Industry Perspectives

How a Robot Can Simplify Data Center Management

SRINIVASA VIVEK<br />EMCSRINIVASA VIVEK
EMC

With increased reliance on data centers, full software and hardware robotics automation is no longer a question of if, but a matter of when. Srinivasa Vivek of EMC offers a look at an inexpensive robot that automatically maps and navigates a data center, collects temperature, humidity and other data. Read More

Taking a Leap Forward in Efficiency with Real-Time PUE

PATRICK FLYNN<br>
IOPATRICK FLYNN
IO

Though widely used, PUE has industry-acknowledged shortcomings in terms of accuracy. For starters, PUE does not measure efficient performance of a data center’s end purpose, which is to conduct digital work. Patrick Flynn of IO writes about moving beyond PUE in measuring efficiency in the data center. Read More

Energy Savings for Legacy Equipment – Realistic?

JEFF KLAUS<br>IntelJEFF KLAUS
Intel

Energy savings and legacy systems are not mutually exclusive, nor should they be examined in isolation. Efficient resource utilization comes from understanding how the systems consume the shared resources in the data center (regardless the size), writes Jeff Klaus of Intel. Read More

Four Myths About Automated Disaster Recovery

RALPH WYNN<br>
FalconStorRALPH WYNN
FalconStor

Every company knows it needs to prepare for literal storms and figurative ones – the instances of human error, malicious acts and equipment failure that can bring IT down just as surely as a superstorm, writes Ralph Wynn of FalconStor Software. However, there are multiple myths around automated disaster recovery that need to be debunked.
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Smarter Data Center Migrations and Consolidations

JIM McGANN<br />Index EnginesJIM McGANN
Index Engines

When faced with a migration to a new storage platform or consolidation of multiple environments, movement of outdated, abandoned and aged data complicates the process, writes Jim McGann of Index Engines. This value-less data can easily account for 30 – 50 percent of the total capacity. But now new data profiling technology enables data center managers to eliminate data with no business value before a consolidation or migration occurs. Read More

DCIM Integration: Are IT Management Tools Enough?

LARA GREDEN<BR>CA TechnologiesLARA GREDEN
CA Technologies

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

SHAWN MILLS<br />Greenhouse DataSHAWN MILLS
Greenhouse Data

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

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