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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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What business events trigger significant change in the data center?

What are the events that trigger significant change in the data center? I talk to organizations every day who are planning changes to their enterprise data center facilities. Here are a few of the common business events that cause change in your corporate data center, along with some questions about the events that may be …

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What is your cost of downtime?

What is your cost of downtime? If it is high, you may be able to control those costs by employing outsource data center facilities. Data center facilities downtime events (power, cooling, physical security, and fire suppression) are some of the most common sources of critical downtime in your business. Would a change in your data …

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eWeek: Money, Virtualization Top Data Center Manager 2010 Wish List

More than a year after the global recession came roaring in and battered their IT budgets, data center managers are hoping to get at least some money back in 2010, according to IT professionals and analysts. They’re also looking at technologies:from virtualization and cloud computing to Cisco’s UCS and Intel’s “Nehalem EX” that will save …

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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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SearchCIO – IT outsourcing in 2009 and beyond: Lessons learned for the new year

IT outsourcing in 2009 ebbed and flowed as the recession-challenged global economy contracted IT budgets before loosening its grip a bit toward the end of the year. Along the way, many in-house IT jobs were eliminated, and many enterprise CIOs looked outside the office walls for IT outsourcing partners who could replace lost skills and …

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Chicago Disaster Recovery – use affordable colocation in Indianapolis

For companies located in Chicago, disaster recovery projects may benefit from affordable colocation options in Indianapolis, just three hours away. CIO strategies that include outsource data center facilities are saving companies money and improving uptime.  The cost of downtime is getting higher for companies of all sizes.  Colocation pricing models can help companies move out …

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