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Primeur weekly 2013-02-11

The Cloud

IBM simplifies Big Data and Cloud computing adoption with new PureSystems offerings ...

HP accelerates enterprise agility across application life cycle with new SaaS solutions ...

IBM forges new routes to market with power and storage systems tuned for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

Oracle unveils new version of Oracle Health Sciences ClearTrial Plan and Source Enterprise Edition Cloud Service ...

EuroFlash

ISC'13 introduces a new industry track into the conference programme ...

GBP30 million to lead global computing technology development in the UK ...

Hartree Centre Workshop links HPC and industry ...

Digging into Data Challenge ...

Bull launches Bull Boost: strategic offerings to ensure digital technology actively drives growth ...

German Academic Exchange Service funds international project on spintronics ...

USFlash

IBM Watson hard at work: New breakthroughs transform quality care for patients ...

Virginia Tech receives multi-million dollar award to accelerate research using supercomputers ...

DataDirect Networks expands worldwide HPC footprint; Powers over two-thirds of the world's 100 fastest supercomputers ...

Mazda modernizes IT infrastructure for automobile design and development with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers ...

Raritan and Shands HealthCare to speak on DCIM trends and minimizing the hidden costs of managing IT racks ...

IBM completes acquisition of StoredIQ ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database ...

C-DAC reaffirms India's position on supercomputing map with PARAM Yuva - II ...

Mellanox expands MetroX long-haul line ...

Oracle ships over 3 exabytes of media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives ...

Raritan and Shands HealthCare to speak on DCIM trends and minimizing the hidden costs of managing IT racks

4 Feb 2013 Santa Clara - Raritan and Shands HealthCare have addressed the latest trends in data centre infrastructure management (DCIM) at the Teladata Technology Convergence Conference. Worldwide demand for data centre hosted applications is increasing dramatically. This trend, combined with the economic benefits of consolidating physical assets and introducing new more powerful hardware devices, has led to an unprecedented increase in the complexity of managing a data centre of any size.

"Data Centre managers are in desperate need of an 'easy-to-use solution' to improve people efficiency and extend the useful life of their existing physical infrastructure", stated James Cerwinski, Senior Product Manager at Raritan. "Using spreadsheets has been an accepted way to track assets, but now forward-looking companies, such as Shands HealthCare, are deploying DCIM solutions that track assets with the added co-ordination and validation of managing space, power, connections and cooling. DCIM improves people efficiency by automating manual and time-consuming processes, eliminating the need to manually query available resources for every deployment and eliminating the manual effort to trace and troubleshoot circuits for each incident."

Raritan's presentation at Teladata explored how smart racks - instrumented with Raritan's products to monitor energy, temperature and adds/moves/changes - minimize the hidden costs of managing data centres.

Shands, a premier health system provider in Florida, shared how Raritan's dcTrack DCIM software is helping to manage IT assets across multiple data centres, while creating greater energy efficiency, and gaining greater operational agility and reliability.

Recognized as a top DCIM solution, dcTrack helps data centres clearly visualize infrastructure resources, keep accurate track of data centre assets, improve asset "change, move and add" processes, and find infrastructure capacity to expand the life of a data centre.

In addition to dcTrack, Raritan also showed other smart solutions in its booth, including PowerIQ energy management software, intelligent rack PDUs (iPDUs), smart electronic asset-tracking solution and other solutions designed to help manage data centres resources efficiently and smartly.

"How Shands HealthCare Saved 50 percent in Asset Tracking Efficiency" was presented by Joseph Keena, Manager of Data Center Operations, and Robin Stringfellow, Senior Data Center Analyst, at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

The traditional method of tracking IT assets, using Excel spreadsheets and Visio floor plans and vertical layouts, was not flexible enough to support Shands' multiple data centres. The health care provider wanted a better way to track data centre assets, specifically identifying the exact location of every server, UPS, and device within its data centers. Attendees learned how Shands selected and implemented Raritan's DCIM solution and how the solution would help them meet their initial goals of accurately identifying assets and capacity and improving energy efficiency, as well as how the solution can be extended to meet their future goals.

"Minimizing the Hidden Costs of Managing IT Racks" was presented by Jawahar Swaminathan, Raritan's Director of Energy Management Solutions.

You've built out your data centre, installed cooling systems, run power feeds and filled your racks with IT equipment. But have you thought about the ongoing costs of managing or upgrading those racks? What about the costs to configure your iPDUs? How about the costs associated with Ethernet drops? You can join Raritan in a discussion about how, with the right planning and solutions, you can minimize the many hidden costs.
Source: Raritan

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Primeur weekly 2013-02-11

The Cloud

IBM simplifies Big Data and Cloud computing adoption with new PureSystems offerings ...

HP accelerates enterprise agility across application life cycle with new SaaS solutions ...

IBM forges new routes to market with power and storage systems tuned for Big Data and Cloud computing ...

Oracle unveils new version of Oracle Health Sciences ClearTrial Plan and Source Enterprise Edition Cloud Service ...

EuroFlash

ISC'13 introduces a new industry track into the conference programme ...

GBP30 million to lead global computing technology development in the UK ...

Hartree Centre Workshop links HPC and industry ...

Digging into Data Challenge ...

Bull launches Bull Boost: strategic offerings to ensure digital technology actively drives growth ...

German Academic Exchange Service funds international project on spintronics ...

USFlash

IBM Watson hard at work: New breakthroughs transform quality care for patients ...

Virginia Tech receives multi-million dollar award to accelerate research using supercomputers ...

DataDirect Networks expands worldwide HPC footprint; Powers over two-thirds of the world's 100 fastest supercomputers ...

Mazda modernizes IT infrastructure for automobile design and development with Oracle's SPARC T4 servers ...

Raritan and Shands HealthCare to speak on DCIM trends and minimizing the hidden costs of managing IT racks ...

IBM completes acquisition of StoredIQ ...

Oracle introduces Oracle Snap Management Utility for Oracle Database ...

C-DAC reaffirms India's position on supercomputing map with PARAM Yuva - II ...

Mellanox expands MetroX long-haul line ...

Oracle ships over 3 exabytes of media for StorageTek T10000C Tape Drives ...