Tag Archives : #cloud


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 many organizations with eyes on that part of the world, the plan was to set up a London, UK office. While that plan will likely follow through, the executive admitted his […]

Penny Jones, senior analyst, European Services, 451 Research

Shawn Rosemarin, Chief-of-Staff and Field CTO for VMware Canada

IT-in-the-service of business: a cost equation  

The IT leader today wears a heavy crown. Supporting a vocal end user community that has consumer aspirations for instant-on IT, he/she is also tasked with managing the miracle – digital transformation that leverages IT’s full potential to wrestle new sources of value from the organization’s competitive landscape. The key to success, so the story […]


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 research director for networks, Peter Christy, reconsiders levels of success achieved by open initiatives such as the Open Compute Project in ensuring that compute components work together and that systems can […]

Peter Christy, director, networking practice, 451 Research

Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS

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 from each other. It started with sever virtualization, with software that creates multiple “machines” on a single piece of hardware, then spread to storage and networking, allowing resource usage in these […]


Vitamin Y: a Dell cloud – IoT update  

Context:  Dell’s acquisition of EMC has cast a long shadow. Since announcement last October of this major milestone in the company’s decade long quest to build an end-to-end solution business, Dell ‘news’ has been consumed by speculation over what a newly merged Dell/EMC business might look like in terms of product, operation and cultural integration, […]

Kirk Schell, VP product marketing, Dell Client Solutions