Careful consideration to core value should drive the decision when determining whether to build or outsource your data center, writes Nitin Mishra of NetMagic. Many enterprises have realized that outsourcing their data centers is the best way to align IT and business in the most cost-effective manner. Read More
The profitability of your company continues to be a significant factor for management and shareholders. How does IT and cloud impact positively on that bottom line? Bob Deutsche of Intel concludes his series on fundamental truths of cloud computing. Read More
Networking components are becoming a larger part of data center energy consumption, writes Kate Brew of Anue Systems. That places a premium on energy and space requirements for network security and network monitoring tools. Read More
Now’s the time to move forward with plans for your own internal, private cloud, writes Kent Christensen of Datalink. He posits that the benefits include agility, flexibility and lowered costs. Read More
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.