It's been nearly a year since we've done a blog roundup, but if you follow Green House Data on Twitter or LinkedIn, you know we stay tuned to the latest data center, networking, and green energy news. In case you missed it, last month brought out headlines on inefficient in-house enterprise data centers, security and shadow app use, tips for vSphere data center design, and a debate over Greenpeace's report on green data centers. According to our Twitter stats, readers found the following articles the most interesting last month.
It’s an all too familiar experience for many IT teams: a crisis hits, whether it’s an outage, security breach, or Cryptolocker infection. The culprit? User error due to unsafe computer practices. Your company has a security policy, but it’s stodgy, out of date, and most users just sign the bottom without ever reading it. Here are five ways to develop a clear, engaging, and inclusive corporate information security document that will actually get followed and protect your vital data.
There are a few leading choices on the market when it comes to deploying and managing cloud servers. Two popular options are CloudStack, an open source project from Apache, and vCloud from VMware. The two platforms both offer web portals for cloud management, API compatibilities, snapshots, monitoring, security options, and virtual network tools.
Depending on your IT department’s current infrastructure, staff levels, and knowledge, one or the other might be a better choice for private or hybrid cloud deployments.
Green House Data executives and employees joined the team at 1547 Critical Systems Realty to celebrate the grand opening of a new data center facility in Orangeburg, New York on May 5th, 2015. Green House Data will operate 20,000 square feet in the facility with room to expand, including disaster recovery office space for customers.
The grand opening was well attended, with industry figureheads as well as local government officials. The building was open for tours after the ribbon cutting ceremony, and Green House Data also toured our suite, which has a rack installed and is powered up and ready for tenants.
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Last month, a study released by IT analysts IDC got some headlines as it described “Worldwide Cloud Adoption in the Manufacturing Industry”. While based on some research from 2014, the study showed cloud computing growth among manufacturers will continue well into 2015 and beyond. Gartner agrees, stating that cloud-based manufacturing software will increase from 22% to 45% over the next decade.
How many manufacturers are using cloud, and what benefits does it bring?