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Jul 29

Empowering the DataCenter Operator - ACE Performance Assessment

Empowering the #DataCenter Operator - ACE Performance Assessment

Download Here: http://www.futurefacilities.com/media/info.php?id=292

Executive Summary by Dave King and Steve Davies

In this third and final white paper in our ACE series, we demonstrate to the data center operator how they can use the Virtual Facility to make the decisions that affect them:can a planned change be made without adversely affecting uptime or resilience?If it does affect…

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Jul 28

It Looked Good on Paper -

I have a single friend who is a devotee of Match.com. To date, she has yet to meet the “man of her dreams” but she has had plenty of applicants. For those of you who met your mates using more old fashioned means—chance encounters, sitting next to each other in class or picking them up in a bar—you may be surprised to find that many prospective online suitors tend to be less than truthful in their profile descriptions. My friend says that based on her experience, she has developed her own translation for the most common descriptions that she runs across. For example, height listings below six feet are aspirational rather than actual, “athletic” means likes to watch sports on TV, “enjoys fine wine” equates to drinks anything that doesn’t come in a box, and don’t even get her started on the accuracy of profile pictures. As my friend has […]

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Jul 15

The Calibrated Data Center

The Calibrated #DataCenter

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It seems like a day doesn’t go by where I don’t read something about Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC). While nobody seems to have settled on an actual definition of what a true SDDC is supposed to do, the overall concept seems to have everybody excited. While I don’t dispute that SDDC seem to be a logical path for the industry to take, I don’t see many articles quoting any real sales…

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Jul 14

The Calibrated Data Center -

It seems like a day doesn’t go by where I don’t read something about Software Defined Data Centers (SDDC). While nobody seems to have settled on an actual definition of what a true SDDC is supposed to do, the overall concept seems to have everybody excited. While I don’t dispute that SDDC seem to be a logical path for the industry to take, I don’t see many articles quoting any real sales figures which leads me to believe that many data center operators are taking a “you go first” approach to adoption. This makes sense, since solutions advertised as “all encompassing”, tend to be somewhat confusing when a potential customer just wants to know which server is running the company’s email. While we are all waiting for the Rosetta Stone of SDDC, there are software applications available today that can provide real value in the areas of data center calibration […]

Jul 08

The Empty Data Center -

In case you didn’t notice we are in the midst of a revolution in our economy. Historically, we’ve seen these before as the agricultural societies of yore gave way to the factories of the Industrial Revolution, and the factories of the 20th century gave birth to a whole new class of workers who were actively involved in the consumption of what they produced. The late 90’s and 2000’s saw the birth of the “Information Economy” where the intellectual element of human capital rose in importance. This continual revolution has been marked by the displacement of workers as old skill sets gave way to new ones. While for many the consequences of this economic obsolescence had negative consequences, these same shifts within the marketplace also offered opportunity for both those who could adapt, and generations of new workers who possessed the new skills required. Obviously, this all took place on a […]

Jul 03

Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private
Ingrid Lunden, techcrunch.com
Rack­space — the publicly-listed enter­prise cloud ser­vices com­pa­ny that com­petes against the likes of Ama­zon’s AWS, Microsoft and Google — has been in the spot­light after announc­ing in May that it has hired bankers to help con­sid­er offer…

Source: Rackspace Wants To Take Itself Private
Ingrid Lunden, techcrunch.com

Rack­space — the publicly-listed enter­prise cloud ser­vices com­pa­ny that com­petes against the likes of Ama­zon’s AWS, Microsoft and Google — has been in the spot­light after announc­ing in May that it has hired bankers to help con­sid­er offer…

Xiaomi, China’s Fast-Growing Android Phone Maker, Posts 271% Sales Bump In The First Half
Natasha Lomas, techcrunch.com
The fast-growing Chi­nese Android devices start­up Xiao­mi has put out a new set of sales fig­ures for the first half of the year, reveal­ing exact­ly how fast it’s now sell­ing phones. Xiao­mi shift­ed 26.11 mil­lion hand­sets in 1H14, an increas…

Xiaomi, China’s Fast-Growing Android Phone Maker, Posts 271% Sales Bump In The First Half
Natasha Lomas, techcrunch.com

The fast-growing Chi­nese Android devices start­up Xiao­mi has put out a new set of sales fig­ures for the first half of the year, reveal­ing exact­ly how fast it’s now sell­ing phones. Xiao­mi shift­ed 26.11 mil­lion hand­sets in 1H14, an increas…

Jun 20

How Predictive Modeling can work with DCIM to reduce risk in the Datacenter

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by Dave King

The human race has acquired an insatiable demand for IT services (or rather the 35% that have access to the internet has), services that have to be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

As this demand has grown, data centers have evolved to become either the place where all revenue is generated, or the place that enables all revenue generation for a…

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Jun 18

Vinod Khosla: A huge opportunity is removing the humans from IT
Katie Fehrenbacher, gigaom.com
One of the biggest oppor­tu­ni­ties for entre­pre­neurs and inno­va­tors in the enter­prise is cut­ting out the human IT staff and going full automa­tion, poten­tial­ly with tech­nolo­gies like deep learn­ing, said ven­ture cap­i­tal­ist Vinod Kho…

Vinod Khosla: A huge opportunity is removing the humans from IT
Katie Fehrenbacher, gigaom.com

One of the biggest oppor­tu­ni­ties for entre­pre­neurs and inno­va­tors in the enter­prise is cut­ting out the human IT staff and going full automa­tion, poten­tial­ly with tech­nolo­gies like deep learn­ing, said ven­ture cap­i­tal­ist Vinod Kho…

Facebook has built its own switch. And it looks a lot like a server
Stacey Higginbotham, gigaom.com
Not con­tent to remake the serv­er, Face­book’s engi­neers have taken on the hum­ble switch, build­ing their own ver­sion of the net­work­ing box and the soft­ware to go with it. The result­ing switch, dubbed Wedge, and the soft­ware called FBOSS…

Facebook has built its own switch. And it looks a lot like a server
Stacey Higginbotham, gigaom.com

Not con­tent to remake the serv­er, Face­book’s engi­neers have taken on the hum­ble switch, build­ing their own ver­sion of the net­work­ing box and the soft­ware to go with it. The result­ing switch, dubbed Wedge, and the soft­ware called FBOSS…