Data Centre

Data Centre

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,...

EMC on board with International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day, EMC Canada hosted its second Women of Impact - Transforming the Face of IT meet up in Toronto...

Apto’s reuse, recycle business is booming

‘Apto’ is Latin for “to adapt, to adjust, to accommodate”: it is also the name of an emerging company in the ITAD space. For...

451 Research: Software-defined storage – a proxy for storage transformation

InsightaaS: Time was, storage transformation was a lot about falling prices, but as 451 storage research VP Simon Robinson explains in the article below, storage...

VMware’s version 6 virtual blast

With a considerable amount of fanfare, VMware announced the latest iteration of its popular virtualization platform this past week. As part of the launch,...

451 Research: Pneuron offers a new way of thinking about connecting and using hybrid...

InsightaaS: In the Impact Report that follows below, 451 research manager, enterprise architecture, integration & business process management Carl Lehmann offers a good example of...

Everything old

Many people and companies position new products as "<old version>-killers". Sometimes it's true (or close to true); over time, touch tone phones replaced rotary...

451 Research: 2015 in datacenter technology – tailwinds for most, crosswinds for some

InsightaaS: Long time industry analyst and current research VP, datacenter technologies (DCT) & eco-efficient IT for 451 Research, Andy Lawrence considers the sources of...

New SDN OS aims to conquer carriers, then competitors

  In this companion piece to his exploration of adoption hurdles for network virtualization in carrier and service provider networks, Kevin Fogarty considers some of...

Hybrid Momentum: a new whitepaper from InsightaaS.com

How — and how quickly — will cloud delivery models become an essential part of IT infrastructure, and what should IT management do to...

Reconciling the carrier SDN paradox

How does advanced technology go mainstream? In the article below, Kevin Fogarty deals with this (new) age old question in the context of network...
Lynn Greiner

Service management constants

Managing IT and its associated services has been a challenge since Day One. At first, the High Priesthood in its glass house ruled. Supplicants...

Datacenter Dynamics tours Toronto

Most events in the technology industry are organized around the release of a new product, the opening of a new corporate location, or serve...

3M taking the HPC heat with immersion cooling

The ongoing search for ever more computing power through deployment of ever more powerful servers, combined with increasing constraints on data centre physical space...