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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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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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What Is Cloud ?

What Is Cloud ?

I have heard James Urquhart talk several times in the past, but the talk he gave at the recent CloudScale, hosted by Plug and Play Tech, was by far the best and most interesting. He has obviously given this talk a few times elsewhere. CloudScale had a good assortment of presentations and discussions, although each [...]

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What’s Next with Data Center Energy Efficiency—Facilities or IT?

What’s Next with Data Center Energy Efficiency—Facilities or IT?

What is the next trend in data center energy efficiency? I may be biased because I am more of an ICT guy than a facility guy, when I talk about data centers. Based on my unscientific data, 70%–80% of people who attend a data center conference are facility folks; IT folks are a minority. When [...]

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VoltDB, NewSQL Database Company

VoltDB, NewSQL Database Company

At the recent NoSQL conference in San Jose, California, I had a chance to chat with Scott Jarr, cofounder and chief strategy officer of VoltDB. I wrote an overview blog where I touched on VoltDB, and this is a detailed version of my conversation with Scott. Scott Jarr When I was researching the NoSQL segment, [...]

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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  CIOs Need to Know about Cloud Computing

What CIOs Need to Know about Cloud Computing

It is not too difficult to understand what public cloud is and why it is useful to have it. You outsource all the necessary computing and storage needs to somewhere else. On top of that, you pay only for what you use. And you use it as much as you want when you have a [...]

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How to Cope with Dynamically Scaling SNS Applications—by Thuzi

How to Cope with Dynamically Scaling SNS Applications—by Thuzi

Living in Silicon Valley is good. Within a 30-minute drive, I can go to many interesting meetings free or for a nominal charge. Speakers are topnotch, and many of them are movers and shakers in the technical fields that are shaping the market. Some regard social networking systems (SNS) as timewasters, but many others, like [...]

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