Data Centre Technologies Academy: a Glimpse into the Future

I could report about every event I’m attending. But who would be interested? Who cares about how I try to sell my IP?

I was excluded from the London Technology Network (LNTN) because one could not possibly be interested in all the different kinds of events that I had registered for… Now the LNTN has become victim of ‘austerity cuts’ – that are, of course, perfectly unnecessary, unless one follows one’s paymaster… But that’s another of my areas of research.

In my ‘naive’, i.e. as yet uninformed ideas about data centres, I wanted to see whether they might be interested in offering my web services to their clients who store their ‘big data’ with them.

Funnily enough, I spoke to somebody from the company who stores data for CERN! One day, they will use my software and all my troubles with my former employer will be forgiven!…

When I arrived, Andy Lawrence from 451 Research was giving a wonderful overview and I felt ‘at home’. For he anticipates Software As A Service to be provided by data centres! And when he said that data centre managers cannot tell from their analysis “what depends on what”, it was clear that I had to talk to him.

My way of layering complex data (aka high-dimensional or multi-dimensional) into vertical slices would show them. But how do I get to them?

Hm, one company suggested is Hortonworks which sounds eminently interesting. Another one OSIsoft who illustrate a great industry overview. And that’s what demonstrates the gap that I need to bridge: between a usable product in an industry and the abstraction of general and universal software designs…

Well, I was given a ‘template phrase’ to complete for product formulation. Watch this space!

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About Sabine Kurjo McNeill

I'm a mathematician and system analyst formerly at CERN in Geneva and became an event organiser, software designer, independent web publisher and online promoter of Open Justice. My most significant scientific contribution is www.smartknowledge.space
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