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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

Patricia Florissi, VP & global CTO for sales, EMC

EMC on board with International Women’s Day  

In celebration of International Women’s Day, EMC Canada hosted its second Women of Impact – Transforming the Face of IT meet up in Toronto last week with a panel featuring the stories of three women who have found success in the IT industry. Organized as a networker, the event was also designed to inspire young […]


Apto’s reuse, recycle business is booming  

‘Apto’ is Latin for “to adapt, to adjust, to accommodate”: it is also the name of an emerging company in the ITAD space. For Apto Solutions CEO James Kilkelly, this name root has philosophical meaning that relates to the asset disposal challenges that the IT industry now faces, and to how Apto works to address […]

James Kilkelly, CEO, Apto Solutions

Simon Robinson, research VP, storage, 451 Research

451 Research: Software-defined storage – a proxy for storage transformation

InsightaaS: Time was, storage transformation was a lot about falling prices, but as 451 storage research VP Simon Robinson explains in the article below, storage is now having to play catch up with compute virtualization in the data centre. If “software-defined storage” – a “proxy” that Robinson believes stands in for several transformational disruptions that have […]


VMware’s version 6 virtual blast

With a considerable amount of fanfare, VMware announced the latest iteration of its popular virtualization platform this past week. As part of the launch, the company claimed a goodly number of “industry firsts” – nine to be precise – as well as a dizzying array of new features and product enhancements – 650 in vSphere […]

Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware, Inc.