Industry Perspectives

How Cloud Computing Has Shifted Engineering Hiring Demands: Part 2

BILL KLEYMAN<br>MTM TechnologiesBILL KLEYMAN
MTM Technologies

Beyond personality shifts, hiring managers and organizations are looking for engineers and administrators to become “jacks-of-all-trades.” This doesn’t mean being an absolute expert at all of the technologies out there, writes Bill Kleyman of MTM Technologies. He identifies some areas where all workers need to have some basic understanding. Read More

Notes from the Road: Unlocking the Data

GARY BUNYAN<br>
iTRACSGARY BUNYAN
iTRACS

There is a tremendous amount of valuable data “locked inside” the physical infrastructure, buried in devices and/or applications, writes Gary Bunyan of iTRACS. This data can be valuable in managing the data center environment. Read More

Object Storage and the Death Knell of the File System

TOM LEYDEN<BR>AmplidataTOM LEYDEN
Amplidata

History is full of examples where people, empires and companies gained more power through their ability to better utilize information than others, writes Tom Leyden, Amplidata. Examples include the invention of script, double bookkeeping, punch cards, or relational databases. Today, we are witnessing the same sea change as Big Data imposes its consequences upon underlying data storage infrastructures.
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Key Questions to Ask Your DCIM Vendor

RYAN DEVINE<br />Visual Data CenterRYAN DEVINE
Visual Data Center

As companies look to adapt a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tool, many DCIM vendors are asked to complete a proof of concept to the buyer. The Proof of Concept phase should not be quick and sweet but take as long as necessary to understand the tool, writes Ryan Devine of Visual Data Center. Read More

Meeting Security Challenges in Virtualized Data Centers

PETER DOGGART<br>CrossbeamPETER DOGGART
Crossbeam

Virtualization is a key enabler in creating the Next Generation Data Center, allowing IT organizations to transform their current complex, inflexible and expensive systems into an extremely efficient and agile environment that incorporates powerful concepts such as private and hybrid clouds, writes Peter Doggart of Crossbeam. Read More

Gazing into The Crystal Ball: The Future of the CIO

DEEPAK PELLURU<br />InfosysDEEPAK PELLURU
Infosys

The CIO role will certainly transform from yesterday’s role of being the chief decision maker to that of an enabler, technology evangelist, innovator, integrator, orchestrator, policy maker and finally the strategy formulator for the firm, writes Deepak Pelluru of Infosys. Read More

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