Tag Archives: Data Center

“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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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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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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Everything as a Service! DCIM has reached its stride…

The world of IT is changing rapidly and nearly every conceivable IT offering is now being introduced by various vendors “AS A SERVICE”. Doing a quick Google search, and talking to your main IT vendors, you’ll see Desktop as a … Continue reading

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Technology and the Federal Government…

The Federal government is in the midst of one of the most massive technology transformations in recent history. Every facet of the government is being evaluated to determine if the technology involved and already in place is both suitable to … 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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