Industry Perspectives

What Intel’s IT Team Has Learned about DCIM

JEFF KLAUS</br>
IntelJEFF KLAUS
Intel

What has Intel learned about DCIM? Intel’s Jeff Klaus shares some of the “lessons learned” by Intel’s IT team as it has deployed data center management software in its own data centers. The lessons offer insights for companies contemplating DCIM software. Read More

Legacy Systems: Tried and True Systems Whose Time Has Come

DUANE HARRIS<BR/>NemonixDUANE HARRIS
Nemonix

In an era of technology evolution and sometimes turmoil, there are unexpected islands of calm populated by extremely stable legacy hardware systems. Ironically, some of these oldest citizens of the data center also happen to be the most stable and secure, writes Duane Harris of Nemonix. The extended value these legacy systems still generate in modern computing is a story worth noting—and perhaps learning from. Read More

More Assets, More Complexity Raise the Bar for DCIM

SUVISH VISWANATHAN<BR/>ManageEngineSUVISH VISWANATHAN
ManageEngine

The sheer number of computing assets we could now accommodate in the physical data center, including network devices, applications, servers and storage devices, put more pressure on the day-to-day management practicalities, writes Suvish Viswanathan. This has resulted in the need for more visibility into the data about all these assets. Read More

Five Tips for Finding the Right SSD

ESTHER SPANJER<BR/>SanDisk Corp.ESTHER SPANJER
SanDisk Corp.

When selecting an SSD for your environment, there are a variety of factors that you need to take into account if you are going to eventually choose a solution that can properly meet your needs, writes Esther Spanjer of SanDisk. Read More

2014 Will Be The Year That ARM Breaks The x86 Monoculture

GRAEME CALDWELL<br/>
InterWorxGRAEME CALDWELL
InterWorx

With the 2014 introduction of 64-bit low-power ARM SoC-based servers, we can expect to see a more diverse server market, wrties Graeme Caldwell of InterWorx. The data center industry is going to experience huge changes as low-powered servers revolutionize the way we think about data center architecture and efficiency. Read More

Clustering in the Cloud: Has The Holy Grail Arrived?

NOAM SHENDAR<BR/>Zadara StorageNOAM SHENDAR
Zadara Storage

Cloud economics are so compelling the more data center managers are evaluating what additional applications make sense in the cloud, writes Noam Shendar of Zadara Storage. Yet, there are reasons why proven enterprise-class features are considered as such — because they deliver, reliably, against agreed upon SLAs. Read More

How to Move Bigger Data into the Cloud

NICOS VEKIARIDES<BR/>TwinStrataNICOS VEKIARIDES
TwinStrata

While cloud storage does not necessarily meet IT’s growing storage capacity needs, adding cloud-integrated storage into existing NAS or SAN environments makes it relatively easy to relocate data securely into a cloud provider, eliminating the need to maintain an expanding on-premise storage infrastructure, writes Nicos Vekiarides of TwinStrata. Read More

The Snowden Effect and IT Automation’s Role

GABBY NIZRI<br/>
Ayehu SoftwareGABBY NIZRI
Ayehu Software

We’re all aware of the so-called “Snowden Effect,” which essentially highlights what could happen when personal information is released – so how does one continue to compete in an increasingly virtual climate without sacrificing the need to keep information secure? Gabby Nizri of Ayehu Software gives an overview of the current state of the issue. Read More

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