Data Center Ecosystem:

April, 2011

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April 27, 2011  8:49 AM

Silly predictions

Carrie Higbie Carrie Higbie Profile: Carrie Higbie

It never ceases to amaze me how strong some kool-aid is.  In a recent article, I read one consultant predict the end of copper structured systems.  Likewise I have read several predictions that seem to be just silly, and in some cases, stupid!  If we all think back to the fiber to the desktop...

April 14, 2011  6:22 AM

Manny Moron – the Vendor

Carrie Higbie Carrie Higbie Profile: Carrie Higbie

Manny is a pseudonym, no real people named Manny were harmed in the writing of this article. This is part one, part two to follow. When I was running large data centers, one thing that shocked me was that everyone that came in to pitch me something didn't necessarily have my best interest at...


April 12, 2011  8:24 AM

Is “or equal” really equal?

Carrie Higbie Carrie Higbie Profile: Carrie Higbie

Consider the following study.  Low voltage falls under high voltage in a lot of contracts, however, this may not be a smart decision for an enterprise.  There are certainly several low voltage and fiber choices on the market, but what does "brand A, or equal" really mean?   It is quite easy for...


April 6, 2011  4:39 PM

Switch Vendor Wars

Carrie Higbie Carrie Higbie Profile: Carrie Higbie

To unify or not to unify is one question.  Who's gear gets selected is yet another.  Some reports would have you believe that a single vendor is the way to go, while other state that there really isn't much of a savings at all.  Let's be honest, while there are some nuances in the various...


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