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October 12, 2012  4:32 PM

Do data center consolidation numbers signal start of cloud computing evolution?



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, consolidation, converged data center, data center, IDC

More evidence of how software as a service and other forms of cloud computing are reshaping IT infrastructure is out this week in the form of IDC data showing that the number of data centers started shrinking in 2009. That's...

January 2, 2012  10:17 PM

Our 2011 predictions: Spot on about mobility, ahead of the curve on social media



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud infrastructure, data center, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, mobility

While many people are still clinging today to one last day off associated with the New Year holiday, I'm plowing through the requisite year-in-review and year-ahead materials that those of us in journalism use to help keep us honest throughout the year. With that in mind, I dug up my report from...


August 19, 2011  5:29 PM

Dell encourages solution providers to think ‘chiller-less’



Posted by: Heather Clancy
chiller, data center, Dell, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, IT infrastructure, server

Dell is encouraging solutions that represent its server technologies to pick up the rallying cry for its new "chiller-less" data center design philosophy.


July 22, 2011  7:29 AM

Research, recruitment underscores interest in DCIM solutions



Posted by: Heather Clancy
1E, Avocent, Channel, data center, data center infrastructure management, DCIM, Emerson Network Power, Heather Clancy, VAR, Viridity Software

Earlier this month, I wrote about the dynamic data center infrastructure management (DCIM) space, and opportunities for IT solution providers related to this space.


December 2, 2010  8:23 PM

Logicalis expands K-12 education, Southwest presence



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cisco, data center, education, Heather Clancy, Hewlett-Packard, IBM, IT channel products and services, Logicalis, M&A, merger, Microsoft

Network Infrastructure Corp. (NIC), a Cisco Gold partner and networking integrator in Phoenix, will soon become part of global IT services company Logicalis. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.


November 9, 2010  9:39 PM

Survey: Time to get with energy-reduction program



Posted by: Heather Clancy
CDW, consolidation, data center, energy efficiency, Green IT, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and technologies, survey

Hey all you naysayers who have scoffed at my green IT coverage over the past three years and suggested that I was somehow off my rocker, try on this research. CDW has released its 2010 Energy Efficient IT report, and it suggested that fully...


October 25, 2010  6:19 PM

Westcon helps data center solution providers take a LEAP



Posted by: Heather Clancy
Cisco, data center, EMC, Heather Clancy, IT channel products and services, Microsoft, NetApp, Oracle, SAP, Virtualization, VMware, Westcon, Westcon Group

Data center technology distributor Westcon Group has opened its first LEAP Center in the United States. LEAP is an acronym that stands for Learn, Experience, Architect and Plan. As you might expect, the intention behind these facilities is to help IT solution provider test, train on, and experiment...


September 30, 2010  4:05 PM

Opportunities abound in data center power management



Posted by: NicoleH
data center, energy efficiency, green data center, Nicole Harding, SearchITChannel.com, SearchSystemsChannel.com

 

A few months back, I wrote an article about the rising demand for


November 4, 2009  9:42 PM

With Cisco-EMC pairing, what’s up with VMware?



Posted by: badarrow
Barbara Darrow, Cisco, data center, EMC, HP, IT channel products and technologies, VMware

The HP vs. Cisco/EMC/VMware hype fight this week re-emphasized that Cisco and EMC (and its subsidiary VMware) are joined at the hip in their aggressive grab for data center share.  Recurring...


April 15, 2009  9:38 PM

McKinsey report brings cloud concept down to earth



Posted by: Heather Clancy
cloud computing, data center

The goodly researchers at McKinsey & Co. have released an analysis of the business benefits of cloud computing and have found the concept wanting for larger companies. Its findings, in a report called "Clearing the Air on Cloud Computing," were presented at the Uptime Institute's Lean, Clean...


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