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How To Break The Fear Of Investing And Move The Data Center

September 27th, 2014 Comments off

Cisco ExpandsCommon sense has always been in the IT industry that managers of large companies have conservative characteristics, and for good reason, though for much of the area of technology companies has a direct impact on their revenue.

I have observed in recent years that one of the biggest fears of CIOs today is to be ahead of a physical drive Data Center. I believe that many sleep praying that day will not come. And they are right. Is there anything more risky for the IT manager than having to put in place a project of this responsibility? The core business of the entire company is present at the Data Center. Any error not anticipated, and mean the loss of revenue may also compromise the CIO career.

Still, investments are needed with the growing number of adherents to the digital world consumers. Companies have created channels of relationship with them, invested in data storage of for target audience and essential information for the development of the business. Cloud computing, issue of the moment in the technology segment, represents a large portion of the need for investment in data center.

The important thing is to remember that the service moves depends exclusively on planning and risk analysis. The deadlines vary according to the company’s current situation, however, to make a drive for success in 48h for a large company, you need approximately two months of planning.

The planning process involves conducting a survey of all requirements of technology and infrastructure in the client base, developing an inventory and analysis of the characteristics of the environment. With this documentation in hand, the team can analyze all the risks of the procedure and establish what will be the necessary approach. This is the most complex part, because it is from the long period of two months, if something goes wrong in plan, the action may be compromised and lead to long downtime in the company.

The project moves from Data Center is one of the riskiest in the IT industry and two important for the CIO overcome fear tips are: 1) Talk to anyone who has already made moves to know which path to tread; 2) Make sure that the vendor is sufficient and has the necessary experience and responsibility to perform this action. That done, I usually say that when planning and risk analysis are performed well on the day of moving even a child can perform the action successfully.

An Overview of VDI – Virtual Desktop Infrastructure

August 30th, 2011 Comments off

VDI is a short form of Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, which is a technology developed as a utility for managing web hosting services within a data center. This technology basically designed for providing better manageable environment with desktop, better security, supervision with easy operation of help-desk. Almost all of know about the widely used virtualization technology which provided the cheap vps hosting as a more reliable and cost effective web hosting service option for webmasters. Similarly Virtualization also provided benefits to web hosting services providers by saving lot of things terms of energy, electricity, space (rack-space) and better manageable web servers. VDI is a technology which is also related to Virtualization and it allows a user to have full control to end users of desktops, applications and data which is accessed directly from data center but still it can be experienced like their own personal desktop.
For a webmaster it is very essential task to keep desktop systems updated with the latest required versions of softwares and applications, drivers, security systems and other required stuff. Without using a VDI this all is done by creating images manually which contains operating system, applications, drivers, security arrangements and other critical stuff making it very much time consuming. If any mistake happens while creating these images one can face a lot of errors while deploying them, which will waste more time, efforts and also money. But with the use of VDI image creation and management can be done in more improvised and predefined manner, because you need not to create the image manually.
VDA also allows any legacy hardware of external devices to accessed and used without any interruption. Security provided with VDA is up to the mark as with VDA integration your desktop data get the protection of firewalls. Speedy deployment of applications with better management, time and cost cutting, end user satisfaction with the minimum possible errors are the main features a data center can get by adopting Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.

Checklist for Choosing A Data Center.

August 24th, 2009 Comments off

Data Center Server's Data Center plays the most important role in the Internet world. It is the home to the servers that drive the Internet. There has been a major development in the Data Center technologies recently. The Server Virtualisation and power houses that offer high speeds are few of the recent technological upgrades presented to the world. There are multiple factors that one needs to consider when evaluating a data center. But, among all, three factors that are most important are listed below:

A) Security: There is tremendous volume of data that is stored, processed and distributed through the data center.The data too varies in vitality and confidentiality. Therefore, security is one major factor that cannot be compromised on. The capability of the server to encrypt data of the server/s, uplink security etc are few important aspects of enhancing online security.In addition to the online security, most of the time people fail to utter hardware security. It is equally important that the physical server/s are well secured from thefts and disasters.Therefore, choosing a data center that offers high level of security can prove to be fruitful.

B) High Speed: Speed is another major aspects of choosing a datacenter.Most market their business using the keywords such as “High Speed ” “High Speed Servers” etc.But, one should not get mis-guided with it, its important that you understand certain things such as the Internet backbone providers to the the Data Center,the network uplinks and the center to which they are connected to.Apart from that its important to check if they offer custom solutions such as Caching technologies, high end routers,backplanes and switches and load balancing blue prints. A professional Data Center would provide you all the above mentioned services.

C) Reliability: Reliability is another important aspect when considering a Data Center company.Its important that they offer good back-up hardware and Raid options. It is necessary that there is high availability if power systems that offers enough back up time and in house generators to tackle emergency situations. In the process it is important that you do some research and check for reviews about the data center and the level and quality of services they offer. Speaking with them can help you to make a decision in a better way. Its important that you check out their disaster recovery mechanism and the guarantee offered by them to safeguard your data.

The above mentioned are some of the very crucial aspects when you are hunting for a data center to host your servers. It is suggested that you do your own research, based on these parameters. A Company who owns a Data Center should be keen to help you evaluate the infrastructure they offer.A perfect Data Center to host your servers can add majorly to your business, therefore you need to be selective for the correct one.You may also check for Data Centers that offer Web Hosting Services too.This can ease your pain upto a large extent.