Industry Perspectives

Water Consciousness Continues in the Data Center

RON VOKOUN<br>
Gray ConstructionRON VOKOUN
Gray Construction

As water conservation in the data center becomes more important, there are cooling technologies that are proven to reduce the consumption of water, as well as ways to seek alternative sources of water for data center cooling, writes Ron Voukun of Gray Construction. Read More

Exascalar Results from November 2012: Part 1

WINSTON SAUNDERS<br>
IntelWINSTON SAUNDERS
Intel

Exascalar defines supercomputing leadership through a combination of Top500 (performance) and Green500 (efficiency) data to understand both evolution and revolution in supercomputing architecture and scale. Winston Saunders of Intel looks at the latest information on efficiency and performance in the top supercomputers in the world. Read More

Trends for 2013: Growth of Virtual Private Suites

MIKE MAUGHAN<br>C7 Data CentersMIKE MAUGHAN
C7 Data Centers

A virtual private suite is a physically and logically private cloud, whose hardware is owned and managed by the cloud provider, and leased to a single customer. This is a trend that has been developing in 2012 and expected to grow in 2013, writes Mike Maughan of FuseApp and C7 Data Centers. Read More

2013 Predictions for Networks

ATCHISON FRAZER <br />GnodalATCHISON FRAZER
Gnodal

2013 brings with it more innovations in the networking world. As demands for faster and bigger connections continue apace, the technology will be evolving to meet that demand. Atchison Frazer of Gnodal predicts the outlook for networking in 2013. Read More

2013: The Year IT Becomes Invisible

SCOTT CRENSHAW<br />AcronisSCOTT CRENSHAW
Acronis

Virtualization and cloud have been through the hype cycle, and, moving forward, we’re finally going to see the full potential for more scalable, reliable and cost-efficient IT services. But, with Big Data and Bring-Your-Own-Device complicating things, IT has a serious task ahead to keep things running smoothly and to keep users from circumventing its control, writes Scott Crenshaw of Acronis, in this look at the trends for the new year. Read More

Third Key to Brokering IT Services Internally: Create Your Own Menu of Services

DICK BENTON<br>GlasshouseDICK BENTON
Glasshouse

Creating the catalog: to compete with the public cloud provider, the internal cloud provider or IT department needs to be able to offer a Web-based capability for consumers to peruse the available offerings, and to select the offering and quantity of their choice, writes Dick Benton of Glasshouse Technologies. This is the third in a series of seven tips for IT departments setting up cloud services. Read More

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