Will UL certification become a standard for the datacenter container?
Five Nines: The Next Gen Datacenter
David Chernicoff looks at technologies that impact data center users and operators, including server consolidation and virtualization, green IT, and the latest hardware advances.
With more than 20 years of published writings about tech, as well as industry stints as everything from a database developer to CTO, David Chernicoff has earned the term "veteran" in the technology world.
Making services available to business users on an as needed basis makes IT more effective
With the move to all of their corporate IT to the cloud, Netflix will be completely virtualizing all of their internal IT operations, from content delivery to basic business services
Is there a correlation between the size of the spreadsheet – with larger being better – and the comfort level that executives have?
Government looks to utilize excess datacenter capacity
Planning for disaster shouldn't start when the disaster is imminent.
Knowing what's on your web servers is very iimportant
The current state of the datacenter business requires flexibility and an open mind as the transition from traditional to cutting edge impacts vendors
I enjoy reading the salary surveys when they come out but am always left wanting to do further analysis on the numbers. Unfortunately, the survey is a secondary source of data with pre-packaged analysis and often unrepresentative samples.
It's a common -- and dangerous -- assumption that the Patriot Act gives the U.S. government unprecedented access to your data. But where the data lives with regard to physical location of the cloud, service provider, or its facilities does not limit the government's access.