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Management Strategy for Network Critical Physical Infrastructure
Network-critical physical infrastructure includes power, cooling, racks and physical structure, security and fire protection, cabling, management systems, and

physical infrastructure layer  Strategy for Network Critical Physical Infrastructure Management Strategy for Network Critical Physical Infrastructure If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Computer Rooms are the heart of many small/medium businesses. Often not originally or specifically designed to provide the ideal environment for IT equipment, special attention to Network Critical Physical Infrastructure (NCPI) when deploying racks of servers, switches, a

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Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure

The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing knowledge base focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc.  

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Is scrambling to consolidate and virtualize your information systems department frazzling you and your hardware? Are management and infrastructure costs not as low as you’d like them to be? Separate your business applications from your physical server hardware—and make your virtual infrastructure more dynamic and flexible, while reducing costs. The trick is doing it without losing space or key data. Find out how.

physical infrastructure layer  STORAGE VIRTUALIZATION: EXTENDING BEYOND PHYSICAL STORAGE LIMITS One of the most exciting capabilities of a virtualized server infrastructure is the ability to quickly deploy virtual machines for a project that may require server resources only temporarily. Administrators frequently find themselves in need of physical server resources for such diverse tasks as development and QA environments, upgrade and patch testing, and disaster recovery exercises. Without a virtual infrastructure, it is typically Read More

How to Make Virtualized iSCSI SANs Work for You


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physical infrastructure layer  and server assets (both physical and virtual) resulting in a more resilient infrastructure with greater resource utilization, higher levels of service, and enhanced protection of information assets. Simple, Centralized Management ' Greater management efficiencies are achieved by centralizing management through intuitive, graphical management tools accessible from anywhere on the network, providing a comprehensive view to provision, monitor, and manage the entire virtual- ized infrastructure. Flexible and Read More

Advanced Meter Infrastructure: Composite Technologies to Meet New Demands in Sales and Customer Service


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physical infrastructure layer  large amount of installed physical meters with lifetimes of up to 40 years. This suggests that utilities will need to phase in AMI over time as these meters reach the end of their life cycles. The following sales and customer service issues are of particular importance to European energy providers: Facilitating business networks and data exchanges ' because utilities face complex market structures as a result of liberalization. Supporting the differentiation of products and services ' because there are hi Read More

Your Guide to OS Virtualization


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physical infrastructure layer  (VEs) on a single physical server and OS instance to utilize hardware, software, data center and management efforts with maximum eficiency. Virtuozzo's OS virtualization solution has higher eficiency and manageability, making it the best solution for organizations concerned with containing the IT infrastructure and maximizing resource utilization. Virtuozzo's complete set of management tools and unique architecture makes it the perfect solution for easily maintaining, monitoring and managing virtualized s Read More

How to Build an IT Infrastructure for Net Weight Control


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physical infrastructure layer  to Build an IT Infrastructure for Net Weight Control A modern weight control system must support data entry from humans, as well as direct acquisition from weigh scales and devices. However, it cannot operate as a stand-alone point solution. It must span geographic space, hosting data from multiple lines and even divisions. And because of the proliferation of co-packers, it must sometimes even span company boundaries. Read More

Dell Updates Its Appliance Line


As part of a far-reaching strategy to grab a large share of Internet infrastructure computing, Dell has announced three new appliance server models.

physical infrastructure layer  Updates Its Appliance Line Dell Updates Its Appliance Line R. Krause - April 28th, 2000 Event Summary Dell Computer Corporation introduced its new line of Dell PowerApp appliance servers as part of Dell's comprehensive Internet infrastructure strategy. PowerApp appliance servers focus on Web hosting and Internet caching. For Web hosting, PowerApp.web products are dedicated Web servers that include optimized versions of Web hosting software from Microsoft or Red Hat Linux. The PowerApp.web 100 products Read More

Are You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall?


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physical infrastructure layer  You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall? Originally published - August 16, 2006 Networks are commonly protected by specialized software such as firewalls, antivirus, and network access control products to prevent unauthorized access and activity. Yet other IT infrastructure components, including applications, databases, web servers, directories, and operating systems rely mostly on the security mechanisms that come as part of the product’s built-in feature set. Read More

Virtual vs. Physical Appliances: 4 Compelling Reasons for Change


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SAN Infrastructure for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity


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physical infrastructure layer  Infrastructure for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Storage area networks (SANs) are key components in IT organizations, as they provide access to and protection of critical data. Managing data storage is becoming increasingly complex, with regulatory and corporate requirements dictating national disaster protection. Whether your company is near or far, remote SANs store your critical data, saving you and your company from losses in even the most dire of circumstances. Read More

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physical infrastructure layer  Delivery Team Comparison for Large Multi-Site Technology Deployments Various scenarios can impact the resources for a rollout delivery team when utilized for large technology infrastructure rollouts at multiple locations. Shifting processes, methodologies, and resources can streamline the technology rollout at each site. This paper explains how alterations to the rollout delivery team configuration, as determined by project variables, can impact site delivery and your business. Read more. Read More

Are You Adequately Protecting Your IT Infrastructure Components Inside the Firewall?


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physical infrastructure layer  Systems Infrastructure: The SaaS Advantage Software as a service (SaaS) is becoming an increasingly attractive choice for manufacturers that would rather not continue to divert resources into purchases of sophisticated software systems that do not represent their core business, while adding costly IT resources. SaaS provider’s IT experts handle it, while your company gets back to doing what it does best. See the infrastructure needed to sustain SaaS in manufacturing. Read More