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SNMP Security

Cyber attacks on UPS systems, heating and cooling infrastructure are just now beginning to appear on news pages.  

Shutting these systems down is only one thought in a criminal’s mind. 

Cyber criminals use the SNMP cards within the infrastructure systems as both an entry point into the network and or a camouflage outpost from which to launch destructive cyber attacks against information-rich targets.

Types of prefabricated modular data centres

Data centre systems or subsystems that are preassembled in a factory are often described with terms like prefabricated, containerized, modular, skid-based,

pod-based, mobile, portable, self-contained, all-in one, and more. There are, however, important distinctions between the various types of factory-built building blocks on the market. This paper proposes standard terminology for categorising the types of prefabricated modular data centers, defines and compares their key attributes, and provides a framework for choosing the best approach(es) based on business requirements.

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CUBIC - Excellence in switchboard enclosures

CUBIC is the globally recognized partner for enclosure solutions within all types of electrical switchboards. Our high quality solutions are used world-wide in all types of industry, and infrastructure.

At the heart of the CUBIC ideal is the CUBIC Global Training programme, which is made available to all within the Panelbuilders’ organisation. Close to 1000 individuals have so far completed the programme. The Galaxy software package facilitates design, pricing, parts lists, ordering and temperature rise calculations. A specific training module deals with the verification of assemblies to the IEC61439-2 Standard to maintain our partners position at the forefront of switchboard quality requirements. All this builds a solid platform for all who are connected with CUBIC within the panelbuilders organisation. Comprehensive manuals for both engineers and assemblers compliment the training and with the ongoing CUBIC technical support, a high level of confidence and independence is assured.

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Optimizing your infrastructure for the cloud

Cloud computing is generating enormous amounts of discussion and excitement in the world of corporate IT. Eager to drive efficiency up and costs down, organizations of every size and description are rapidly adopting Web-based software, platform and infrastructure solutions. Indeed, analyst firm International Data Corporation expects global spending by enterprises on cloud services to rise at a compound annual growth rate of 26 percent between 2009 and 2013, from $17.4 billion to $44.2 billion. Within a matter of years, experts predict, most businesses will utilize at least some cloud-based applications and services. Yet for all its capacity to streamline management and boost agility, cloud computing poses unique power, cooling and availability challenges as well. To meet them, businesses must increase the strength and resiliency of both their electrical and mechanical infrastructures.

This white paper examines some of the forces behind rising adoption of cloud-based solutions, explores how cloud architectures impact data centers and discusses a series of concrete practices and technologies that can help companies collect the benefits of cloud computing without compromising uptime or overwhelming their power and cooling systems.

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Power Management for Server Virtualisation

Server virtualisation empowers businesses to lower hardware spending, simplify administration and boost availability. It’s no surprise, then, that nearly 80 percent of server workloads supported by x86 hardware will be running on Virtual Machines (VMs) by 2016, according to analyst firm Gartner Inc. For IT and facilities managers, however, server virtualisation introduces both challenges and opportunities. In particular, while it makes preventing downtime during utility failures dramatically easier, provided your data centre is equipped with the proper power management software, it also adds new complexities to the demands of avoiding data loss during electrical outages when shutting down servers is unavoidable.

This white paper discusses server virtualisation’s impact on both maintaining business continuity and preserving data integrity during power outages, and then explains how state-of-the-art power management solutions can help virtualised data centres cope with utility failures more effectively.

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