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DeltaForceIT Austin Event – April 13-14

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Feb 2016

DeltaForceIT Austin Event – April 13-14

In conjunction with our strategic partnership with Open Spectrum Inc.  we are very excited to be a part of this upcoming event and many to follow! Brought to you by trainers with recent, relevant hands on experience from Open Spectrum Inc. and Data Center Evolution – DeltaForceIT training sessions educate and equip attendees with the most relevant and unbiased, provider neutral intelligence on the data center,…

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Plan B for IT – Don’t be a Sticky Revenue Victim

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Oct 2015

Plan B for IT – Don’t be a Sticky Revenue Victim

  Monthly Recurring Revenue on fixed term contracts is the godsend of predictability and high valuation for any type of service business.  Even better is Monthly Recurring Revenue that is “Sticky”. Sticky revenue is generally tied to charges for services that would be difficult for a customer to change, replace or cancel.  For a service provider the revenue practically becomes an annuity they can count…

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Data Center Wars San Antonio – Underserved with a Bright Future

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Oct 2015

Data Center Wars San Antonio – Underserved with a Bright Future

A special thanks to Mario Hernandez, Tom Long and the entire San Antonio Economic Development Foundation team for their hospitality in providing me and a handful of other data center market consultants (including one of our business partners Andrew Marcus of Transwestern Real Estate) an in-depth three day tour of the San Antonio Technology Scene last month.  If you or your organization have an interest…

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Data Center Wars – DFW Part III – New Players

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Jul 2015

Data Center Wars – DFW Part III – New Players

In this installment of the series, we highlight some of the newer players making a splash in the DFW market. We want to thank David Liggitt and the datacenterHawk team (www.datacenterhawk.com) for their significant contributions to this article and series.   Wholesale Rates with Retail Service Dallas based Carrier-1 is a great example of the hyper competitive nature of the current DFW marketplace.  They have…

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The Criticality of Standards & Compliance in Colocation – by Dan Vazquez

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Jun 2015

The Criticality of Standards & Compliance in Colocation – by Dan Vazquez

Colocation providers are not made equal when it comes to standards and compliance.  Some simply don’t look at standards and compliance as being vital to the success of their business.  The problem with that line of thinking is that standards and compliance are becoming increasingly more important to organizations seeking colocation services.  Today’s customers are a lot more sophisticated then even customers from 5 or…

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Data Center Wars – Dallas / Fort Worth Part Two

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Jun 2015

Data Center Wars – Dallas / Fort Worth Part Two

In this installment of the series, we delve into the roots of the DFW data center market and what the well-established players are doing today. We want to thank David Liggitt and the datacenterHawk team (www.datacenterhawk.com) for their significant contributions to this article and series. The Dallas Infomart – 1950 North Stemmons Freeway Built in 1985, the Infomart was designed to be one of downtown Dallas’…

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Data Center Wars – Dallas/Fort Worth – Part One

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May 2015

Data Center Wars – Dallas/Fort Worth – Part One

There is a saying that everything is big in Texas.  While that may just represent a bit of the brashness we have a reputation for in the Lone Star State, the saying definitely holds true when it comes to the DFW data center market. With the largest metro population in the Southern United States of nearly 7 million, and a metro area land mass larger…

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Data Center Wars – The Falling Price per kW

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Apr 2015

Data Center Wars – The Falling Price per kW

About the Authors: Todd Smith and Kevin Knight specialize in the data center facility market working for technology advisory firm Kiamesha Global (www.kiameshaglobal.com).  If your organization is considering the potential benefits of a data center relocation, expansion or simply want to better understand your options in the data center marketplace Todd and Kevin can be contacted via e-mail at tsmith@kiameshaglobal.com and kknight@kiameshaglobal.com.  Special thanks to Sean…

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Data Center Wars Phoenix – An Oasis of Megawatts

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Mar 2015

Data Center Wars Phoenix – An Oasis of Megawatts

On a recent trip to Phoenix I was able to get a good look at what this fast growing metropolitan area, now the 5th largest in the US, has to offer in the way of data center facility and service options.  It is definitely a fresh, vibrant market full of new capacity and innovative approaches to serving the thriving local economy. It is also an…

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Data Center Wars Chicago – The Lines Have Blurred

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Feb 2015

Data Center Wars Chicago – The Lines Have Blurred

Prevailing wisdom would have you believe that there are two distinct data center markets in Chicago; city vs. suburbs.  While it may be easier to divide the market geographically, it does little to inform data center users of any distinct differences in the market place.   As the lines between retail colocation, wholesale data centers and managed service/cloud providers continue to blur it becomes ever more…

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