Industry Perspectives

What Does Cloud Computing 2.0 Look Like?

PETE JOHNSON<br/>ProfitBricksPETE JOHNSON
ProfitBricks

Most in the tech industry have seen what defines Cloud Computing 1.0. Pete Johnson of ProfitBricks writes that while it’s better than traditional hosting, it’s still not all it could be. Not by a long shot. He explains what Cloud Computing 2.0 looks like. Read More

Bridging the Cloud Storage Gap

RANAJIT NEVATIA<br />PanzuraRANAJIT NEVATIA
Panzura

The idea that you could store your data in the cloud and eliminate expensive on-site storage systems is very compelling, writes Ranajit Nevatia of Panzura. But what are the barriers to adoption of cloud storage? Read More

7 Software Defined Networking Considerations

PATRICK HUBBARD<br>
SolarWindsPATRICK HUBBARD
SolarWinds

Moving to software defined networking is not a matter of “when” but “how,” and there are seven main factors IT administrators should consider when determining whether SDN is right for their network, says Patrick Hubbard of SolarWinds. Read More

Analytics Re-shaping IT Operations & Gaining Strong Momentum

SASHA GILENSON<br />EvolvenSASHA GILENSON
Evolven

Dealing with this data volume, variety, velocity and complexity is really a “big data” problem for IT operations, forcing many traditional approaches in IT to change, ushering in IT Operations Analytics solutions to take on this challenge. IT Operations Analytics is better equipped to manage this kind of big data challenge. So, it is no wonder that IT Operations Analytics is gaining both industry interest and expert attention – moving IT management technology into a new S-curve growth cycle, writes Sasha Gilenson of Evolven. Read More

Five Key Trends in DCIM

MATT BUSHELL<br>NlyteMATT BUSHELL
Nlyte

Gartner’s IT Infrastructure & Operations Summit in Orlando was a great show, writes Matt Bushell of Nlyte. From a Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) standpoint, there were a lot of observations that were worth noting, such as Infrastructure and Operations professionals need to show their value to the rest of the business. Read More

Data Tape: Dying a Slow Death or Already Dead?

JEFF YAPTENGCO<br>
En Pointe TechnologiesJEFF YAPTENGCO
En Pointe Technologies

Data tape is not dead; however, its purpose has changed. In the past, linear storage media was used as the first line of defense to restore lost data. Yet today, there are few backup administrators using this technique, writes Jeff Yaptengco of En Pointe Technologies. Read More

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