Data Centre Whitepapers

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40/100 Gigabit Ethernet: The foundation of virtualized data centre and campus networks
By Anixter Australia | 29/9/2014

This whitepaper explains how effective planning and implementation for 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet can allow organizations to remove potential road blocks and take full advantage of virtualized environments.

·With virtualization, considerations must be made regarding users, resources, and infrastructure investment ·40/100GbE is gaining traction as a foundation for building next generation virtualized data centre/campus environments ·Discover how to improve capacity and enjoy a smooth upgrade path with the increasingly dominant standard

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Avoiding Common Pitfalls of Evaluating and Implementing DCIM Solutions
By APC Australia | 20/3/2014

While many who invest in Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software benefit greatly, some do not. Research has revealed a number of pitfalls that end users should avoid when evaluating and implementing DCIM solutions. Choosing an inappropriate solution, relying on inadequate processes, and a lack of commitment / ownership / knowledge can each undermine a chosen toolset’s ability to deliver the value it was designed to provide. This paper describes these common pitfalls and provides practical guidance on how to avoid them.

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Prefabricated Power and Cooling Modules for Data Centres
By APC Australia | 7/11/2014

Standardised, pre-assembled and integrated data centre facility power and cooling modules are at least 60% faster to deploy, and provide a first cost savings of 13% or more compared to traditional data centre power and cooling infrastructure. Facility modules, also referred to in the data centre industry as containerised power and cooling plants, allow data centre designers to shift their thinking from a customised “construction” mentality to a standardised “site integration” mentality. This white paper compares the cost of both scenarios, presents the advantages and disadvantages of each, and identifies which environments can best leverage the facility module approach.

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How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets
By APC Australia | 6/5/2014

Surprise incidences of downtime in server rooms and remote wiring closets lead to sleepless nights for many IT managers. Most can recount horror stories about how bad luck, human error, or just simple incompetence brought their server rooms down. This paper analyzes several of these incidents and makes recommendations for how a basic monitoring system can help reduce the occurrence of these unanticipated events.

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How DCIM software improves planning and cuts operational costs
By APC Australia | 28/7/2014

Business executives are challenging their IT staffs to convert data centres from cost centres into producers of business value. This paper demonstrates, through a series of examples, how data centre infrastructure management software tools can simplify operational processes, cut costs, and speed up information delivery.

· Data centres can make a significant impact to the bottom line by enabling the business to respond more quickly to market demands

· The systems which allow management to leverage real savings consist of modern data centre physical infrastructure (i.e., power and cooling) management software tools · Some data centre operators do not use any physical infrastructure management tools. This can be risky

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Enabling and Protecting the Open Enterprise
By CA Technologies | 29/5/2014

A decade or so ago, security wasn’t nearly as challenging as it is today. Users, data and applications were all centralized in data centers that, in effect, kept them contained within a network perimeter. This eBook outlines how the open enterprise has changed the role of security.

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A foundation for next-generation data centre security
By Citrix Systems Asia Pacific | 12/1/2015

This whitepaper discusses the need for an application delivery controller that addresses new and traditional challenges present in highly dynamic enterprise cloud architecture.

· The ever-present budgetary pressures to do more with less means the foundation for stronger security must be built using existing data centre infrastructure

· One particular ADC delivers an extensive portfolio of essential data centre security capabilities

· The net result is a strong foundation for next-generation data centre security that is also cost effective

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Solve the application visibility challenge
By Citrix Systems Asia Pacific | 12/1/2015

This report demonstrates how enterprises can leverage their existing footprint of market-leading application delivery controllers for both instrumentation and policy enforcement.

· The ability to observe, diagnose, and subsequently improve the performance of business-critical applications is essential

· The challenge of establishing an effective application visibility and control function is only growing as tech trends become more widespread

· A next-generation application visibility solution can efficiently and economically deliver unprecedented insight into virtual desktops, mobile and cloud services

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Unlock the business value of archived data
By Cloudera | 31/10/2014

This report shows how success in an ever-competitive data-driven market requires flexible, massively scalable data management systems that grow with your business. - Unstructured data, much of it generated by machines or sensors, accounts for more than 90% of data today - Organisations often struggle to manage that data in Hadoop despite its benefits - The enterprise data hub is a transformative active archive solution helping enterprises gain more insight across all their data to make more informed decisions

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Big Data must become a first class citizen in enterprise
By Cloudera | 29/10/2014

Big Data within the enterprise is about having more access to data to gain insight into competitive, strategic, or operational issues facing the organization. •Big Data must integrate with the IT organization, the data center and the business •Enterprises must look to find the best way to analyse and use data •Data operations should cover manageability, security, and integration

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