By 2018, 50% of new data centre infrastructure investments will be for systems of engagement, insight and action rather than maintaining existing systems of record.
Financial services SaaS provider NextGen.Net needed a solution that would improve analytical abilities and enhance reporting capabilities for its data centre.
Tatts Group, one of Australia's largest lottery and gaming companies, needed to update the software it used to provide monitoring and control of its data centres.
To take full advantage of the possibilities offered by virtualised environments, certain factors must be considered with respect to connecting users and maximising investments in infrastructure.
Effective planning and implementation for 40/100 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) can allow organisations to remove potential roadblocks and fully realise the benefits of a virtualised environment for their organisation.
Available to rent, the Anritsu CMA 4500 single- and multimode 35/25 dB optical time domain reflectometer (OTDR) measures fibre length and tests for fibre faults and optical return loss.
Schneider Electric has released v7.1 of its StruxureWare Data Centre Operation Suite, featuring updated and flexible change management with a customisable approach to workflow management and maintenance processes.
StruxureWare for Data Centres is a management software suite designed to address the data centre physical infrastructure needed to maximise availability and efficiency.
The Yamasaki VM007 FibreSpy video scope, for safe inspection of live optical networks, allows the user to get a clear view of an end face or ports in an optical fibre network through the use of a video camera. The images are displayed on a backlit LCD screen and can be connected to a computer for closer observation and saving screen shots.
Testing for traffic is essential when installing or maintaining optical fibre networks to avoid disrupting live communication. The Yamasaki TF916 clamps onto the outside of the fibre so users don’t have to disconnect the optical fibre to test for signals in the core of the fibre.
Avocent Virtual Advanced Console Server 6000 (ACS v6000) can be used for secure, remote data centre and out-of-band management of virtual assets, and grants authorised users access to enterprise resources, keeping virtual assets available 24/7 while enforcing strict security measures.
Eaton has announced that its range of supervision and protection products is compatible with Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system.
After the 2009 Victorian bushfires, a company running a small-scale pilot project to monitor bushfire hotspots suddenly found itself propelled onto centre stage. Victorian company EYEfi had installed four monitoring cameras on fire towers in and around Victoria’s Yarra Valley.
D-Link has released a family of internet-based surveillance products - network video recorders (NVRs) - designed with advanced features and compact size to meet the camera monitoring needs of small-to-medium businesses.
Agilent has introduced an interference analyser option for its FieldFox RF analyser, an integrated RF handheld for wireless installation and maintenance (I&M). The company has also introduced claimed industry-first spectrum analyser features.
TechRentals has introduced the JDSU Smart Class E1/Datacoms into its rental fleet.