A Nice and Simple View From the Edge

In IT we often hear the concept of ‘single pane of glass’ – a symbolic, possibly overused phrase that puts everything you need to worry about onto a single screen that could be managed by someone who doesn’t have any technical expertise. It’s a nice idea, but those of us behind these screens know that

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The Four Most Disruptive Things About Blockchain

The term ‘disruptive’ is shockingly abused. Not so when it comes to blockchain. Many people are not familiar with blockchain, and yet it’s set to become the next big thing, so we’re told by Gartner. In fact it seems the technology is about to change the world in ways most of us have never considered.

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Defining the Edge of the Network and What it Means for Your Business

We conducted research across among our customer and partner base across Asia Pacific, and found that almost one third of respondents were not fully aware of the technology. 40 per cent of respondents have a comprehensive understanding of the technology, but only one third have set up their infrastructure to accommodate it. Gartner has also conducted

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The Importance of Being Connected

When we set out to identify the world’s most critical industries, we made every effort to approach the project with no preconceptions. A team of experts from around the world worked diligently to put together a comprehensive list of considerations to frame “most critical” and built a metric designed to objectively assign a criticality score

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Utilities Ranks Number One in Vertiv’s List of World’s Most Critical Industries

When Vertiv evaluated the world’s most critical industries, Utilities ranked number one. This shouldn’t come as a surprise to data center professionals who deploy high-availability power architectures to protect their equipment from even the slightest disruption in utility power. Despite advances in renewable energy and on-site generation, most data centers still depend on power from

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What are the 3 Things You Can Guarantee in Life? Death, Taxes and Your Data Center Cooling Will Fail On The Hottest Day of the Year

It’s Murphy’s law. Everything was fine during the winter but as soon as the short sleeve shirts and summer dresses are dragged out of the wardrobe the cooling system starts to struggle. Let’s be clear. They shouldn’t. Cooling systems, especially data centre cooling systems, are or at least should be, designed to cope with summer

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Airports Present Complex, Distributed IT Challenges

Vertiv identified mass transit, specifically aviation rail transport, as the world’s second most critical industry in a recent report analyzing and ranking industries based on their criticality. Utilities ranked first, in large part because so many industries depend on reliable power. In fact, most of the industries in the top seven demonstrate significant dependence on

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Powering the Gen 4 Data Center

Some of you have heard me talk about the data center generations: Gen 1 – Mainframe, Gen 2 – Client/Server, Gen 3 – Cloud.  I feel we are on the cusp of the next generation of data centers driven by the next wave of technology, as the iPhone did with the Cloud generation.  It is

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Tech In Marketing – A Dream for the CMO but a Nightmare for the CIO and IT?

Get off your soapbox!  The marketing trends that challenge IT Marketing and IT should be intimate friends, often they’re barely fleeting acquaintances. As a marketer, working in a business enabling the digital applications of the digital world, I see both sides, and they are now, and are becoming more intertwined and interdependent. Lost in translation

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5 Myths About Getting an Installed Thermal Upgrade

Improvements in data center performance and energy efficiency remain hot topics in the data center world. Managers are often under a spotlight when it comes to improving in these areas, yet put off making beneficial changes. The following five reactions are what we hear most often at Vertiv when asking a customer why he or

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