While cutting corners is unacceptable, if you keep an eye on certain aspects of building, maintaining, and upgrading your equipment, your costs can be lowered greatly, writes Paul Stennett of Cableorganizer.com. Read More
While the Age of Bring-Your-Own-Device has arrived, the implementation is where the underlying challenges start. With all of these devices, how does an IT department manage the data being delivered and how can they continue to provide a powerful end-user experience? Bill Kleyman of MTM Technologies explores the points to consider when deploying a BYOD platform across the enterprise.
Dan Crain of Whiptail takes a look at the outlook for the data storage industry. So which is it, up or down, and where do we go from here? He examines multiple factors. Read More
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
Converged solutions can help CIOs rapidly deliver IT services, maximize data center efficiency, and strengthen IT service quality, writes Doug Schmitt..What are the best practices for moving to a converged solution? Read More
Though widely used, PUE has industry-acknowledged shortcomings in terms of accuracy. For starters, PUE does not measure efficient performance of a data center’s end purpose, which is to conduct digital work. Patrick Flynn of IO writes about moving beyond PUE in measuring efficiency in the data center. Read More
Energy savings and legacy systems are not mutually exclusive, nor should they be examined in isolation. Efficient resource utilization comes from understanding how the systems consume the shared resources in the data center (regardless the size), writes Jeff Klaus of Intel. Read More
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.
How do you choose development and design partners? Shawn Mills of Greenhouse Data notes that while you may want to design and build your facility yourself, there are many advantages to working with partners so you can stay focused on your customers, while still meeting the goals for your new facility. Read More