Energy Efficient Servers

Author: Corey Gough
Publisher: Apress
ISBN: 1430266384
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Energy Efficient Servers: Blueprints for Data Center Optimization introduces engineers and IT professionals to the power management technologies and techniques used in energy efficient servers. The book includes a deep examination of different features used in processors, memory, interconnects, I/O devices, and other platform components. It outlines the power and performance impact of these features and the role firmware and software play in initialization and control. Using examples from cloud, HPC, and enterprise environments, the book demonstrates how various power management technologies are utilized across a range of server utilization. It teaches the reader how to monitor, analyze, and optimize their environment to best suit their needs. It shares optimization techniques used by data center administrators and system optimization experts at the world’s most advanced data centers.

Quantitative Evaluation of Systems

Author: Gul Agha
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331943425X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book constitutes the proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Quantitative Evaluation Systems, QEST 2016, held in Quebec City, Canada, in August 2016. The 21 full papers and 3 tool demonstration papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from 46 submissions. They are organized in topical sections entitled: Markov processes; tools; sampling, inference, and optimization methods; Markov decision processes and Markovian analysis; networks.

Energy Efficient Data Centers

Author: Sonja Klingert
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3642551491
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-conference proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Energy Efficient Data Centers, E2DC 2013, held in Berkeley, CA, USA, in May 2013; co-located with SIGCOMM e-Energy 2013. The 8 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in topical sections on energy and workload measurement; energy management; simulators and control.

Handbook on Data Centers

Author: Samee U. Khan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1493920928
Format: PDF
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This handbook offers a comprehensive review of the state-of-the-art research achievements in the field of data centers. Contributions from international, leading researchers and scholars offer topics in cloud computing, virtualization in data centers, energy efficient data centers, and next generation data center architecture. It also comprises current research trends in emerging areas, such as data security, data protection management, and network resource management in data centers. Specific attention is devoted to industry needs associated with the challenges faced by data centers, such as various power, cooling, floor space, and associated environmental health and safety issues, while still working to support growth without disrupting quality of service. The contributions cut across various IT data technology domains as a single source to discuss the interdependencies that need to be supported to enable a virtualized, next-generation, energy efficient, economical, and environmentally friendly data center. This book appeals to a broad spectrum of readers, including server, storage, networking, database, and applications analysts, administrators, and architects. It is intended for those seeking to gain a stronger grasp on data center networks: the fundamental protocol used by the applications and the network, the typical network technologies, and their design aspects. The Handbook of Data Centers is a leading reference on design and implementation for planning, implementing, and operating data center networks.

The Road to a Modern IT Factory

Author: Ferri Abolhassan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3642402194
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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IT is currently going through one of its most critical phases of transformation. IT vendors and IT service organizations are revolutionizing their production and service processes, adopting industrial practices. It is only through the consistent transformation into factory-like structures that quality, effectiveness and efficiency can be increased. By integrating professional concepts and methods taken from the context of industrial production, it is possible to meet functional and qualitative requirements from the departments and therefore from the end user. On top of that this new paradigm enables the implementation of optimal processes in the organization. An interdisciplinary team of authors addresses the current challenges for global IT services organizations and describes the process of IT industrialization. The transformation of the IT industry towards the model of an IT factory is the core theme of this book, which takes the latest findings from applied research, consulting and IT business practices and combines them into a consistent and innovative approach to IT services.

Oracle Database 12c New Features

Author: Robert G. Freeman
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071799311
Format: PDF, Docs
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Maximize the New and Improved Features of Oracle Database 12c Written by Master Principle Database Expert, Oracle, and Oracle ACE Robert G. Freeman, this Oracle Press guide describes the myriad new and enhanced capabilities available in the latest Oracle Database release. Inside, you’ll find everything you need to know to get up and running quickly on Oracle Database 12c. Supported by running commentary from world-renowned Oracle expert Tom Kyte, and with additional contributions by Oracle experts Eric Yen and Scott Black, Oracle Database 12c New Features offers detailed coverage of: Installing Oracle Database 12c Architectural changes, such as Oracle Multitenant The most current information on upgrading and migrating to Oracle Database 12c The pre-upgrade information tool and parallel processing for database upgrades Oracle Real Application Clusters new features, such as Oracle Flex Cluster, Oracle Flex Automatic Storage Management, and Oracle Automatic Storage Management Cluster File System Oracle RMAN enhancements, including cross-platform backup and recovery Oracle Data Guard improvements, such as Fast Sync, and Oracle Active Data Guard new features, such as Far Sync SQL, PL/SQL, DML, and DDL new features Improvements to partitioning manageability, performance, and availability Advanced business intelligence and data warehousing capabilities Security enhancements, including privileges analysis, data redaction, and new administrative-level privileges Manageability, performance, and optimization improvements

The Green and Virtual Data Center

Author: Greg Schulz
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781420086676
Format: PDF, ePub
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The Green and Virtual Data Center sets aside the political aspects of what is or is not considered green to instead focus on the opportunities for organizations that want to sustain environmentally-friendly economical growth. If you are willing to believe that IT infrastructure resources deployed in a highly virtualized manner can be combined with other technologies to achieve simplified and cost-effective delivery of services in a green, profitable manner, this book is for you. Savvy industry veteran Greg Schulz provides real-world insight, addressing best practices, server, software, storage, networking, and facilities issues concerning any current or next-generation virtual data center that relies on underlying physical infrastructures. Coverage includes: Energy and data footprint reduction Cloud-based storage and computing Intelligent and adaptive power management Server, storage, and networking virtualization Tiered servers and storage, network, and data centers Energy avoidance and energy efficiency Many current and emerging technologies can enable a green and efficient virtual data center to support and sustain business growth with a reasonable return on investment. This book presents virtually all critical IT technologies and techniques to discuss the interdependencies that need to be supported to enable a dynamic, energy-efficient, economical, and environmentally-friendly green IT data center. This is a path that every organization must ultimately follow. Take a tour of the Green and Virtual Data Center website. CRC Press is pleased to announce that The Green and Virtual Data Center has been added to Intel Corporation’s Recommended Reading List. Intel’s Recommended Reading program provides technical professionals a simple and handy reference list of what to read to stay abreast of new technologies. Dozens of industry technologists, corporate fellows, and engineers have helped by suggesting books and reviewing the list. This is the most comprehensive reading list available for professional computer developers.

Data Center Handbook

Author: Hwaiyu Geng
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118937570
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Provides the fundamentals, technologies, and best practices in designing, constructing and managing mission critical, energy efficient data centers Organizations in need of high-speed connectivity and nonstop systems operations depend upon data centers for a range of deployment solutions. A data center is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes multiple power sources, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g., air conditioning, fire suppression) and security devices. With contributions from an international list of experts, The Data Center Handbook instructs readers to: Prepare strategic plan that includes location plan, site selection, roadmap and capacity planning Design and build "green" data centers, with mission critical and energy-efficient infrastructure Apply best practices to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions Apply IT technologies such as cloud and virtualization Manage data centers in order to sustain operations with minimum costs Prepare and practice disaster reovery and business continuity plan The book imparts essential knowledge needed to implement data center design and construction, apply IT technologies, and continually improve data center operations.

Unplugged

Author: Brian MacKenzie
Publisher: Victory Belt Publishing
ISBN:
Format: PDF, ePub
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In the first quarter of 2016, Americans bought 19.7 million fitness wearables, an increase of 67 percent over the previous year. By 2020, the global market for fitness-focused apps and devices is expected to grow to $30 billion. This means that more than ever, we're looking at our wrists not only to check the time, but also to see how much we've moved, monitor our heart rate, and see how we’re stacking up against yesterday's tallies. As a result of our fitness tech addiction, we've lost awareness of what we're doing, how we're feeling, and what's going on around us. This is bad enough in the gym, but when we get outside, the constant checking of a tiny screen truly wreaks havoc, downgrading what should be a rich experience into yet another task we need to complete to meet our daily goals. And if we fall short, we feel inadequate. There’s also the issue of data inaccuracy, with many device makers now admitting that their gadgets provide only estimates. So why do we continue to obsess over data and treat it as gospel truth? It's time to stop, take a breath, and hit the reset button in a big way. Unplugged provides a blueprint for using technology to meet your health and performance goals in a much smarter way, while reconnecting to your instincts and the natural world. In addition to sharing the performance expertise of Brian Mackenzie and the scientific insight of Dr. Andy Galpin, Unplugged features exclusive stories and advice from elite athletes and world-renowned experts like Laird Hamilton, Tim Ferriss, Kai Lenny, Kelly Starrett, Steven Kotler, Erin Cafaro, Lenny Wiersma, Dr. Frank Merritt, and Brandon Rager. Reading Unplugged will enable you to: • Understand both the value and the limitations of technology in athletic performance, fitness, health, and lifestyle situations • Know how and when to utilize physical activity technologies in your everyday life—and when not to • Avoid the common mistakes that most people make with wearables and tracking apps • Understand which technologies and tests are most effective and which are a waste of money • End your addiction to fitness technology and start utilizing it as a tool for cueing, learning, and sensing instead of as a taskmaster that stresses you out • Improve self-awareness and increase self-reliance • Re-engage with nature by spending less time indoors and more time outside • Rediscover the value of coaches' expertise, curation, and intuition, which technology can't replace • Take back control of your health, fitness, and performance with the Unplugged training protocol.

IBM Data Center Networking Planning for Virtualization and Cloud Computing

Author: Michele Girola
Publisher: IBM Redbooks
ISBN: 0738435392
Format: PDF, ePub
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The enterprise data center has evolved dramatically in recent years. It has moved from a model that placed multiple data centers closer to users to a more centralized dynamic model. The factors influencing this evolution are varied but can mostly be attributed to regulatory, service level improvement, cost savings, and manageability. Multiple legal issues regarding the security of data housed in the data center have placed security requirements at the forefront of data center architecture. As the cost to operate data centers has increased, architectures have moved towards consolidation of servers and applications in order to better utilize assets and reduce "server sprawl." The more diverse and distributed the data center environment becomes, the more manageability becomes an issue. These factors have led to a trend of data center consolidation and resources on demand using technologies such as virtualization, higher WAN bandwidth technologies, and newer management technologies. The intended audience of this book is network architects and network administrators. In this IBM® Redbooks® publication we discuss the following topics: The current state of the data center network The business drivers making the case for change The unique capabilities and network requirements of system platforms The impact of server and storage consolidation on the data center network The functional overview of the main data center network virtualization and consolidation technologies The new data center network design landscape