Author Archives : Mary Allen


TR3 liftoff in Markham

The Toronto data centre space is hot, and getting hotter. One of North America’s ten largest markets, the GTA is also one of the world’s fastest growing data centre hubs. According to DataCenter Dynamics’ ongoing research census, total Toronto ‘white space’ – raised floor and associated operations areas – has increased by nearly 25 percent [...]

David Meredith, SVP and global GM, CenturyLink Technology Solutions

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Hyper-convergence with EVO:RAIL

‘Software defined’ in much data centre parlance has been associated with new levels of programmability in the configuration and management of IT infrastructure, with advanced customization and end user control the outcome. At its most recent annual end user conference, VMware pushed its own spin on this concept with announcement of a new appliance built [...]


Peter Christy, director, networking practice, 451 Research

2014 is the year of the virtual WAN

451 Research networking practice director Peter Christy has over thirty years’ experience  managing software and systems technology for leading IT vendors, including HP, Sun, IBM, DEC and Apple,  and was founder of MasPar Computer, a midrange SIMD HPC provider. This long term operational involvement has translated well into a research and advisory role at 451 Research, [...]


Atlantic.Net launches cloud in Canada

“There is very little understanding that Toronto is the fifth largest North American metro area and the second or third largest international banking transaction center in North America; that Canada ranks fifth in the world for low risk data center siting, following only the US, UK, Sweden and Germany, and that the largest concentration of [...]

Marty Puranik, founder and CEO, Atlantic.net