Helping Data Center providers with peace of mind in global deployments

Data Center providers are buying real estate at a rapid pace as demand for space continues to skyrocket. Of course, that’s only the first step. Building out a data center can be a long and complex process, requiring significant upfront

Rahi’s IT Predictions for 2022 and Beyond

A Look Ahead to the Future This is the time of year when industry analysts and experts make predictions about the technology landscape in the year to come. Given the pace of change and the hype that often surrounds new

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

Arista Leaf Spine Architecture – Blog Series Part One

Traditional 3-Tier Data Center Networks About 20 years ago there was a need for more servers because of an increase in the number of applications due to improved network availability. Hence, a large number of access ports were required to

Looking to Adopt Edge Computing? SD-WAN Can Help

The explosion of smart devices is compelling organizations to seek new ways to deliver IT services to their employees and customers. This is driving the adoption of edge computing — an architectural model in which applications and data are located

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