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Microgrids: integration for power cost and control  

Context: microgrid and data center synergies Autonomous energy networks that integrate distributed power resources, matching this with local energy loads to service localized demand, microgrids are perhaps best described in opposition to the supergrid – or national grid systems built by the utility companies. In contrast to the super or macro grid, which features centralized […]

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ABB and InsightaaS release “The Shamrock Accords”

ABB and InsightaaS have combined to produce a new report that consolidates insights from a diverse group of data center professionals examining the business rationale for investment in advanced power management technologies. “The Shamrock Accords” is the work product arising from an innovative lunch session hosted by ABB at the DatacenterDynamics Converged conference in New […]


Beyond Convergence 1.0: the Nutanix private cloud-in-a-box

Converged infrastructure is attracting a lot of attention in industry circles as the key means to reducing IT complexity in the data centre. But how exactly does infrastructure ‘converge’, how do various converged offerings differentiate and to what purpose? To answer these questions and more, InsightaaS spoke with Anton Granic, director of Nutanix’s Canadian business […]

Anton Granic, director, Nutanix Canada

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Adapting renewable energy to the data centre

Context: do renewables have a place in the data centre environment? Interest in renewables is driven by two key requirements: environmental sustainability and energy savings. Power consumption within a data centre environment is substantial, accounting for almost half of total operating expenses. When one factors in escalating and unpredictable energy costs, along with fees associated […]


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Edgar Dales’ ‘cone of experience’ has inspired education researchers since 1946 to explore the effectiveness of various approaches to knowledge transfer. When numbers are applied to Dales’ conceptual model to show retention rates for various media, as researchers from the National Training Laboratories found in 2000, the results are stunning: only about 5 percent of […]

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