Industry Perspectives

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

How Cap & Trade May Impact the Data Center

STEVE YELLEN<BR>
Emerson Network PowerSTEVE YELLEN
Emerson Network Power

Carbon emissions trading schemes are not specifically aimed at data centers, they will impact how data centers operate and the amount of energy used. As a result, data centers will need to implement mechanisms for monitoring, managing and reporting carbon emissions.
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Should You Build or Outsource Your Data Center?

JEFF HINKLE<br>
AtlantaNAPJEFF HINKLE
AtlantaNAP

Is operating a data center your company’s core mission? Many organizations are not equipped to conduct operations at an enterprise level. For data center specialists, operating these facilities is a core value proposition, and as a result the systems are more robust and the operations are more mature and refined. Read More

Data Center Energy Efficiency Through BCM

DAVID DUNN<br>
CoreSiteDAVID DUNN
CoreSite

With economic events intensifying the need for a change in the way power is billed, branch circuit monitoring (BCM) is becoming a benchmark to help both customers and colocation providers face some of their biggest power monitoring challenges. Read More