UPS Basics: The Benefits of Uninterruptible Power Supplies

An uninterruptible power system (UPS) is the central component of any well-designed power protection architecture. This white paper provides an introductory overview of what a UPS is and what kinds of UPS are available, as well as a comprehensive guide to selecting the right UPS and accessories for your needs. Download our whitepaper to learn more!

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Power Management for Server Virtualization and Integrated Environments

This white paper discusses how the latest power management solutions enhance server virtualization’s impact on business continuity and help virtualized data centers, including those using integrated infrastructure, more effectively cope with utility failures. At the same time, cutting-edge software solutions hold the key to increased control, productivity and responsiveness, while reducing infrastructure requirements and operating costs.

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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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Enhance Hyperconvergence With Infrastructure Management

Hyperconvergence collapses the physical components of IT with its virtual aspects into a single appliance form factor. Servers, storage and virtualization layers are bundled into one scalable pool of resources and completely integrated for easier, faster and more cost-effective management. With HyperFlex™ Systems, Cisco® went one step further by including integrated network fabric for faster deployment, simpler management and easier scalability. Still, vital to the operation of all hyperconverged solutions is the fundamental reliance on power infrastructure, and to realize the full benefits of hyperconvergence, it is critical to deploy effective monitoring and management of the power infrastructure. This paper demonstrates ways to improve resiliency against power disruptions and make IT resources easier to manage and scale. 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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Five reasons to choose DRaaS

Find out five good reasons to consider disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) and use our buyer’s cheat sheet to make sure you are asking the right questions when evaluating a DRaaS solution.
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Scaling Your Organization With the Cloud

No matter your organization's size or type, data is your most valuable asset. As you continue to store and analyze customer and company data, on-premises deployment solution is no longer a cost-effective or scalable option.

Historically, organizations have used physical hardware to run programs or store data. Today, the information age has evolved into cloud computing as the preferred modern IT solution. To better understand how cloud computing can help your organization, download our whitepaper to learn more.

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20 Point Checklist for Vetting a Managed Hosting Provider

Web and digital agencies are hired for what they do best - building highly responsive, well-thought out, and aesthetically pleasing websites and web applications. They are NOT hired for their server and hosting expertise. For the agency, hosting is simply a means to an end — overshadowed by the immense pressure to, “Go live and get paid!” It’s no wonder then that agencies are often left holding the buck in the frustrating cycle of finger pointing, resulting from slow load times, network downtimes, and security attacks.

The beauty of partnering with a managed hosting provider is that you specifically don’t need to know about your service, how it works, or what parts it is made up of – all those details are taken care of for you. In fact, a really good provider should do their job so well that you don’t even realize everything they’re doing to ensure the healthy upkeep of your site – which is fantastic, until you start to wonder if maybe you could get your service cheaper elsewhere.

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Managed Hosting Buyers Guide

If you only take one idea away from this guide, it should be this: Where you host matters.

It’s a simple idea, but one that has far-reaching consequences. The implications of choosing a hosting company that isn’t a good fit for your business can be painful: slow sites, downtime, and worst of all, lost revenue. To the untrained eye, many hosting companies look the same. They offer products that appear similar, have similar features, and even similar guarantees. But looks can be deceiving. Once you scratch the surface, it becomes clear that all hosting isn’t created equal, and some hosting companies are better aligned with your business than others.

This guide is designed to help you make an informed decision when choosing a hosting company for your business

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Introducing Swiftype Enterprise Search

Swiftype Enterprise Search is an easy way for companies to index content across internal cloud data sources and make it accessible from anywhere, on any device. In a single search, your employees can pull any information relevant to the task at hand.

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Too Many Cloud Apps? Stop Wasting Time Hunting for Information

There’s no arguing that your business would run faster with the necessary cloud technologies. They each have a purpose and they each add value to your business. The challenge is in finding information (documents, files, conversations, or data) that’s scattered across these cloud-based systems. It turns a simple search for information into a time-consuming endeavor.

Stop wasting time hunting for information! Download this NEW eBook and learn how a single search experience platform can help increase productivity, gain visibility, and eliminate content duplication.

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4 Steps to Finding & Implementing the Right Modern Enterprise Search Solution

As the amount of an organization’s structured and unstructured digital information grows, productivity can be directly tied to workers’ ability to find the right information in a timely and effortless manner. And that data is growing at a tremendous rate. 26% of organizations saw their content management budget grow over 10% in the past year. Organizations need effective enterprise search solutions because when workers can’t find information they need, their productivity is curtailed by having to ask peers and content creators for the resources directly.

Having an enterprise search solution that searches across cloud applications and returns relevant results keeps knowledge workers productive. Organizations with modern enterprise search solutions are 50% more likely to enjoy double digit revenue growth than those that don’t. This ebook provides 4 easy steps to help when considering to invest in an enterprise search solution.

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The Next Wave of Intelligent Applications, Powered by Apache Spark

Life revolves around prediction—for example, the route you take to get to work, whether to go on a second date, or whether or not to keep reading this sentence are all forms of prediction. Predicating our future is very much tied to progress. We use it to help us plan our lives so we can increase our likelihood of success. The problem is that the human mind cannot possibly process all of the insight flowing from big data. Machine learning is the answer to this problem, through its capacity to augment our decision making in the moment to deliver transformative business outcomes. We are already seeing machine learning powered by Apache Spark changing the face of innovation at IBM.

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The Next Wave of Intelligent Applications, Powered by Apache Spark

Life revolves around prediction—for example, the route you take to get to work, whether to go on a second date, or whether or not to keep reading this sentence are all forms of prediction. Predicating our future is very much tied to progress. We use it to help us plan our lives so we can increase our likelihood of success. The problem is that the human mind cannot possibly process all of the insight flowing from big data. Machine learning is the answer to this problem, through its capacity to augment our decision making in the moment to deliver transformative business outcomes. We are already seeing machine learning powered by Apache Spark changing the face of innovation at IBM.
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