Industry Perspectives: IBM, Weaver, Apprenda

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. For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of this week’s columns:

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Data Center – It’s time to put the business ahead of technology again, writes Douglas Balog of IBM. It’s time for systems that are built with industry expertise, ready for the cloud and designed for data.

SAS 70 / SSAE 16 Issues & How to Fix Them – Brian Thomas, of Weaver, explains American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards for data center auditing to assist data centers and their customers.

Platform as a Service Ushers In True Private Cloud – As cloud evolves, business applications will be cushioned from the details of hardware by a “data-center-wide operating systems” known as Platform as a Service (PaaS), ushering in a true private cloud world, writes Sinclair Schuller, of Apprenda.

Industry Perspectives is a content channel at Data Center Knowledge highlighting thought leadership in the data center arena. See ourguidelines and submission process for information on participating. View previously published Industry Perspectives in our Knowledge Library.

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About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.