Industry Perspectives: Dell, HGST

The Industry Perspectives channel this week featured columns from Brendan Collins, of HGST, on storage, and Hani Elbeyal of Dell, who explains the business demand design approach to data center design.

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:

Storage: A Secret Weapon to Lower TCO in the Data Center
- Adopting the right storage strategy can make a vast difference in your ability to lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) writes Brendan Collins, of HGST. Customizing and tiering infrastructure workloads and tuning drives by application and function will help you more efficiently handle ever-increasing amounts of data. It will also allow you to optimize power consumption, cooling, storage density and performance to deliver new data center economics models.

Demand Design: Beyond ‘Keeping the Lights On’ - What’s needed in organizations today is a new practical approach to planning and designing infrastructure, writes Hani Elbeyal of Dell. He emphasizes striking the balance between aligning the firm’s business drivers with IT strategy and reducing OpEx by spending a little more on planning, designing, automation and orchestration.

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