Tag Archives: data center 2.0

Data Center Security: To Counter Cyber Attacks, IT and Security Strategies Must Be Aligned

“All industries in all geographies are being radically reshaped by digital disruption – a ‘digital dragon’ that is potentially very powerful if tamed but a destructive force if not…Current enterprise IT is not set up to easily deliver… 51% of CIOs are concerned that the digital torrent is coming faster than they can cope, and […]

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.”

4 Cs: A General Framework for the CIO’s Build v. Buy IT Infrastructure Decision

From an infrastructure perspective there are broadly four models by which a CIO can meet the enterprise’s IT needs: 1. With an on-premises, custom-built legacy data center 2. With an on-premises, modular data center 3. With owned IT infrastructure colocated at a provider’s data center 4. Through Cloud IT infrastructure located with and managed by […]

Shadow IT Is Symptomatic of a Bigger Change Under Way for Enterprise Cloud

In this 108-second video blog, IO Applied Intelligence group leader Patrick Flynn explains how he sees shadow IT as symptomatic of a bigger change under way – the end of one era and the beginning of another. “Shadow IT comes about because the value per unit cost from leveraging web scale infrastructure that is elegantly […]

10 Key Data Center Assessment Metrics – What’s Your Score?

IT delivers applications to users and keeps those users connected to the applications. These applications are deployed in data centers. Data centers comes in all shapes and sizes, but all incorporate elements of power, distribution, cooling, network access; physical, logical, and custodial security. Data centers are the foundation of the entire IT stack. How they […]

Flynn Speaks Part 2

In the last installment of the Patrick Flynn Interview, Flynn talked about using performance data to improve the data center’s ability to support software, application-centric infrastructure, and the evolution toward the software-defined data center. In this installment, Flynn discusses the changes that these developments will have on C-level executives.

Patrick Flynn Talks About the Software-defined Data Center (Part 1)

Patrick Flynn, IO’s head of Applied Intelligence talks about using performance data to improve the data center’s ability to support software, application-centric infrastructure, and the software-defined data center.

Video: Data Sovereignty in the Cloud

IO takes a multi-layered approach to security, protecting physical and virtual environments, and organizational IP from exploitation, disruption, destruction, and theft.  IO allows you to deploy its software-defined data center platform on your prem and into your existing security framework, so you maintain complete control and sovereignty over your mission-critical business and IT assets.

Data Center & Cyber Security Part 3: Data Center 2.0 the Only Way to Secure the IT Stack

Our digital world is characterized by relentless data growth and technology innovation, and increasingly advanced persistent threats. In this environment, security of the data center – as the foundation of the IT enterprise – is absolutely critical. And it demands a new strategy to overcome the vulnerabilities associated with Data Center 1.0. In this final […]