Industry Perspectives

The Time is Right for DCIM as a Service

DANIEL TAUTGETS<br/>Pinpont Worldwide ConsultingDANIEL TAUTGETS
Pinpont Worldwide Consulting

Everyone seems to now understand the value of DCIM, but the market continues to grow at a much slower pace than projected, writes Daniel Tautges of Pinpoint Worldwide Consulting. What are the barriers to deploying DCIM? Read More

Leveraging NoSQL In-Memory with Minimum Pain Points

NIKITA IVANOV<BR/>GridGainNIKITA IVANOV
GridGain

As a data storage and retrieval option, NoSQL, with its less-restrained consistency models (vs. relational databases) has long been viewed as a way to achieve design simplicity, horizontal scaling and more granular control over availability, writes Nikita Ivanov of GridGain. Read More

Leaders Achieve Best Practice With DCIM

LARA GREDEN<br/>CA TechnologiesLARA GREDEN
CA Technologies

Implementing DCIM software requires leadership, writes Laura Greden of CA Technologies. This article outlines three key principles of effective leadership, demonstrated by true stories of how DCIM software is helping real people lead change for their business. Read More

Who Owns Containment?

CARY FRAME<BR/>PolargyCARY FRAME
Polargy

Hot- and cold-aisle containment is a data center best practice that is experiencing hyper-growth in adoption because of its large impact on energy efficiency and operating cost savings. Interestingly, there is still no clear ownership of containment within the enterprise, among industry trades or between manufacturers, writes Cary Frame of Polargy. Read More

RAI: A Metric to Measure Whether Your Data Center is Operating Lean

RAJAT GHOSH<BR/>Georgia TechRAJAT GHOSH
Georgia Tech

One potential solution for data center operational expenditure (OPEX) optimization lies in adopting the usage-based pricing model for resource consumption, writes Rajat Ghosh of Georgia Tech. This article proposes a metric, namely resource allocation index (RAI), to measure the matching between demand and supply sides of data center resources. Read More

Root Cause Analysis: An Alternative to Blamestorming

DAVID MAVASHEV<br/>
Nastel TechnologiesDAVID MAVASHEV
Nastel Technologies

After an extraordinarily rocky start, the federal healthcare exchange, the online marketplace consumers use to purchase health insurance under the Affordable Healthcare Act, seems to be working more smoothly. But, now problems are cropping up with the state healthcare exchanges, writes David Mavashev of Nastel Technologies. What’s the best approach for diagnosing and fixing such IT problems? Read More

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