Industry Perspectives

Object Storage: The Future of Scale Out

TOM LEYDEN<br>DataDirect NetworksTOM LEYDEN
DataDirect Networks

Object storage is a new storage paradigm that is seeing growing interest as it addresses the challenge of efficiently storing massive volumes of unstructured data: Big Unstructured Data, writes Tom Leyden of Data Direct Networks. Read More

Diesel Fuel: It’s Critical for Standby Power

ALASTAIR TROWER<br>
Puritas EnergyALASTAIR TROWER
Puritas Energy

Data center downtime is a familiar topic in the industry; however avoiding down time through proactive fuel management is not common knowledge in the field despite an emerging relevance. A vast majority of data centers use diesel to supply their backup power systems, writes Alastair Trower of Puritas Energy. Read More

Automation: The Key to Unlocking IT Innovation and Creativity

DUSTIN SNELL<br>Network AutomationDUSTIN SNELL
Network Automation

The issue of how to best allocate IT resources is becoming more pressing in part because of the rate of growth in data storage and transfer activities across multiple streams. As the sheer volume of data generated grows at an astonishing pace, IT budgets have generally remained flat, writes Dustin Snell. IT staff should be solving problems and supporting business strategy, not writing code and memorizing syntax. Read More

A Data Center Build: Breaking Ground

SHAWN MILLS<br/>
Greenhouse DataSHAWN MILLS
Greenhouse Data

With permits starting to be issued, contractors in place, state and local government on board, and schedules starting to really crystallize, it’s time to break ground, writes Shawn Mills of Greenhouse Data. Read More

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