Datacenter Technologies Overview
The Datacenter Technologies practice, led by Research Vice President Andy Lawrence, is focused on the supply side of the datacenter including the many companies, large and small, that have created products to help companies build and manage advanced, resilient and energy efficient datacenters. The supplier and product areas covered by the service span datacenter specific IT and M&E (mechanical and electrical) equipment; IT hardware and software for the management of datacenters; and emerging IT technologies that help to optimize datacenter efficiency, availability or agility (such as intelligent power management). The Datacenter Technologies practice takes a 360-degree view of disruptive technologies by analyzing the activities of vendors bringing products to market, competitive positioning and market disruptions, as well as funding, finances and growth strategies.
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Facebook friends NoSQL for broad 'big data' DCIM
Analyst: Rhonda Ascierto 30 Sep 2013 ~ Facebook is developing datacenter infrastructure management software that connects vast and disparate data, which will become part of the Open Compute Project. Facebook's approach could change the DCIM market.
Project CoolEmAll takes a workload-centric approach to datacenter design
Analyst: Andrew Donoghue 1 Aug 2013 ~ The EC-funded datacenter energy-efficiency project has released its first prototype software and attracted support from CA Technologies, Future Facilities and a number of other commercial and scientific organizations.
VC in the DCIM market: a case of 'The Emperor's New Clothes'?
Analyst: Rhonda Ascierto Dasha Davidenko Andy Lawrence 21 Jun 2013 ~ The fast-growing DCIM market is overcrowded; many vendors are unprofitable. There are more than a dozen VC-backed suppliers, yet almost half of revenue goes to a few top earners – only one is VC-backed. It's time for investors to reset expectations.
Uptime Symposium set to raise big questions for datacenter operators
Analyst: Andy Lawrence 29 Apr 2013 ~ The annual Uptime Symposium is already established as a forum for intensive and sometimes groundbreaking discussion around datacenters. The 2013 event, which takes place in May in Santa Clara, California, looks set to be a seminal year.
DCIM market size and forecast: onward and upward
Analyst: Rhonda Ascierto 8 Apr 2013 ~ Sales of datacenter infrastructure management (DCIM) software will grow by more than a factor of five from 2011 to 2016 – slightly stronger than we first predicted, according to a new 451 Research report, the most comprehensive DCIM market-sizing study.
DCIM and software-defined critical infrastructure
Analyst: Andy Lawrence 14 Mar 2013 ~ The software-defined datacenter looks like another big advance for enterprise IT, but how well will it work without DCIM – or should we say 'software-defined critical infrastructure'?
Will energy prices power US datacenter growth or short-circuit energy efficiency?
Analyst: Rhonda Ascierto Andy Lawrence 27 Feb 2013 ~ At the heart of many energy-efficient approaches is a widely held premise: power prices are rising. Recent surveys show that datacenter managers expect that prices will continue to increase. But are they?
Uptime Institute recommits to energy efficiency with Green Enterprise IT Awards 2013
Analyst: Andy Lawrence Rhonda Ascierto Sandra Vail 16 Oct 2012 ~ The huge and often inefficient use of energy by datacenters spurred the Uptime Institute to launch the GEIT Awards in 2008. The awards are difficult to win, but with the press again looking at datacenters, the recognition is important.