Archive | June, 2012

Embrace Storage Hogs with Cloud Storage

Do you know who your storage hogs are? Every organization has them, whether it’s folks who save everything or applications that just need more capacity every year. And let’s face it: The need for increased storage capacity isn’t just a result of your company pack rats – it’s often a necessity due to growing data […]

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Data centers beware of the Power Grid

As we all know the quality and availability of the data center stands or falls with the quality and availability of the power delivered by the power grid to the data center. But the current power grid is under pressure. Although suitable for the last century, the current power grid cannot handle the new demands. […]

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Data centers vulnerable to climate change?

There is a vulnerable relationship between the environment, the power grid and data centers.  For example last year in Texas, U.S.A, a state with data centers of several notable IT companies, including WordPress.Com, Cisco, Rackspace and Host Gator, nearly escaped rolling blackouts because of extreme weather conditions. Extreme heat led to extreme electricity demand for […]

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EMCworld 2012: Trust and marketing, can they coexist?

Recently while at EMCworld in Las Vegas (Thanks btw to EMC who covered coach airfare and 3 nights hotel) I had the opportunity along with group of other industry analysts and advisors to have a series of small group meeting sessions with key EMC leadership. These sessions included time with Chairman of the Board of […]

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