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Data Center Automation on Ulitzer Data center selection is an exercise in compromise. Everybody would like to have the best of all worlds, with a highly connected facility offering 24x7 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 wor... (more)

Insulating Innovators with Cloud Computing

The SMS message was desperate. AJ sent the plea "If I have to see one more picture of a cloud in a PPT I might lose it…" After two days of presentations at the 4th International Cloud Computing Conference and Expo, where companies tried to bring the audience up to an Intro to Clouds 101 level, some attendees were grasping for new ideas, new information, new reasons why companies should release their IT models currently based on strict FUD-Factor (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) compliance, to the new generation of cloud computing. The "same slides, different day" approach was star... (more)

Service Automation Takes a Big Step Up the Maturity Model by @JohnSavageau [#SDN]

Software Defined Networking and Network Function Virtualization (NVF) themes dominated workshops and side conversations throughout the PTC 2015 venue in Honolulu, Hawai'i this week. SDNs, or more specifically provisioning automation platforms service provider interconnections, and have crept into nearly all marketing materials and elevator pitches in discussions with submarine cable operators, networks, Internet Exchange Points, and carrier hotels. While some of the material may have included a bit of "SDN Washing," for the most part each operators and service provider engaging i... (more)

A Cold, Wet Blanket of Politics Covers the Copenhagen Climate Summit

The headlines say it all… "Further commitment needed to break negotiation deadlock." The rich nations vs. the poor nations. Industrialists vs. environmentalists. And at the end of the day, looking out over the Pacific Ocean towards Catalina Island from Long Beach, the dense brown sludge of polluted air is a constant reminder we are dumping horrifying amounts of human waste into the oceans and air. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger says "world policymakers do not have to choose between a clean environment and economic growth." Schwarzenegger believes people worried about ... (more)

A Cloud Computing Wish List for 2010

Cloud Expo New York A cloud spot market allows commercial cloud service providers the ability to announce surplus or idle processing and storage capacity to a cloud exchange. The exchange allows buyers to locate available cloud processing capacity, negotiate prices (within milliseconds), and deliver the commodity to customers on-demand. Cloud processing and storage spot markets can be privately operated, controlled by industry organizations, or potentially government agencies. Spot markets frequently attract speculators, as cloud capacity prices are known to the public immediate... (more)