All posts by Bob Lamendola

Metal Whiskers: The Importance of Understanding Failures

Metal Whiskers: The Importance of Understanding Failures
January 5, 2016 No Comments »

In World War II, many airborne radios became essentially unusable owing to static whenever the tuning knobs were turned. The cause of the failure was unknown, and it took the scientists at Bell Laboratories to discover that there were microscopic ... Read More »

Want to Cut Costs in the Data Center? Add Incentives to Cut Waste

Want to Cut Costs in the Data Center? Add Incentives to Cut Waste
December 29, 2015 No Comments »

In today’s data center, IT is in the best position to identify inefficiencies, but it typically lacks any incentive to do so. If you make it worthwhile, however, the savings can be substantial. It’s no mystery. There’s plenty of pressure ... Read More »

IT Economics: Top Stories for 2015

IT Economics: Top Stories for 2015
December 21, 2015 1 Comment »

As always, the technical side of the IT industry had its upsides and downsides over the past year, with security likely being the biggest story. But the economic and financial dynamics in 2015 were also interesting, even though they generally ... Read More »

Your Survival Guide to Cloud Migration

Your Survival Guide to Cloud Migration
December 1, 2015 No Comments »

The concept of seamlessly moving workloads from an on-premise environment to a third-party cloud-service provider is a goal for many organizations today. As technology continues to evolve, the options for facilitating such a move improve, whereas the risks involved for ... Read More »

Three Questions About Technology Outsourcing

Three Questions About Technology Outsourcing
November 19, 2015 No Comments »

With the race for the U.S. presidency heating up, the matter of outsourcing will become an issue of note, particularly as it relates to the technology world. But this issue, thanks in part to jingoistic mantras and emotionalism, is rife with fuzzy ... Read More »

Minimizing the Environmental Risks of Data Centers

Minimizing the Environmental Risks of Data Centers
November 9, 2015 1 Comment »

Earlier this year, exposure to chlorine gas at the Apple data center in Maiden, NC, sent employees to a local hospital after feeling dizzy and lightheaded. The employees inhaled vapors created by a spill of a chemical commonly used at ... Read More »

Data Center Real Estate: EMEA Report

Data Center Real Estate: EMEA Report
October 30, 2015 No Comments »

Many people ask me how real estate is truly related to the data center sector and ultimately how a RICS Chartered Surveyor came to work in the data center industry. The answer is that the two are intricately linked, and ... Read More »

Asia-Pacific Data Center Report

Asia-Pacific Data Center Report
October 21, 2015 1 Comment »

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region has been developing quickly in recent years as a powerful emerging economy as well as a major player in technology markets. Late last year, China surpassed the U.S. as the world’s largest economy (when adjusted for ... Read More »

Data Center Real Estate: More than just square footage

Data Center Real Estate:  More than just square footage
October 13, 2015 No Comments »

With the explosion of big data and so much data and processing moving to the cloud, some might say that colocation as we know it is heading for extinction. Many experts in the technology industry, however, believe that colocation is ... Read More »

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