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Can Software Define a System?

Can Software Define a System?

A system can be anything. It can consist of only software pieces. In that case, we already know it is doable. But what if a system consists of software, hardware, and infrastructure, like a data center? The data center market is unique and many IT people, especially software applications and middleware people, tend to think [...]

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Software-Definable Power at a Data Center? Part 2

Software-Definable Power at a Data Center? Part 2

In Part 1, I discussed power availability and pricing as they relate to data center operations. My conclusions were that we can only control (reduce) power demands because we cannot control the power supply. We reduce power loads when the supply is insufficient and/or when more favorable power prices are available in other data centers. [...]

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Software-Definable Power at a Data Center? Part 1

This topic really interests me because it is the intersection of IT and power. IT completely depends on power, and these days we need to pay more attention to that. If we could make IT manage power conversely, that would be interesting and great. In Part 1 of this two-part blog, I will touch on [...]

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How Is the Data Center Infrastructure Management Market Shaping Up?

How Is the Data Center Infrastructure Management Market Shaping Up?

The title is somewhat deceiving. Yes, I would like to touch on some trends of the data center infrastructure management (DCIM) market, but more than that I want to talk about a conversation I had with Alex Fielding. He just landed at a DCIM company called Vigilent and his background is so diverse and interesting. [...]

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What’s Going on in the Data Center Market?

What’s Going on in the Data Center Market?

This is a summary of my attendance at the recent DatacenterDynamics San Francisco conference. The sessions I attended do not necessarily reflect the real marketplace, but they give you some idea of what it’s like. California Cap-and-Trade Impacts on the Data Center Market The federal cap-and-trade bill died in 2010 in the Senate. But California [...]

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BYOD Requires Secure Containers for Mobile Devices

The BYOD, or bring your own device, trend seems to be expanding. There are many aspects to BYOD, but the use of end devices, whether they are PCs, netbooks, laptops, smartphones, or tablets, for both personal and business uses opens up security problems. The business use by enterprises in general requires more stringent security measures, [...]

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Consumerization of IT Allows Consumer Experience to Improve Enterprise-Grade Products

In the recent Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise conference (CITE) by IDG, there were many interesting speakers. Most were from small or startup companies that preached how to use consumer-grade end devices for the enterprise business. The enterprise notoriously demands security, scalability, reliability, and durability. Those characteristics are seldom emphasized in consumer-grade devices. Instead, [...]

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Securing Emerging BYOD Trends

Securing Emerging BYOD Trends

The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and IT consumerization trends are growing, and enterprises are starting to embrace rather than fight them. Accepting these trends means facing several new problems and requirements to make sure these devices behave as trustworthy end devices in the corporate network. Under these new trends, an employee’s device will contain [...]

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Superfast NoSQL Technology Applicable for Real-Time Data Processing Requirements for Smart Grid

Superfast NoSQL Technology Applicable for Real-Time Data Processing Requirements for Smart Grid

This blog is for ICT people and not for electric power people. Therefore, please bear with a short description to set the stage before I continue. The power industry is in the midst of a revolution brought on by insufficient power and new regulations, such as the Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS). Coal-based power plants are [...]

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A Secret to Data Science Revealed

A Secret to Data Science Revealed

Analytics is everywhere; at least, people talk and write about it in conjunction with Big Data. But analytics is always discussed at a very high level, omitting the details. Discussions tend to stay at the level of what it can do but not how to implement it. It is as if a secret society of [...]

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