Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

Integration as Alternative to New Build

Compared to conventional methods of data center design, integrated infrastructure architectures are emerging in a variety of configurations that still address organizations’ business needs, while increasing efficiency, maintaining availability and speeding deployment. Read More

Pathways to Data Center Virtualization

In a data center, virtualization is often driven by server sprawl that occurs as new applications are moved and assigned their own servers to minimize the risk of under-resourcing. Organizations can also use virtualization as a strategy for realizing more tangible benefits. Read More

Packet-Optical Data Center Interconnect Networks

The increasing availability of dark fiber is leading a growing number of operators to deploy their own data center interconnect (DCI) networks. Beyond reducing leased-line costs, or even eliminating them altogether, this approach gives data center operators the strategic advantage of controlling their network from end-to-end. Read More