1. Views and Opinions on Green IT

    1. The haunted data center: Why data center cleaning standards are crucial for efficiency by Wendy Schuchart

      The haunted data center: Why data center cleaning standards are crucial for efficiency by Wendy Schuchart

      In honor of Halloween, here’s a true tale of a haunted data center. We used to have a data center server that would go down randomly for about fifteen minutes once every weekday and then reboot. We analyzed all the processes that were running and even graphed them all on a timeline to figure out which one was causing the reboot. The timing was random – it happened within the same window of the workday, but never at the same specific time, and it never happened on the weekends. What are you thinking? Virus, right? Or maybe a faulty process? Hardware problem? Close. A ghost? Even closer.

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    2. Now software drives data center hardware by Peter Judge

      Now software drives data center hardware by Peter Judge

      For me, there was one major message for data centers from the European edition of VMworld in Barcelona. “Software-defined”, means hardware that is tightly controlled - and not by the hardware vendors. VMware has become the key infrastructure player that everyone needs to work with, and its VMworld series is now the biggest infrastructure event. As you’d expect, the big announcements came at the US edition in August; the Barcelona event added some European news (a data center in Germany), and some detail to the big stories.

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  2. News From Around The Web

    1. Microsoft puts ex-Amazon VP in charge of Cloud Infrastructure and Operations, including data centers

      Microsoft puts ex-Amazon VP in charge of Cloud Infrastructure and Operations, including data centers

      Last week Microsoft put an ex-Amazon.com VP in charge of Cloud Infrastructure and Operations.  I’ve had e-mail conversations on the changes with lots of people asking questions, but I couldn’t write anything.  Well, now I can blog something because of public disclosure.  Suresh Kumar, VP of Cloud Infrastructure and Operations updated his LinkedIn profile.

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    2. GlobalFoundries Gets $1.5B to Take Over IBM’s Processor Business

      GlobalFoundries Gets $1.5B to Take Over IBM’s Processor Business

      IBM will pay GlobalFoundries $1.5 billion cash over the next three years as part of the Silicon Valley-based semiconductor company’s takeover of its processor manufacturing business, which reportedly has been losing money. IBM said on Monday it will continue its processor R&D activity, including a recently announced major investment program in this area, and GlobalFoundries will have access to results of that research.

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      Mentions: Intel IBM
    3. Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of October 17th

      Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of October 17th

      Here's a look at the most read stories on Data Center Knowledge this week: Salesforce Gets Into Cloud BI Business With Wave; Super-Sizing Solar Power for Data Centers; How is a Mega Data Center Different from a Massive One?; EMC Cloud Play Expands With Acquisition of Cloudscaling; Shutterfly Deploys 1,000 Cabinets at Switch SUPERNAP

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    4. CyrusOne Brings Second Phoenix Data Center Online

      CyrusOne Brings Second Phoenix Data Center Online

      CyrusOne announced that the second data center on its massive campus outside of Phoenix is operational. The company said it had broken ground the 120,000-square-foot data center construction project only in May, saying then that it would house 60,000 square feet of data center space and provide up to 12 megawatts of power. Now, 30,000 square feet of that space has been commissioned and pre-leased.

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      Mentions: Gary Wojtaszek
    5. How Cloud has Changed Data Center Technology

      How Cloud has Changed Data Center Technology

      Let’s face it, if you’re a technologist and you’re reading this article, you’re tied to the cloud in one way or another. Whether you have Gmail synced to your phone or you upload photos to Dropbox, you’re utilizing cloud computing. Over the past few years, cloud services have become more enhanced and prevalent. There is more emphasis on data delivery, our ability to continuously stay connected and how our information is distributed.

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      Mentions: Cisco
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