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Data center myth #5 - technology growth boosts data centers

According to IDC, cloud IT infrastructure spending will reach $32 billion in 2015, accounting for 33 percent of all IT infrastructure spending. These …

Big Data – Dumb Data?

So it was inevitable that at some point I’d write a blog about big data, it has after all, been one of the buzz words "du jour” now for well…. much …

Data centers must grow up and understand finance

For all the talk of increasing data center efficiency and bringing down costs, for most people there is a gap between these two concepts. Most data …

DCIM – the bubble that burst

Around five years ago the data center industry became a hotbed of activity. It began to experience explosive growth even during a recession under …

Case study: Virtus’s second London datacentre delivers innovative efficiency

Technology specialist Virtus has worked with its partners to turn the construction of efficient datacentres into a fine art, with its latest facility …

Have You Got What It Takes To Be A Super CIO?

Zahl Limbuwala, CEO of data centre predictive analytics company Romonet, explains what companies will expect from IT managers if they are to be …

90% of your data center TCO is locked before you've even built it!

After many years in this industry it came as a surprise to me that more than 90% of the total cost of ownership of a data center is locked by the …

Is Colo Going the Way of the Shopping Mall?

Colo providers and hosting companies that own and operate their own data centers should think hard about diversifying their revenue streams or sell …

For colos, the writing is on the wall

The colocation market is headed for a cataclysmic consolidation, and investors could get seriously burnt, according to data center expert Zahl …

The TCO Trap

As one of a business’s major investments, a data center must be able to justify the value it brings to the organization. Whether building a data …