Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Big Data Remakes the Data Center

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Despite cloud computing, many data centers are snake pits of complexity, writes Mike Wronski of StrataCloud. Here are four tenets that can help simplify data center operations, save money and improve performance and user experience. Read More

Scaling Your Network for Big Data

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Outside of a small number of players, Big Data is not really all that big, writes Michael Bushong of Plexxi. But that doesn’t mean that architects building out infrastructure for a Big Data era can ignore scale altogether. Read More

Explaining the Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System

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Over the years, some industry pundits have expressed frustration with Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System for being confusing, writes Matt Stansberry of Uptime Institute. But in many cases, these individuals have misrepresented the purpose and purview of the program. Fundamentally, it is our responsibility to better explain our approach and intellectual property. Read More