Industry Perspectives

Data Center Retrofit Strategies

COY STINE<br>
Bluestone<br>
Energy ServicesCOY STINE
Bluestone
Energy Services

What are the best opportunities for cost-effective retrofits and energy-usage reduction in data centers? A look at the merits of upgrading electric infrastructure, server virtualization and cooling optimization. Read More

A Guide to Managing Private Clouds

RICHARD WHITEHEAD<br>
NovellRICHARD WHITEHEAD
Novell

To facilitate a practical move into the cloud, here’s a guide to how private clouds work and an explanation of how they can be managed using service-level agreements (SLAs) and business service management (BSM) technologies.
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PCI Compliance: Who Manages What?

NATHAN HATCH<br>
C7 Data CentersNATHAN HATCH
C7 Data Centers

Potential customers often ask data center operators if they are “PCI Compliant.” To clarify and answer the PCI question, let’s examine the responsibilities of the data center and the responsibilities of the customer.
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How Server Virtualization Impacts Storage

HEIDI BIGGARS<br>
Hitachi Data SystemsHEIDI BIGGARS
Hitachi Data Systems

While most organizations understand the value of a virtualized server infrastructure to their businesses moving forward, many make the critical mistake of either downplaying or overlooking completely the important role storage plays in these environments. Read More

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