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Uptime Institute launches its own data center research company

13 Sep 17

Uptime Institute has launched its own research company that will collate primary research and insights for global data center professionals and stakeholders.  

Uptime Institute Research will present research from the company’s global network of engineers, data center operators, and partners. It will also leverage expertise from sister company 451 Research in areas such as vendor strategies, software, analytics, cloud services and networking.

As an example, Uptime Institute’s research services could help both management and operations staff improve the practice and design of their infrastructure and allow executives to develop strategies and better manage operational teams.

“Uptime Institute became the de facto standard for assuring the operation of the critical facilities found in data centers. We are now in a position to advise our clients on managing the fabric of connected components, from the edge to the core, from the power plant up to the application,” says Lee Kirby, president, Uptime Institute,

Kirby explains that the complex hybrid infrastructures now forming in most companies must be able to provide the needed levels of business services, regardless of where those services are derived.

“Everywhere you turn, there are major innovations being seen in practice including cloud computing, automation, Hyper-Converged infrastructure, IoT as well as unique power generation or distribution and advanced cooling designs,” he adds.

“These innovations need to be assessed in the practical, level-headed and big-picture way.”

Andy Lawrence is joining Uptime Institute Research as a founding member and executive director. Prior to joining the 451 Group, Lawrence was the co-founder of Infoconomy, a UK-based publishing and research company focusing on enterprise IT.

“We have identified a critically important void in the industry,” says Lawrence.

“Today you can obtain some good information from vendors, but it is not always complete, independent and trustworthy; or you can gather anecdotal information from end users.

“Uniquely we are able to help our clients solve higher-order problems with our deep understanding of Information Technologies and critical infrastructure and over 20 years of hands-on experience, without bias or conflicting agendas.”

“And due to the enormity of our existing client base, we have the opportunity to drawn from their collective experience and share trends and ideas that can be put to work instantly, providing real value to our clients.”

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