Industry Perspectives

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

High & Low: Performance & Latency Matter

CRAIG DENTON<br>Next ConnexCRAIG DENTON
Next Connex

With higher-bandwidth, lower-latency data centre interconnects, organisations can resolve the apparently contradictory demands of driving down latency, boosting performance and reducing costs by giving organisations access to a wider range of colocation options, and making more space and power available for growth. Read More

Outsourcing Data Centres: The View from Europe

NICK RAZEY<br>Next Generation Data, Ltd.NICK RAZEY
Next Generation Data, Ltd.

While outsourcing data centre needs is an attractive alternative to constructing your own facility, managers need to consider many options. This column outlines the most important elements to evaluate when outsourcing – location, security, power and cooling, disaster recovery services and connectivity. Read More

Vigilance Advised: SaaS Security in the Cloud

LARRY STEELE<br />SavvisLARRY STEELE
Savvis

When it comes to delivering software in the cloud via Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), independent software vendors (ISVs) need to view security as a primary concern and should protect their SaaS infrastructure from all angles, from all entry points and from all users. Read More

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Facility Operations RFPs

STEVE MANOS<br>Lee TechnologiesSTEVE MANOS
Lee Technologies

Facilities operations Request for Proposals (RFPs) are documents that help vet vendor contracts that can be critical to your bottom line. This column and its related PDF offer thoughts on what’s important in developing these documents. The author and Data Center Knowledge welcome your comments on what to include in a RFP. Read More

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