Industry Perspectives

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

Improving Energy Efficiency in Data Centers

PETER SACCO<br>PTS Data Center SolutionsPETER SACCO
PTS Data Center Solutions

With the high costs of power, energy efficiency has rapidly become a critical consideration when evaluating data centers. It is, perhaps, second only to performance when deciding upon data center facility and information technology (IT) network design. Read More

What Does IPv6 Mean to Your Network?

PETER NEWTON <br> NETGEARPETER NEWTON
NETGEAR

IPv6 is the next generation of routing and offers many improvements over IPv4, including a virtually unlimited number of addresses. Unfortunately, there exists a huge installed base of networking equipment that is not capable of communicating via the IPv6 protocol. Read More

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