Industry Perspectives

Building A Data Center Can Be A Blast: A Little TNT Can Help

CHRIS CURTIS<br>
Compass DatacentersCHRIS CURTIS
Compass Datacenters

Chris Curtis of Compass Datacenters writes about the need to blast through some rock in site preparations for a new data center. Like most things in the development world, the need to conduct controlled explosions has some plusses and some minuses, he concludes. This is the first in a three-part series on construction of a new data center.
Read More

Real-Time Command and Control in NOCs

SIMON CLEW<br>Adder TechnologySIMON CLEW
Adder Technology

A key element for ensuring responsiveness in NOC and CCC’s is to give operators the ability to see clearly and in real-time what is occurring in the systems they are managing or using, writes Simon Clew of Adder Technology. Read More

Beating the Storage Odds in Age of Big Data

AMBUJ GOYAL<br />IBMAMBUJ GOYAL
IBM

Storage vendors have spent a lot of time creating products that are based on a variety of individual architectures and protocols, writes Ambuj Goyal of IBM. Once an organization commits to one of those architectures, it’s difficult to even consider adding or transitioning to another, different, architecture. Read More

Showing IT Value through Proper Metrics

HANI ELBEYALI<br>
DellHANI ELBEYALI
Dell

Even when IT investments are showing positive business results, how could you prove beyond any doubt, such positive impact was attributed to IT investments? asks Hani Elbeyali of Dell. Correct metrics, which are well communicated. will support your efforts and show IT’s business value. Read More

Cloud Crosswinds Ahead as Behemoths Battle on Price

TED CHAMBERLIN<br>
CoresiteTED CHAMBERLIN
Coresite

The recent announcement by Microsoft Azure to compete on price with Amazon Web Services is a shot across the bow of AWS will most definitely bother AWS, but it should scare the stuffing out of the rest of the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) market, writes Ted Chamberlin of Coresite. Read More

DCIM: Inside the Information Bubble

GARY BUNYAN<br>
iTRACSGARY BUNYAN
iTRACS

The “information bubble” — a holistic, intuitive, real-time management environment, which, both literally and figuratively, immerses you in analytics, dashboards, and management tools giving you complete command-and-control over the physical ecosystem — is like your own private operations center. Everything you need at your fingertips, Gary Bunyan of iTRACS writes. Read More

Additional Industry Perspectives Articles