Tag Archives: datacentre


Think the Open Compute Project isn’t for you? Think again
In this guest post, James Bailey, director of datacentre hardware provider Hyperscale IT, busts some enterprise-held myths about the Open Compute Project Market watcher Gartner predicts the overall public cloud market will grow by 16.5% to be worth $203.9bn by the end of 2016. This uptick in demand for off-premise services will put pressure on...

Answer Question   |  August 15, 2016  1:24 pm
Cloud Computing, datacentre, Green energy, Open source
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Using the Working Set to improve datacentre workload efficiency
In this guest post, Pete Koehler, technical marketing engineer for PernixData, explains why datacentre operators need to get a handle on the Working Set concept to find out what’s really going on in their facilities.  There are no shortage of mysteries in the datacentre, as unknown influencers undermine the performance and consistency of these environments, while...

Answer Question   |  January 20, 2016  5:59 pm
datacentre, Efficiency, Guest Post, workloads
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Addressing the datacentre skills gap by changing the cloud conversation
Ahead in the Clouds recently attended a tour of IO’s modular datacentre facility in Slough, along with a handful of PhD students from University College London (UCL). The event’s aim  was to open up the datacentre to a group of people who may never have stepped inside one before to enlighten them about the important...

Answer Question   |  December 1, 2016  12:58 pm
Business strategy, Cloud Computing, datacentre, Skills, Training
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How green is your datacentre?
In this guest post, Dominic Ward, vice president of corporate and business development at datacentre provider Verne Global, explains why the green power commitments of the tech giants may not be all that they seem.   The rise of the digital economy has a well-kept dirty secret. The movies we stream, the photos we store...

Answer Question   |  November 13, 2015  10:04 am
Apple, AWS, Cloud Computing, Google, Green energy, Guest Post, Renewable
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Safe Harbour: What are the alternatives for data-sharing cloud providers?
In this guest post, Rafi Azim-Khan, head of data privacy in Europe at legal firm Pillsbury Law, explains how the cloud provider community can side-step the European Court of Justice’s Safe Harbour verdict. The European Court of Justice (ECJ), in response to a case brought by Austrian student, Maximilian Schrems against Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner,...

Answer Question   |  October 12, 2015  2:42 pm
Business strategy, Cloud Security, Data protection, legal, safe-harbour
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Using big data to uncover the secrets of enterprise datacentre operations
In this guest post, Frank Denneman, chief technologist of storage management software vendor PernixData, sets out why datacentre management could soon emerge as the main use case for big data analytics. IT departments can sometimes be slow to recognise the power they yield, and the rise of cloud computing is a great example of this....

Answer Question   |  September 25, 2015  12:06 pm
Big Data, Cloud Computing, Guest Post
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