data center architect

How a Data Center Architect Can Learn From Building Principles

Though a physical construction architect and a data center architect have two completely different jobs on the surface, there are various principles that can be applied to both on-ground construction and cloud computing structures. The layers of a building must be designed in a way that works together and the same goes for a technical

How Cloud Computing Affects the Data Center Architect Design

January 26th, 2017

With cloud computing becoming more and more popular, it’s important to understand the effects it can have on how data is transferred and connected. One major impact of cloud computing is the way that it affects the design of a data center architect system. Data center architecture is used to designate where and how all

Security in the New Data Center

August 31st, 2010

Information security in data centers has historically relied on perimeter firewalls, pattern matching “after the fact” with intrusion detection, and at the server level by installing host-based intrusion detection, identity enforcement, antivirus, and other software agents.  Internal LANs can be segmented and boundary controls implemented using the same firewall technology. Virtualization adds a layer of

Ebb and Flow of Virtualization Implementations

August 27th, 2010

Gartner says that just 16% of data center loads are virtualized, and in a recent InformationWeek Analytics survey found that 35% of respondents say they expect to virtualize less than 25% of their data centers by 2011. That finding reflects either a less optimistic or more realistic assessment than survey respondents exhibited last year, when