Industry Perspectives

2013 Predictions for Networks


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

2013: The Year IT Becomes Invisible


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

Third Key to Brokering IT Services Internally: Create Your Own Menu of Services


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

Cable Management Decisions in the Data Center

Optical Cable Corp.IAN TIMMINS
Optical Cable Corp.

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

Retrofitting Cold-aisle Cocooning Doesn’t Mean Massive Disruption

Cannon TechnologiesMARK HIRST
Cannon Technologies

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

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