Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Cloud Policy: Where Ideals Meet Reality, Part 2


Technology-driven business practices often circumvent government regulations, but legal and government policy standards will dictate the cloud’s success – this is a fundamental truth of cloud computing, according to Bob Deutsche of Intel. He elaborates on major global government cloud policy initiatives that you or your cloud provider should consider. Read More

The Time is Right for Service


Year’s end may be an opportune time for data center and IT managers to review data center infrastructure service strategies and perform much needed maintenance. Omar McKee of Emerson Network Power’s Leibert Services writes on what elements in your data center need maintenance. Read More

PUE is DEAD: The Case for Performance Per Watt

Mark Davidson Joulex

Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) has been called “The Holy Grail” of data center energy metrics. But Performance per Watt measures the actual energy efficiency of every device in the data center and how it is used. Mark Davidson of JouleX writes about data center energy metrics. Read More

Green Benefits: Reduced Costs, Carbon Footprint

Loren-Zweig CoreLink

Data center service providers are not only delivering the facilities’ ability to deliver redundant and reliable critical power, cooling and network services, but also performing in ways that minimize environmental impact and carbon footprint, writes Loren Zweig of CoreLink Data Centers. Read More