Industry Perspectives: Brightline, Intel, Exinda

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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:

Why Data Centers Need SSAE 16 – Data centers that host systems relevant to their customers’ financial reporting are responsible for certain controls over those systems, such as physical and environmental security. Thus, says Chris Shellman of BrightLine, SSAE 16 is applicable to data center services.

The New “Outsourced CIO” – Thanks to cloud, the role of an “outsourced CIO” for small and mid-size companies has a different meaning than even just a few years back. Billy Cox, of Intel, explains how this position is evolving.

The 3 Pillars of WAN Optimization – As users demand more and more, CIOs are looking to a next generation WAN optimization, which includes visibility, control and optimization of networks. Kevin Suitor of Exinda discusses these features of WAN optimization.

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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.

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