The evolution of the datacentre

Change is nothing new in IT. First there were main frames, then personal computers and client server computing. Servers then got virtualized and then came cloud computing. Through these changes, software has been centralized, decentralized and now distributed. Consumption of IT services has moved from centralized, to shared and now it’s all about self-service. Change is nothing new. Neither is it always easy. There are 3 things IT managers and decision makers need to consider  …>> more

A new game-changer in the public cloud marketplace

To date, enterprise and mid-enterprise businesses in Canada who want to explore private cloud options have been hampered by slow provisioning times, spotty reliability, and restrictive pricing agreements that lock you into a contract months or years in advance. Last week, ThinkOn introduced the first virtual datacentre in Canada. I think this is going to be a game-changer in the Canadian marketplace. In my opinion, it has a lot of promising features that set it  …>> more

What we learned when we rebuilt our own data centre

New Data Centre
When we rebuilt the Compugen data centre at our new headquarters, we had a chance to put our own solutions into practice. We have seen lots of advances in technology for datacentres in recent years – network convergence, virtualization, blade infrastructure, multi-core processing, SANs, IP telephony, fibre-over-ethernet, cloud computing and more. With so many exciting new choices, however, there is always a risk of getting caught up in the ‘latest & greatest’ and the quest  …>> more