Author Archives : Mary Allen


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

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Cisco building and branding its IoT portfolio

Nothing succeeds like success, but uneasy lies the head that wears the crown. For eight years now, Cisco has mounted an effective campaign to build awareness around the opportunities for improved productivity and new service delivery that can be achieved through the connection of digital processes, an exercise that is now widely associated with the […]


Collabmobilicloud at the extreme edge – The Internet of Things

The Internet of Things continues to gain momentum – at least in the opinion of countless market forecasters. Counting the number of devices that will be connected to the Internet by 2020, analysts have variously estimated the total at 212 billion (IDC), 75 billion (Morgan Stanley), 50 billion (Ericsson, Cisco, ABI Research), 26 billion (Gartner) […]

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