Industry Perspectives

Thinking Cloud? Can You Locate ‘Survey Markers’?

BILLY COX<br>
IntelBILLY COX
Intel

To run applications in a cloud environment, verification is needed. That can be challenging if you don’t own and operate your own cloud assets. If you use hosted or public services, new ways to locate the survey markers will be required. Open Data Center Alliance has a security monitoring usage model which may help. Read More

Cloud Strategy, Pickett’s Charge, and You

You may wonder what a battle fought in the American Civil War has to do with cloud computing. The answer circles back to the second of eight fundamental truths of corporate cloud strategy that is described in this column. Cloud is a top-down architectural framework that binds strategy and solutions development. Read More

IT Lessons Learned from Hurricanes

YEHUDA CAGEN<BR>Xvand TechnologyYEHUDA CAGEN
Xvand Technology

Disasters can hit hard – stats show that about 43 percent of businesses that close following a natural disaster never reopen and about 29 percent close down within two years. Disaster planning can be bare bones, but effective. This column lays out the crucial items to include in any plan. Read More

Integration as Alternative to New Build

JEFF STURGEON<br>Emerson Network PowerJEFF STURGEON
Emerson Network Power

Compared to conventional methods of data center design, integrated infrastructure architectures are emerging in a variety of configurations that still address organizations’ business needs, while increasing efficiency, maintaining availability and speeding deployment. Read More

A Call to Action for Virtual Machine Interoperability

JAKE SMITH<br>IntelJAKE SMITH
Intel

Open Data Center Alliance introduced a new VM interoperability usage model, and Intel finds it a step in the right direction because a basic level of VM interoperability will help cloud subscribers and providers reduce complexity and cost as well as improve the performance of IT services. Read More

Pathways to Data Center Virtualization

NITIN MISHRA<br>NetMagic SolutionsNITIN MISHRA
NetMagic Solutions

In a data center, virtualization is often driven by server sprawl that occurs as new applications are moved and assigned their own servers to minimize the risk of under-resourcing. Organizations can also use virtualization as a strategy for realizing more tangible benefits. Read More

A Better Way to Recover from Hurricanes

IZZY AZERI<br />Acronis AmericasIZZY AZERI
Acronis Americas

As IT evolves, three things have aligned ito make it much easier for small and medium-size businesses to achieve the same level of data protection available at large enterprises: imaging, virtualization and cloud services. Read More

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