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DDoS Protection for Hosting and Cloud Service Providers

Firewalls and IPS are Vulnerable to DDoS Attacks

With the increase in cloud utilization comes the very real increase in security threats. There’s little doubt that as the size, frequency and complexity of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks continue to rise, hosting and cloud service providers must have solutions in place to protect the availability of their infrastructure and services. Read More

5 Questions to Ask About Your 10Gbe Data Center

Virtualization, cloud computing, and a distribute infrastructure has greatly increased the demand for data center bandwidth. More information and data is being passed through high-density servers and there has become a direct need for 10GbE network bandwidth capabilities. Why is this important? Read More

Decrease Costs and Gain a Competitive Advantage By Improving DCIM

With the evolution of the modern data center come some very real – and very new – management challenges. In an effort to be competitive in the industry, many organizations have deployed new technologies in their environment. The issue is that these new tools and platforms become management challenges. The problem became apparent when numerous moving parts within a data center had to be managed by various people or numerous different software tools. Read More

Securing the Mobile Enterprise

Today’s data-on-demand environment is demanding more and more out of a corporate IT department. The latest trend in this phenomenon has become BYOD. However, beyond just bringing a personal device to a corporate setting, we are now experience both the consumerization and the incorporation of user devices. The average user is beginning to use 3-4 devices to access information relevant to their jobs or role. This new push for more devices within an organization has IT security professionals a bit nervous. Read More

Data Center Modernization: From Smart Data Centers to Enterprise Smart Grids

The evolution of the modern data center has taken place on numerous levels. Now, data center managers are looking for ways to optimize their environments and gain an upper hand on cost management. One of the biggest ways to create a more robust environment while still controlling costs is to examine how power consumption is being used within a given environment. Read More

The Foundation for Private Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud technologies have come a long way. Now, we have public, hybrid, community, and of course private cloud platforms. In designing a cloud environment, many organizations strive to align their business needs and goals with those of the IT platform. This is where a private cloud infrastructure can really help out. Read More

Building The Foundation for Private Cloud Infrastructure

Cloud technologies have come a long way. Now, we have public, hybrid, community, and of course private cloud platforms. In designing a cloud environment, many organizations strive to align their business needs and goals with those of the IT platform. This is where a private cloud infrastructure can really help out. Read More

Reclaim Wasted Cooling Capacity

The modern data center is built around efficiencies. Whether its power, cooling, or space – the administrator must utilize the resources with the utmost care. More organizations are demanding the increase of density within their server infrastructure. This results in greater demands for cooling and space. Although the space is many time available, the cooling capacity may not be.
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Cloud: What an Enterprise Must Know

The term “cloud computing” can have many different meanings to various organizations. IT executives are beginning to widely adopt the technology, even though there is still some confusion of the technology. Cloud computing isn’t just one component or solution; rather, it’s a combination of underlying pieces all put together to… Read More

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