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Achieving Control Over Data Center Implementations and OperationsOut-of-control data centers that lack reliability and proper security often result in systemic instances of lost productivity and operational cost overruns. By proactively enabling services for controlling access to the infrastructure and monitoring for activity, management decisions can be made to improve data center services that more effectively meet organizational requirements.
Achieving Data Center Optimization with Visual ModelingAchieving Data Center Optimization with Visual Modeling An ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES (EMA) White PaperPrepared for AvocentApril 2009IT MANAGEMENT RESEARCH,INDUSTRY ANALYSIS AND CONSULTINGIT MANAGEMENT RESEARCH, INDUSTRY ANALYSIS AND CONSULTING Table of Contents Executive Summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Are You Getting a True Picture?The Facts About KVM over IP, Bandwidth and Video
Avocent Tackles Critical Demands of Healthcare IT ManagementIn this report, ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA) analysts examine how the Avocent solution tackles these vital demands of healthcare IT. Avocent provides a single, centralized resource for managing a wide range of IT environments, with out-of-band access capabilities that expand assurance of always-on availability and compliance-supporting security and resilience built in.
Back to the Future: The New IT Infrastructure OpportunityAs we look out into future of the IT infrastructure landscape, it is becoming ever clearer that we are reinventing our past. The legacy of the IT industry took shape around the concepts of centralized computing, in which the computing intelligence was warehoused in a consolidated fashion in data centers filled with mainframes, and the user was relegated to the large green screen entry terminals where the data was entered at the desk but stored back in the data center.
Best Practices in Data Center Power ManagementBest Practices in Data Center Power Management
Best Practices in Power Management: From Desktop to Data Center Best Practices in Power Management: From Desktop to Data Center
Beyond the Profile: The Next Generation of Secure KVM SwitchingSo how secure is a secure KVM switch? It depends less on the device and more on how the specifications in its PP, ST, and Validation Report align with an agencys needs, policies, technology, and requirements.
Branch Infrastructure Management (SRMI)Challenges and solutions for centralized remote office management.
Centralized Management SoftwareBest Practices to Control Your Data Center
Designing a Responsible Cloud InfrastructureCloud computing implementations have the potential to drive significant improvements in operational efficiency and reductions in operational expenditures.
Five Reasons Every IT Organization Needs to Capitalize on IPMIHow IPMI can help you better manage more infrastructure with fewer resources
How to Get the Full Value of VirtualizationVirtualization technology offers cost savings through server consolidation and increased efficiencybut only if your IT staff can meet the management challenges it presents.
How to Manage the Data Center Power ProblemGetting a handle on power means installing tools that help you not only measure consumption but also right-size your electrical infrastructure and increase uptime.
How to select a KVM over IP system to assist with HIPAA complianceHub and spoke failover architecture, virtual media, exit macros and other security elements you should insiston in a KVM over IP switching system for your health care network.
Implementation of IPv6 for Avocent Network AppliancesThe U.S. Government, other country governments and commercial customers have mandated IPv6 compliance for all network equipment (and software applications where applicable).
Managing IT in Tough Economic ConditionsTechnology: Manage IT Assets and Power Consumption to Control Complexity
Managing the Virtualized Data Center A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO VMWARE OWNERSHIP
New Protection Profile (and your USB Devices)That little flash drive. How something so small caused a security upheaval.
Optimizing Data Center Efficiency: A Prescriptive Model for Reducing Energy Consumption and Improving PerformanceIn this ENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMATM) white paper, EMA expands its popular IT Management Maturity Model into a Prescriptive Model that provides actionable steps for optimizing Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM).
Power Distribution Considerations for Data Center RacksThe following paper discusses the considerations that need to be made while choosing the appropriate power distribution products at the rack level. Interestingly enough, several of these considerations also help data center operators manage and control the largest portion of data center power consumption, which are the actual IT loads.
Pragmatic Approach to Data Center Management Control and ManageabilityENTERPRISE MANAGEMENT ASSOCIATES® (EMA) analysts explore a pragmatic view of data center management in order to deliver the best practices in real-world data centers for over-arching management solutions.
Raising the Bar on Remote AccessOrganizations must secure systems remotely without compromising the computing experience, hampering administration or adding unnecessary costs.
Ready Your Federal Infrastructure for the CloudFor agencies and departments that understand the risks as well as the best practices necessary to address them, a Cloud approach affords flexible capacity and maximum availability and ensures any new capital expenditures are allocated toward creating innovation, continuity and driving competitive advantage.
Ready Your Infrastructure for the CloudAuf längere Sicht bietet Cloud Computing gegenüber herkömmlichen verteilten Rechenarchitekturen zahlreiche Vorteile, doch Unternehmen dürfen auch die beträchtlichen Risiken nicht außer Acht lassen. Die geschäftskritischen Anwendungen und Daten
sind heute mehr denn je von der Netzwerkstruktur abhängig. Aus diesem Grund sollten Unternehmen zunächst die Infrastruktur ihres Rechenzentrums optimieren, bevor sie Cloud Computing einführen.
Secure Remote Access for IT Infrastructure Management: ACS Advanced Console ServerThe Avocent ACS advanced console server offers the most feature-rich set of capabilities in modern console servers. The ACS console server provides the scalability, reliability and security a company requires to control and manage servers and other networked devices.
Support of USB Devices USB Lockdown Secure KVM SwitchingUSB as a Security Risk
The Promises, Challenges and Imperatives of Data Center Infrastructure ManagementTodays data centers are no longer just an enabler to the business; they can often provide corporations with competitive advantages and are the underpinnings to corporate success.
The Road to Data Center Infrastructure ManagementData Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) offers IT service improvements that can greatly improve the value of technology investments to the business through each phase of data center maturity.
Unleashing the Power of iLO, IPMI and Other Service ProcessorsA Guide to Secure, Consolidated Remote Server Management
VIRTUAL MEDIA: Optimizing the Efficiency and Security of Data Center Operations
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