Industry Perspectives

What CFOs Need to Know

MATTHEW GOULDING<br />Cannon TechMATTHEW GOULDING
Cannon Tech

As a C-level executive with a data center (or several) in your organization, you’re undoubtedly aware that they devour electricity like small cities and that the up-front capital investment, cost of expansion or re-development is somewhere between painful and eye-watering. Matthew Goulding of Cannon Technologies looks at how a very new data center construction method allows a true incremental ‘pay-as-you-grow’ approach. Read More

Sixth Key to Brokering IT Services Internally: Prove What You Delivered

DICK BENTON<br>
GlasshouseDICK BENTON
Glasshouse

Dick Benton of Glasshouse Technologies explains how to prove what you delivered, because without metrics, monitoring and reporting that demonstrates you’ve fulfilled Service Level Agreements (SLAs), your service consumers and your management won’t know that you’ve met your commitments. This is one of the seven key tips to becoming more IT service-oriented. Read More

Designing for Dependability in the Cloud

DAVID BILLS<br>
MicrosoftDAVID BILLS
Microsoft

In striving to increase dependability, there’s cultural shifts and evolving engineering principles that Microsoft is using to help improve the dependability of services offered, writes David Bills of Microsoft. The end game is to help customers realize the full potential of the cloud. Read More

March Madness: Lessons for Networks

DAVID WHITE
Ipanema TechnologiesDAVID WHITE Ipanema Technologies

According to a Harris Interactive poll, 64 percent of Americans watch online video while at work. As employees flocked to watch March Madness, network administrators are focusing on new ways to withstand the increase in demand and keep business applications responsive. writes David White of Ipanema Technologies. Read More

Microsoft’s Journey: Solving Cloud Reliability With Software

DAVID GAUTIER<br>MicrosoftDAVID GAUTIER
Microsoft

Cloud service providers need to move beyond traditional reliance on complex hardware redundancy schemes and instead focus on developing more intelligent software that can monitor, anticipate, and efficiently manage the failure of physical infrastructures, writes David Gautier of Microsoft. When service availability is engineered in more resilient software, there is greater opportunity to materially rethink how the physical data center is engineered. Read More

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