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Cabling Horrors

Scary Structured Cabling Stories

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Are you scared to look in your data closet? Did a black Cat6 cable cross your path? Is there a poisonous cable lurking in a mysterious serpentine blob? If your network structured cabling looks like any of these tangled webs, you might find yourself in an episode of Nightmare on Ethernet Street.

Check out some of these scary cabling messes. Hopefully, you’ll feel a lot better about your own data cabling and sleep better at night.

worst cabling nightmare

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Datatrend's Bowlathon

Datatrend 5th Annual Bowl-a-thon Helps in Fight Against Breast Cancer

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October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And, Datatrend Technologies will host its 5th annual Bowl-a-thon fundraiser to help those fighting breast cancer on Friday, October 24, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Country Club Lanes in Tonka Bay, Minn.

100%of event proceeds will benefit Pay It Forward Fund, a Minnesota non-profit organization that helps patients pay their bills while they undergo treatment for breast and women’s cancers, celebrating their 10th year. The event promises to be a fun afternoon dedicated to an important cause.

How to Participate
Visit Datatrend’s events page for Bowl-a-thon information.

  • Register to bowl and pledge a flat rate
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IBM FlashSystem V840

IBM Storage Announcement Features Enhanced Solutions for Big Data Analytics, Data Center Efficiencies and Hybrid Cloud

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IBM, on Oct 6th, announced new features and updates across much of it’s portfolio that will help clients accelerate business insights and efficiently store massive amounts of data in the cloud with IBM software defined and optimized storage solutions:

Grab the microsecond advantage:

  • IBM FlashSystem V840 provides up to 2X improved performance for data reduction when compared to previous generation.
  • Unprecedented application acceleration and database access, plus mixed workload capabilities
  • IBM FlashSystem is ranked #1 by Gartner for all-flash solid state arrays (SSA)

Improve infrastructure agility to drive growth:

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Lenovo X system

Lenovo Leaps to #3 Enterprise Server Position with 10/1 IBM x86 Business Closing Date

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On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, Lenovo launches from #6 to #3 in the global enterprise server market – accelerating from under 2% to approximately 14% market share. Announcements from Lenovo and IBM today confirm that 10/1 is officially “Day 1″ when the acquired IBM x86 server business becomes part of the Lenovo brand. Lenovo will be bolstered with about 6500 IBM x86 employees across 60 countries; Adalio Sanchez will continue to lead the x86 server business as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Systems, at Lenovo.

A great deal of FUD has surrounded the pending acquisition, following the January 2014 announcement; though, the August 15th CFIUS approval helped pave the way for the 10/1 closing.

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VMworld

VMworld 2014 Recap: Virtually “No Limits”

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With over 23,000 attendees in San Francisco during the week of August 24th, VMware’s VMworld conference was a treasure trove of new and exciting virtualization-driven products, both from VMware and their partners, to grow and support their Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) push.

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