Industry Perspectives

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

Cutting Big Data Problems Down to Size

JEFF RAUSCHER<BR/>RedwoodJEFF RAUSCHER
Redwood

While all of the terabytes and terabytes data that the world is producing offers the promise of valuable insight, managing its sheer volume, as well as the speed with which it is being created is a tremendous challenge. How can companies turn piles of data into useful information? Jeff Rauscher of Redwood Software gives an overview of dealing with big data effectively. Read More

Servers Will Lead the Data Center Evolution

Young-Sae Song<br/>
AMDYoung-Sae Song
AMD

While virtualization has helped in increasing hardware utilization, two socket servers remain the most commonly deployed server hardware in the data center, yet offer enterprises little flexibility when it comes to swapping out parts that best suit emerging workloads or giving enterprises the ability to procure components from multiple vendors without concerns of interoperability, writes Young-Sae Song of AMD. Now, that is changing and open source designs are key to the evolution. Read More

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