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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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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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The “Data Center App” – Who Knew?

For the past 5 years we have become used to saying  “There’s An App For That”, referring to the hundreds of thousands of available smart-device programs that could easily be downloaded for little or no cost and run in seconds. The word “App” was … Continue reading

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“220, 221, Whatever it Takes!”

“220, 221… Whatever it takes!” was a famous line of dialog from one of my favorite classic movies, “Mr. Mom” starring Michael Keaton and Teri Garr. In the movie, Michael’s character finds himself between jobs and his wife becomes the … Continue reading

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