This is a continuation from Part 1. SDN and NFV SDN (intra–data center) I asked Iwata his views on SDN and NFV. He said that in a narrow scope SDN and Openflow are synonymous, while in a wide view SDN includes automation and management of networking and data centers, including such things as orchestration and [...]
Speaking in public is the top fear for many people. Now, researchers from the Human-Computer ...
This is a continuation from Part 1. Computing environment specification with GUI Quali’s GUI is ...
This blog continues a discussion of Quali Systems’ solutions for cloud and data center orchestration ...
This is my first time to interview a representative of a Japanese company in Silicon Valley. I was an employee of one of the US subsidiaries of NEC about 20 years ago for several years. Like any other large corporation in the world, NEC has many divisions working on many different areas of C&C (computer [...]
When I started to cover data centers in 2008, I was often asked which side of the two elements I focused on. The expected answer was either power or cooling. My answer of IT/software confused people because they could not understand what someone who claimed to be a software guy was doing there. Fast-forward, and [...]
This is a continuation from Part 1. Comprehensive data center operations support When DCIM emerged as a segment, people did not get it. DatacenterKnowledge reported that Gartner published its first Magic Quadrant (MQ) report on DCIM in 2014. No single vendor satisfied all the required DCIM functions, and some started to partner with others to [...]
I have covered the field of data centers for some time, and I’ve heard many subjects discussed, from comatose servers, cooling technologies/methods, modular structures, and monitoring to asset management. Over time, many tools to assist each subject area have been developed and presented. The most recent are called data center infrastructure management tools, known as [...]
This is a continuation from Part 1. Network utilities Basic security module (BSM):a security audit API and file format originally developed by Sun. OpenBSM: portable, open source implementation of Sun’s BSM. Tcpdump: common packet analyzer that runs under the command line and works on most Unix-like operating systems, including OS X. Network utility: available [...]
I wish I could handle MAC, but I’ve been a PC guy since abandoning Unix (not Linux) in 1995. Because MAC OS X is based on Unix, I would like to move my computing platform there some day. That won’t be an easy task, never mind the additional investment on hardware. However, iPhone and iPad [...]
I met and talked with Sherman Ikemoto four years ago at the mini Future Facilities (FF) conference in 2011. Before that, my understanding was that FF was a computational fluid dynamics (CFD) company focused on the data center market. It is well known that cooling takes a significant portion of energy (roughly 33%) in data [...]
I borrowed this blog title from a session at the recent Fujitsu Laboratories of America Technology Symposium 2015. As we know, software gets more attention than hardware does these days. Marc Andreesen said that software was eating the world. Some even say data is eating the worldinstead, as data is being given more attention. In [...]
In the past, AI was talked about for its potential in the computing market, but it was deemed not usable or applicable for a long time. Now AI is being seen in a new light. Some people, like Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Bill Gates, have warned that AI may take control over humans and [...]
- What Is NEC Doing in Silicon Valley? Part 2 August 12, 2015
- What Is NEC Doing in Silicon Valley? Part 1 August 12, 2015
- Which Buzzwords Were Floating Around at DatacenterDynamics Conference SF 2015? – Part-1 August 1, 2015
- Have You Found the Best Way to Manage Your Data Centers Yet? Part 2 July 23, 2015
- Have You Found the Best Way to Manage Your Data Centers Yet? Part 1 July 23, 2015
- Good Survey Session of Network Security Software @MacITConf – Part 2 July 22, 2015
- Good Survey of Network Security Software @MacITConf – Part 1 July 22, 2015
- Positioning of Future Facilities in the Data Center Market July 10, 2015
- Future Computer Architectures for AI July 7, 2015
- Is Artificial Intelligence Going to Make It This Time? July 4, 2015
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