Industry Perspectives: Schneider, Infosys, Blancco

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

Integrated Approach to DCIM Yields Best Results – Integration between Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software systems for improved management and operation of data center physical infrastructure results in greater value and benefits to the organization, writes Hugh Lindsay of Schneider Electric. An interconnected network of expert systems enables higher value, greater opportunities for collaboration and vastly improved decision support as compared to either the status quo or a master system to encompass all elements of physical infrastructure management.

Trends in Data Center Optimization: Choosing the Best Approach – With costs spiraling in the data center, focus is turning towards optimizing the data center infrastructure, writes Vaibhav Bhatia of Infosys Ltd. There are several emerging trends which demand notice and going to be discussed and debated this year.

Protecting the Cloud: Data Erasure as a Best Practice – The explosion of digital data in the last ten years has brought with it a proliferation of hardware as data centers respond to cloud demands. In 2012, Gartner predicts that worldwide data center spending for hardware – including servers, storage and networking equipment – will total $106.4 billion, and will surpass $126.2 billion by 2015. The additional hardware, as well as that needed for technology refreshes, impacts data erasure requirements as data centers respond to ongoing and emerging trends, writes Markku Willgren, of Blancco.

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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.