Category Archives: OpEx v. CapEx

Cloud Isn’t Always the Answer: Highlights from the Gigaom “Application-defined Data Center” Webinar

IO’s Chief Cloud Architect Lindsay Salisbury joined Rich Morrow, founder / head geek at quicloud LLC and Paul Burns, Principal Analyst at Neovise on a webinar hosted by Gigaom and moderated by data center expert David Linthicum. The title of the webinar: “Future-proof your data center by leveraging the application-defined data center.” That’s a theme […]

Meet the New IO: Data Center as a Service – Unleash Your Business

On behalf of the whole IO team, I’m very excited to announce that we’re splitting into two companies. At IO, we will continue to deliver market-leading data center colocation services and cloud services. The new company, BASELAYER, will carry on the modular data center hardware (BASELAYER Anywhere), advanced DCIM (BASELAYER DCIM), and big data analytics […]

Is Software Eating the CIO?

Venture capitalist and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen wrote a now-famous 2011 Wall Street Journal editorial declaring that software is eating the world. He argued, “We are in the middle of a dramatic and broad technological and economic shift in which software companies are poised to take over large swathes of the economy.”

Published in Cloud Strategy Magazine: Is Your Cloud a Black Box?

By now we all know the promise of the cloud: CAPEX and OPEX savings. A focus on the core business. On-demand capacity additions. Indeed, those are benefits that enterprises should expect form the cloud. But they’re not the only ones.

The Buzz: Data Center Colocation Use Cases & Trends

In this issue of The Buzz we’ll explore data center colocation. First, what it is. Then, how prevalent it is. Then, three of the top reasons why organizations choose to colocate their data centers. Finally, the growing trend of modular data center colocation. Enjoy the read!

From the Food Bank to the Airport to the Hospital, the Data Center Matters

Most people get that data plays an essential role in the world of business. From stock traders to marketers to sports teams, heavy reliance on data, big and small, is widespread.

The Buzz: 6 Reasons Why the Modular Data Center Market Is Growing So Fast, Part 2

The market for modular data centers is growing fast. And it’s easy to see why: IT leaders report significant benefits from modular data center deployments, including scalability, reduced capital cost, and installation efficiency (see The Buzz: Modular v. Raised Floor Data Centers – 6 Factors to Consider, Part 1). In that blog post and this […]

The Buzz: 6 Reasons Why the Modular Data Center Market Is Growing So Fast, Part 1

Interest in modular data centers, in both “build” and colocation plays, is rising fast. New research from MarketsandMarkets forecasts the global modular data center market to grow from $6.52 billion in 2014 to $26.02 billion by 2019. That’s a compound annual growth rate of 31.9 percent.

IO’s Patrick Flynn in Forbes on Data Center Metrics that Matter to the CEO

Data center performance metrics – capacity, reliability, resiliency, downtime, sustainability, efficiency, security, flexibility, latency, and longevity – have not traditionally been a part of CEO conversations. Maybe they’ve been the purview of CIOs and CTOs, but more likely, the only people who really paid attention to those data center metrics were people actively running a […]