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The best of SearchDataCenter in June

The summer weather didn’t slow down anyone in the cool, dark halls of the data center. Catch up on the big news and expert advice from the past month that other data center pros found valuable.

The big picture:

Ten data center trends you need to know

These trends, shared at the Gartner IT operations conference, will shape the face of the data center sector for the coming years.

Top story on jobs:

Will hyper-converged systems take your job?

The buzz at Red Hat Summit included talk of converged and hyper-converged infrastructures. Many attendees were keen to learn if and how these systems would change their daily work.

Opinions to stir up conversation:

Great ideas that never took off

Do you run a DC data center with high-voltage racks built into a glacier? No? Neither do most of your peers. But just because a concept missed mainstream adoption or faded from use does not mean that we can’t learn something from it for tomorrow’s data centers.

Most helpful tip:

Data is nothing without data management

Big data means data sprawl and more work for data centers. This tip outlines ways to corral enterprise data and store it without exhausting your hardware and staff resources.

In the news:

HP turns to open source for UX revamp

HP told attendees at its HP Discover conference that the impetus for its Grommet user interface came from a decision to look like one company across its various enterprise tools and applications.

Bonus link:
The June issue of Modern Infrastructure

This e-zine covers everything from micro services to mega convergence in data center storage. Check out expert stories on bare metal, desktop security and big data as well.

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