When it comes to a truly virtualized data center, server virtualization is only half of the solution, writes Travis Vigil of Dell. Storage virtualization presents the other side of the equation. Read More
Preventable power reliability measures shouldn’t ever be overlooked. Data center power reliability can be increased through testing, maintenance and modernization, writes Bhavesh Patel of ASCO Power Technologies, a business of Emerson Network Power.
In the fast-paced sector of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), there are dozens of DCIM vendors out there, each with their own products, user interfaces, and claims. For IT executives who are purchasing and using these tools, determining what is truly “usable” can be quite a challenge. Read More
Technical teams are still facing challenges in communicating cloud realities to business leaders. Until the CIO and the CEO are “on the same page” about the process to get to the private cloud, many companies could potentially fail to utilize the benefits of cloud. Read More
Audit standards for data centers are weak and poorly used, says Mike Klein of Online Tech. The new audit reports, SSAE 16, SOC 1, SOC 2, and SOC 3, meant to substantiate data center merits, are leaving the entire market dazed and confused.
The need to streamline and provide cloud IT services, as well as extensive monitoring and management, remains and will grow, according to Bruce Lichorowic. CEO of San Jose, CA-based Blue Hawk Networks. Read More
Marc Crespi of ExaGrid explains the key differences to keep in mind when comparing disk backup architectures. Read More
Gartner conference attendees’ pressing interest this year was beyond the “shiny new” topics, but were more day-to-day challenges: avoiding IT outages and increasing speed of service recovery, along with monitoring, as related by James Sivis of Circonus. Read More
Bob Duestche of Intel continues his discussion of cloud computing principles with consideration of networks and bandwidth, asserting bandwidth and data transmission may not always be as inexpensive and unencumbered as they are today. Read More