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Evolving Threats Demand; New Approaches To Security
By Akamai Technologies | 28/10/2013
As the world becomes increasingly hyper-connected, the opportunities for innovation and new business models are virtually limitless. However, with so much business-critical information at stake, the need to protect a company's IT assets is more important than ever before. This paper aims to profile the emerging players who comprise today’s emerging threat ecosystem; today's trends and the latest insights into the future.
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A Coordinated Virtual Infrastructure for SDN in Enterprise Networks
By Alcatel-Lucent | 2/7/2013
Increasing agility and automation in the data centre to optimise application delivery requires a complete, end-to-end, coordinated virtual infrastructure. This infrastructure will allow applications and the physical network to collaborate, thereby providing a high quality experience for users and enabling optimisation of resources. The ideal solution should follow a Software Defined Networking (SDN) approach. Learn more.
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Guidance for Calculation of Efficiency (PUE) in Data Centers
By APC Australia | 12/4/2012
The benefits of determining data center infrastructure efficiency as part of an effective energy management plan are widely recognised. The standard metrics of Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) and its reciprocal Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency1 (DCIE) have emerged as recognised standards. This paper defines a standard approach to collecting data from data centers and showing how to use it to calculate PUE, with a focus on what to do with data that is confusing or incomplete.
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Preparing the Physical Infrastructure of Receiving Data Centres for Consolidation
By APC Australia | 3/7/2012
The consolidation of one or more data centres into an existing data centre is a common occurrence. This paper gives examples of what is becoming a standard architecture for preparing the physical infrastructure in the receiving data centre. This approach allows for shorter timelines and high efficiency while avoiding the commonly expected difficulties and complexities often experienced with consolidation projects.
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Data Centre Physical Infrastructure: Optimising Business Value
By APC Australia | 12/6/2013
To stay competitive in today’s rapidly changing business world, companies must update the way they view the value of their investment in data centre physical infrastructure (DCPI). This whitepaper discusses how companies can succeed in a changing global market. Read now.
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Top 10 Mistakes in Data Centre Operations: Operating Efficient and Effective Data Centres
By APC Australia | 12/6/2013
How can you avoid making major mistakes when operating and maintaining your data centre(s)? The key lies in the methodology behind your operations and maintenance program. This whitepaper explores the top ten mistakes in data centre operations. Read now.
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Practical Options for Deploying IT Equipment in Small Server Rooms and Branch Offices
By APC Australia | 9/4/2013
This paper discusses making realistic improvements to power, cooling, racks, physical security, monitoring, and lighting. The focus of this paper is on small server rooms and branch offices with up to 10kW of IT load.
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Virtualisation and Cloud Computing: Optimised Power, Cooling and Management Maximises Benefits
By APC Australia | 12/6/2013
IT virtualisation, the engine behind cloud computing, can have significant consequences on the data centre physical infrastructure. The particular effects of virtualisation are discussed and possible solutions or methods for dealing with them are offered. Download to learn more.
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Virtualisation and Cloud Computing: Optimised Power, Cooling, and Management Maximises Benefits
By APC Australia | 3/7/2012
Virtualisation has become the very technology engine behind cloud computing itself, while the benefits of this technology and service delivery model are well known, understood, and increasingly being taken advantage of, their effects on the data center physical infrastructure are less understood. The purpose of this paper is to describe these effects while offering possible solutions or methods for dealing with them.
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Virtualisation and Cloud Computing: Optimised Power, Cooling, and Management Maximises Benefits
By APC Australia | 12/4/2012
While the benefits of this technology and service delivery model are well known, understood, and increasingly being taken advantage of, their effects on the data center physical infrastructure (DCPI) are less understood. The purpose of this paper is to describe these effects while offering possible solutions or methods for dealing with them. Read this whitepaper.
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