History is full of examples where people, empires and companies gained more power through their ability to better utilize information than others, writes Tom Leyden, Amplidata. Examples include the invention of script, double bookkeeping, punch cards, or relational databases. Today, we are witnessing the same sea change as Big Data imposes its consequences upon underlying data storage infrastructures.
A technology trend in emergency power is taking place that is increasing reliability and scalability of these systems for data centers. writes consulting engineer Curt Gibson. Read More
As companies look to adapt a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tool, many DCIM vendors are asked to complete a proof of concept to the buyer. The Proof of Concept phase should not be quick and sweet but take as long as necessary to understand the tool, writes Ryan Devine of Visual Data Center. Read More
With the introduction of cloud computing, distributed data center environments and new technologies, IT professionals are being challenged on a personal level, with different and increased people skills, writes Bill Kleyman, of MTM Technologies.
Virtualization is a key enabler in creating the Next Generation Data Center, allowing IT organizations to transform their current complex, inflexible and expensive systems into an extremely efficient and agile environment that incorporates powerful concepts such as private and hybrid clouds, writes Peter Doggart of Crossbeam. Read More
Large enterprises should evaluate emerging solutions that can significantly reduce disaster recovery data protection costs while improving recovery times, writes Joe Forgione of SEPATON. Read More
The CIO role will certainly transform from yesterday’s role of being the chief decision maker to that of an enabler, technology evangelist, innovator, integrator, orchestrator, policy maker and finally the strategy formulator for the firm, writes Deepak Pelluru of Infosys. Read More
Development requirements are frequently very open to interpretation, writes Chris Curtis of Compass Data Centers in Day 4 of his developer’s diary. Like so many other things in life, the answers to certain questions can only be derived through actual experience and he shares his experience of the meaning of “public gathering place” and “storm water detention pond” in this installment. Read More
The June 2012 Top500 supercomputer list and now the Green500 list have been published, so it’s about time to update the latest Exascalar analysis, which is a methodology to synthesize the information in both the Top500 Performance ranking and the Green500 Efficiency ranking of supercomputers. Winston Saunders of Intel provides insight into what the analysis means. Read More