2 March, 2016
We’ve seen it many times before; first generation technology products creating huge untapped marketplaces but eventually being bettered either by their originators or competitors…
1 March, 2016
Many data centers make the mistake of diving into new technologies, such as Internet of Things and big data, too quickly. Pacing yourself and assessing…
20 April, 2017
Amazon isn’t taking recent comments by a top Oracle executive lying down.
This week, Amazon Web Services data center guru James Hamilton wrote a blog post responding to comments by Oracle co-chief executive Mark Hurd made last week.
As Fortune reported, Hurd discounted the idea that his company…
2 March, 2016
We’ve seen it many times before; first generation technology products creating huge untapped marketplaces but eventually being bettered either by their originators or competitors. Think VCRs and then CDRs, both were usurped by DVRs and streaming, or the first mobile phones becoming the smartphones of today – the list goes…
1 March, 2016
Many data centers make the mistake of diving into new technologies, such as Internet of Things and big data, too quickly. Pacing yourself and assessing requirements will pay off…
16 July, 2015
There is no universal method for measuring return on investment (ROI) in IT. CIOs try to develop ROI formulas based upon their particular data center models; vendors willingly provide formulas that always show how investing in their solutions pencils out; and CFOs continuously ask for it, but ROI is elusive…
12 May, 2015
Last week, embattled game maker Zynga announced $100 million in spending reductions. The hundreds of layoffs rightly garnered most of the headlines, but there was another important development as well – the company also said that it was abandoning the data centers on which it reportedly just spent $100 million to…
16 April, 2015
Organizations will need to change the structure and role of data centers in order to support the emerging digital world created by trends such as cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of Things, according to Gartner Inc.
“For over 40 years, data centers have pretty much been a staple of…
Publication: Information Management
12 January, 2015
It’s a new year and we have already heard plenty of buzz around what technology will look like in 2015. As the conversations continue to circulate between IT companies and Datacenter Providers, it appears we have some differing opinions on what is to emerge in the New Year. Although…
Publication: SmartData Collective
15 December, 2014
Our investment thesis at Khosla Ventures is that simplicity through abstraction and automation through autonomic behavior will rule in the enterprise’s “New Stack,” a concept that embraces several industry changes:
The move to distributed, open source centric, web-era stacks and architectures for new applications. New Stack examples include…
13 November, 2014
Rackspace’s recent decision to discontinue its pure infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering in favour of “managed cloud” services is further evidence that it is the cloud rather than the data centre providers most at risk of becoming commodities – as I originally predicated here back in May.
12 November, 2014
Back in the summer of 2013 I wrote a series of articles on what I called the “Datacenter Zombie Apocalypse.”
The first was an observation of the troubles IBM was undergoing trying to shift its very datacenter-oriented services and outsourcing business to one that was more cloud focused and…