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Gale Technologies' Hamilton: IaaS is About Efficiency of Usage
By David Sims, TMCnet Contributing Editor
Recently at the Interop 2010 show in Las Vegas, TMC's CEO Rich Tehrani had a chance to sit down and talk with Gale Technologies' (News - Alert) CTO, Dean Hamilton.
It's a ten-year old company working in infrastructure as a service, which as Hamilton, explains, means they have a software product that helps telecom service providers - "when we started out" - deliver their lab services in a cloud model, "what we call infrastructure as a service."
More recently, Hamilton noted, the company has taken their product and moved towards the IT data center's operations, "helping them operate in a cloud model.'
Hamilton explained that what customers are looking for, when they use Gale products, is to take efficiency up in their usage of capital equipment. "A lot of these data centers, or labs, they have expensive equipment, servers, storage, networking devices, the average usage of that equipment tends to be quite low," which Hamilton put at around ten to fifteen percent.
What their customers would like to do, he said, is to get their use up to "50, 60, 70 percent, so the next time they need more capacity they don't have to go out and buy a new piece of equipment." And operating in a cloud model, he said, means "we make sure the equipment's not tied down."
In the current operating model the server's tied down to an application, he said, but at other times of the day, the application doesn't need that capacity. That server capacity could be repurposed somewhere else, "instead of buying a server for the business analytics application that could run in the evening."
View the full video interview below (Apple (News - Alert) users click here):
David Sims is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of David's articles, please visit his columnist page. He also blogs for TMCnet here.
Edited by Patrick Barnard