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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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Workload management in the era of Hybrid Computing styles…

I sit down with data center managers and other IT professionals all the time and one of the things we start undoubtedly talking about is ‘the future’ of IT. In fact everyone in IT loves to talk about the future of IT … Continue reading

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Where did all the SysAdmins go?

Remember the days maybe ten years ago when we had a sysadmin for every 30 or 40 servers? Those were simpler times when each server in the data center was unique, even if just slightly, from its closest neighbor. A data center … Continue reading

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Modular Meets Open Compute, A Match Made in the Heaven!

Last year I would not have been able to write this story as I had a self-inflicted rule to avoid the mention of any specific vendor by name during the discussion of innovation. In 2014 I have decided to write … Continue reading

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VMworld said it all: Data Center Transformation is EVERYWHERE!

When it comes to the IT industry, I tend to get very excited about change, the bigger the better. Some people resist big change, but I look at change as the opportunity to move forward. As I see it, change tends to be … Continue reading

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DCIM Value: Two Halves make the Whole!

I am still surprised that so many of the DCIM (proper) solutions on the market today focus on only a small portion of the DCIM promise. The eye candy portion. Drawing floorplans, standing up pretty hi-fidelity racks and simple monitoring of IT gear. Looks … Continue reading

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