Archive | September, 2012

Data centers and power grid transformation

Data centers, know your 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 supply to the data center. So data centers are very much depending on the quality and capacity of the power grid, for their daily operations as […]

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Cloud Storage Gateways and Cloud Integrated Storage: Sorting the Terminology

Every emerging market goes through a time of confusion where both vendors and analysts try to “define” the solution to a pervasive problem. Meanwhile, companies actually experiencing the problem are left to sort through a cacophony of mixed messages and terminology, all the while struggling to understand how this “category” of products solves their problem. […]

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Technology buying, do you decide on G2 or GQ?

While at VMworld 2012 in San Francisco and walking around the expo floor, something familiar was taking place. Sure, there were the vendors trying to outdo themselves with give away, magicians and other techniques to draw you into their booths or show areas. What I also saw and heard were plenty of sales and marketing […]

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Does software eliminate or move location of vendor lock-in?

I’m always interested when I hear or read a software vendor or their value added reseller (VAR) or business partner claim that their solution eliminates vendor lock-in. More often than not, I end up being amazed if not amused over the claims which usually should be rephrased as eliminating hardware vendor lock-in. What is also amazing […]

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