Industry Perspectives

Storage—On the Ground or in the Cloud?

MICHAEL THOMPSON</br>SolarWindsMICHAEL THOMPSON
SolarWinds

The best part about the massive data created on a daily basis is that quite a few storage solutions exist both on-premises and in the cloud. Neither is better; it’s just a matter of which works best for your organization with respect to privacy, performance, availability and budget. Read More

Maximizing Cloud Resource Utilization with Workload Automation

JIM MANIAS</br>Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.JIM MANIAS
Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc.

There’s no doubt, that the inclusion of virtual and cloud resources has made a significant impact on flexibility, scalability and accessibility in data centers. However, disruptions in service can and often happen when the cloud and legacy equipment combine or when virtual machine sprawl occurs. Here are some tips for keeping processes running in the face of these two challenges. Read More

The Intelligent Data Center

TIM HAZZARD</br>Methode ElectronicsTIM HAZZARD
Methode Electronics

The most important aspect of a data center is its reliability. So, it stands to reason that an integrated DCIM solution that allows for proactive problem solving and prevention would help ensure 24/7 availability. Read More

How Hosting Firms Can Help Clients Survive Site Blacklisting

RIDLEY RUTH</br>DropmysiteRIDLEY RUTH
Dropmysite

Ridley Ruth is COO at Dropmysite, a cloud backup company. Blacklisting is probably more common than you think. While Google eschews the term “blacklist,” the search giant has quarantined as many as 10,000 websites per day in recent years, typically because the sites have been infected with malware and expose… Read More

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