & Mgmt, Private Cloud, Public Cloud,


Google's Green Energy Scheme: Laudable or Laughable?

April 23, 2013 05:05 PM
Posted by Andrew Conry Murray

A Google initiative to pay more for renewable energy at its data center in Lenoir, N.C., spurred a variety of reactions from readers. Some saw it as a step forward for green energy; others call it plain dumb.

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Tags: Google, data center, Lenoir, green energy, renewables, solar, wind

Channel: Cloud Computing, Data Center, Green Computing, Next Gen Network, ,


HP Launches Moonshot: Little Servers for Big Applications

April 09, 2013 11:14 AM
Posted by Howard Marks

HP's Moonshot offers high-density, low-power servers that are ideal for hyperscale data centers, but don't expect them to unseat virtualized servers and blades in the enterprise.

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Tags: HP, Moonshot, servers, ARM, Calxeda, Intel Atom, Applied Micro, low power

Channel: Data Center, Green Computing, Next Gen Network, Private Cloud, Public Cloud, ,


Schneider Electric Targets Data Center Lifecycle

March 14, 2013 02:49 PM
Posted by Ken Miller

Schneider Electric has launched a new business unit and consulting business that aims to improve data center energy efficiency by better integrating design, construction and operations.

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Tags: Schneider Electric, data center, GE, energy efficiency, service provider, consulting

Channel: Data Center, Green Computing, Networking & Mgmt,


GE Targets Data Centers With New Business Unit

March 12, 2013 02:07 PM
Posted by Ken Miller

GE has launched a new business unit called Critical Power that combines products and services for industries such as data centers and telco providers that require reliable, efficient electrical systems.

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Tags: GE, Schneider Electric, Emerson, Eaton, Critical Power, data center, UPS

Channel: Green Computing, Next Gen Network, Private Cloud, Public Cloud

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