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Wind River’s View on M2M, Intelligent Systems, and the Internet of Things

Wind River’s View on M2M, Intelligent Systems, and the Internet of Things

I hear more and more about intelligent systems. Are they different from M2M and the Internet of Things? In a recent Design West, one of the themes was intelligent systems. What is it, and how is it different from M2M and the Internet of Things? I attended one informative session by speakers from a research [...]

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Measuring and Monitoring: One Aspect of Data Center Infrastructure Management

Measuring and Monitoring: One Aspect of Data Center Infrastructure Management

A data center is a complex building. It houses IT and facilities equipment along with office and amenity accommodations. Because of this, its operations touch many categories of areas, and different automated tools and operation techniques are required to manage and run it effectively. It would be great if we had a handful of standards [...]

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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 3

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 3

This is a continuation of the previous blog on hybrid clouds. In part 1 and part 2, I discussed CloudVelocity and its technologies for implementing a hybrid cloud. Now that we know a hybrid cloud can be successfully implemented, what does that mean to us? How does it change the IT world? By the way, [...]

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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 2

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 2

This continues the discussion of CloudVelocity’s hybrid cloud technology. In this blog, I would like to talk about what’s under the hood. Some technical details As a former technologist, I wanted to open the hood and find out more about the underlying technologies. For this, Anand Iyengar, CloudVelocity’s founder and CTO, gave me a chalk [...]

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Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 1

Game Changer? Beyond Realizing Hybrid Clouds—Part 1

When cloud computing was first introduced, I did not expect that it would develop to such a degree that the IT world would be greatly changed. First public cloud and then private cloud were introduced. Then hybrid cloud became the center of discussion. Some people project 2013 will be the year of the cloud, and [...]

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Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Dr. John Hennessy Speaks at Fujitsu North America Technology Forum

Fujitsu’s annual conference is a good deal. It is free and presents prominent speakers on timely technology subjects with very little Fujitsu propaganda. I am fortunate enough to be on their invitation list. I will discuss the overview of the conference in a later blog but focus now on this special keynote by Dr. John [...]

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Does eBay Have a Solution for Japan Data Center Operators?

Does eBay Have a Solution for Japan Data Center Operators?

I usually do not write a blog reacting to real-time news. I leave that to other bloggers, such as Katie Fehrenbacher who covers those pretty well. I usually write a blog when the subject matter comes to cross my path. I cover the story in the intersection of where IT meets energy and express my [...]

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Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 2

Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 2

This is a continuation of my account of the Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) visit to Silicon Valley Power. After the disaster in 2011, power remains one of the biggest concerns for Japanese data center operators. Energy mix for power: Power can be generated from multiple sources, such as coal, oil, gas, and renewable energies [...]

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Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 1

Japan Data Center Council Visits Silicon Valley Power for New Ideas to Remedy Power Problems: Part 1

The Japan Data Center Council (JDCC) is a consortium of data center operators, vendors, and users in Japan consisting of 170 member companies. Even before the disaster in March 2011, the JDCC was trying to work with utilities to come up with a suitable pricing structure and other factors for their unique power usage. Data [...]

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Electric Power Debugger for Software

Electric Power Debugger for Software

ARM spec chips are known to consume less power and are suitable for resource-constrained applications. At the recent ARM TechCon, the main theme was low-power computing. But a chip alone cannot accomplish that. Low power means less computing power and less memory and storage. Utility, middleware, and application software must be designed for and tailored [...]

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