Tag: IT infrastructure

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Data Center World Global – Unleashing the Power of Colocation

The greatest ideas – the most impactful innovations – come from recognizing an opportunity and then trying new approaches.  As I look forward to the Data Center World Global meeting to be held in Los Angeles, I think about what … Read more…

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Operational Excellence: By the Book

This article was previously published in Forbes Voice. Many large technology products come with a handbook when purchased. For example, if you buy a new large-screen television, the box in which it comes typically includes a handbook on how to … Read more…

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Disaster Recovery Planning: Preparing for Winter Weather

The arrival of winter means many things: family gatherings, cozy fires and warm sweaters and scarves. It also means cold weather, fewer daylight hours, the flu season and travel hazards including bitter cold and snowy and icy roads. In the … Read more…

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M&A: Thinking Strategically About IT Infrastructure Moves

Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) typically result in expanded capabilities and enhanced revenue opportunities for companies, but they also tend to create real challenges for the CIO and the overall IT environment. In fact, mergers and acquisitions often result in a … Read more…

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M&A: Combining IT Infrastructure Doesn’t Have to be Complicated

Although the United States economy represents approximately 20 percent of total global output, its real gross domestic product (GDP) grew only 1.2 percent in the second quarter of 2016 and 2.1 percent in 2015. It’s surprising, then, that 2015 marked … Read more…

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Going Global: Expanding IT (Part Two)

In my most recent blog, I discussed some challenges companies face when trying to expand their footprint on an international level. Whether spreading IT infrastructure among multiple, smaller data centers or lacking the knowledge to take advantage of interconnection in … Read more…

The Second Day in the Life of a vRealize Admin

Discussions of the pros and cons of Hybrid IT often focus on deployment, implementation and architecture of public cloud with on-premises systems. While these issues are relevant, the “day 2” management challenges of a Hybrid IT solution do not always … Read more…

Financing and Investing in Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure: Information Management Network Event

I am pleased to be part of the Information Management Network (IMN) event, “Financing and Investing in Data Centers and Cloud Services Infrastructure.” The conference will be held at the Conrad New York Hotel in New York City on May … Read more…