Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Protecting the Cloud: Data Erasure as a Best Practice

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The explosion of digital data in the last ten years has brought with it a proliferation of hardware as data centers respond to cloud demands. In 2012, Gartner predicts that worldwide data center spending for hardware – including servers, storage and networking equipment – will total $106.4 billion, and will surpass $126.2 billion by 2015. The additional hardware, as well as that needed for technology refreshes, impacts data erasure requirements as data centers respond to ongoing and emerging trends, writes Markku Willgren, of Blancco. Read More

Reducing Server Power Consumption

Clems Pfeiffer Power Assure

Servers in data centers waste a substantial amount of energy, writes Clemens Pfeiffer of PowerAssure. The reason is: Servers are deployed and configured for peak capacity, performance and reliability, usually at the expense of efficiency. Read More

Smart Racks: The Deep End of the Pool

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With increasing size and complexity there is an increased need to drive intelligence to the domain of IT devices, writes Greg More of Raritan. Aptly named, “smart racks” bring intelligence to the data center that is helpful for planning and managing equipment, power and more. Read More