When working with cloud computing, integration between multiple teams within an organization is necessary. The reality is that cloud computing cannot be made possible without knowledgeable and efficient data center and facilities professionals, writes of Bill Kleyman, MTM Technologies. Read More
Sustainable building certifications have been gaining momentum, and often data center operators are unsure of which to pursue. Ron Vokoun, of Gray Construction, details the LEED certification and its benefits and drawbacks in Part 1 of a two-part series on certification. Read More
Leading Edge Design
Healthcare data centers are strained more and more with regulations and big data concerns, writes Todd Boucher of Leading Edge Design. His column addresses the approaches health care data center designers need to approach current issues.
This article by Raghu Kondapalli of LSI dives into the network challenges in virtualized datacenters as well as the network management complexities and control plane requirements needed to address those issues.
With CIOs under pressure to transform their IT departments, many are pursuing the gradual migration of the data center and platforms out of the enterprise through colocation, managed hosting and cloud services. writes Pete Stevenson of Latisys. Read More
Shifting a larger share of an IT project’s budget to the concept and planning stages can help all the stakeholders proceed with a common framework. This includes designing from the infrastructure up to ensure that workloads are designed to meet specific business requirements. Read More
The larger the data grows, the more it tends to bring the applications, the platforms, and ultimately, the processors closer and closer to the accumulating mass of data – a concept of gravitational forces, writes Tate Cantrell of Verne Global. Read More
While IT teams look back on the history of silos as the hallmark of inefficiency, if you fast-forward to today’s trend of consolidation, virtualized data centers, and, ultimately, data center convergencem the future looks brighter, writes Kent Christensen of Data Link. The server/network/storage stack begins to look a lot different from its early client/server-with-direct-attached-storage days. Read More
Compass Data Centers
In this final installment of the developer’s diary, Compass Data Center’s Chris Crosby relates how to prepare for and answer questions from the local authorities at the Permitting and Inspecting Commission to get the prized “final approval.” Read More
Users like the efficiency, elasticity and customizability they get from public cloud offerings, writes Dick Benton, principal consultant with Glasshouse Technologies. This means IT must deliver those same benefits, and in a way that not only improves the quality of services rendered, but delivers higher productivity levels and, ultimately, more revenue. Read More