DatacenterDynamics

How can hosting, colocation and cloud managed services providers position themselves to best enable digital enterprise transformation? DCD As-a-Service 6 Questions 1.  For a while the idea of a hosting provider as a strategic partner seemed dead. Differentiated providers in co-lo had trouble retaining their margins, half the cloud market indexed Amazon’s rates, and the … Continued

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DatacenterDynamics

Digital enterprise transformation is real and here now. What role do colocation and cloud service providers play in enabling customer’s business innovation strategies? DCD as-a-Service conference: A special CEO keynote panel at the DCD as-a-Service conference will explore whether and how service providers can best support digital business innovation efforts by enterprise CIO customers. The … Continued

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Russia's Data Localization Law

Russian Data Center & Cloud Market Update – Addressing Russia’s Data Sovereignty Laws ARE YOU IN COMPLIANCE WITH GLOBAL DATA SOVEREIGNTY LAWS? RUSSIA, TURKEY & OTHERS? If you’re providing services to people in Russia, store some personal data, and are not an airline, you have until September 1, 2015 to move that data to a … Continued

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Infrastructure Optimization

An ITBM Primer Infrastructure Optimization According to ITBM leader Apptio: “Modern IT leaders use facts to collaborate on the tradeoffs needed to maximize business value. Cost-only conversations become a thing of the past.” Modern IT leaders: Manage CapEx/OpEx, Fixed/Variable, CtB/RtB, Direct/Indirect Manage cost and variance for Plan/Build and Run activities Manage IT internally with these … Continued

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Digital Service Efficiency

Digital Service Efficiency Though it’s well understood you can’t manage what you don’t measure, the vast majority of enterprises don’t track the energy efficiency of their IT operations. Firms spend tens of millions of dollars on data centers and energy usage, but seldom explore meaningful ways to manage this energy spend. It gets shrugged off … Continued

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Future of IT Sourcing Negotiations

IT Sourcing

IT Sourcing By Alex Veytsel – One of the panels I most regret missing at Data Center Dynamics annual London show last week, where our CEO spoke was a discussion of the future of data centers in 10-20 years. Fortunately I got to participate in the prep session for it in the speaker’s lounge, where brilliant folks … Continued

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