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CIO.com: Is Compliance in the Cloud Possible

There is no doubt that cloud computing is dominating today’s IT conversation among C-level security executives. Whether it’s due to the compelling cost saving possibilities in a tough economy, or because of perceived advantages in provisioning flexibility, auto-scaling, and on-demand computing, CSOs are probing the capabilities, costs and restrictions of the cloud. At the same …

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eWeek: Feds Hand Out $47 Million in Grants for Green Data Centers

HP, IBM, and Yahoo were among the recipients of grants from the Department of Energy for projects aimed at making data centers more energy efficient through innovative components, better power supplies and improved cooling tchnologies. The $47 million in federal stimulus money will be matched by $70 million in private industry donations. The Department of …

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DABCC: The Virtua Data Center, Know What Not to Put in the Cloud

Tonight I was reading on the challenges of cloud computing. I’m not sure how these “security issues” with the data center cloud get blown into these kinds of issues. The first issue is that cloud providers place several customer’s data on the same physical machine and security policy may require that the information be kept …

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Jay Fry: Two cloud computing Rorschach tests: ‘legacy clouds’ and the lock-in lesson

If you were in the audience at the Silicon Valley Leadership Group’s Data Center Energy Efficiency Summit earlier this year, you were probably there (among other things) to hear Mark Bramfitt from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). Mark has been the key figure in the Bay Area utility’s efforts to drive improvements in how data …

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Rich Miller: Microsoft Data Center Battles Server Hugging

Microsoft has provided a look inside a new data center facility in Redmond, Washington where it is consolidating servers for its research unit and labs. The company says the consolidation, which physically separates Microsoft engineers from the servers running their test code, enables an important shift to remote computing. After all, if Microsoft expects its …

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