Industry Perspectives

An RX for Enterprise Big Data Success

PAUL BARTH<br>
New Vantage PartnersPAUL BARTH
New Vantage Partners

Realizing the value of Big Data today demands more than technology. It requires the vision, experience and know-how necessary to see Big Data as a strategic opportunity and to leverage it across an enterprise, writes Paul Barth of New Vantage Partners. Read More

A Forgotten Data Center Cost: Lost Capacity

SHERMAN IKEMOTO<br> Future Facilities NASHERMAN IKEMOTO
Future Facilities NA

Given the stakes, why isn’t much being said about lost capacity? asks Sherman Ikemoto of Future Facilities North America. Because these losses are due to fragmentation of infrastructure resources – space, power, cooling and networking – that build slowly and imperceptively early in the data center life span. Read More

The Changing Enterprise WAN in the Era of the Cloud

AJIT GUPTA<br>Aryaka NetworksAJIT GUPTA
Aryaka Networks

Enterprise IT managers today are burdened with multiple challenges. An intelligent, cloud-based solution using a POP-based network architecture may help address the issues of multiple applications spread across a geographically dispersed user base, writes Ajit Gupta of Aryaka Networks. Read More

Carrier Grade NAT – A Look at the Tradeoffs

OWEN DeLONG<br>
Hurricane ElectricOWEN DeLONG
Hurricane Electric

If IPv6 addresses were parking spaces, IPv6 would literally allow us to park every car ever built in each parking lot and still have 4 billion more spaces for each and every car ever built in each parking lot, writes Owen DeLong of Hurricane Electric. Read More

Get Hands-On Practice With GNS3

KEITH BARKER<br>CBT NuggetsKEITH BARKER
CBT Nuggets

How does a network engineer or aspiring network engineer get hands-on practice? One solution is GNS3, which is a free tool available for download. Keith Barker, consultant and trainer, explains how its used and tips and tricks for getting the most out of GNS3. Read More

Demonstrating IT Value, Illustrated

HANI ELBEYALI
DellHANI ELBEYALI Dell

What I’m promoting is a new approach called “Business Demand Design,” writes Hani Elbeyali of Dell. He asserts IT value corresponds directly to both Total Cost of Ownership and the Expected Return, and increasing the value of IT requires balancing both ER and TCO. Reducing TCO alone is not enough and will result in lowering the expected return to the IT end-users, and by virtue, reduce IT value. IT has become the single face of the company to its customers, staying in today’s competitive market requires increasing IT value, not decreasing it. Read More

The Taxonomy of Exascalar

WINSTON SAUNDERS
IntelWINSTON SAUNDERS Intel

The Exascalar plot of the recent Green500 data reveals insights into efficiency and performance, writes Winston Saunders of Intel. This is the final post in a three-part series. Read More

Top 10 IT Predictions for 2013

PAUL CORMIER<BR>RedHatPAUL CORMIER
RedHat

In 2012, CIOs and IT teams in enterprises worldwide leveraged cloud computing architectures,while they designed their data centers to best manage the explosive amount of structured and unstructured data. In the next year, Red Hat envisions even more significant movement in the data center — in cloud, middleware, storage and virtualization technologies, writes Paul Cormier of RedHat. Read More

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