Industry Perspectives

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

Cloud Security Frameworks: Security by Design

BOB DEUTSCHE<br>
IntelBOB DEUTSCHE
Intel

Bob Deutsche of Intel has been working to craft a security approach that changes the fundamental way an enterprise views and implements security. As it turned out, the answer is deceptively simple and even somewhat intuitive, he writes. “You just have to view and manage security like you do any other business investment. The challenge is to get your CEO, CFO, and CIO to view security using the same fundamental criteria.” Read More

Top Five Data Center Issues: DCIM To the Rescue

SEV ONYSHKEVYCH<br>Field View SolutionsSEV ONYSHKEVYCH
Field View Solutions

Making sense of information about the data center from power, cooling, rack space and CPU availability, as well as UPS devices, PDUs, chillers, HVACs, generators, branch circuits, is the role Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) tools. Sev Onyshkevych of Field View Solutions writes about the common challenges in data center management and how DCIM can be used to address them. Read More

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

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