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WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Power Conversion (APC), a leading global provider of high availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), today announced its new Blade Readiness Assessment Service that provides IT professionals with an assessment of the feasibility of successfully deploying blade servers in their current data center installations. The Blade Readiness Assessment Service provides evaluations of essential data center NCPI components including power, cooling, facility and rack capabilities, as well as management systems. For each assessment, APC's Global Services staff conducts site surveys and provide a report that includes identifying constraints, as well as offering power and cooling enhancement options, and optimal blade deployment strategies. The assessment service also benchmarks the power ... (more)

How Green is Your Data Center?

Data Center “X” just announced a 2 MegaWatt expansion to their facility in Northern California. A major increase in data center capacity, and a source of great joy for the company. And the source of potentially 714 additional tons of carbon introduced each month into the environment. Many groups and organizations are gathering to address the need to bring our data centers under control. Some are focused on providing marketing value for their members, most others appear genuinely concerned with the amount of power being consumed within data centers, the amount of carbon being produced by data centers, and the potential for using alternative or clean energy initiatives within data centers. There are stories around which claim the data center industry is actually using up to 5% of power consumed within the United States, which if true, makes this a really important disc... (more)

SYSPRO Named 'ISV of the Year' at VAR Business 500 Awards

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- SYSPRO, a leading producer of enterprise software, has announced that the company was named "ISV of the Year" at the VAR Business 500 Awards held June 14, 2005 at the Rainbow Room in New York City. Honoring the most powerful and accomplished solution providers in North America, the fifth annual VAR Business 500 Awards event unfurled to overcapacity crowds in the legendary NYC venue. The awards ceremony featured keynote guest speaker former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20021010/LATH010LOGO ) SYSPRO was one of 17 solution providers recognized for outstanding achievements in 2004, such as revenue growth, strong profitability, technology innovation and vertical expertise. SYSPRO was selected "Independent Software Vendor of the Year" based on its "stellar software business." In... (more)

Harvard Medical School Deploys American Power Conversion's InfraStruXure(TM) On-Demand Data Center Solution to Ensure Highly Available Electronic Course Curriculum and Research Data

WEST KINGSTON, R.I., Aug. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- American Power Conversion (APC), a leading global provider of high availability systems for network-critical physical infrastructure (NCPI), today announced that Harvard Medical School, one of the first "all-digital" medical schools in the U.S., recently purchased APC's InfraStruXure(TM) solution for the school's new data center in Boston, Mass. As their students, faculty, and researchers become increasingly dependent upon information technology to more effectively educate, research, and diagnose disease, Harvard Medical IT staff is challenged with delivering scalable, cutting-edge technology applications "on-demand," 24x7x365 days per year. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20031003/NEAPCLOGO ) According to Harvard Medical School's chief information officer, John D. Halamka, "At Harvard Medical School, ... (more)

Calence, LLC Joins APC's Gold Certified Partner Program

PHOENIX, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Calence, LLC, a leader in building, managing and optimizing customized, client-centric networks, today announced that it recently joined APC's Gold Certified Partner Program. As a result, Calence's certified technical professionals are now capable of designing and implementing data center power, cooling and management solutions for its customers using APC's online configuration tools. Calence's certified professionals now can design APC InfraStruXure(R) systems up to 80kW, which now gives the firm the ability to provide its customers with APC's popular InfraStruXure architecture for data centers. Calence's core competency is architecting and deploying real time network infrastructure, along with providing unified communications and security solutions, and management services. The company specializes in delivering complex network solu... (more)

AFCOM's Data Center Institute Convenes at Data Center World to Provide Cloud Computing Guidance for Data Center Professionals

NASHVILLE, TN -- (Marketwire) -- 03/08/10 -- AFCOM's Data Center Institute (DCI), a leading industry think-tank has convened at the AFCOM Data Center World 2010 to discuss concepts and approaches to cloud computing and what this technology means to data center professionals. Facilitated by DCI board advisor David S. Linthicum, the CTO of Bick Group, topics covered in the first on-site meeting included: making a business case for cloud computing within the data center; best practices and approaches to cloud computing from the perspective of the data center executive; and new data center skills needed to support cloud computing implementations. Moreover, approaches to cloud computing for enterprises, third party data center providers, and existing software providers moving to a cloud computing offering were discussed. These concepts and recommendations will be summari... (more)

Disruptive Technologies, New Program Elements & Workshops Announced for Interop Las Vegas

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Interop Las Vegas, produced by UBM TechWeb, announced today new initiatives for this year's event including Big Data, OpenFlow, Cloud Carrier Forum, and more. In addition, Jennifer Jessup, will take the reigns as the new General Manager for the Interop brand. Interop, the industry's largest and most comprehensive business technology event, will take place at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center in Las Vegas, May 6-10, 2012. For more information, visit: http://www.interop.com/lasvegas/ "I'm thrilled to take the lead at the premier event focused on the business technology community," said Jennifer Jessup, known as JJ, General Manager, Interop. "As the business technology market continues to change and grow, I look forward to working with market players throughout the year. I'd like to continue the conversations with attende... (more)

TSS, Inc. Appoints Martin T. Olsen as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing

COLUMBIA, Md., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/-- TSS, Inc. (Other OTC: TSSI), a mission critical data center and technology services company, announced today that it has appointed Martin T. Olsen as Executive Vice President, Sales and Marketing effective January 14, 2014. Mr. Olsen will lead all sales and marketing strategies to drive growth and further market penetration globally as well as oversee business development efforts to diversify channels and expand new revenue streams. Mr. Olsen will report directly to Anthony Angelini, President and Chief Executive Officer of TSS. Mr. Olsen was previously Vice President, Global Sales and Marketing of Active Power, Inc., a manufacturer of uninterruptible power systems and modular infrastructure solutions for data centers and other business operations where system up time is considered mission critical. Prior to joining Active ... (more)

Appvance Adds New Relic APM Testing To PerformanceCloud

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Appvance Inc., a leader in app performance testing, announced the addition of Application Performance Management (APM) integration with New Relic in Appvance PerformanceCloud, its third generation cloud testing platform that combines functional, performance, stress, load tests and monitoring, with New Relic. "Our customers have requested this new capability we call Proactive APM," said Kevin Surace, CEO at Appvance. "Before this, APM was most useful once an app launched, the app delivered a poor end-user experience, and was flagged by New Relic. Proactive APM gives business managers, engineers, and testers a way to anticipate the end-user experience while the app is under development, then compare simulated user performance to real user performance once the app launches. This allows for instant diagnoses when there are... (more)

Virtualization Conference & Expo 2009 West: Call for Papers Closing

Now held three times a year, in New York, Prague, and Silicon Valley, the organizing principle of each International Virtualization Conference & Expo remains the same: our aim is to ensure, through an intense and carefully chosen program of technical and strategic breakout sessions, that attending delegates leave each Conference with abundant resources, ideas and examples they can apply immediately to leveraging Virtualization, helping them to maximize performance, minimize cost and improve the efficiency and flexibility of their Enterprise IT endeavors. The Call for Papers for the 7th International Virtualization Conference & Expo, which will be held in Santa Clara, CA, on November 2- 4, 2009, is currently still open. The submissions URL is here, and the deadline for submissions is June 30, 2009. Topics welcomed include every aspect of virtualization. For example: ... (more)

The Virtualization Paradox

Not too long ago a few software engineers figured out that a server running a single application is wasteful because a significant amount of power is consumed by the server, yet only a small fraction of the processing capability is being used. Today one of the many reasons IT departments leverage server virtualization is to reduce the electrical usage in the data center. Unfortunately, they stop there and are unaware that their data center efficiency has suffered for the same reason that drove them to virtualize in the first place. Why does doing something good like virtualization result in a negative impact on data center efficiency? This article will help bring some understanding to this paradox and provide suggestions on how to avoid it. A server has a power supply, memory, drives, fans, cards, a processor, and other components that consume electricity, all so t... (more)