The Flamingo Trailer Park
Author: Chris Crosby
The Flamingo Trailer Park was located a few miles away from where I went to college. Truly a monument to kitsch, the “Flamingo” was a trailer park (now referred to by the less pejorative term “manufactured housing”) adorned with the most beloved of all yard ornaments—the plastic pink flamingo. They were everywhere. To enter the park you drove through an archway composed of two massive representations of Phoenicopterus with interlocking beaks. Each trailer featured a flamingo emblazoned with its street address. Only in the infield at Hialeah could you see more of these bandy legged scourges of brine shrimp, albeit the non-ersatz version. My memories of the Flamingo were spurred by an article I read proclaiming the top five reasons you would want a pre-fabricated modular data center.
July 25, 2013
Software Defined Data Center: What’s your real goal? Incremental optimization or true business agility
Open Data Center Alliance blog
Author: Eric Pulier
There is enormous change afoot in the enterprise IT vendor landscape. Consolidation, announcements, bold claims, counter-claims as well as backtracks, delays and pivots. The big, traditional players in the vendor community are doing everything they can to remain competitive and offer products and services that will keep them relevant.
July 25, 2013
Can private cloud services really keep European companies secure?
Author: David Meyer
Platform-as-a-service (PaaS) is a key pillar of the cloud revolution, giving developers a hosted platform on which to create and test new applications without having to think about the underlying infrastructure.
July 23, 2013
Digital Realty expresses need for hierarchical design in DCIM to organize the data
The Green Data Center blog
Before David Schirmacher joined Digital Realty trust we would regularly have chats that could easily last hours. I don’t get a chance to chat with David as much now that he is Sr VP of Data Center Operations, but we still connect in many ideas. Digital Realty has a paper it released on DCIM. And a couple of things reminded me how we think the same.
July 17, 2013
Microsoft’s Christian Belady receives Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award
Microsoft Data Centers blog
Posted by Global Foundation Services
Christian Belady, Microsoft’s general manager of Data Center Services, received the Outstanding Contribution to the Industry Award by DatacenterDynamics at their inaugural North American Awards ceremony in San Francisco last week. Belady was honored for his years of contributions to the data center community, including as a founding member of ASHRAE’s TC9.9, an early architect of The Green Grid and the originator of the broadly-used power usage effectiveness (PUE) metric to measure energy efficiency of a data center.
July, 15, 2013
Data centres are not ready for cloud
Datacenter Dynamics blog
Author: Edward Jones
This week research revealed that, worryingly, today’s data centres are not fit for the cloud. A study by network service provider, Brocade, showed that 91 per cent of IT decision makers admitted that their current IT infrastructures still require substantial upgrades to meet the ever-changing and unique networking requirements created by virtualisation and cloud computing. This is despite three quarters of respondents saying they had updated their IT infrastructures in the past three years.
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@ITWatchDogs 25 July
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@ciscoDC 25 July
Cisco UCS Central runs as a VM and centralizes many features across multiple domains. More > http://t.co/1jYS8wPxJe
@CarpathiaHost 25 July
Cloud Infographic: Turning #BigData Overload Into Big Sales
http://t.co/ikdOcVCbhS via @cloudtweaks
@AndiMann 25 July
New @451Research doc reviews #cloud, #colo, #MSP provider (and CA @AppLogic partner) @ScaleMatrix
@DataCenterMktpl 25 July
Data Center MarketPl Number of U.S. Government IT Facilities Rises to 7,000: The number of IT facilities inclu... http://t.co/WVFlMOlSpN
@mikethollander 25 July
A Closer Look at Data Center “High Availability” and “Service...
@drdatacenters 25 July
Key to a comprehensive #DCIM solution is recognizing the breadth & diversity of the available information. http://ow.ly/nf7Yl
@DPRConstruction 20 July
Building a #datacenter? Mark Thompson shares how #modular solutions minimize risk and improve reliability (pg. 54): http://ow.ly/n20be
@joemckendrick 11 July
Cloud Computing Market May Become An Oligopoly of High-Volume Vendors
http://onforb.es/12ujj2j via @forbes
@451Research 9 July
New report by 451’s Owen Rogers on the economics of #Cloud #Computing here:
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