Data Centre

Data Centre

Vitamin Y: Dell to acquire EMC

InsightaaS 'Vitamin Y' posts provide concise analysis of industry events and developments. This post examines Dell's record-setting $67 billion acquisition of EMC. Context: Since becoming...

Rogers’ cloud converging mobile and IT

In IT speak, “as-a-Service” has come to stand for ‘instant’ and ‘easy’ – attributes that Rogers stressed in announcing new services aimed at helping...

Micro data centres doing the bridgework for IoT

The fight for data centre efficiency is a never ending one. Yet despite the best laid plans, data centre architectures continue to go through...

451 Research: Schneider Electric dances on its toes in response to changing datacenter demand

While the single cloud is no longer on the futurists’ radar, in their research into Schneider Electric’s evolving data centre strategy presented below, 451...
Dave Sterlace

Medium voltage AC: Big Data? ‘Big Power’ isn’t far behind

Context: an evolving standard for power distribution Data center operators are under intense pressure to maximize the efficiency of data centers. To maintain competitiveness in...

Revisiting the open organization

As former president of IDC Canada and marketing director with the Canada Systems Group, reviewer Paul Kennedy has long term experience with both technology...

Microgrids: integration for power cost and control

Context: microgrid and data center synergies Autonomous energy networks that integrate distributed power resources, matching this with local energy loads to service localized demand, microgrids...

ABB and InsightaaS release “The Shamrock Accords”

ABB and InsightaaS have combined to produce a new report that consolidates insights from a diverse group of data center professionals examining the business...

Beyond Convergence 1.0: the Nutanix private cloud-in-a-box

Converged infrastructure is attracting a lot of attention in industry circles as the key means to reducing IT complexity in the data centre. But...

Adapting renewable energy to the data centre

Context: do renewables have a place in the data centre environment? Interest in renewables is driven by two key requirements: environmental sustainability and energy savings....

New power solutions, new presentation at DCD

Edgar Dales’ ‘cone of experience’ has inspired education researchers since 1946 to explore the effectiveness of various approaches to knowledge transfer. When numbers are...

Hyperscale to enterprise Main street

InsightaaS: Martyn Jackson is a senior solutions architect with Dell’s Enterprise Systems Group and a 10 year Dell veteran. With over 25 years of...

OpenStack, converged infrastructure and enterprise IT: integration is king

One needs to look no further for evidence that solution selling is still alive and well than the hyper-successful phenomenon of converged infrastructure. Converged...

DCIM: An ‘Operating System’ for the Data Center

Context: the evolution of DCIM scope Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is a powerful management solution with a complex provenance. Rooted in building automation, computer-based...

451 Research: Uptime Institute finds datacenters still differentiated by vision, design and efficiency

InsightaaS: In the spirit of the Uptime Institute’s founding raison d’etre – the sharing of best practice in data centre design, technology and operation,...