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Data center selection is an exercise in compromise. Everybody would like to have the best of all worlds, with a highly connected facility offering 24×7 smart hands support, impenetrable security, protection from all natural and man-made disasters, in addition to service level agreements offering 5-Nines power availability at $.03/kW. Not likely we will be able to hit all those desired features in any single facility. Data center operators price their facilities and colocation based on several factors: Cost of real estate in their market Cost of power and utilities in their market Competition in their market Level of service offered (including power, interconnections, etc) Quality of facility (security, power density, infrastructure, etc) Networks, Content Providers, Enterprises, and Eyeballs The basic idea of an Internet-enabled world is that eyeballs (human beings) ... (more)

3Tera and AppLogic SWAG Move to the Cloud Computing Retro Collection

3Tera Session at Cloud Expo CA and 3Tera have announced CA's acquisition of the innovative cloud computing Infrastructure as a Service vendor. This is a great thing for Computer Associates, and perhaps a bit sad for the cloud community in general. Why? It is hard to fit the energy and enthusiasm felt when walking into 3Tera's Aliso Veijo office into words. A tight group of committed entrepreneurs and innovators, with a bit of cockiness due to the unique stature they held in the cloud computing community. Not that Computer Associates is a bad company. In fact, they have always bee... (more)

Disaster Recovery as a First Step into Cloud Computing

Organizations see the benefits of cloud computing, however many are simply mortified at the prospect of re-engineering their operations to fit into existing cloud service technology or architectures.  So how can we make the first step? We (at Pacific-Tier Communications) have conducted 103 surveys over the past few months in the US, Canada, Indonesia, and Moldova on the topic of cloud computing.  The surveys targeted both IT managers in commercial companies, as well as within government organizations. The survey results were really no different than most – IT managers in genera... (more)

My Top Five Cloud Computing Predictions for 2011: John Savageau

1.  ESBaaS Will Emerge in Enterprise Clouds.  Enterprise service bus as a service will begin to emerge within enterprise clouds to allow common messaging within applications among different organizational units.  This will further support standardization within an enterprise, as well as reduce lead times for applications development. 2.  Enterprise Cloud Computing will Accelerate Data Center Consolidation.  As enterprises and governments continue to deal with the cost of operating individual data centers, consolidation will become a much more important topic.  As the consolidation p... (more)

Twitter Shows Its Real Value

Twitter on Ulitzer Google's CEO Eric Schmidt refers to Twitter as a "poor man's email." For millions of individuals, small business owners, and even emergency services organizations, Twitter is rapidly becoming an integral part of their business strategies and personal lives. That fact is not lost on the private equity and investment communities. Twitter confirmed a large investment on Friday, estimated at $100 million dollars, with a posting on their website: "Yesterday we closed a significant round of funding with a group of investment firms that we're excited to publicly thank... (more)