Industry Perspectives

Professional Labeling Essential to Data Center Security and Audit Compliance

CRAIG ROBINSON<BR/>Brother Mobile SolutionsCRAIG ROBINSON
Brother Mobile Solutions

Large data centers are repositories for some of the most mission-critical information in the cyberworld today. For this reason, there are legal and regulatory compliance requirements mandating effective data center configuration and asset management across a wide range of closely regulated industries, writes Craig Robinson of Brother Mobile Solutions. Read More

Data Centers Should Trust Emergency Power to UL 1008 Listed Automatic Transfer Switches

BHAVESH PATEL<BR/>
ASCOBHAVESH PATEL
ASCO

When utility power at a data center fails, automatic switchover to an emergency backup power system that enables “business-as-usual” is the ideal scenario, writes Bhavesh Patel of ASCO. But sometimes that doesn’t happen because the transfer switch itself fails.While automatic transfer switches (ATSs) are the norm in data centers, they are not all the same. Read More

Encouraging Good Citizenship in the Data Centre

ANDY HUXTABLE<br/>
CenturyLink Technology Sol'nsANDY HUXTABLE
CenturyLink Technology Sol'ns

Ask not what your data centre can do for you, but what you can do for your data centre, writes Andy Huxtable of CenturyLink Technology Solutions. He states that it’s essential that customers understand the positive impact they can have on improving multi-tenanted environments. Read More

State of the Data Center Puts IT in the Spotlight

JACK POUCHET<BR/>Emerson Network PowerJACK POUCHET
Emerson Network Power

The appetite for everything digital shows no signs of being satiated; the data center will continue to be front and center, wrties Jack Pouchet of Emerson Network Power. The most recent analysis of the “state of the data center” shows no signs of diminished growth. Read More

Using DCIM To Achieve Simplicity in Face of Complexity

LARA GREDEN<BR/>
CA TechnologiesLARA GREDEN
CA Technologies

To achieve simplicity in the face of complexity, your data center and IT staff should seek to better understand system impacts in the data center across all roles and functions, writes Lara Greden of CA Technologies. This will enable your team to enhance uptime and availability, reduce costs, and improve execution to deliver top line results. Read More

The UPS Debate: A Conversation on High Efficiency, Multi-Mode UPSs

BRAD THRASH<BR/>
GE Critical PowerBRAD THRASH
GE Critical Power

There are a lot of smart people in the data center power protection market debating the merits, value, risks and rewards of high-efficiency uninterruptable power supplies (UPSs). Today’s Industry Perspectives, written by Brad Thrash of GE Critical Power, explores the technology of eco-mode UPS and the issues around its use. Read More

How to Prepare Private Cloud Services with a Hybrid Cloud Future in Mind

ADAM FORE<br />NetAppADAM FORE
NetApp

Both the value and types of hybrid cloud models available are expanding, writes Adam Fore of NetApp. And this means IT managers need to re-think their approach, using their expertise to assess cloud services and deploy applications to the best-suited resource, public cloud, private cloud, or infrastructure, thus becoming service brokers instead of infrastructure builders. Read More

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