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