Micro data centres doing the bridgework for IoT  

The fight for data centre efficiency is a never ending one. Yet despite the best laid plans, data centre architectures continue to go through multiple iterations before achieving a functional end. The latest concept that is gaining attention with enterprises and small businesses alike is the micro data centre (mDC). Some will argue that micro […]

Maurice F. Zetena II, VP, data centre technology, network solutions, Leviton

Lynn Greiner, freelance IT journalist and regular contributor to InsightaaS.com

Feeding the output machines 1

One thing that’s kept inkjet printers out of the enterprise is the simple issue of ink. It’s expensive, it’s a pain in the neck to keep replacing cartridges as they run out of ink with infuriating regularity, and printing can be slow. Monster high-speed industrial inkjet systems have long been fuelled not from cartridges, but […]


451 Research: Schneider Electric dances on its toes in response to changing datacenter demand 2  

While the single cloud is no longer on the futurists’ radar, in their research into Schneider Electric’s evolving data centre strategy presented below, 451 Research analysts Rhonda Ascierto and Andy Lawrence explore some of the market response to a particular form of consolidation – the rise of the hyperscale facility, and the decline of the on-premise enterprise […]

Rhonda Ascierto, research director, datacenter technologies & eco-efficient IT, 451 Research

Shawn Rosemarin, Chief-of Staff, Americas Systems Engineering, VMware

Building bimodal bridges 1  

Gartner has applied a simple framework to complex IT reality. Separating the enterprise into “bimodal” IT operation, Gartner researchers claim that 75 percent of enterprises now experience a bifurcation of IT into two modes, based on surveys of the firm’s client base. But what exactly are these ‘modes’, how do they interact, and what if […]


Beyond the numbers – tips on building cloud awareness  

A web search on cloud adoption rates generates a dazzling array of charts and stats that for years have been telling a familiar story: some links simply aggregate numbers to say the same. And while there is some variation on the theme, i.e. relatively more enterprises are now using public cloud than private cloud infrastructure, […]

Aamir Hussain, EVP and CTO, CenturyLink