Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

How a Robot Can Simplify Data Center Management

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With increased reliance on data centers, full software and hardware robotics automation is no longer a question of if, but a matter of when. Srinivasa Vivek of EMC offers a look at an inexpensive robot that automatically maps and navigates a data center, collects temperature, humidity and other data. Read More

Four Myths About Automated Disaster Recovery

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Every company knows it needs to prepare for literal storms and figurative ones – the instances of human error, malicious acts and equipment failure that can bring IT down just as surely as a superstorm, writes Ralph Wynn of FalconStor Software. However, there are multiple myths around automated disaster recovery that need to be debunked.
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Smarter Data Center Migrations and Consolidations

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When faced with a migration to a new storage platform or consolidation of multiple environments, movement of outdated, abandoned and aged data complicates the process, writes Jim McGann of Index Engines. This value-less data can easily account for 30 – 50 percent of the total capacity. But now new data profiling technology enables data center managers to eliminate data with no business value before a consolidation or migration occurs. Read More

DCIM Integration: Are IT Management Tools Enough?

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When it comes to driving value through data center operations, one of the prevailing challenges for facilities and IT alike is a lack of common management tools, writes Lara Greden of CA Technologies. DCIM brings together IT management tools and all the data flows about the data center. Read More