The engineered system that’s simple, optimized, and affordable

Oracle Database Appliance

Whether you’re running a small-to-medium sized business or operating a remote or branch location, field office, or clinic, Oracle now has a better way to manage your database: Oracle Database Appliance (ODA).

ODA is a highly-configured, easy-to-deploy, all-in-one package of software, servers, storage, and networking in a single box. It’s optimized to help you run your Oracle Database and applications, with all hardware and software components engineered and supported by Oracle. That means maximum reliability, efficiency, and security. Continue reading

The state and future of hyper-converged infrastructure

Data Center BlogHyper-converged appliances simplify the design, deployment and management of complex infrastructures, easing pressure on IT staff and leadership. With components designed and built from the ground up to function as a pre-validated system, hyper-converged appliances eliminate the risk of incompatibility you run when rolling out a converged infrastructure.

Hyper-convergence delivers three key benefits:

Faster Deployment – You’re acquiring a single appliance from a single vendor. That means no finger-pointing among component manufacturers when you need support.

Simplified Management – A hyper-converged system provides true single-pane-of-glass management for the entire system.

Rapid Scalability – When you need to scale, you simply deploy additional building blocks.

An excellent example of state-of-the-art hyper-converged appliances is Cisco’s HyperFlex System. These appliances evolved to bring new levels of efficiency and adaptability to the data center, allowing IT to deploy in less than an hour, create clones in seconds, and save on data storage day after day, year after year.

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APC’s products, solutions, and partnerships are redefining the data center

apcAPC has a long reputation for excellence, from its early years as a manufacturer of Uninterrupted Power Supplies to its modern incarnation as a division of global energy heavyweight Schneider Electric. Its industry-leading cooling solutions, power supplies, backup appliances, modular InfraStruxure server architecture and more have made it the go-to brand in data centers around the world.

Bridging the gap between enterprise and building management

APC’s premier Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software suite, StruxureWare, is a comprehensive solution for monitoring and optimizing the data center’s assets, resource use and operation status. Rated as a leader in Gartner’s 2015 Magic Quadrant for DCIM software, StruxureWare bridges the gap between the IT department and management of the hardware operation and environment – enabling maximum efficiency and operational performance throughout the data center.

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Grow as your business requires, without fear of technology limitations

Dell StorageDell Compellent Storage

For years, storage architectures have coupled data to hardware in complex and costly arrangements. These legacy systems required overprovisioning of capacity to meet future storage needs, straining budgets and offering limited ability to fully address modern virtualization needs.

Given this, it’s no surprise that today’s storage hurdles demand a new approach.

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Simplify every aspect of data center management

Converged infrastructure solutions

Converged Infrastructure (CI) platforms greatly simplify deployment, significantly reduce time to value, and deliver a solid return on investment.

These systems – for which certain manufacturers favor the terms unified computing (Cisco) or integrated systems (IBM) – deliver complete pre-certified and integrated compute, storage, and networking; all managed via a single pane of glass. In pooling these resources, they become virtualized; applications, data, and networking are separated from the underlying hardware, so resources can be quickly reallocated to meet the demands of individual applications.

Choosing a converged infrastructure solution means your data center becomes more responsive, more nimble – and far more efficient. Converged infrastructures deliver short- and long-term benefits that include increased availability, improved serviceability, and an easier transition to a hybrid cloud environment. Space and energy costs can be significantly lower, as well. Continue reading

Redefining storage

EMC ViPREMC ViPR software-defined storage

Today, most storage infrastructures include a patchwork of storage platforms from different vendors at multiple sites around the world, all delivering a wide variety of storage services.

Each of these storage platforms was chosen based on its ability to handle specific workloads – and each has its own unique set of APIs, management and monitoring tools.

This diversity makes the efficient management of these storage silos a challenge. As the amount of data grows, an increasingly large number of specialized IT administrators is required to execute repetitive, serial and manual tasks to deliver storage services. EMC® ViPR® provides a centralized way to automate provisioning and deliver storage resources, by policy, across multi-vendor storage arrays, allowing fewer IT administrators to do more work in less time – across the enterprise. It’s a software-only solution that transforms storage into a simple, extensible and open platform. Continue reading

Harness the power of flash with a purpose-built, enterprise-grade all-flash array

EMC XtremIO

The benefits of flash technology for accelerating applications are well known.

But what if that were just the beginning?

What could you do if you designed an enterprise storage system that was built from the ground up to leverage flash in every aspect of its design?

With XtremIO, EMC has done just that.

With none of the design constraints of hard drives, XtremIO has created a storage system so powerful yet simple that it defies every notion you’ve ever had about complex storage environments.

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