Building network basics

Case studies serve a dual purpose. As a technology showcase, they provide a vehicle for vendors to educate the market on state-of-the art offerings. But they also demonstrate the art-of-the possible, helping would-be adopters envision the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of tech implementation – how they might apply IT solutions in their own circumstance, and what [...]

Brendan Kwolek, ‎director, IM/IT, Women's College Hospital

Brett Hansen, executive director, client solutions software, Dell

Building cloud security from the end up

In the spring of 2009, Gartner identified data security as one of the top five inhibitors to broader adoption of cloud computing. Research commissioned by Cisco and Intel on the impact of cloud on IT consumption models in 2013 found that security concerns loom large as the biggest impediment to adoption. And in June 2014, [...]


Automation overdrive: from IaaS to Blueprint engine

“Automation is the lifeblood of cloud,” according to David Shacochis. “It’s like liquidity in the financial sphere – if we had to barter and negotiate every single transaction, the economy would stagnate.” Shacochis’ observation speaks to a perception of cloud technology that is commonly held if not well understood – and to his own firm [...]

David Shacochis, VP, cloud automation platform, CenturyLInk Technology Solutions

Paul Lewis

Vitamin Y: Paul Lewis on why “You don’t have a Big Data problem”

Context: Paul Lewis is a CTO with a deep interest in Big Data. Now with Hitachi Data Systems after holding IT executive positions at Davis + Henderson and other firms, Lewis has a deep understanding of the importance of data to business strategy, and the relationship between that data and storage strategies, and between storage [...]


451 Research: Zombie accounts and ‘freemium’ business models

InsightaaS perspective: 451 Research is one of the world’s leading sources of insight into cutting edge technologies – including areas that are important to InsightaaS and our principals, such as cloud, collaboration, analytics, and sustainable IT. As regular visitors to this site are aware, InsightaaS.com works with 451 Research to bring occasional thought leadership pieces [...]

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