Industry Perspectives: Intel, GlassHouse, NetMagic

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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.

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Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.