One of the reasons for the evolution from public- or private-only models is the growing realization that not everything fits neatly into a single, traditional deployment environment. Digital Realty’s Rick Moore, Senior Director of Global Cloud Services, explores how a hybrid cloud approach can help data centers operate efficiently without sacrificing security and management control.
Voices of the Industry
Our Voices of the Industry feature showcases guest articles on thought leadership. Education is part of our mission at Data Center Frontier. With Voices of the Industry, we tap the experience of data center executives on the front lines of innovation and market dynamics, and share their insights with our readers.
Clearly, machine learning can and has been used to achieve greater data center cooling efficiency. While most data centers are not yet equipped to do the same, the theory behind how machine learning can optimize cooling efficiency is fairly well understood. Sabey Data Centers’ John Sasser, Sr. Vice President of Data Center Operations, takes a look at how machine learning presents both challenges and opportunities for today’s data center cooling technology.
Jim Witham, CEO of GaN Systems, explores the top 2019 data cent power trends, and highlights new perspectives and approaches to thinking about and addressing the power needs of the diverse technology that surrounds us.
The cloud has brought a new way of looking at scaling capacity and resiliency through availability zones (AZ). Cyxtera’s Randy Rowland explores why, when and how to apply the concept of availability zones to dedicated infrastructure in colocation.
The constant challenge of meeting the ever-growing demand for speed or bandwidth and lowering or eliminating the latency has paved the way for the ‘Evolution of Edge Computing’ to address the needs of the ‘Always Connected customer’. STULZ marketing manager Manohar Reddy focuses on how the micro and modular data centers are taking center stage to meet the growing Edge computing infrastructure demand.
One of the most compelling benefits of cloud connectivity is the ease with which businesses are able to tap into ever-evolving software, services and industry platforms. In this edition of Voices of the Industry, cloud interconnection expert Eric Ballard of Stream Data Centers discusses the shortcomings of legacy cloud solutions — and the advantages that innovative SDN partners can bring to cloud data centers and their customers.
Matt Gleason, VP and general manager, Northeast, for Coresite, explores the fact that despite the obvious benefits of digitally transforming a business, planning and executing a transformation effort is often much easier said than done. Read on for more insight into colocation services for financial institutions.
As data center management solutions mature to meet evolving infrastructure needs, organizations are challenged with allocating time, money and resources to upgrading their data center infrastructure with the goal of achieving operational efficiency. Jeff Klaus, General Manager of Intel Data Center Management Solutions, outlines how data center management as a service — known as DMaaS — is gaining steam as a cloud-based data center monitoring solution.
Although the commercial and operational advantages of hybrid IT are compelling, for financial services and healthcare organizations as well as enterprises that market their services to the government sector, security and regulatory compliance are non-negotiable. Mark Houpt, Chief Information Security Officer at DataBank, takes a look at key security and compliance factors when adopting a hybrid IT strategy for your business.
DCF’s Voices of the Industry columns provide expert insights from industry leaders. Here’s a look at the Top 10 Voices columns of 2018 focused on trends like renewable energy, IT security, and data center construction.