Arista Leaf-Spine Architecture – Blog 2: L2LS and L3LS Designs

Layer 2 Leaf-Spine – L2LS design In this design, 2 spine switches are paired as an MLAG domain and are presented to the leaf switches as a single switch. All links in the topology are used for forwarding with no

How SD-WAN Can Simplify IT in Multisite Enterprises

IT requirements of branch locations have become increasingly complicated in recent years. Many organizations are moving applications and data closer to users to reduce latency and improve performance. Organizations in retail, hospitality, education, healthcare, and other sectors are implementing advanced

Data Center Fire Suppression: Is Your IT Infrastructure Protected?

OVHcloud Data Center Fire in France In March 2021, OVHcloud’s five-story, 5,400-square-foot SBG2 data center in Strasbourg, France was destroyed by ghastly fire that took over six hours to extinguish. Not only was the company’s SBG1 facility heavily damaged, but

How to Choose the Right Enterprise Network Function Virtualization (NFV) Solution

Present-day enterprises are increasingly turning to network virtualization as an alternative to physical devices. This is especially true in branches where there are often space, power, and support constraints. By embracing network function virtualization (NFV), it is possible to reduce

How to Choose Between Hot-Aisle and Cold-Aisle Containment

Aisle containment is a proven technique for optimizing data center cooling. It builds upon the best practice of arranging racks and cabinets with the fronts of racks in one row facing the fronts of racks in an adjacent row. That

The Three Pillars of Rahi’s Managed Services Methodology

Managed services have been popular among organizations of all sizes for many years. In essence, the managed services model allows you to outsource some or all of the maintenance, management and support of your AV/IT environment to a third-party provider. Within that

Remote Monitoring and Management Delivers Bottom-Line Benefits

Almost all businesses today are deeply dependent on information technology, which is why studies consistently find that IT downtime can cost thousands of dollars per minute in lost revenues, opportunities and productivity. Given the stakes, practically every tech issue —

How to Deploy Smart Data Centre Infrastructure Management

Over the past decade, many organisations have deployed Data Centre Infrastructure Management (DCIM) platforms. This is software that captures the availability and performance metrics of the hybrid IT environment such as cloud infrastructure, servers, network devices, power and storage systems.

Get to Grips with Spares Management

A “spare” can be defined as any asset that is not in production, but that is available to use when needed. Its value is typically an asset on the books. Spares are distinct from “consumables”, which are relatively low-cost items

A 5-Step Approach to Building an Intelligent Edge

Many organizations have adopted a cloud-first IT strategy to improve the way they do business. Public, private and hybrid cloud platforms maximize efficiency while allowing IT staff to manage resources, save costs, increase scalability, streamline and coordinate data management, and

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