Industry Perspectives

Navigating New Networking Trends: Beware of the Urge to Over-Engineer

MRV Communications

There are many differences between service provider and data center optical networks, but the main areas where data centers can drive efficiency and innovation fall into a few categories. Scott Wilkinson of MRV Communications outlines the areas of significance when building a network that delivers the functionality to support current services while providing a future path to meet growing customer demand. Read More

Fewer Silos For The Files: Managing Cloud Data

EMC Syncplicity

Vendors don’t necessarily intend to create information silos, but their limited architecture and short-sighted approach forces users to drag and store all content in their system to make it work. This creates significant barriers for users who want to access their files. Where did they save it, is it the most current version and can they even access it from the road? Jeetu Patel, of EMC Syncplicity, writes about avoiding silos and achieving the true goals of cloud. Read More

Managing Data Center Operating Expenses: “The Property Tax”

PATRICK PRICE<br/>DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.PATRICK PRICE
DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc.

Managers of data centers focus a lot of attention on energy efficiency, PUE’s, redundancy, security, but who’s managing the property tax expense of the data center, asks Patrick Price of DuCharme, McMillen & Associates, Inc. This column outlines items to review in your property tax assessment. Read More

Building a Business Case for SDN


Many companies are curious about how software-defined networks can improve their network operations, but no CIO will approve an SDN project without being able to make a business case to the CFO and CEO. In this article, we’ll look at some steps to take to build a business case, writes Steve Garrison of Pica8. Read More

Bringing DCIM Technology into Your Data Center

CA TechnologiesLARA GREDEN
CA Technologies

Facebook recently performed Proof of Concept with multiple DCIM vendors. While Facebook may have different criteria in how they approach DCIM than your organization, you may want to consider similar factors before deciding how to bring DCIM into your data center, writes Lara Greden of CA Technologies. Read More

7 Tips for Successful Governance of a System Integration Project

Magic Software AmericasGLENN JOHNSON
Magic Software Americas

System integration projects that leverage new social, mobile and cloud capabilities risk becoming overly complex, lengthy and expensive. By adopting a reasoned approach to IT governance of system integration projects, your chances for success will increase dramatically, writes Glenn Johnson of Magic Software. Read More

Successfully Marrying IT Process Automation Tools with Cloud Technology

Ayehu Software

IT process automation also offers similar benefits to cloud computing -flexibility, efficiency and opportunity for global expansion and this makes the two a very attractive combination, writes Gabby Nizri of Ayehu Software. Let’s take a look at how ITPA tools are currently working within the cloud and how to choose the ones that will most benefit your business. Read More

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