Cloud Begins With Coal

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 29, 2013

The average square foot of data center uses 100 to 200 times more electricity than does square foot of modern office building.

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Tags: Data Center, Cloud, coal

Energy Efficiency Improvement Techniques For Data Centers from The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 28, 2013

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Tags: Data Centers, Energy Efficiency, Improvement, Techniques, Electric Power Research Institute, EPRI

5 Data Center Network Management Tips from “The Breakfast Club”

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 27, 2013

Here is a fun way to look at network management tips from “The Breakfast Club.”

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Tags: Data Center, Tips, Network Management, “The Breakfast Club”

How Robots Can Simplify Data Center Management

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 26, 2013

There is growing need to remove heat generated by the equipment, effectively and efficiently. RFID tags, laser and barcode identifiers can create data center automation.

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Tags: Robots, Data Center Management

Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) Market: $5.4B By 2018?

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 23, 2013

Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) (combines software defined networking (SDN), software defined storage and software defined servers)) market is planned to grow 70% annually through 2018 (from $396.1 million in 2013 to $5.41 billion in 2018).

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Tags: SDDC, Software Defined Data Center, future trends

U.S. Department of Energy is Hacked Again

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 22, 2013

U.S. Department of Energy has again been hacked. Employees hackers have gained personal information on 14,000 current and former staff, with data including names and social security numbers.

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Tags: U.S., Department of Energy, Hack

New cloud-based systems manage hotels

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 21, 2013

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Tags: Management, Cloud-Based, hotels

Best Practices for Evaluating and Using a Data Center

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 20, 2013

Factors to consider when evaluating a data center may include:

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Tags: Data Center, Best Practices, Evaluating, Using

Critical Decisions in Data Center Migrations

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 19, 2013


Data center migration could involve one or more of the following:

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Tags: Data Center, Decisions, Migrations

Ken Brill and his passion and knowledge will be remembered

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 15, 2013

"Part visionary thinker, part ruthless pragmatist, he [Ken Brill] was an iconoclast and innovator, and a man of great integrity and passion. He is legitimately known around the world as 'The Father of the Data Center Industry.' "

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Why Data Virtualization Is Good for Big Data Analytics

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 15, 2013

Data virtualization ensures data is well integrated with other systems so enterprises can harness big data for analytics and operations.

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FBI Android malware used for investigations

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 14, 2013

Former FBI officers revealed to the Wall Street Journal the existence of FBI Android malware is used to spy on suspects for investigations.

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Tags: FBI, Android, malware, investigations

10 tips and tricks for managing employee BYOD

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 13, 2013

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Tags: Tips, tricks, managing, employees, BYOD

2013 Data Center Trends & Efficiency Survey

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 12, 2013

ServerLIFT Corporation conducted an anonymous survey at a large technology trade show in USA to determine data center trends and examine efficiency specific to equipment handling practices.

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Tags: Data Center, Efficiency, Survey, Trends

Virtualization Helps Dairy Factory Milk Analytics Benefits

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 9, 2013

Chitale Dairy, an Indian dairy producer founded in 1930s, churns out 400,000 liters of milk per day among other goods, to empower front-line factory workers with data analytics.

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Tags: Analytics, Benefits, Virtualization, Dairy Factory, Milk

Penn State Researchers Tackle Data Center Power Consumption

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 8, 2013

Engineers at Pennsylvania State University landed a $1 million grant from National Science Foundation for research into reducing power consumption at data centers.

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Tags: Data Center, Penn State, Research, Power Consumption

CIO Concerns Over IT Complexity Are Smothering The Cloud, Claims NTT

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 7, 2013

“We can deduce from our findings that cloud is largely restricted to test and development, and software as a service (SaaS). IT leaders have held back from putting their business engine in the cloud – the suites of core applications and data that lie at the heart of the organisation. They are concerned that cloud providers do not appreciate the complexity of their legacy ICT estate and fear migration may not be successful.”

~ Damian Skendrovic, VP Cloud Services, NTT Europe

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Tags: Cloud, IT, CIO, Concerns, Complexity

Understanding Value and Scope of Data Center Commissioning

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 6, 2013

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How Cloud Computing Changes Enterprise IT Economics

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 5, 2013

Corporate IT may no longer be cheapest purveyor of application hosting, infrastructure, storage and other services.

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Tags: IT, Cloud Computing, Enterprise, Economics

64% of CIOs Cite Poor End-User Experience as Biggest Management Concern With Cloud Computing

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Aug 1, 2013

Cloud providers may need to focus on performance to ensure positive user experiences.

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Tags: Management, Cloud Computing, CIOs, End-User Experience, Concern