Industry Perspectives

Measuring Available Redundant Capacity

JAY HARTLEY<br>ModiusJAY HARTLEY
Modius

Available Redundant Capacity is the term used in power planning that customers may not know, but they do ask for it daily. What they ask is, “Where can I safely add new IT equipment without overloading and potentially bringing down my facility?” Calculating ARC is the answer. Read More

Ensuring Fast Web Apps in the Cloud

KOSTEN METREWELI<br>Zeus TechnologyKOSTEN METREWELI
Zeus Technology

While there are many benefits to using cloud services, one drawback may be cloud downtime and/or slower Web application availability. To address this issue, application delivery controllers (ADCs) help balance loads across multiple cloud platforms. Read More

7 Skills Needed by Data Center Managers

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

Hiring the right person for an open position is always a key element of any organization. In the data center world, hiring decisions can be critical as well. Here’s seven points to consider when hiring a data center manager. Read More

It’s about Usage Models—Not Technology

BILLY COX<br>IntelBILLY COX
Intel

The announcement of eight cloud usage models is a very positive move in the direction of secure cloud services that are also open and interoperable. The Open Data Center Alliance developed these from the end-users’ needs, not the vendors, which is the correct approach. Read More

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