Industry Perspectives

How the Cloud Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Encryption

MIKE KLEIN<br/>
Online TechMIKE KLEIN
Online Tech

Because of the nature of our jobs and the mission critical importance of the IT systems we support, it’s no surprise we’re a bunch of worriers, writes Mike Klein of Online Tech. For those of us who work in data centers for companies in regulated industries, security has a special place atop the list of things to worry about. Encryption is one of those security steps that’s required by regulation, and makes sense to ease security worries. Read More

Considerations for Data Center Owners When Partnering With Modular Builders

STEPHEN MADAFFARI<br>
Data Centers DeliveredSTEPHEN MADAFFARI
Data Centers Delivered

The data center industry has vastly diverse offerings and often use alternate meanings of the word “modularity.” This article is intended to help guide owners through the process of partnering with a modular construction provider to ensure they achieve their desired product outcome and return on investment from a modular builder, writes Stephen Madafarri of Data Centers Delivered. Read More

Google Glass: A Vision of the Future for Data Center Maintenance

JEFFREY DUTSCHKE<BR/>Maintenance AssistantJEFFREY DUTSCHKE
Maintenance Assistant

When fitted with safety lenses, Google Glass provides a great opportunity to revolutionize the way data center technicians perform their daily tasks. When dedicated maintenance and repair applications are developed, the data center technician will directly connect to the maintenance database when completing usual maintenance activities, and more, writes Jeffrey Dutschke of Maintenance Assistant. Read More

2014: The Year of DCIM

GARY BUNYAN<BR/>iTRACSGARY BUNYAN
iTRACS

2014 is the year of DCIM – the year that DCIM will drive increasing business value for users, writes Gary Bunyan of iTRACS. And he asserts that DCIM’s that are “open” will be better to employ than those that are not. Read More

Don’t Throw Out Dropbox, Not Yet

RONEN KENIG<BR/>Safe-TRONEN KENIG
Safe-T

While Dropbox is great for collaboration, it does have security risks. Rather than replacing Dropbox, another layer of security can be added that would enable organizations to control which files are uploaded to Dropbox, and who has authority to share these files, writes Ronen Kenig of Safe-T. Read More

Unifying the Data Center Operations with True DCIM

SUVISH VISWANATHAN<BR/>
ManageEngineSUVISH VISWANATHAN
ManageEngine

If you adopt a service-oriented management focus, the goal of both management efforts is the same — to enable the optimal delivery of a service to the end user. That said, the IT and facilities management worlds should not need to operate in parallel. Instead, they need to operate as one, in a truly integrated manner, writes Suvish Viswanathan of ManageEngine. Read More

The Fruits of Innovation: Top 10 IT Trends in 2014

MARK HARRIS<br/>
Nylte SoftwareMARK HARRIS
Nylte Software

The changes we’re due to see in 2014 start with the way people think. A good bit of the change going on in IT is about the maturity of its business leaders and their business planning skills associated with all of those changes, writes Mark Harris of Nylte. He outlines a number of changes coming in the new calendar year. Read More

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