The Industry Perspectives channel at Data Center Knowledge highlights thought leadership in the data center arena, providing industry professionals with the opportunity to share their insight and expertise. Here’s a recap of this week’s Perspectives:
- Data Center Migrations: It’s in the Plan – Data center migrations are much more successful with deep planning and managing expectations, i.e. planning for contingencies and expecting some level of things not going as scheduled. Part one of a two-part Perspective from Bill Peldzus of GlassHouse Technologies.
- A Call to Action for Virtual Machine Interoperability – Open Data Center Alliance introduced a new VM interoperability usage model, and Intel finds it a step in the right direction because a basic level of VM interoperability will help cloud subscribers and providers reduce complexity and cost as well as improve the performance of IT services. Perspective from Jake Smith of Intel.
- Pathways to Data Center Virtualization – In a data center, virtualization is often driven by server sprawl that occurs as new applications are moved and assigned their own servers to minimize the risk of under-resourcing. Organizations can also use virtualization as a strategy for realizing more tangible benefits. Perspective from Nitin Mshara of NetMagic.