Author Archives: Industry Perspectives

DCIM Integration: Are IT Management Tools Enough?


When it comes to driving value through data center operations, one of the prevailing challenges for facilities and IT alike is a lack of common management tools, writes Lara Greden of CA Technologies. DCIM brings together IT management tools and all the data flows about the data center. Read More

Building Efficient Data Centers


Facility development for smaller operators varies from what the Big Boys at Apple and Google are able to do, says Shawn Mills of Greenhouse Data. Mills kicks off a series on data center construction for the smaller company and how to leverage the experience of an enterprise more scaled to the small or mid-sized business. Read More

Optimizing Energy Savings in Federal Data Centers


Through an Energy Savings Performance Contract, federal data centers can attain both consolidation and energy efficiency goals that may have been out of reach under the current fiscal constraints, writes Jay Owen of Schneider Electric. Data center managers also gain access to the best technologies and custom-tailored solutions to deliver greater efficiency and optimal performance. Read More

The Human Cost of Data Backup Sprawl


Many large enterprise data centers have taken an “add another system” approach to dealing with rapid backup data growth, writes Eric Silva of Sepaton. With this approach, they have simply added more single-node, disk-based backup targets every time they run out of capacity, or fail to meet their backup windows. Read More

What Does Cloud Computing 2.0 Look Like?


Most in the tech industry have seen what defines Cloud Computing 1.0. Pete Johnson of ProfitBricks writes that while it’s better than traditional hosting, it’s still not all it could be. Not by a long shot. He explains what Cloud Computing 2.0 looks like. Read More