Hu Yoshida: 5 Simple Rules for Transforming Your Data Center

Great advice from Hu Yodshida, CTO, of Hitachi Data Systems. Whether you’re using an outsource data facilities or an in-house data center, these rules can help you succeed.

Hubert “Hu” Yoshida, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), is responsible for defining the technical direction for HDS and currently leads the company’s effort to help customers tackle their Data Life Cycle requirements. He blogs on Hu’s Blog.

Like any other resource, data needs to be managed appropriately to be meaningful to an organization. To make it actionable and turn it into valuable information, data must also be flexibly stored, moved, provisioned, easily accessed and protected. But, transforming storage capacity within the data center is no easy task, especially because IT managers want to achieve this transformation with minimal disruption to the applications and the rest of the infrastructure. Additionally, this transformation becomes exponentially more challenging as data continues to grow and applications become even more reliant on access to this growing deluge of data. For many IT managers, storage may be the most daunting obstacle to achieving data center transformation, but it can be reached by following these five valuable rules.

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Alex Carroll

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Alex, co-owner, is responsible for all real estate, construction and mission critical facilities: hardened buildings, power systems, cooling systems, fire suppression, and environmentals. Alex also manages relationships with the telecommunications providers and has an extensive background in IT infrastructure support, database administration and software design and development. Alex architected Lifeline’s proprietary GRCA system and is hands-on every day in the data center.