Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Hadoop and Big Data Storage: The Challenge of Overcoming the Science Project

Enabling the ‘science’ of big data appears to be one of the biggest challenges for IT enterprises. In order for projects of this nature to evolve into viable, efficient solutions, it will take as much rethinking from vendors as it will from the companies deploying these solutions. The gap between web-scale approaches and traditional data center architectures is closing rapidly, however. Read More

How Green is your Data Center?

Energy costs are on the rise for behemoths, like Apple, as well as smaller enterprises. While companies that large might be able to build wind farms to become more efficient, that’s not the case for average data centers. The AIM (automatic infrastructure management) standard, due to be released later this year, can help you manage your network and provide greater energy efficiency. Read More

Maximizing Insight From Your Monitoring

Simply put, monitoring systems work by asking certain questions of devices in your network to determine how much or how little they are being utilized. While polling works wonders, it’s important to communicate what you want monitored at at what invervals to your software vendor. Read More