Colocation has been a viable option for a long time, yet some data center managers fear that it can be a threat to their job security. Here are some reasons why colocation should be considered a part of any healthy data center strategy for all enterprises. Read More
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Using Sandy as the impetus, review your disaster plans. It’s a good time to start the dialog with your business partners to understand what is important to them and what IT components make it happen. It’s a good idea to update and diversify your approach to recovering from a disaster . Read More
Were you ready for Sandy? Sure it was downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm, but it still had a devastating effect. For those of use who manage data centers, that impact had many layers. Let me start at the core and work my way out.
Three topical trends in the big data space are emerging, painting a picture of an industry searching for its footing. Read More
Big Data and Sparse Data represent how decision making information will be captured in the future. They will become the vehicles for cloud computing to take the next step. An example: Google Maps and Apple Maps. Read More
Analytics seem to be all the rage these days, probably due to integration. Technology is now an enterprise effort, not just the domain of the IT department. This results in the need for solid numbers to explain what really happens in the data center. Read More
With the Nemertes’ benchmark report is nearly complete, a key finding of the report indicates that centralized management is the way most people are handling their infrastructure and this centralization is closely related to the success of the IT department. This article shares insight on this significant result of the survey, prior to the report’s publication. Read More
As data center managers our role is to manage, protect, service and support the ever expanding information gathering and processing needs of the enterprise. Information used to come to us through computing infrastructure where data was input by data entry and customer service staff. Now data comes from anywhere. Any device capable of holding an IP address can become a source of data that must be captured, stored, analyzed, and archived. Read More
Most data center managers are chartered with creating a rate card in a catalog of services to assist users who are planning their budgets. This process has been complicated by virtualization. Jerry Gentry from Nemertes Research proposes a way forward. Read More
The next wave of data center integration is now starting. More and more services are being integrated into a single service offering. The question is no longer whether to use the integrated switch/processor components, but how much integration is acceptable. There are implications to this decision and only your specific needs and requirements can determine how they play.
Additional Enterprise Articles
- Big Data – What’s the Big Deal?
- Approaches to Data Center Governance
- Data Center Governance: Managing Physical Space
- Measuring End-to-End Application Performance
- How Data Center Managers Show Their Value
- Choosing a Data Center Colocation Site
- PUE Provides Insight Into Equipment Choices
- DCK Guide to Enterprise Data Centers
- Data Center PUE – What Does It Mean?
- The Build or Buy Decision is All About Risk
- 5 Major Challenges in a Data Center Migration (Part II)
- 5 Best Practices for Data Center Migration (Part I)
- The Coming Colo Crunch
- Looking Toward Big, Bold and Broad Data Centers