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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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Cliff Saran: Datacentres need to do more with less, but lack skills

Businesses are running more datacentre applications with fewer staff and less budget, Symantec’s latest research has found. A study of 1,600 companies conducted by Applied Research for Symantec found that 41% of businesses have more than 1,000 applications in their datacentres. more of the Computer Weekly article from Cliff Saran

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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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James Hamilton: Very Lower Power Servers Progress

There is a growing gap between memory bandwidth and CPU power and this growing gap makes low power servers both more practical and more efficient than current designs. Per-socket processor performance continues to increase much more rapidly than memory bandwidth and this trend applies across the application spectrum from mobile devices, through client, to servers. …

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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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Arthur Cole: The Beginning of the End of IT as We Know It

Continuing with our look at year-end reviews and predictions, I’m struck by the way many of these reports focus on individual technologies but not on the data center in general. If your focus is on, say, the future of servers or virtualization in 2010, there’s no shortage of opinion out there. But as an infrastructure …

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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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New year, new data center strategy

New year, new data center strategy: The coming of the new year offers a time for both reflection and for planning. Data center strategy is changing for many organizations. What changes do you envision for your data center in the coming years? Your customers, staff and vendors expect your information technology applications to be available …

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