Tag: Operations

Keeping Up with the Pace of Change

By George Kurian, Executive Vice President, Product Operations, NetApp   It’s no secret that 2014 is a year of change within the IT industry. The pressure on enterprise IT departments to support business transformation, coupled with the rapid pace of technology evolution, data growth, and a continuing war for talent, is forcing CIOs to

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ViaWest Opens Huge Denver Data Center

ViaWest has opened its fifth Denver-area data center. The Compark facility — the first greenfield construction project the provider has ever undertaken – is a  210,000 square foot building with 140,000 square feet of raised floor.

The news comes about two months after ViaWest launched a data center in Chaska, Minnesota, to serve the Minneapolis market.

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Human Error, Downtime and Design

Rob McClary is the Senior Vice President & General Manager at FORTRUST.

If one of the leading causes of data center outages is human error, why do we spend so much time focused on the tier classification or rating of a data center?  I would agree that the design plays an important part in reliability, but it’s a small part relative to people, process, operations, maintenance, lifecycle and risk mitigation strategies.

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