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Volume 27 | May 2013

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13 Selecting a Colocation provider by Bob DeCoufle Feature 4 Colo, Hosting or Cloud: How Should You Outsource? by Jeffrey R Clark, Ph.D. If you're considering outsourcing, you probably already have some idea of what you need and want in an IT solution. But don't discount the importance of having a clear picture regarding your company's goals and requirements; the more you know about your business situation, the better able you'll be to choose wisely among the outsourcing options. FACILITY Corner 8 Real estate fundamentals in the global multi-tenant data center sector continue their strong performance The debate between choosing outsourcing over insourcing and vice versa has been and continues to be a question that has no clear winner. The reason why, both methods have pros and cons that need to be compared against the corporate strategy and sometimes it is just not that simple. Therefore, while one solution may work for one company it may not for the other. ITdesign 16 Seeking Better IT Mileage? Take a Hybrid out for a Spin As IT pros aim to make the most efficient use of their budgets, the increasing range of infrastructure options doesn't make this an easy task. Gartner's prediction that public cloud spending in North America will increase from $2 billion in 2011 to $14 billion in 2016, and 451 Research's expectation that colocation demand will outpace supply in most of the top 10 North American markets through 2014 are just two examples of the growing need for all types of outsourced IT infrastructure. Robust demand along the entire spectrum of third-party data center providers – including the wholesale, colocation, managed services and cloud segments – has fueled strong market fundamentals and the rapid transformation of data center markets across the globe. The rapid adoption of technology and its impact on data center real estate shows no sign of slowing anytime soon with demand being driven on several fronts. Today's next-generation data centers are relying upon a new collaborative operations-driven approach to IT process automation (ITPA). Founded on integrated enterprise social, dynamic knowledge management, decision management automation and collaboration technologies, the discipline known as collaborative operations is fueled by four key pillars -- people, processes, knowledge and automation. In this article, we'll explore each of these pillars and their impact on the data center. ITcorner 28 Are network overlays the end of old school networking principles? by Marco Di Benedetto One of the interesting effects of the software defined networking (SDN) movement is the spark in creativity around network overlay technologies. Network overlays are logical representations of networking paths built on top of one (or a set of interconnected) physical networks. In other words, network overlays define network virtualization. They are to network virtualization what virtual machines are to compute virtualization. by Jeffrey R Clark, Ph.D. by Raghu Kondapalli As data center networks continue to evolve from being connectivity oriented to becoming more services oriented, there will be a paradigm shift in the way network fabrics are architected and built. All rights reserved. No portion of DATA CENTER Journal may be reproduced without written permission from the Executive Editor. The management of DATA CENTER Journal is not responsible for opinions expressed by its writers or editors. We assume that all rights in communications sent to our editorial staff are unconditionally assigned for publication. All submissions are subject to unrestricted right to edit and/or to comment editorially. THE DATA CENTER JOURNAL by By Payal Kindiger 30 Has the Cloud Matured? 20 Re-architecting NextGeneration Data Center Networks | 25 Next-Generation Data Centers Focus on Empowering Human Ingenuity by Raj Dutt by Sean Brady and Jeff West 2 ITOPS At the heart of the cloud is a swirling mixture of promise, hype and concern. As more companies have turned to this technology and studies have supported it, however, the important question has changed from whether the cloud will mature to when it will mature. 32 CALENDAR 32 VENDOR INDEX AN EDM2R ENTERPRISES, INC. PUBLICATION ALPHARETTA, GA 30022 PHONE: 678-762-9366 FAX: 866-708-3068 | WWW.DATACENTERJOURNAL.COM DESIGN : NEATWORKS, INC., JOHNS CREEK GA 30022 TEL: 678-392-2992 | WWW.NEATWORKSINC.COM

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