May 15, 2007

Data Center Strategies (DCS)

Burton Group has launched a new service, Data Center Strategies (DCS)! From the DCS blog:

The coverage areas for DCS are broken into four areas that we at Burton Group call “threads”.

  • Compute: The compute thread includes data center technologies such as: server architectures and blades, high-available clusters, processor technology, server operating systems, compute grids and high performance computing. Analyst Andrew Kutz will be your guide through the DCS “compute” thread.
  • Storage: The storage thread in an interesting one because it includes a wide range of topics from storage platforms and protocols to data management. Data management is the life-blood of IT. After all, “data” is the first word in “data center”. Keep a close eye here as Nik Simpson illuminates this strategic field.
  • Virtualization: Could there be a hotter topic than virtualization? A few years ago, server and storage virtualization was considered bleeding edge, worthy of lab projects and testing environments. Today, virtualization is a serious – if not the foremost -- consideration for almost every data center consolidation project. Chris Wolf is the man covering virtualization for DCS.
  • Operations and Management: Compute, storage and virtualization resources in the data center must be maintained, managed and placed into operational modes that create a flexible IT infrastructure for business. The O&M thread includes data center manageability, IT processes, power and cooling, outsourcing, co-lo, and operational modes such as disaster recovery that mold data center resources into IT operations. Richard and I are the primary analysts here but, all DCS analysts have some responsibility here.

Personally, I'm thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a knowledgeable team. Go here to find out more: http://www.burtongroup.com/Research/Dcs.aspx

Source: Data Center Strategies

1 comment:

Drue Reeves said...

Karen,

Thanks for picking up on the DCS blog here at Connecting Dots. The DCS team is very excited about the new service. We're proud to be a part of the Burton Group and to work with analysts like yourself.

The DCS team has lots of great content "in the pipeline" pertaining to the threads listed above...so stay tuned!