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Mark Harris Fremont, CA

Taking the 2015 IT Infrastructure Scenic View

The IT Infrastructure challenge in 2015 is daunting and only the strongest will survive: The strongest vendors and the strongest IT professionals. Nearly everything we knew about building and maintaining IT infrastructures is being superseded by a new wave of … Continue reading

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SDN: Are We There Yet?

Remember in 2001 when you heard about VMware GSX?  It sounded like pure magic and seemed to do the impossible: it allowed you to run multiple instances of any real server operating system on a single hardware server. The operating system thought is … Continue reading

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The Good Ol’ Days are gone – Security is the Basis of Your Future

Having just come back from Gartner’s Data Center Conference held annually in Las Vegas, I had the opportunity to reflect about what I heard at a macro level over the past few days. For those that didn’t attend, Gartner brings together … Continue reading

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Dynamic Workload Management, Physical to Virtual to Cloud – and back!

Now that we are all becoming ‘experts’ about the transformation being seen in the world of computing, we should all be realizing that there is an exciting opportunity in front of us by leveraging the foundational platform innovations that have occurred. “Hybrid computing” is a phrase used … Continue reading

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Being Too Close to the Trees can Cloud Your View

Make no mistake, the transformation of computing is happening. While 10 years ago the IT technologists would have been talking about CPU speeds and core density as well as gigabit pipes and gigabytes disks, today they are talking about putting … Continue reading

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“The New Phonebook’s Here!” (a.k.a. Gartner releases the first ever DCIM Magic Quadrant!)

You probably remember this classic sound bite from the 1979 movie called “The Jerk” which starred Steve Martin where he played a naïve guy from Mississippi who is transplanted to St. Louis and tries to make his way in his simple … Continue reading

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Getting Past Rhetoric, Real observations of the value of DCIM

We have all lived through the past half-dozen years waiting for the nascent DCIM market to arrive. Vendors and customers alike have been hearing about ‘the promise’ of DCIM for many years, and have been waiting for just the right … Continue reading

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