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40% of Your IT Services are Delivered by Someone Else (in the Cloud)!

Today, nearly 40% of all spending on IT services is done outside of your plan and view. By people who don’t work for your company and in infrastructures that you have no control over, using policies and security mechanisms that … Continue reading

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A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to DCIM

The IT world around us changed! The very way we approach delivering IT services was re-imagined and re-invented. While the underlying technologies themselves got faster, smaller and lower in cost, each of those pieces became more commoditized and virtualized which … Continue reading

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Best Bet DCIM Providers for 2016

Now that 2016 is upon us, I find that the DCIM industry is really starting to settle out. Most of you know that I joined the DCIM industry before it was actually called “DCIM” (in fact for a brief period … Continue reading

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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 Nearly everything we knew about building and maintaining IT infrastructures is being superseded by a new wave of … Continue reading

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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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“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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