Industry Perspectives

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

The ABCs of WAN Virtualization

Andy Gottleib<br>Talari NetworksAndy Gottleib
Talari Networks

WAN Virtualization, which promises to revolutionize the economics of the enterprise WAN, will cut costs for businesses to deploy virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs), VoIP, videoconferencing, private clouds, and other modern technologies that support today’s remote office/telecommuter environment. Read More

VTL: Key Tool for Shifting Tape Backups to Disk

MIKE DIMEGLIO<br>
FlaconStorMIKE DIMEGLIO
FlaconStor

Tape-based data protection is less useful and sometimes problematic, as IT environments are becoming increasingly virutalized. Virtual Tape Libraries (VTL), which have multiple benefits, are being introduced as a solution to the “pain” of tape back-ups. Read More

The Next Wave of Network Convergence

JEFF AARON<BR>Silver PeakJEFF AARON
Silver Peak

Using a converged network for storage and non storage traffic can be challenging, but those challenges are worth addressing. If handled properly, convergence can rapidly produce a substantial return on the investment. Read More

Design Tips for the Dual-Powered Data Center

BRANDON PERRYMAN<BR>
FibertownBRANDON PERRYMAN
Fibertown

Modern data centers utilizing dual power designs have further increased reliability of IT systems by ensuring reliable power distribution and delivery. Understanding power generation and delivery systems and avoiding four major design failures is crucial. Read More

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