Is Your Boardroom in Need of a Makeover?

Is Your Boardroom in Need of a Makeover?

When you think of a corporate boardroom, you probably envision a large space dominated by a mahogany table and leather chairs. There may be a speakerphone and old gooseneck microphones along with a projector for PowerPoint presentations. Boardrooms are typically used just four days a year, so few organizations give much thought to updating them. That’s unfortunate because the boardroom can and should be one read more...

Network Performance Lagging? Your Cabling Plant May Be the Culprit

Network Performance Lagging? Your Cabling Plant May Be the Culprit

Five years ago, end-users may have been willing to wait 10 seconds or so for a video to load. They may have put up with choppy video conferences and jittery Voice over IP (VoIP) calls. Those days are long gone. People demand fast download speeds, high-quality communication tools and instant access to network applications, services and information on any device. At the same time, more read more...

Why A/V Systems Require IT Expertise

Why A/V Systems Require IT Expertise

Rahi’s A/V team is getting ready to head to the Infocomm Conference in Las Vegas June 2-8. This information-packed weeklong event features two- and three-day courses, tours of cutting-edge facilities, and immersive seminars and workshops on a wide range of topics. The schedule of sessions offers a glimpse into the key trends taking shape in audio/video technology. It also illustrates how A/V and IT are read more...

Can DCIM Help Optimize the Edge?

Can DCIM Help Optimize the Edge?

In the beginning was the data center, a centralized place where an organization’s IT assets were implemented and managed. Then came the cloud, and the distinction between on-premises and hosted IT resources. Now there’s the edge, a far-flung collection of facilities and devices that bring compute and storage capabilities closer to users and data. While we still tend to think of the data center as read more...

The Right Tools Make Data Center Operations Safer and More Efficient

The Right Tools Make Data Center Operations Safer and More Efficient

Data center operators are always looking for ways to save money and improve efficiency. Having the right tools can shave minutes off of common tasks, reducing costs and freeing up valuable staff resources. That’s why server lifts have an important role to play in today’s data center environment. Servers and other IT equipments can be quite heavy. Servers typically weigh at least 75 to 100 read more...

Modular UPS Systems Offer Greater Efficiency & Scalability

Modular UPS Systems Offer Greater Efficiency & Scalability

Energy costs eat up 25 percent to 60 percent of a data center’s operating expenses. For large facilities, that can add up to hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars per year. Many data center operators have focused on the optimization of cooling to reduce energy consumption. While cooling systems certainly account for a large portion of the electric bill, uninterruptible power supplies (UPSs) read more...

Virtualization and Automation are Key Telecom Industry Trends

Virtualization and Automation are Key Telecom Industry Trends

The Rahi team is wrapping up International Telecoms Week at the Hyatt Regency and Swissôtel in Chicago. It’s been exciting to learn about the trends shaping the global telecom industry, and the technologies that are enabling more cost-efficient voice and data services. The official opening of the event featured Sophia, the world’s first robot “citizen,” and Dr. David Hanson, Founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics. read more...

Turkey’s Role in the Growing Data Center Market in the Middle East

Turkey’s Role in the Growing Data Center Market in the Middle East

Microsoft recently announced plans to open its first data centers in the Middle East in 2019. Amazon will open its first data center region in the Middle East by early 2019, with three availability zones planned. German software giant SAP has said that it anticipates significant new business in the Middle East and is launching a “cloud hub” in the region. Analysts say that organizations read more...

How AI Can Optimize Storage Capacity and Performance Planning

How AI Can Optimize Storage Capacity and Performance Planning

Storage capacity planning has always been challenging, and the difficulty has increased along with escalating data volumes and IT demands. Determining available capacity and growth over time is a simple enough process using built-in system monitoring tools, log files and storage management software. However, these numbers reflect only organic growth under relatively static conditions. Most storage environments are highly complex and dynamic, making it difficult read more...

GDPR Broadly Impacts Data Center Decision-Making

GDPR Broadly Impacts Data Center Decision-Making

Organizations around the world are focused on May 25th, the date that the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), goes into effect. The GDPR mandates strict protections for the personal data of anyone living in the EU. Any organization that processes or stores such data must comply with these new rules. A March 2018 survey conducted by Opinion Matters suggests that few organizations read more...