451 Research: Schneider Electric dances on its toes in response to changing datacenter demand 1  

While the single cloud is no longer on the futurists’ radar, in their study of Schneider Electric’s evolving data centre strategy reproduced 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

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

Big Brother is watching  

We tend to think of our phones and computers as personal devices. They live close to our bodies, and are privy to confidential information. We don’t think of them as gossipy snoops that pass that confidential information off to people who could profit from it. Silly us. Most of the electronics we carry merrily do […]


Medium voltage AC: Big Data? ‘Big Power’ isn’t far behind  

Context: an evolving standard for power distribution Data center operators are under intense pressure to maximize the efficiency of data centers. To maintain competitiveness in a race in which rack density increases and power consumption keeps pace to meet increasing demand for service delivery, data center operators are looking for ways to improve the efficiency […]

Dave Sterlace, market development manager for data centers and critical power, Thomas & Betts (ab ABB company)