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Software-Definable Power at a Data Center? Part 1

This topic really interests me because it is the intersection of IT and power. IT completely depends on power, and these days we need to pay more attention to that. If we could make IT manage power conversely, that would be interesting and great. In Part 1 of this two-part blog, I will touch on [...]

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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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BYOD Requires Secure Containers for Mobile Devices

The BYOD, or bring your own device, trend seems to be expanding. There are many aspects to BYOD, but the use of end devices, whether they are PCs, netbooks, laptops, smartphones, or tablets, for both personal and business uses opens up security problems. The business use by enterprises in general requires more stringent security measures, [...]

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Ayla Networks Promotes Device Connectivity for Internet of Things

Ayla Networks Promotes Device Connectivity for Internet of Things

A previous blog explained how the connectivity of end devices leads to intelligence. Simply connecting the devices does not by itself produce intelligence, but connecting them to a bigger system that aggregates, stores, and analyzes their data does. Many details still need to be worked out. An ecosystem for intelligent systems consists of several players, [...]

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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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Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Many Faces of Storage Hypervisor, Virtual Storage or Storage Virtualization

Storage hypervisors were a 2012 popular buzzword bingo topic with plenty of industry adoption and some customer deployment. Separating the hype around storage hypervisors reveals conversations around storage virtualization and virtual storage. Cloud and virtualization components Storage virtualization along with virtual storage and storage hypervisors have a theme of abstracting underlying physical hardware resources like server virtualization. The [...]

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