Posted on 15 May 2012
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As a native Virginian, this is very positive news for the area in general from housing, jobs and quality of life. The extension of incentives aligns with the growth of cloud providers and Amazon already has a stake in the Ashburn data center craze already.
I arrived back in this area during the dot.com bust and it was disheartening to see the number of empty buildings along the Dulles tech corridor. Good to see the expansion and growth and the foresight to take advantage of this period of high tech growth in this region.
Is it news to say that the data center business is booming in Ashburn, Virginia? Not exactly, as the town in Loudoun County has been a key connectivity hub since the early days of the Internet. But recent groundbreakings, facility openings and leases make it clear that Ashburn’s prominent place in the geography of the data center industry continues undiminished. (Read Full Article…)
Posted on 12 January 2011
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Absolutely the jobs are shifting. Technology and the monitoring, configuring and management of it is commodity. Much of it could be run in the cloud, by a service provider, managed by SaaS offerings and open source – the choices are endless today in configuring the right sized and right sourced data center.
As in my previous commentary on the post regarding business performance and the requirements in 2011 for IT to transform itself, this is the transformation. IT is no longer about technology monitoring and managing, it is about communicating business performance and using technology to drive business growth and performance. This is and will shift the traditional technologist jobs to the service providers and the analytical and service management roles inside the data center.
Is your IT and data center tranforming yet?
The U.S. Labor Dept. said that the economy added 103,000 jobs overall, and led to an unemployment rate reduction from 9.8% to 9.4%, a broader trend that also appeared in tech hiring. (Read Full Article…)