Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

The Modern Data Center: An Integrated World

VAlverez

The data center of yesteryear is no longer enough for businesses today. Businesses, large and small, are in a fast paced competitive landscape right now, regardless of industry. A big driver in this is the fact that technology has truly become part of a business’s competitive advantage, writes Vanessa Alverez of Scalecomputing. Read More

An Overlooked Problem: Dynamic Power Variations

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Newly developed servers with energy management capabilities can experience dramatic fluctuations in power consumption with workload level over time – causing a variety of new problems for the design and management of data centers and network rooms, writes Patrick Donovan of Schneider Electric. Read More

Accelerating Oracle RAC Performance with Caching SAN Adapters

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Today’s mission-critical database applications, such as Oracle Real Application Clusters (RAC), feature Online Transaction Processing (OLTP) and Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) workloads that demand the highest levels of performance from servers and their associated shared SAN storage infrastructure. The introduction of multi-processor CPUs coupled with virtualization technologies provides the compute resources required to meet these demanding workload requirements within Oracle RAC servers, writes Cameron Brett of QLogic. Read More

Modernizing vs. Revolutionizing

MHenderson

New technologies can be broken down into two categories: those that modernize and those that revolutionize. Modernizing is basically doing the same thing as before, just a little bit faster or little bit easier. Revolutionizing is either eliminating or vastly changing how something is accomplished, writes Matt Henderson of Violin Memory. Read More

Augmenting Power Monitoring and Control at Data Centers

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There are several ways to boost reliability and resiliency of emergency/backup power in the face of a utility power outage. One increasingly popular trend is to install advanced power monitoring and control capabilities that take advantage of reporting from a variety of computing devices, writes Bhavesh Patel of ASCO. Read More