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Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) has been viewed as a solution to organizations looking to cut infrastructure costs while maintaining availability for customers. To achieve said goals, companies must clearly define its goals.
Thermal management is often considered a low data center priority; it is a function often ignored unless problems arise. However, an efficient and effective thermal management strategy has become an important aspect of data center management.
According to DCD Intelligence, 46 per cent of data center managers continuously monitor efficiency, yet 68 per cent watch consumption closely as a key energy parameter. The takeaway is simple — if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it as management guru, Peter Drucker once said.
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.
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 ...
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Oracle is one of the world’s largest software companies and data center suppliers. It is working to become a more cloud-services focused business – one that’s less dependent on software licenses. DCD Intelligence examines Oracle’s positioning in the market by virtue of a competitive analysis and an examination of the company’s corporate structure as well as acquisitions. This document will benefit Oracle business customers that want suppliers to provide expert technology to underpin ...
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.
On 11 February 2015, European data center operators TelecityGroup plc and Interxion Holdings NV announced their intention to merge, subject to a binding agreement and director, shareholder and regulatory approval. Investors and markets welcomed the news, sending both stocks up over 15% on the day.
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).
IT demand is being driven by the explosion of smart mobile devices, real-time sensor data, cloud computing, cybersecurity and advanced predictive analytics. Meanwhile, cloud computing has become the vehicle to make all these services available to customers at reasonable prices.
Interxion (pronounced “interaction”) provides cloud and carrier neutral colocation data center services in Europe. It operates 37 data centers in 13 cities in 11 countries, houses over 500 carriers, ISPs and content delivery networks (CDNs), hosts 20 Internet exchanges, and provides services to some 1,400 customers.
London is a major global center for commerce and industry. As such, it attracts investment across a range of industries, including intensely IT dependent sectors such as financial services, e-commerce and internet media. This has resulted in significant data center investment in the greater London area, particularly since certain applications are latency sensitive and proximity can be a critical requirement for some end-users.
China’s internet sector is growing by leaps and bounds when users, traffic and the contribution of online services to the country’s economy are considered. This is due in part to demand for services offered by Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent – China’s three largest internet companies – who have rapidly grown their respective hyperscale business ecosystems in order to capitalize on the fast-growing market for internet services. The companies have done so by virtue of acquisitions and investment ...
Beijing is an emerging data center market characterized by relatively high levels of investment in facility infrastructure. Unlike some other established data center hubs, where there is a higher level of technological adoption and innovation, particularly in terms of convergence and outsourcing management, investment in Beijing’s end user-operated data centers is primarily being driven by new-build projects among ICT service providers, government institutions as well as internet/media ...
This document contains key regional data center market metrics such as market share and overall data center spending as well as analysis of the United Kingdom, France and Germany for the second quarter of 2015. Major I.T. data center vendor (e.g. Dell, IBM, HP, Oracle) performance summaries with share data are included as well as a section on E.U. data center technology trends (e.g. virtualization growth, storage, IaaS / PaaS ).
Singapore’s growth as a data center hub is part of a broader and well-established strategy to cultivate investment in the technology, telecoms, financial, logistics, hi-tech manufacturing and service sectors. Its success to date represents a triumph of strategy and implementation on the part of Government, of quality design and engineering practices, workforce education and successful marketing.
The Metropolitan Hub Series: U.S. West Coast report is a comprehensive overview of key American data center markets, including the San Francisco Bay Area which is the second-largest data center hub in North America, by capacity, cost and constraints. The report contains data from a variety of sources including DCD Intelligence’s Global Census, which now covers 40 countries. Issues shaping data center development are also explored.