Industry Perspectives

Big Data Remakes the Data Center

MIKE WRONSKI<BR/>StrataCloudMIKE WRONSKI
StrataCloud

Despite cloud computing, many data centers are snake pits of complexity, writes Mike Wronski of StrataCloud. Here are four tenets that can help simplify data center operations, save money and improve performance and user experience. Read More

Key Components of Data Center Optimization

PRASHANT BAWEJA<BR/>Infosys Ltd.PRASHANT BAWEJA
Infosys Ltd.

IT infrastructure makes up a large part of a company’s cost and the biggest chunk can be traced to the data center, writes Prashant Baweja of Infosys Ltd. With increasing cost, effort and focus need to be on optimizing the data center. Read More

Storage Technology: Breaking Free From Ownership

ANDRES RODRIGUEZ<BR/>NasuniANDRES RODRIGUEZ
Nasuni

Over the years, technology vendors have worked diligently to build scalable systems with flexible payment options, writes Andres Rodriguez of Nasuni. Because of this, Enterprise IT has been able to break free from ownership when it comes to various technology solutions. Read More

Scaling Your Network for Big Data

MICHAEL BUSHONG<br/>PlexxiMICHAEL BUSHONG
Plexxi

Outside of a small number of players, Big Data is not really all that big, writes Michael Bushong of Plexxi. But that doesn’t mean that architects building out infrastructure for a Big Data era can ignore scale altogether. Read More

Explaining the Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System

MATT STANSBERRY<BR/>Uptime InstituteMATT STANSBERRY
Uptime Institute

Over the years, some industry pundits have expressed frustration with Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System for being confusing, writes Matt Stansberry of Uptime Institute. But in many cases, these individuals have misrepresented the purpose and purview of the program. Fundamentally, it is our responsibility to better explain our approach and intellectual property. Read More

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