Structure: Why are 1.0 Data Centers suddenly sexy?

June 24, 2011

If you’re looking for someone who is totaly connected in the field of data centers, look no further that Green Data center blogger Dave Ohara.  I met Dave, who is a veteran of HP, Apple and Microsoft, last year at Gartner’s data center summit and learned a lot from him at a our first meeting.  I was therefore very glad to run into him yesterday at the Structure conference.

I got some time with him today and asked Dave a few burning data center questions that have been on my mind.

Some of the ground Dave covers

  • Why all of a sudden are companies first foray’s into data centers becoming hot news?
  • The rise of the marketing and positioning of data centers
  • What are some of the pitfalls of moving from the public cloud or co-los to your own data center (hint: huge learning curve)
  • Your data center design should reflect your business model

Extra-credit reading

Pau for now…

The Data Center ecosystem of players

December 12, 2010

As I mentioned in a recent entry, last week I attended the Gartner Data Center conference where I learned a ton.  One of the folks I learned a lot from was Dave Ohara who consults in the data center arena.  Dave is uber connected in this space and pens the blog, Green (low carbon) Data Center blog.  Dave provided a bunch of introductions while I was there and sat down with me to do the following short video on the ecosystem of data center players.

Some of the ground that Dave covers:

  • What he covers in his blog Green Data Center
  • How do you go about building a data center and who are the players in each phase e.g site selection -> architecture/engineering design -> construction…
  • What are some of the key disruptions coming to this long standing industry e.g. cloud, Google

Pau for now…

Extra-credit reading

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