Industry Perspectives

Consolidating Branch Office Technology

NIK ROUDA<br>Riverbed TechnologyNIK ROUDA
Riverbed Technology

Now that IT has leveraged consolidation by virtualizing servers at HQ and in the data center, the branch offices operations also can be consolidated bringing both cost efficiencies and improved level of service to branch office staff. Read More

Real Innovation is in the Applications

JOE POLASTRE<br>
SentillaJOE POLASTRE
Sentilla

While 80 percent of power is being consumed by IT equipment in the data center, the other 20 percent is being consumed by the power and cooling infrastructure. Why are we still talking about cooling innovations and overlooking hardware and software trends? Read More

Forgotten Factors in DR: Capacity & Power

CLEMENS PFEIFFER<br>Power AssureCLEMENS PFEIFFER
Power Assure

Data center managers continually assess server, storage and network capacity needs as part of a multi-site disaster recovery strategies. One overlooked area is power and capacity considerations within an individual data center. Read More

2011 Will Bring Virtualization Options for SMBs

ERIC COURVILLE<br />VM6 SoftwareERIC COURVILLE
VM6 Software

2010 marked a change in the virtualization landscape as the big players saw an untapped market in the small and medium-business (SMB) space. The coming year will mark the turning point for SMBs, as there is an increased availability of solutions designed with these organizations in mind. Read More

Data Center Cooling: Are We Innovating Yet?

MARK GERMAGIAN<br />Opengate Data SystemsMARK GERMAGIAN
Opengate Data Systems

True innovation goes beyond the obvious improvements or natural evolution of a product or technology. Due to its large share of total data center energy use, cooling system innovation is a requirement of staying in the game. Read More

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