Why is your private cloud initiative stalled?

John Richardson on Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Private cloud initiatives are moving up the CIO’s priority list, but very few seem to get to production in a timely manner. Here is a list of some of the headwinds these projects encounter...

When IT Universes Collide

Datalink on Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Article Summary: You may be the CIO or IT manager for a fairly complex IT environment. You also may already have begun moving your data center to a private cloud paradigm that offers greater efficiency and agility to meet your company's needs. While there are still a few challenges to work through, most days seem to run fairly smoothly.

Data Center Relocation: An Opportunity for Data Center Transformation

on Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A data center relocation (DCR) project can seem a daunting effort to any organization staring it in the face. The need for DCR may be the result of a merger/acquisition, expiration of data center lease, renewal of a provider’s contract, or the fact that you've run out of space, power or cooling [...]

Cloud Validation for Our Rapidly Changing Times

on Thursday, December 06, 2012

Like any business project that relies substantially on information technology, companies considering a new cloud computing use case should undergo the standard two-level validation process: business validation and technology validation.

Proving What’s Doable with the Cloud

Kent Christensen on Tuesday, December 04, 2012

It has been a busy two months since we launched internally our Datalink On Demand Labs cloud and cloud use cases. We got DoD Labs up in time for our Cloud & Clear conference in Chicago. Partners and customers immediately took advantage of being able to visualize real use cases that apply to their organizations.

Swing Shift Hybrid Cloud

on Monday, November 26, 2012

There is currently much discussion about the fast paced potential growth of the use of hybrid cloud. Hybrid cloud is generally defined as the informational and managerial relationship between an organization’s internal, private cloud and someone else’s cloud, be it public, or hosted private cloud.

Interesting times as cloud gets a little clearer

Kent Christensen on Thursday, November 15, 2012

You have heard us talk about the energy around the virtual data center and how orchestration is an important component in the drive toward IT as a service (ITaaS) or cloud. In fact, we built our “proving what’s doable in the cloud” campaign and Datalink on Demand Labs Cloud using those solution [...]

An update from EMC World

Datalink on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

This week, our team is meeting with customers and soaking up the latest details on EMC at EMC World 2012 in Las Vegas.

Unified Infrastructure Scales Out

Kent Christensen on Friday, April 13, 2012

EMC recently launched (with the support of technology partners and distributors) VSPEX, a reference architecture that will initially include 14 validated designs comprising EMC VNX or VNXe storage and EMC backup solutions, as well as virtualization management, servers, and networking. We see this as a great [...]

Datalink-designed private cloud will help health system improve patient care

Kent Christensen on Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cook County Health and Hospital System (CCHHS) in Cook County, Illinois, wanted to boost the efficiency of their data center, but more importantly, they wanted their physicians to be able to quickly access patient data.

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