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IBM’s strategy of integrating application orchestration into their converged infrastructure offer, PureFlex appears to be starting to pay off handsomely with a significant 6,100 system order from the European Union.  IBM have been focussing for some time on the quality end of the market maintaining a revenue leading position (number one by sales value) with […]

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I received a very interesting press release from IBM about a new PureSystems installation in South America that is worthy of comment because it emphasises one of the key value propositions of converged platforms, agility. Converged, integrated systems can be configured and delivered extremely quickly and in point of fact the IBM platform is particularly […]

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Providence, R.I. – August 19, 2013 – GreenBytes®, Inc., a developer of full-featured virtual desktop optimization solutions that uniquely support existing infrastructure, today announced that it has been named a 2013 Emerging Virtualization Vendor by UBM Tech Channel’s CRN Magazine.  The annual CRN list highlights hot tech startups making an impact on the channel and […]

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My friends at Rackwise (RACK.OB),have just won another DCIM deal with Sandia National Laboratories to install and deploy Rackwise  in Sandia’s multiple data centers located at its principal facilities.   Sandia is a multi-program engineering and science laboratory operated and managed by Sandia Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Lockheed Martin Corporation, for the U.S. Department of […]

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The demand for thin-client (VDI) deployments is increasing driven by a combination of Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC), Security concerns and the scheduled release of Windows 8. This is not a new business requirement, it’s been around for a while, only held back by the twin problems of achieving a sensible ROI and getting VDI […]

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All entrants win something: Prizes for winners include CTO and VC/IPO boot camp and mentoring, plus products and services worth tens of thousands of dollars London, UK – June 19th 2012 – Today the Tech Trailblazers Awards (www.techtrailblazers.com) were officially launched to champion innovative tech startups from around the world. The Tech Trailblazers Awards, open for entries July 18th, represent a new […]

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Since IBM launched the Smarter Planet initiative in November 2008, we have seen a consistent linkage of data analytics and analysis driving better and smarted business and societal behaviours. A new IBM global study of midmarket Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) indicates that nearly twice as many midmarket CEOs see creating a more collaborative work environment […]

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I am participating in a tweet chat on sustainability on June 1st 6PM UK, 1PM time. If you want to understand how cities can become more sustainable please participate and follow @SustainableIBM and look for hashtag #zerowasteIBM. ARMONK, NY & SAN FRANCISCO, CA — May 31, 2012 — IBM (NYSE:IBM) announced today a collaboration with Recology, […]

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I interviewed Ron Bianchini CEO of Avere Systems about their new third generation FXT appliance. (Ron was the CEO of Spinnaker Networks acquired by NetApp in November 2003 for $300M). We started the conversation by looking at the key values of Spinnaker, it’s ability to scale and cluster NAS filers, a technology long since incorporated […]

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Dear Colleague, I thought that you might be interested in a networking event being run in London in parallel with IP Expo on the 19th and 20th of October 2011. http://theexecevent.com/steve-odonnell-keynote-speaker/ What is ExecEvent? ExecEvent is a highly successful global event run by Greg Duplessie, brother of Steve Duplessie of ESG fame. The ExecEvent is […]

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I wanted to share with you my latest news.  A little over a year ago Steve Duplessie and I created ESG EMEA to help reach out and serve new European clients as well as provide local support for many of our ESG US based relationships.  We have been immensely successful in building this business, working […]

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A while back I met Kathrin Winkler, Chief Sustainability Officer at EMC. She was delivering a briefing about EMC’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities to a group of industry analysts. Most CSR briefings are as dull as ditchwater and devoid of anything remotely innovative or challenging. CSR is for some just going through the motions […]

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There is cloud and then there is cloud. Cloud with take it or leave it service levels or cloud with service availability that supports the UK’s emergency services (911, 999, 112). I know about this life or death service level because a few years back I actually ran the BT IT operational department that supported the […]

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NGD and BT announced this week that BT has agreed to take 380 racks at NGD Europe, Next Generation Data Limited’s newly-launched 75,000 square metres facility near Newport in Gwent. Rollout began in August and will be ready for customer use by February 2010. This is one of the first large Data Center deals in […]

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Computacenter has acquired the assets and customer base of Thesaurus Computer Services (TCS). The sale was agreed last Friday 27th November 2009. The deal was completed for a nominal amount and Computacenter management claim that the acquisition will not have a material financial impact on the company. TCS has been the the mainframe services business […]

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Iceotope Unveils First Modular Liquid-Immersion Cooled Blade Server Supercomputing 2009, Portland Oregon; 17th November 2009: Iceotope (www.iceotope.com) today launched its new liquid-cooled server technology. The system is believed to be the first to use modular “liquid immersion” of the server components and is able to reduce data centre cooling costs by 93%, saving hundreds of […]

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Next Generation Data have started to fill up their massive 180MVA data centre site at Newport Gwent and are celebrating with a new website. NGD 1 is offering large scale space only contracts and managed service options for the small to medium business. The massive site has a space allocation of 75,000 SQ metres arranged […]

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Containerized data center provides flexibility to balance capital expenditures and operating expenses while rapidly meeting needs for incremental, scalable capacity delivering Total Value of Ownership Verari Systems, a premier developer of data center scale blade-based computing and storage platforms with the highest density, availability, and energy efficiency in the market, today announced that Qualcomm selected […]

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I was delighted to hear today that my friends, David Wright (CEO) and David Driggers (CTO) at Verari Systems have been recognized for their great work on driving Data Center energy efficiency. For some time it has been apparent that the modular, containerized data center holds huge promise: Ability to deploy new capacity extremely rapidly Ability […]

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