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New power solutions, new presentation at DCD 1  

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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Matryn Jackson, senior solutions architect, Enterprise Systems Group, Dell

Hyperscale to enterprise Main street  

InsightaaS: Martyn Jackson is a senior solutions architect with Dell’s Enterprise Systems Group and a 10 year Dell veteran. With over 25 years of experience supporting, building and designing IT solutions across a range of industries from sectors as diverse as energy, finance and healthcare, he has developed an interesting perspective from which to share […]


OpenStack, converged infrastructure and enterprise IT: integration is king  

One needs to look no further for evidence that solution selling is still alive and well than the hyper-successful phenomenon of converged infrastructure. Converged infrastructure is the grouping of dissimilar but related technologies in an overall ‘stack’ (normally consisting of compute, storage, and networking functionality) with a single SKU. Single vendors such as Oracle, IBM […]

Patrick Pushor, cloud consultant and InsightaaS contributor

Rich Ungar, North American business manager for data center automation, ABB

DCIM: An ‘Operating System’ for the Data Center  

Context: the evolution of DCIM scope Data center infrastructure management (DCIM) is a powerful management solution with a complex provenance. Rooted in building automation, computer-based control systems for monitoring and managing mechanical and electrical services to improve security and better regulate a facilities’ energy demand, the first applications of DCIM were typically targeted at data […]


451 Research: Uptime Institute finds datacenters still differentiated by vision, design and efficiency

InsightaaS: In the spirit of the Uptime Institute’s founding raison d’etre – the sharing of best practice in data centre design, technology and operation, InsightaaS is pleased to present here a review article on winners of the annual Brill Awards for Efficient IT. Established to honour the late founder of the Uptime Institute, Ken Brill, […]

Andy Lawrence, research VP, datacenter technologies & eco-efficient IT,  451 Research Group