Industry Perspectives

PUE is DEAD: The Case for Performance Per Watt


Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) has been called “The Holy Grail” of data center energy metrics. But Performance per Watt measures the actual energy efficiency of every device in the data center and how it is used. Mark Davidson of JouleX writes about data center energy metrics. Read More

Green Benefits: Reduced Costs, Carbon Footprint

LOREN ZWEIG <br />CoreLink Data CentersLOREN ZWEIG
CoreLink Data Centers

Data center service providers are not only delivering the facilities’ ability to deliver redundant and reliable critical power, cooling and network services, but also performing in ways that minimize environmental impact and carbon footprint, writes Loren Zweig of CoreLink Data Centers. Read More

Top 7 Options for Storage Savings in 2012

Alacritech, Inc.

As we enter 2012, data center and enterprise managers are faced with an array of storage choices—some highly publicized like flash storage, and some, such as WAN optimization—that have become more staid and entrenched. Doug Rainbolt of Alacritech writes about which storage technologies have the best ROI. Read More

Cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a Service Options


An increasingly popular option is to put both primary production and disaster recovery instances into the cloud and have both handled by a managed service provider. By doing this enterprises can get all the benefits of cloud computing – from usage-based cost to eliminating on-premises infrastructure, writes Nitin Mishra of NetMagic. Read More

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