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Google Compute Engine: Infrastructure as a Service

Google Compute Engine: Infrastructure as a Service

As is well known, there are three types of cloud computing: software as a service (SaaS), such as Salesforce.com; platform as a service (PaaS), such as Google App Engine; and infrastructure as a service (IaaS), such as Amazon’s AWS. Google has been in the PaaS space but recently dived into IaaS. A great thing about [...]

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Where Is IT Going and What Impact Will That Have On Data Centers?

Where Is IT Going and What Impact Will That Have On Data Centers?

At the recent DatacenterDynamics conference in San Francisco, the last session was a panel discussion on where IT is headed and the effects of that on data centers. Because my chair duty was over by then, it was the only session I could attend other than my own track. Because a lot is going on [...]

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What Would You Do If You Had Unlimited Bandwidth? Does It Waste Too Much Energy?

What Would You Do If You Had Unlimited Bandwidth? Does It Waste Too Much Energy?

Part of the secret of attending a good conference is to find one. Some big-name conferences advertise a lot and everyone knows about them. But sometimes we get lucky and find a very high quality conference at the right price. How do great quality and affordable price grab you? In addition, it comes with complimentary [...]

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eBay’s Galaxy Project: Scalable Low PUE Data Center Design (Background and Business Drivers)

eBay’s Galaxy Project: Scalable Low PUE Data Center Design (Background and Business Drivers)

I have heard Dean Nelson talk several times in the past. When I first met him a few years ago, he was telling me he was so excited about what he was doing that he did not mind sleeping only a few hours. Once, he arrived five minutes before his speaking engagement and delivered a [...]

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Electronic Gadgets and E-Waste

Electronic Gadgets and E-Waste

A while back, I confessed my laggard nature in adopting new technology. I mean I was late in adopting the iPhone. I have a ton of excuses. Like many of you, I’ve been pretty good at making excuses since I was a kid. But my batting average for success is not very high. Long, long [...]

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Keynote Speech by JB Straubel, CTO and Cofounder Tesla Motors — A New Opportunity for IT and Software Engineers? —

Keynote Speech by JB Straubel, CTO and Cofounder Tesla Motors — A New Opportunity for IT and Software Engineers? —

The Design West conference consists of several subconferences: ESC, Android, Black Hat, Design Med, Designing with LEDs, Multicore, and Sensors in Design. That means it covers a wide range of subjects, even though the underlying theme is embedded systems. As you know, embedded system environments are drastically different from those of PCs and servers. Their [...]

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yaSSL Secures Embedded Systems with Tiny Footprints

yaSSL Secures Embedded Systems with Tiny Footprints

When I explain that my expertise is in IT, people nod and think I am a technology guy. Then I go on to say I do software, networking, green/clean technologies, energy efficiency, cloud computing, embedded software, and the application of ICT to other areas, like smart grid. People get confused, and their attention goes out [...]

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What Was Hot at RSA Conference 2012?

What Was Hot at RSA Conference 2012?

First, a disclaimer. I attended two days of the RSA conference this week and saw and interviewed several vendors. Interviews by myself and others were videotaped and will be available soon. However, the sheer number of exhibitors and others was tremendous. I am sure I did miss some of the great technologies and vendors. But [...]

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RSA Conference 2012: Power Shortage by ICT? You Can’t Be Serious, Are You?

RSA Conference 2012: Power Shortage by ICT? You Can’t Be Serious, Are You?

Cloud conferences are gaining momentum and attendance, but  the RSA Conference 2012 I’ve attended held Feb. 27 through March 2 in San Francisco attracted more people by far. I talked to and interviewed many people there, and I plan to write about them and the security technologies they presented. This was my second conference since [...]

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The General Trends of Cloud Computing (Cloud Connect  2012)

The General Trends of Cloud Computing (Cloud Connect 2012)

When you cover a conference like Cloud Connect 2012, it is sometimes overwhelming to see so many things and people in a matter of a few days. It is generally a good thing to collect or receive a large amount of information. The downside is that it is hard to digest it all and condense [...]

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