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Re: Close Those Data Centers – It’s the Law? - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/393...
"I saw the story recently about this bill and I like the idea...now we'll just have to see if it actually drives any real change." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Three Million Data Centers in the U.S. - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/391...
"Theoretically, an organization could run all their systems in the cloud and de-centralize everything...but the point you make is valid - every organization needs some form of computing system / data center provider." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Three Million Data Centers in the U.S. - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/391...
"I'll take the other side...I was thinking it seemed low. Think about all those SMB's...does each have a server closet somewhere? Are those server closets counted as data centers? If not...should they be? If they are counted then 3 million turns into a much larger number." - Eric D. Brown
"Agreed Paul." - Eric D. Brown
"No argument there. My point is that just because a vendor shows up as the the top-right most vendor doesn't necessarily mean that they are the best vendor nor does it mean their product is best for every organization." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Data Center: Looking for Good People - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/379...
"Part of the problem is that the board is also compensated in similar ways. Shareholders are the ones that need to step up and try to make changes." - Eric D. Brown
Re: GSA Continues to Lead - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/372...
"I'll get it up on Cafe Press...we'll split the proceeds will all involved :)" - Eric D. Brown
Re: GSA Continues to Lead - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/372...
"The government is actually trying to pass a law to force some efficiency and consolidation within data centers. http://eshoo.house.gov/press-r..." - Eric D. Brown
"Exactly Gene." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Data Center: Looking for Good People - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/379...
"Agreed...but if we were to look at the majority of large organizations, executive comp is rarely on the table as something to 'cut'." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Need Answers? Put Information in One Place - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/381...
"Absolutely." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Treating the Data Center as a System - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/386...
"Sure we should. Tactics and strategy go hand in hand but without the strategic plan driving the tactics, you're gonna have a bad time of it." - Eric D. Brown
"I've always looked at Gartner's Magic Quadrant with a skeptical eye. The work they do to create the report and the report itself is interesting at it sheds light on the industry, but I've always felt the Quadrant itself is more about 'relationships' and 'marketing' than it is about actual functionality and features." - Eric D. Brown
"Welcome." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Data Center Evolution: Test-and-Learn - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/389...
"My approach to everything I do is test and learn mainly because I'm OK with failing. I try something (after some planning/thinking) and if it doesn't work, I learn from it and try again. It's good to see businesses following that approach with their data center." - Eric D. Brown
"Well said Joel. I know a lot of people out driving combines in the field these days...and they are just as important as ever." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Many Reasons to Consider Open Source - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/383...
"Good point. I remember looking at a couple of Linux distributions in the past. We ended up going with Red Hat simply because of the support offered." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Death Of the Data Center, Revisited - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/370...
"This is actually very close to what I heard from a CEO and COO last week. They said something along the lines of "why would I spend money on a new data center when the two we have are operating at less than 50% utilization?"" - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Data Center: Looking for Good People - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/379...
"An amazing story. Sometimes I try to imagine what big business would be like today if the leadership teams weren't all sitting on golden parachutes for when they mess up." - Eric D. Brown
Re: Need Answers? Put Information in One Place - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/381...
"Nice find. Will be reading the report today." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Strategic Data Center: Do You Have the Skills That Are Up to the Challenge? - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/382...
"Agreed Pete. Big data has brought a lot of attention and focus on the data center." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Many Reasons to Consider Open Source - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/383...
"Exactly Pete." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Many Reasons to Consider Open Source - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/383...
"Bugs and major security issues crop up all the time in both open and closed systems. The difference is that an organization can contribute to solving the problems found in open source but not within closed source systems." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Many Reasons to Consider Open Source - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/383...
"Quality is one of the huge positives that can come along with open source. Many people don't realize just how many developers are working on many of the open source products/platforms." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Four Disruptive Factors Affecting the Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/364...
"Great point. It's much better for the business long term to have buy-in from all parts of an organization." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Four Disruptive Factors Affecting the Data Center - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/364...
"This is true...we've been seeing a lot of 'noise' from Western Europe around data storage and privacy issues." - Eric D. Brown
Re: DCIM Brings More Control to Colocated Services - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/368...
"True...but I don't see a lot of stories about DCIM within colocation providers. Perhaps its just a normal part of business for them these days and not worth the PR." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Death Of the Data Center, Revisited - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/370...
"I agree. I'm not sure the data center is dying, but its definitely changing." - Eric D. Brown
Re: The Data Center: Looking for Good People - http://www.strategicdatacenter.com/379...
"Agreed!" - Eric D. Brown
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