Columns from the Edge: Perspectives on Hot Technologies

This week, our contributors to the Industry Perspectives channel shared thoughts on cloud-ready apps, data warehouse strategy, brokering IT services internally and today’s outlook on the vendor scene. This channel at DCK is growing and 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:

Unleash Your Applications with Cloud-aware Application Delivery – The evolution of cloud architectures and their ability to deliver a greater level of efficiency and flexibility has been a hot topic recently. So why put your apps in the cloud? Kavitha Mariappan of Riverbed outlines the benefits of putting your apps in the cloud.

Creating An Effective Data Warehouse Strategy – Contrary to what some companies may still believe, effective data warehouse solutions do not have to be costly. Nor do they have to be complex or limited to a single size and scope, writes Alan McMahon of Dell.

Brokering IT Services Internally: Building the Order ProcessTypically, when the busy internal consumer seeks access to an IT resource, he or she is faced with a daunting obstacle course of approvals. Dick Benton of Glasshouse covers how the advent of cloud has changed the order and provisioning process.

A Great Time to be in the Data Center Industry – A decade or so ago, however, data center specialists were scarce. Today, there’s many companies available, writes Tom Roberts of AFCOM. Select a build and/or design partner that matches your company’s culture and style.

Industry Perspectives is a content channel at Data Center Knowledge highlighting thought leadership in the data center arena. See our guidelines 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.