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Faster, denser technology is driving costs, and the right high performance cabling is needed to provide stability in the data center. Unsuitable infrastructure can become an expensive problem, delaying necessary upgrades and creating other potential obstacles needed to stay competitive. This report contains the four best practices needed to achieve a high performance, future-ready structured cabling solution for a data center.
Upgrading legacy data centres to handle ever-increasing social media, mobile, big data and Cloud workloads requires significant investment. Yet over 70% of managers are being asked to deliver future-ready infrastructure with reduced budgets. But what if you could square the circle: optimise your centre’s design beyond industry standards by incorporating the latest innovations, while achieving a significant increase in efficiency and still maintaining the required availability.
This paper analyzes the cost vs. risk of data center security, the importance of physically protecting assets and the value of declaring security budget ownership. Driven by industry regulations, design standards and best practices, physical security in the data center is as important of an investment as the latest firewalls and cyber security protocols.
2015 – Growth in data center employment continues but the workforce is changing Globally, the number of people working in or for data centers increased to approximately 585,000 in 2014 and to an estimated 620,000 in 2015. This number includes facility staff and managers, IT and network managers, engineers and project managers, technical specialists and directors and C-level managers.
Securing Hybrid Data Center Environments, DCD Intelligence’s latest Industry Briefing, provides an overview of the emerging class of vendors that have arisen to address the increasingly complicated task of data center and network security; many now assume it’s just a matter of time before the network perimeter will be breached.
Global telcos are facing declining margins in traditional connectivity and network services. As a result, they find themselves at a defining juncture in their future direction. Do they remain as network-connectivity providers, or move up the value chain and become service creators and innovators? For many, the answer will be both, leveraging the core capabilities of networks,connectivity and global data center footprints, with the development of cloud services, content and wider ICT ...
A number of key trends recur through the analysis of individual markets in this report. These trends include the shift from in-house facilities towards colocation and outsourced space, the shift from physical servers towards virtualized and software-defined architectures and cloud-enabled services and the blurring of the traditional boundaries between capital investment and operating costs.
Data center build out requirements in China have multipled as a result of virtualization and cloud computing, business continuity and disaster recovery needs, the rise of bandwidth-intensive applications, globalization among other factors. This report, which contains a 3-year data center services forecast and a competitive analysis of key players, will help DCD Intelligence clients better how the progression of colocation data center growth in China and what to do about it.
The rising demand for better in-house storage, processing and analytics capabilities to support the business needs of enterprises, in concert with the rapid development of cloud computing and big data have led to high data centers growth in China since 2010.
Many parts of the continent have experienced explosive growth in the number of Internet and smartphone users, while increased bandwidth availability has lowered the cost of Internet access and fueled content consumption. These trends have increased the need for telco data centers. Governments across the continent have been a major source of data center investment. In many cases, new data centers have been deployed to support government development initiatives.
The outlook for the colocation market in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan) is cautiously positive, despite global economic uncertainty associated with Western sanctions on Russia over the conflict with Ukraine.
Oracle is a major application-software, database, data center hardware and cloud services supplier. It had 122,000 employees at the end of its 2014 financial year (to the end of July), which were split 37%/63% between the US and international locations (see Figure 1). The largest proportion of its work force (30%) works in R&D, followed by sales and marketing functions (26%). At 4%, Oracle has a high proportion of its staff working in dedicated cloud computing roles.
Dell will become the largest full-range IT supplier later in 2015, following IBM’s offloads and HP’s decision to split off its PC and printer business to HP Inc. As a private company, it is able to focus more clearly on its customers’ needs. It has become mainly an enterprise supplier over the past few years, though it retains a strong presence in the consumer PC market.
CoreSite Realty Corporation is a publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) which operates data centers in eight key markets in the US with more than 2.7m gross sq ft of space, 1.5m sq ft of which is existing data center space. The 17th facility came online in late 2014
Founded 30 years ago, Cisco designs and sells software, hardware, networking and communications-technology services. Although the company has made forays into the consumer market, it is best known as a world-leading provider of IP networking equipment, supplying about four-fifths of the infrastructure that powers the Internet.
Telehouse is a carrier-neutral provider of colocation and managed data center services, operating a network of 42 data centers in 24 cities in 13 countries in Asia,Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and North America. Expansions in existing markets that are scheduled to open in 2015 and 2016 will take the company’s total footprint to 371,000m2 in 45 data centers.
Equinix, Inc. provides network-neutral colocation and related interconnection and managed IT infrastructure services via a network of 101 data centers in 32 key metropolitan areas in 15 countries in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC).