2013 brings with it more innovations in the networking world. As demands for faster and bigger connections continue apace, the technology will be evolving to meet that demand. Atchison Frazer of Gnodal predicts the outlook for networking in 2013. Read More
A few recent developments have indicated that the cloud may indeed be living up to the hopes of those who expect it to generate a wave of new jobs, writes Alan Priestley of Intel.
Virtualization and cloud have been through the hype cycle, and, moving forward, we’re finally going to see the full potential for more scalable, reliable and cost-efficient IT services. But, with Big Data and Bring-Your-Own-Device complicating things, IT has a serious task ahead to keep things running smoothly and to keep users from circumventing its control, writes Scott Crenshaw of Acronis, in this look at the trends for the new year. Read More
At this time of year, IT professionals should be anticipating—and planning for—the challenges relating to data center energy management in 2013, writes Jeff Klaus of Intel. Read More
Creating the catalog: to compete with the public cloud provider, the internal cloud provider or IT department needs to be able to offer a Web-based capability for consumers to peruse the available offerings, and to select the offering and quantity of their choice, writes Dick Benton of Glasshouse Technologies. This is the third in a series of seven tips for IT departments setting up cloud services. Read More
It’s that time of year when analysts, technology bloggers and journalists all look to the next 12 months, and report their predictions.Alan Priestley, of Intel Cloud Builders, gives the cloud prediction game a go. Read More
The hyperconverged network of today not only presents new opportunities for end users and IT, but also creates new challenges for network and application performance and management, writes Miles Kelly of Riverbed. Read More
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Choosing the right cabling and cable management system is one of the most important aspects of data center design. Reliability, in combination with extreme density, should guide your choice of products, writes Ian Timmins of Optical Cable Corporation. Read More
Working around infrastructure that has evolved over time makes retrofitting hot/cold aisle containment a challenge. Multiple data and network cable runs, cooling pipes and mismatched cabinets mean many solutions will not work effectively. Mark Hirst of Cannon Technologies looks at the options available to those who want containment, but are not sure if their environment can handle it. Read More
Demonstrating IT value to the enterprise is challenging. The problem is not what values IT creates—-but how to measure and communicate those values, writes Hani Elbeyali of Dell. Read More