Industry Perspectives: New Vantage, Future Facilities, Sentilla, Aryaka

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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:

An RX for Enterprise Big Data Success
Realizing the value of Big Data today demands more than technology. It requires the vision, experience and know-how necessary to see Big Data as a strategic opportunity and to leverage it across an enterprise, writes Paul Barth of New Vantage Partners.

A Forgotten Data Center Cost: Lost Capacity
Given the stakes, why isn’t much being said about lost capacity? asks Sherman Ikemoto of Future Facilities North America. Because these losses are due to fragmentation of infrastructure resources – space, power, cooling and networking – that build slowly and imperceptively early in the data center life span.

Navigating Data Center Performance Challenges With KPIs (Part 1)
The path to effective infrastructure management begins with global visibility and metrics, writes David Applebaum of Sentilla. In Part I of a two-part series, he examines what Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) data center managers need to measure.

The Changing Enterprise WAN in the Era of the Cloud
Enterprise IT managers today are burdened with multiple challenges. An intelligent, cloud-based solution using a POP-based network architecture may help address the issues of multiple applications spread across a geographically dispersed user base, writes Ajit Gupta of Aryaka Networks.

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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.

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