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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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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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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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Software Defined …. Console? How Cool is this…

The other day I had the opportunity to sit down with some old friends of mine who were instrumental in maturing the out-of-band-console market during the mid-2000’s. Maybe surprising to many of you, but the market for ‘last resort’ management … 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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