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The Integration of Facilities and IT Data at Data Centers

The Integration of Facilities and IT Data at Data Centers

As I mentioned before, I am beginning to speak facilities talk better, not fluently, but enough to fool people for 10 minutes or so. The subject of integrating facilities and IT data to monitor and control energy use at a data center is attracting a lot of attention. A talk by Kevin Malik, CIO of […]

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Some Basics of Cloud Computing in 10 Minutes

Some Basics of Cloud Computing in 10 Minutes

The recent Open Cloud Conference was a little different from other conferences on cloud computing. It was not big compared with other nationwide conferences, but it attracted a lot of technology geeks and practitioners of cloud computing. Most people were casually dressed (more relaxed than even standard Silicon Valley attire), and most of them were […]

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Open Source and Cloud

Open Source and Cloud

This week I attended the Open Cloud Conference at Silicon Valley Cloud Center in Sunnyvale. There were a lot of interesting sessions, and one was on the role of open source for cloud. As there was a debate during the conference on the relationship between open source cloud and open cloud, they are not exactly […]

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Zettaset Enhances Hadoop’s Functionality and Provides Security

Zettaset Enhances Hadoop’s Functionality and Provides Security

One of the interviews I conducted at the recent RSA conference was with Brian Christian, CTO and cofounder of Zettaset. Their PR firm emphasizes the security it provides to Hadoop environments, which is understandable, considering that the RSA conference was all about security. Before getting to the interview, let’s see how Hadoop is doing. The […]

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Our Panel’s Conclusion on DCIM Tools

Our Panel’s Conclusion on DCIM Tools

Those who do not follow my blog may be confused without some background. Teladata is a consulting firm focusing on data center technologies. They saw a huge gap between IT and facilities that is making data center operation less efficient. That is well illustrated in my previous blog. I had the opportunity to moderate a […]

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A Quick Look at Structure 2011

This is a summary of Structure 2011, held recently by GigaOM in San Francisco. In this blog I report what I observed but without going into details. I plan to cover some of the subjects in more detail as time permits in future blogs. Similar conferences have sessions that run 50 to 90 minutes. Sessions […]

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The Eternal Sunshine of the Relational Model

I cannot count the number of times customers or prospects have asked us to remap a relational database structure into a directory, or vice versa. So keeping a separate, different database structure for directories is and has been a very expensive operation for most companies. So let’s take a look at why we need to […]

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