Getting the Most Out of the Network Closet

While network closets take on all shapes and sizes, they are essentially an arm of the data center and as an important component of all mission-critical environments, must be organized, protected, and managed efficiently and effectively. IT professionals are charged with keeping the technology infrastructure functioning, even in the face of constrained resources and increasing complexity. By selecting the correct rack and power infrastructure, paired with management hardware and software, organizations can keep their businesses up and running. In this white paper, we go beyond simple how-to advice for keeping IT equipment operational, and discuss how efficiently managing, organizing, and operating network closets saves time, saves money, and avoids risk utilizing the existing space and equipment. Download our whitepaper to learn more!

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The Eaton Rack and Enclosure Fundamentals Handbook

Not so many years ago, network closets, server rooms and data centers were designed from a “room to rack” standpoint. Deciding specifically where to store your technology typically came later in the design process. However, rapid technology refresh cycles, the need to rackmount more equipment and the desire for increased cooling capacities in an enclosed rack (known as an enclosure), have all begun to reverse that trend. Today, IT professionals are designing these critical workspaces with more of a “rack to room” methodology.

Traditionally, any structural support used to rackmount equipment was appropriately called a rack whether it was a two- or four-post structure. As time progressed and form factors of servers, network, storage, and power equipment have changed, the terms enclosure and cabinet also came into the mix as four-post racks were enclosed with front and rear doors and side panels.

This handbook is meant to help you choose, organize, and manage your racks and enclosures. As such, we will refer to them only as racks and enclosures throughout. In an effort to help you make the best selection for your requirements, we’ll cover some of the components within racks and enclosures as well as some tips on deploying them. Everything is interconnected, so the more you plan in advance, the better prepared you will be. For instance, it is important not to overlook power and data cables. Tangled cables can cause downtime or impede productivity, and the more racks and enclosures you are deploying, the more important an effective cable management strategy becomes.

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Making Data Protection a Centerpiece of IT Transformation

Data protection used to be primarily about backing up and saving data from production systems. But, with IDC predicting that global data will grow to 163 zettabytes by 2025, relying on backups alone is no longer viable.

This paper looks at some of the methods with which organizations can fortify and future-proof their data protection systems in order to support data center modernization and IT transformation initiatives.

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Top 10 Reasons Why Customers Deploy Dell EMC VMAX All-Flash

Accelerate your journey to the Modern Data Center with VMAX All-Flash powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, architected for mission-critical and designed with the latest all-flash technology. What are the top ten reasons Dell EMC customers deploy VMAX All-Flash? Download this whitepaper from Dell EMC and Intel® to learn more.

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Getting the Most Out of the Network Closet

While network closets take on all shapes and sizes, they are essentially an arm of the data center and as an important component of all mission-critical environments, must be organized, protected, and managed efficiently and effectively. IT professionals are charged with keeping the technology infrastructure functioning, even in the face of constrained resources and increasing complexity. By selecting the correct rack and power infrastructure, paired with management hardware and software, organizations can keep their businesses up and running. In this white paper, we go beyond simple how-to advice for keeping IT equipment operational, and discuss how efficiently managing, organizing, and operating network closets saves time, saves money, and avoids risk utilizing the existing space and equipment. Download our whitepaper to learn more!

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The Eaton Rack and Enclosure Fundamentals Handbook

Not so many years ago, network closets, server rooms and data centers were designed from a “room to rack” standpoint. Deciding specifically where to store your technology typically came later in the design process. However, rapid technology refresh cycles, the need to rackmount more equipment and the desire for increased cooling capacities in an enclosed rack (known as an enclosure), have all begun to reverse that trend. Today, IT professionals are designing these critical workspaces with more of a “rack to room” methodology.

Traditionally, any structural support used to rackmount equipment was appropriately called a rack whether it was a two- or four-post structure. As time progressed and form factors of servers, network, storage, and power equipment have changed, the terms enclosure and cabinet also came into the mix as four-post racks were enclosed with front and rear doors and side panels.

This handbook is meant to help you choose, organize, and manage your racks and enclosures. As such, we will refer to them only as racks and enclosures throughout. In an effort to help you make the best selection for your requirements, we’ll cover some of the components within racks and enclosures as well as some tips on deploying them. Everything is interconnected, so the more you plan in advance, the better prepared you will be. For instance, it is important not to overlook power and data cables. Tangled cables can cause downtime or impede productivity, and the more racks and enclosures you are deploying, the more important an effective cable management strategy becomes.

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Demanding More From Your Enterprise CDN

The future of the web needs to be faster and safer.

In 2018, there will be increasing pressure for IT departments, marketing, and business operations to prioritize website security and performance. The rise of website cryptominers, DDoS attacks, data breaches, and ransomware shows no signs of slowing down, and the impacts can be devastating for your brand. Organizations who use a CDN can cut costs, improve security, and redefine availability by leveraging a cloud-based proxy WAF and CDN. Stop paying by the gigabyte for obsolete tech and old datacenters. Many services have ambiguous pricing, add-ons, hidden costs, and bandwidth charges, but it doesn't have to be this way. Optimize the performance of your web properties and gain peace of mind with a professional security team, easy configuration, rapid response, and services such as threat protection, monitoring, incident response, and white-glove support.

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How Broad All-Flash Vendor Portfolios Help IT Customers

In the current 3rd Platform computing era, enterprises of all sizes are being asked to continue to support legacy applications while providing support for next-generation applications (NGAs) in mobile computing, social media, big data/analytics, and cloud environments. At the same time, most information technology (IT) organizations are consolidating around virtual infrastructure for both legacy and new applications. This has significantly changed the I/O profiles that storage infrastructure has to deal with, and it has become clear that for most primary storage workloads, and even now for some secondary workloads, hard disk drives (HDDs) no longer adequately meet requirements. As a result, we are seeing overall enterprise storage revenue shift away from HDD-based designs toward newer flash-based designs.

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