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DC for less than the price of power?

Notwithstanding the industry’s fixation on growth in cloud services markets, the colocation business is alive and well. While many individual players are executing on expansion plans in this area, aggregate research has uncovered similar cause for optimism. For example, in Datacenter Dynamics’ most recent review, North America Data Center Key Trends Report 2013-2014, study authors [...]

Jason Gaal, CEO, ROOT Data Center

Brett Hansen, executive director, client solutions software, Dell

Building cloud security from the end up

In the spring of 2009, Gartner identified data security as one of the top five inhibitors to broader adoption of cloud computing. Research commissioned by Cisco and Intel on the impact of cloud on IT consumption models in 2013 found that security concerns loom large as the biggest impediment to adoption. And in June 2014, [...]


Automation overdrive: from IaaS to Blueprint engine

“Automation is the lifeblood of cloud,” according to David Shacochis. “It’s like liquidity in the financial sphere – if we had to barter and negotiate every single transaction, the economy would stagnate.” Shacochis’ observation speaks to a perception of cloud technology that is commonly held if not well understood – and to his own firm [...]

David Shacochis, VP, cloud automation platform, CenturyLInk Technology Solutions

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Who can you trust?

Technology, like any tool, can be used well or badly. Sometimes the bad is malicious, and sometimes it’s just the result of laziness, carelessness, inexperience, or thoughtlessness. I’m hoping the latest mobile revelation falls into one of the latter categories. Researchers at Columbia University discovered that many apps in the official Android app store, Google [...]