The evolution of cloud architectures and their ability to deliver a greater level of efficiency and flexibility has been a hot topic recently. So why put your apps in the cloud? Kavitha Mariappan of Riverbed outlines the benefits of putting your apps in the cloud. Read More
Each application, and migration strategy, is unique, so there is no detailed instruction manual that works for everyone. However, certain best practices can help make a cloud migration run more smoothly, writes Jake Robinson of Bluelock. Read More
Cooling is an expensive necessity in many data centers. Gary Bunyan of iTRACS writes about how DCIM can help you to provide just the right amount of it. Read More
At last month’s Open Compute Summit, Intel (a founding member of the Open Compute Project) announced its collaboration with Facebook where we are defining next-generation rack technologies and how they will be enabled, writes Raejeanne Skillern of Intel. As part of this collaboration, the two companies unveiled a mechanical prototype that includes photonic rack architecture. Read More
David Appelbaum of Sentilla writes about data center metrics in the second part of a two-part series highlighting which metrics data center professionals use to provide visibility into data center infrastructure and to support intelligent decision-making. Relevant metrics show not only what’s happening in your data center today, but also how performance relates to other parts of the data center and to your costs. Read More
High availability has been lost in the din about cloud computing, but high availability is still a key part of the IT narrative, whether you hear about it or not, writes Kai Dupke of SUSE, LLC.
Realizing the value of Big Data today demands more than technology. It requires the vision, experience and know-how necessary to see Big Data as a strategic opportunity and to leverage it across an enterprise, writes Paul Barth of New Vantage Partners. Read More
Given the stakes, why isn’t much being said about lost capacity? asks Sherman Ikemoto of Future Facilities North America. Because these losses are due to fragmentation of infrastructure resources – space, power, cooling and networking – that build slowly and imperceptively early in the data center life span. Read More
The path to effective infrastructure management begins with global visibility and metrics, writes David Applebaum of Sentilla. In Part I of a two-part series, he examines what Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) data center managers need to measure.