Industry Perspectives

Analytics Re-shaping IT Operations & Gaining Strong Momentum

SASHA GILENSON<br />EvolvenSASHA GILENSON
Evolven

Dealing with this data volume, variety, velocity and complexity is really a “big data” problem for IT operations, forcing many traditional approaches in IT to change, ushering in IT Operations Analytics solutions to take on this challenge. IT Operations Analytics is better equipped to manage this kind of big data challenge. So, it is no wonder that IT Operations Analytics is gaining both industry interest and expert attention – moving IT management technology into a new S-curve growth cycle, writes Sasha Gilenson of Evolven. Read More

Five Key Trends in DCIM

MATT BUSHELL<br>NlyteMATT BUSHELL
Nlyte

Gartner’s IT Infrastructure & Operations Summit in Orlando was a great show, writes Matt Bushell of Nlyte. From a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) standpoint, there were a lot of observations that were worth noting, such as Infrastructure and Operations professionals need to show their value to the rest of the business. Read More

Data Tape: Dying a Slow Death or Already Dead?

JEFF YAPTENGCO<br>
En Pointe TechnologiesJEFF YAPTENGCO
En Pointe Technologies

Data tape is not dead; however, its purpose has changed. In the past, linear storage media was used as the first line of defense to restore lost data. Yet today, there are few backup administrators using this technique, writes Jeff Yaptengco of En Pointe Technologies. Read More

The Software Defined Data Center Meets Disaster Recovery

SHANNON SNOWDEN<br>
ZertoSHANNON SNOWDEN
Zerto

Because many IT organizations are comfortable with the concept – and implementation – of a software-defined data center, the logical next step is the adaption of software-defined disaster recovery (SDDR.) This approach represents complete hardware abstraction, meaning disaster recovery is no longer tied to the hardware, writes Shannon Snowden of Zerto. Read More

Tower of Babel Invades the Data Center & NOC

JEFF KLAUS<br>
IntelJEFF KLAUS
Intel

In the data center, sometimes progress has been made at the expense of simplicity. Today’s monitoring and management solutions have to “speak” the latest protocols and keep up with rapidly changing industry standards for connectivity. Each data center and NOC now resembles a “Tower of Babel,” with a myriad of device connectivity languages, writes Jeff Klaus of Intel. Read More

What the HIPAA Final Rule Means for Data Centers and Cloud Providers

MATTHEW FISCHER<br />Sedgwick, LLPMATTHEW FISCHER
Sedgwick, LLP

Data centers and cloud providers servicing the health care industry should take particular note that the Final Rule of HIPAA (that went into effect in March) clarifies that they are officially considered “business associates” under HIPAA and must therefore comply with all applicable privacy and security requirements. Matthew Fischer of the law firm Sedgwick, LLP, explains what data centers and their subcontractors need to do to be in compliance with HIPAA. Read More

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