Industry Perspectives

5 Reasons to Own Your Cloud

KENT CHRISTENSEN<BR>DatalinkKENT CHRISTENSEN
Datalink

Now’s the time to move forward with plans for your own internal, private cloud, writes Kent Christensen of Datalink. He posits that the benefits include agility, flexibility and lowered costs. Read More

Enhanced Power Reliability for Data Centers

BHAVESH PATEL<br />Emerson Network Power’s ASCO businessBHAVESH PATEL
Emerson Network Power’s ASCO business

Preventable power reliability measures shouldn’t ever be overlooked. Data center power reliability can be increased through testing, maintenance and modernization, writes Bhavesh Patel of ASCO Power Technologies, a business of Emerson Network Power.
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Notes from the Road: DCIM User Experience

GARY BUNYAN<br />iTRACSGARY BUNYAN
iTRACS

In the fast-paced sector of Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), there are dozens of DCIM vendors out there, each with their own products, user interfaces, and claims. For IT executives who are purchasing and using these tools, determining what is truly “usable” can be quite a challenge. Read More

7 Things Your CEO Should Know About the Cloud

JASON COWIE<br />EmboticsJASON COWIE
Embotics

Technical teams are still facing challenges in communicating cloud realities to business leaders. Until the CIO and the CEO are “on the same page” about the process to get to the private cloud, many companies could potentially fail to utilize the benefits of cloud. Read More

Notes from Gartner: The Value of Monitoring

JAMES SIVIS<br />CirconusJAMES SIVIS
Circonus

Gartner conference attendees’ pressing interest this year was beyond the “shiny new” topics, but were more day-to-day challenges: avoiding IT outages and increasing speed of service recovery, along with monitoring, as related by James Sivis of Circonus. Read More

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