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Datasheets

Avocent

Cisco

Eaton

Force10

NetApp

Polycom

PowerDsine

ProCurve

SmartOptics

Eaton Power Management UPS

  • PDF Power Management PDF
    Managing Power means Saving Costs with Eaton.
  • PDF Eaton UPS Product Range Explained
    By adding more electrical equipment to your existing network you are increasing your power consumption and you will need to make allowances for this in the provision of a UPS solution.
  • PDF Eaton Powerware ePDU PDF
    Vertical Zero U products that do not occupy server U space in racks.
  • PDF Eaton UPS Product Range Explained
    By adding more electrical equipment to your existing network you are increasing your power consumption and you will need to make allowances for this in the provision of a UPS solution.
  • PDF Eaton 3 Phase UPS Solutions
    Find out more information about the full range of Eaton’s 3 phase UPS products and learn more about the benefits of using Eaton UPS to protect your Data Center and IT facilities.
  • PDF CEMEP - Environmental considerations
    An independent paper produced by CEMEP (European Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Machines and Powere Electronics), focusing on the environmental impact of UPS power usage.

Hardware Firewalls

HP Proliant Servers

Networking

Transceivers

Video Conferencing

Services

Asset Recovery

Network Audit

Network Support and Maintenance

Structured Cabling

Application Delivery

BEA

Datacentre Design

EMC

Force10 Networks

  • PDF Force10 Testimonials
    Force10 Networks high performance switching and routing equipment is an essential part of the network architecture of some of the world’s largest Gigabit Ethernet and 10 Gigabit Ethernet networks equipment. Some of these happy customers, including Yahoo!, CERN, Vertitas DGC and Equinix, explain why.
  • PDF Smashing Atoms: CERN Turns to Force10 to Support Next-Generation Physics Research
    The Force10 TeraScale E-Series switch/routers meet CERN’s demanding requirements for their global network supporting the world’s largest scientific instrument. The E-Series provides 10 Gigabit Ethernet (GbE) LAN and WAN interfaces, non-blocking, high density equipment, fault tolerance, adherence to standards, and a low cost of ownership.
  • PDF Force10 Networks Corporate Fact Sheet
    Force10 Networks provides reliable next-generation infrastructure solutions that customers deploy when the network is their business. The company is uniquely positioned to deliver innovative and high performance solutions that address data center consolidation, virtualization and cloud computing as well as service providers’ rapid evolution to converged, IP/Ethernet-based networks and business models.
  • PDF Force10 Networks C-Series Resilient Switches
    The Force10 Networks C-Series are resilient chassis-based switches that deliver reliability, network control and scalability. The C-Series is designed to support mission critical applications with very low latency across converged networks. Comprehensive management capabilities make the C-Series a cost-effective and flexible deployment option.
  • PDF Force10 Networks C-Series Resiliant Switches Vs The Cisco Alternatives
    The Force10 Networks C-Series are resilient chassis-based switches that deliver reliability, network control and scalability. The C-Series is designed to support mission critical applications with very low latency across converged networks. Comprehensive management capabilities make the C-Series a cost-effective and flexible deployment option.
  • PDF Force10 Networks Implementation Case Study: DE-CIX
    An examination of how Force10 Networks equipment was used to triple traffic growth at Central Europe’s largest Internet exchange.
  • PDF Force10 Networks Implementation Case Study: eHarmony
    The Force10 Reliable Networking product portfolio provides the reliability, network control and scalability eHarmony requires in its data center to successfully match users based on more than 400 parameters.
  • PDF Force10 Networks Implementation Case Study: FMI, Novartis
    The Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research (FMI) has deployed the Force10 Networks C-Series family of resilient switches and the S-Series family of access switches to serve as the backbone of its campus and data center networks. With Force10, FMI is interconnecting researchers throughout the facility with a high-performance network supporting instruments that generate as much as one terabyte of data per day.
  • PDF Force10 Networks Implementation Case Study: NYSE Euronext
    The network infrastructure deployed by NYSE Euronext represents its commitment to maintaining competitiveness and scalability in the global financial markets for today and into the future.
  • PDF Force10 Networks Implementation Case Study: SEGA
    SEGA deploys the TeraScale E-Series in its gaming data center to provide a reliable, high performance foundation for its online interactive worlds.
  • PDF Force10 Networks Testimonials: Including Yahoo!
    Yahoo! is one of the leading Internet
  • PDF Force10 Networks ExaScale E-Series: Virtualized Core Switching and Routing
    The Force10 Networks ExaScale platforms are virtualised chassis-based switches that enable a new way of designing switching and routing infrastructures. ExaScale’s architecture, and patented backplane and ASIC technology are designed to increase network availability, agility and efficiency while reducing power and cooling costs. ExaScale supports mission critical applications across converged fabrics in data center, telecommunication provider, service provider, enterprise and HPCC networks.
  • PDF Force10 Networks: 10 Gigabit Ethernet Vs Infiniband
    The transition to 10 Gigabit Ethernet (10 GbE) is underway in the data center, and the ubiquity and reliability of Ethernet make it a desirable solution for delivering a high performance interconnect fabric. Modern 10 GbE adapters are capable of supporting a variety of hardware-based offload mechanisms delivering high bandwidth, high throughput and low latency Ethernet solutions for the rigorous demands of low latency clustering applications.
  • PDF Force10 Networks S-Series S25N and S50N High Performance GbE/10 GbE Access Switches
    The Force10 S25N and S50N bring core-like resiliency in a compact form factor to the network edge, enabling cost-effective scalability. These high performance and low latency Gigabit Ethernet switches deliver the critical functionality that advanced data center network edges demand.
  • PDF High Availability in the Force10 Networks E-Series
    While evolving to meet the needs of telecommunications carriers, each generation of switch and router platforms has benefited from successive improvements in hardware and software availability. Force10 has taken high availability to the next level in the design of the E-Series to keep pace with the exponentially increasing volumes of mission-critical traffic in today’s networks.
  • PDF Why Choose Force10 Networks?
    Force10 Networks is a pioneer in building reliable networks. With its Reliable Networking product portfolio that has been hardened in some of the most complex networks in the world, including Yahoo!, eHarmony and Equinix, Force10 delivers the reliability, network control and scalability performance metrics that are crucial to building a flexible network that is application and service ready.

HP

IP Telephony

Microsoft

NetApp - Storage and Data Management

Network Security

Oracle

Power-over-Ethernet

SAP

Solarflare

Virtualisation

  • PDF Virtualisation
    Force10 Networks VirtualView™: Taking the Mystery and Risk out of Virtualisation.
  • PDF PowerDsine - CTDP Program
  • PDF Security Implications of the Virtualized Datacenter
  • PDF Data Center Virtualization Q&A
  • PDF F5 and the 8 Ways to Virtualization
  • PDF Virtualization Defined - Eight Different Ways
  • PDF VMware vSphere Competitive Reviewer's Guide
    A hands-on evaluation of VMware vSphere 4 by press reviewers, technology analysts, and IT professionals who wish to compare vSphere to competing virtualisation products such as Microsoft Hyper-V and Citrix XenServer.
  • PDF What’s New in VMware vSphere 4:Virtual Networking
    An overview of the major enhancements introduced with VMware vNetwork, the collection of networking technologies for optimally integrating networking and I/O functionality into vSphere.
  • PDF What’s New in VMware vSphere 4: Performance Enhancements
    VMware vSphere 4, the industry's first cloud operating system, includes several unique new features that allows IT organisations to leverage the benefits of cloud computing, with maximum efficiency, uncompromised control, and flexibility of choice.
  • PDF What Is New in VMware vSphere 4: Storage
    VMware has added many new storage management capabilities that increase disk utilisation rate, provide greater control of these storage resources and enable increased options for datastore protocol support and format of virtual disk format.
  • PDF The True Cost of Virtual Server Solutions
    An assessment of how VMware ESXi 3.5 and Microsoft Hyper-V compare when it comes to hosting multiple virtual machines.
  • PDF Optimising Data Protection Operations in VMware Environments
    Data protection is critical for small and medium businesses. Conventional data protection infrastructures are still largely tape-based and are not always proving up to the new requirements for backup, recovery, and disaster recovery.
  • PDF Virtual Appliances Are Coming
    A new virtualization specification, the Open Virtualization Format (OVF) lays the foundation for a fundamental change in how enterprises deploy and manage software. This development has ramifications on how users recover applications, clone golden images, and ensure license compliance.
  • PDF VMware vSphere Raising Data Centres Closer to the Cloud
    While it is true that server virtualisation is an essential building block of the infrastructure required for cloud computing initiatives, a considerable base of infrastructure and technology has to be in place in addition to server virtualisation to achieve the promise of cloud computing.
  • PDF VMware: Clearing the Fog for a Look into the Clouds
    While it is true that server virtualisation is an essential building block of the infrastructure required for cloud computing initiatives, a considerable base of infrastructure and technology has to be in place in addition to server virtualisation to achieve the promise of cloud computing.
  • PDF Quantifying the Business Value of VMware View
    An analysis of organizations adopting a centralized virtual desktop computing environment with the use of VMware View shows that investment in the technology can result in significant business value with very high return on investment.
  • PDF VMware vSphere Overview and Pricing
    VMware vSphere Essentials editions are all-inclusive packages that enable you to virtualise and consolidate many application workloads onto three physical servers running vSphere and centrally manage them with vCenter Server for Essentials.
  • PDF VMware vSphere Enterprise
    As the industry’s first cloud operating system, VMware vSphere holistically manages hardware resources and provides built-in application service level controls, creating dramatically simplified cloud infrastructures for organisations of all sizes.
  • PDF VMware vCenter Server 4: Unify and Simplify Virtualisation Management
    VMware vCenter Server is the universal hub for managing your VMware vSphere environment. VMware vCenter Server provides unified management of all hosts and virtual machines in a datacentre from a single console.
  • PDF VMware vSphere 4 Essentials
    VMware vSphere Essentials editions are all-inclusive packages that enable you to virtualise and consolidate many application workloads onto three physical servers running vSphere and centrally manage them with vCenter Server for Essentials.
  • PDF VMware vCenter Site Recovery Manager
    If disaster strikes you need to be sure that you are able to recover your resources with as little disruption as possible. With vCentre Site Recovery manager you are able to build your disaster recovery plans easily and more importantly implement them quickly and seamlessly.
  • PDF VMware vCenter CapacityIQ
    VMware vCentre CapacityIQ allows you delivery of the right capacity to your applications and to eliminate wasted resources within your datacentre. You can monitor the demand of your applications and provision resources as required.
  • PDF VMware Data Recovery
    VMware Data Recovery provides you with a centralised data backup and recovery system that provides complete data protection for your environment. Unlike traditional backup products which use tape as their medium, Data Recovery takes snapshots of the virtual machines and uses de-duplication technology to efficiently store them on disk. This means if you have to recover a server, it is back at the touch of a button.
  • PDF VMware View
    Deliver unique and personalised desktop environments to your users and benefit from truly centralised administration. VMware View allows you to run the desktops virtually in your datacentre and provide your users with a familiar environment. This provides you with greater efficiency, security and allows for rapid deployment.
  • PDF Why Choose VMware?
    When choosing a virtualisation platform to build your cloud infrastructure, it is important to ensure that you realize all the benefits of virtualisation and maximize your return on investment.
  • PDF Assessing your Business for Virtualisation
    Businesses spend a significant proportion of their IT budget building & maintaining client server infrastructures, where changes frequently happen on an 'ad-hoc' basis in response to immediate business problems or requirements.
  • PDF Virtualisation Top 10 Tips
  • PDF Gartner VMware Magic Quadrant
  • PDF Server Virtualisation – Why? When? Wow!

Wireless Solutions