John Rhoton

John Rhoton is a contributor to CBS Interactive's custom content group, which powers this Microsoft sponsored blog. He is a technology strategist who specializes in consulting to global enterprise customers with a focus on cloud computing.His tenure in the IT industry spans over twenty-five years at major technology companies, defining and implementing business strategy. He has recently led corporate technical strategy development, business development, and adoption of cloud services, datacenter transformation, mobility, security and next-generation networking, while also driving key corporate knowledge management and community-building programs.John is the author of six books. John Rhoton's views are his alone and do not necessarily represent those of Microsoft or CBSi.

Latest Posts

Dealing with Disaster

Although there is nothing IT departments can do to prevent natural disasters, Hybrid clouds enable IT to provide a great foundation for redundancy, which will ensure that mirrored infrastructure and applications remain intact when disaster strikes.

June 28, 2013 by John Rhoton

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Designing Tomorrow’s Applications Today

What should you consider as you develop new business applications so that they will be successful as the datacenter evolves? Flexibility, speed, adaptability and automation all factor into the equation.

June 20, 2013 by John Rhoton

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Don’t Forget the Branch Office

A well-designed datacenter that effectively synchronizes information through the use of branch offices, can provide local users with instant access to centralized data. Additionally, dispersed local branch offices are less susceptible to outages, making them an additional option for disaster recovery.

June 13, 2013 by John Rhoton

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In Search of Innovation

The key to successfully innovating your datacenter is a well thought out execution plan; establish efficient daily operations, create long term adoption plans, and design a flexible, future-proof enterprise architecture.

May 29, 2013 by John Rhoton

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Big Data Invades the Datacenter

Big data is high volume, high velocity, real-time data that comes from all kinds of sources and ends up in a datacenter. To take full advantage of all this data, organizations need highly scalable storage and servers as well as the applications and frameworks to process all of the incoming data.

May 21, 2013 by John Rhoton

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What does BYOD Mean to Your Datacenter Strategy?

What does the consumerization of IT have to do with the datacenter? In a word—everything. BYOD policies may be putting your datacenter at risk. A VDI approach to device provisioning can address security and access problems.

May 16, 2013 by John Rhoton

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