Data Centre

Data Centre

The Greater Toronto Area – still good for data centres

Recent announcements lead us to believe that Montreal has become the premier location for data centres in Canada. Amazon recently chose Montreal for its...

DEW 2017: “better together”

A merger can serve many masters: it may be aimed at improving the performance of the target company, consolidating a particular industry, creating or...

The quantum computing mystique

Talk to those in the quantum computing arena and you will either be enlightened or confused on any given day. At times the language...

The enterprise data centre – digital disruption or IT transformation?

There has been lots of talk about disruptive innovation and the IT transformation that occurs when “software is eating the world.” Significant progress has...

451 Research: OCP Summit 2017. A maturing hardware ecosystem still needs a spark for...

The Open Compute Project’s celebration of its ninth annual summit begs two observations: while interest in this initiative remains high, it’s not clear how...

Technology – a ‘Giving Tree’?

With a masters in economics from the University of Zurich, James Heim worked with a Swiss foundation to bring technology companies to...

Dell EMC World 2016 – a study in integration

One strain of management theory holds that the success of an acquisition depends on the speed and efficiency with which the new business is...
Data centre options in a post-Brexit world

Data centre options in a post-Brexit world

In a recent conversation with a senior executive at a rapidly expanding, Toronto-based cloud provider, an inevitable point of discussion was European expansion. Like...
The Open Compute Project; open is one thing, interoperable is another

451 Research: The Open Compute Project; open is one thing, interoperable is another

In IT parlance, “open” is often used synonymously with interoperable, but is that really end of story? In this special report presented below, 451...
Conyainers FTW

Containers FTW

The cloud was built on virtualization. It allows maximum use of hardware in a cost-effective way, and helps providers support customers while protecting them...
Equinix

Equinix IOA unlocks global opportunity for big business in Canada

When the Canadian market beckoned, Equinix responded with the opening of a new US$100 million International Business Exchange (IBX) data centre in the heart...
Hydro delivers a DC power boost

Hydro delivers a DC power boost

La belle province is the new darling of the Canadian data centre industry. Driven by growing appetite for data centre services associated with the...
HPE persists with Persistent Memory

HPE persists with Persistent Memory

Computer memory, aka RAM (random access memory), comes with pluses and minuses. It's fast, and because it's snuggled up to the CPU, there's not...
Microsoft brings Canadian Azure to early adopters

Microsoft brings Canadian Azure to early adopters

A (r) evolutionary conjuncture of factors has culminated in Canadian-based, Microsoft cloud resource lift-off. First announced last June, Canadian cloud capability has finally come...
Flying Pig

They’re doing what?? Microsoft open play

Microsoft has been startling people right and left this month, and Microsoft watchers are having a lot of fun. Or not, depending on their...