Data Centre


Everything old  

Many people and companies position new products as “<old version>-killers”. Sometimes it’s true (or close to true); over time, touch tone phones replaced rotary dial, CDs have more or less replaced vinyl records, and DVDs have replaced VHS tape (and are in turn being nudged out by streaming video). But sometimes it’s just change for […]

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

Andy Lawrence, research VP, datacenter technologies (DCT) & eco-efficient IT for 451 Research

451 Research: 2015 in datacenter technology – tailwinds for most, crosswinds for some  

InsightaaS: Long time industry analyst and current research VP, datacenter technologies (DCT) & eco-efficient IT for 451 Research, Andy Lawrence considers the sources of ambivalence in the data centre sector as the community considers prospects for 2015/16 in the article below. Based on this year’s installment of ongoing 451 research into data centre technology trends, […]


New SDN OS aims to conquer carriers, then competitors  

  In this companion piece to his exploration of adoption hurdles for network virtualization in carrier and service provider networks, Kevin Fogarty considers some of the SDN solutions now on offer to help this segment modernize network environments. Specifically, he examines “ONOS,” a new open source SDN operating system designed for the carrier/service provider by […]

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Hybrid Momentum: a new whitepaper from InsightaaS.com  

How — and how quickly — will cloud delivery models become an essential part of IT infrastructure, and what should IT management do to manage through the transition from traditional to hybrid environments? InsightaaS.com has published an HP-sponsored whitepaper that combines a long-term forecast of infrastructure spending in Canada with five tactical steps that will […]


451 Research: Desktop as a service now covers graphical apps as NVIDIA and VMware expand partnership  

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). The company is also a leading supplier of information on mergers and acquisitions in the IT industry, which it publishes in its […]