Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Lean Data Center Operations, Calculating Resource Allocation Index

Data center managers often cringe at their data centers’ electricity bills and would appreciate a better understanding between demand and supply profiles of their data centers. A new metric was proposed in line with the philosophy of designing data centers as an integrated value chain rather than a collection of compute and infrastructure systems. Read More

Keeping the Video Streaming

The shift to social networks, networked screens, and mobile devices will push most video content to be streamed exclusively, writes Lance Smith of Primary Data. Enabling offline and mobile viewing on all of these platforms will require a number of innovations in technology. Read More

Demystifying the Data Center Sourcing Dilemma

There are a spectrum of sourcing options to consider when selecting a data center, writes Laura Cunningham of HP Technology Consulting. And while each option has advantages and disadvantages, there are three key components that influence which solution is the best fit. Read More