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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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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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New Generation of CIOs Is Born with Cloud Computing and Consumerization of IT

New Generation of CIOs Is Born with Cloud Computing and Consumerization of IT

This continues the discussion of the interview of Tim Crawford by Andrew Dailey of MGI Research at the recent Teladata Technology Convergence Conference. As before, I have summarized what was discussed and injected my comments and thoughts triggered by their Q&A. It was simple in the enterprise world. There was a main business organization with [...]

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BigData, Fujitsu’s Way

BigData, Fujitsu’s Way

The recent Annual Fujitsu North America Technology Forum was Fujitsu Laboratories of America’s fifth such conference. This year’s theme was “From Sensor Networks to Human Networks: Turning Big Data into Actionable Wisdom.” In short, it was a one-day conference on Big Data. Mr. Matsumoto passed the torch to Mr. Kimura (in the next picture), the [...]

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How Does ICT Relate to Energy?

How Does ICT Relate to Energy?

I started blogging with a keyword, data center energy efficiency, a few years ago, and over time I expanded the covered areas by adding several keywords, although the main theme remained the intersection of IT and energy. Those keywords include: Green IT Data center energy efficiency Energy efficiency Cloud computing Mobile computing Monitoring Sensors Big [...]

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