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SearchDataCenter's can't-miss articles of May

Time’s tight and alerts are always rolling in, so you’re bound to miss some great articles during the month. If you only have time to peruse a few good reads, here are the stories that other data center pros recommend.

Most controversial topic:

Cloud threatens traditional IT jobs, forces change

The tension between outsourcing to the cloud and keeping workloads in the owned on-premises data center is increasing, and especially pressuring traditional job roles within the IT department.

Must-watch technology trend:

Flash storage here, there — everywhere?

Flash storage offers some impressive improvements over disk-based technologies, and the integration options range from server-side flash to full arrays and everything in between.

Look inside your peers’ data centers:

Align the data center with corporate goals

Enterprises aren’t in the business of running data centers — they sell goods and provide services. But data centers are crucial to operations. Here’s how a coffee company and a law-school centric organization work better thanks to their data centers.

Best-read interview:

A check-in with Facebook’s Chef chief

Facebook’s Phil Dibowitz talks about the company’s DevOps migration and how they work with Chef and other open-source tools.

Best planning tips:

What to update and upgrade this year

Parts of your data center are due — perhaps long over-due — for improvements. Smart investments will pay off with higher performance, energy savings and more reliable service.

Bonus link:

Modern Infrastructure’s May issue

The May issue of Modern Infrastructure tackles containers, cloud and colocation options, the changes in Ethernet technology and more. Ever heard of ChatOps?

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