cloud-computing

Tilera cloud processor consumes less than 0.5 watt per core

Posted in cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, intel, tilera on July 13th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

Tilera TILE-Gx 3000 processors have been designed with a low power footprint for cloud datacenters and a significant reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO).  …

… “The family delivers a 10-fold performance-per-watt advantage over Intel’s SandyBridge processor family by supplying an unprecedented reduction in total system power consumption and footprint, and provides an estimated 50 percent reduction in total cost of ownership (TCO);

Slashes power with each core consuming <0.5 watts;” …

Tilera multi-core processors.

Amazon Cloud ready for service in Asia via Singapore center

Posted in amazon, cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, country-singapore, hosting, region-asia on April 29th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Amazon expands its Asia cloud services to hosting center in Singapore. …

… “Asia Pacific-based businesses or global businesses with customers based in Asia can now leverage the AWS suite of infrastructure web services to build their businesses and run their applications in the cloud. Prior to today, the AWS platform has been available from datacenters in the U.S. and Europe. The first AWS Asia Pacific Region (located in Singapore) is now open and any business or software developer can sign up and get started today … ” …

Via Amazon: Asia Pacific Region Cloud Infrastructure
   

The Cloud Computing Climate Impact

Posted in apple, cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, greenpeace, ipad on March 30th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cloud computing strategies have strong influence on IT’s carbon footprint. Greenpeace’s latest report discusses information technology trends and the GHG emissions impact. …

… “the launch of quintessential cloud computing devices like the Apple iPad, which offer users access to the cloud of online services like social networks and video streaming, can contribute to a much larger carbon footprint of the Information Technology (IT) sector than previously estimated. ” …

Via Greenpeace USA: The iPad, internet, and climate change

Green IT strategies discussed by Greenpeace

Next-Gen Green Data Center based on ubiqutious services

Posted in building, cisco, cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, country-korea, green-data-center, green-it-solutions, greendatacenter, intelligent-networks, platform, ubiquitous-computing, virtualization on March 18th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City will build a green data center that provides cloud computing services to small and medium-sized businesses and public agencies in Incheon, Korea’s Free Economic Zone. …

… “The USP is an advanced green data center platform based on the concepts of ubiquitous computing, cloud computing and intelligent integrated network solutions, providing a platform for delivering high-quality IT services. USP supports a true cloud computing service environment as well as a scalable and virtualized data center environment. ” …

Via Cisco: Cisco, GDSYS and Incheon Metropolitan City Collaborate to Build Green Data Center …

Wan Optimization Appliance Enables Data Center Replication

Posted in appliance, cloud-computing, cloud-infrastructure, data-center-replication, infrastructure, riverbed, steelhead, wan-optimization on February 9th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Riverbed Technology integrates high bandwidth, TCP session scalability, solid-state drives, and 10 Gig-E capabilities in its Steelhead 7050 model WAN optimization appliance for enterprise class data centers. …

… “This powerful new appliance efficiently scales to meet the performance, reliability and flexibility requirements of large enterprises and allows them to more cost-effectively manage large-scale data center-to-data center replication, accelerate applications among many locations and users in an enterprise, and build large private cloud infrastructures. ” …

Via Riverbed: Steelhead Appliance

NC Cloud Data Center Delivers Energy Efficiency

Posted in cloud-computing, energy-efficiency, facility-design, ibm, improvement, reduce-costs on February 5th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM green data center in North Carolina targeted for cloud computing
IBM brings data center compute capacity on-stream in North Carolina. The facility will enable cloud computing and delivers an energy efficient platform for customers. …

… “This new facility not only sets new standards for energy efficiency, but provides the flexible capacity that allows IBM to deliver services that enable clients to reduce costs, improve productivity, and gain competitive advantage in their markets. ” …

Via IBM: IBM Cloud Computing Data Center in North Carolina

DataCenter Cloud Storage

Posted in backup-system, cloud-computing, hosting, mezeo, software, storage-provisioning, storage-systems, storage-technology on January 4th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cloud Storage Services.

Amazon Data Center Root Cause Analysis

Posted in amazon, availability, cloud-computing, data-center, outage, power-analysis, power-delivery, redundancy, root-cause-analysis, servers on December 16th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Amazon follows through on data center outage with root cause analysis. …

… “Prior to completing the repair of this unit, a second component, used to assure redundant power paths, failed as well, resulting in a portion of the servers in that availability zone losing power. ” …

Via InformationWeek: Amazon Identifies Cause Of Outage

Data Center Health Monitoring

Posted in analysis, automation, autonomic-computing, cloud-computing, ibm, monitoring, services on December 10th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

IBM offers data center monitoring capabilities via the cloud, with scalable services based on company need and size. …

… “When the service detects a potential problem – such as running out of resource capacity – it automatically alerts IT operations and displays the relevant information in a dashboard to help analyze and correct the issue. Using IBM’s autonomic computing capabilities, the service can be programmed to automate certain tasks that enable the affected system to self-heal when faced with certain issues. ” …

Via IBM: Monitor Data Center with Cloud Service

Dune Broadcom Data Center Combination

Posted in bandwidth, broadcom, cloud-computing, data-center, dune-networks, networking, saas, server-consolidation, servers, software-as-a-service on December 1st, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Broadcom will acquire Dune Networks for its switch fabric networking solutions to build out a more robust product line for data centers. …

… “Data centers are scaling to provide significantly more bandwidth to meet the requirements of cloud computing, where computing resources, products and services, such as Software as a Service (SaaS), can be delivered real-time over the Internet. Dune Networks has developed a scalable chipset that supports bandwidth speeds of up to 100Gbps per port and can connect more than ten thousand servers (ports) in a single deployment. ” …

Via Dune Networks: Broadcom to Acquire Dune

NextGen DataCenter

Posted in cloud-computing, data-center, next-generation, scalemp on November 7th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco EMC VMware Data Center Coalition

Posted in agility, cisco, cloud-computing, coalition, collaboration, data-center, emc, flexibility, infrastructure, private-cloud, reduce-costs, reduce-power-consumption, virtualization, vmware on November 3rd, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Cisco, EMC, and VMWare partner to accelerate the implementation of virtualization solutions for data centers, which will result in lower costs and power usage. …

… “The coalition has been created to accelerate customers’ ability to increase business agility through greater IT infrastructure flexibility, and lower IT, energy and real estate costs through pervasive data center virtualization and a transition to private cloud infrastructures. ” …

Via Cisco: Pervasive Data Center Virtualization