1. Articles from Dave Ohara

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    1. Asia's Data Center Power Infrastructure

      One of the major trends we see for businesses moving into the New Year is the need for green, efficient IT, especially in Asia Pacific. As IT demands increase, so too does the data center’s power expenditure. Analyst firm Frost & Sullivan notes that more than 80% of the major data centers in Asia Pacific are running at close to 90% capacity. Companies across the region are struggling to cope with changes while data center capacity is constrained by inefficient equipment and stranded power.

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    2. How Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) Greens the Data Center, by using standard Server Power Management

      Part of the point of NFV is the lower power use vs. the current state of equipment. How is this done? in the first paper on NFV here is the part that explains how the power savings will be achieved. Reduced energy consumption by exploiting power management features in standard servers and storage, as well as workload consolidation and location optimisation.

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    3. A New Option for moving out of AWS, Forsythe's Data Center in 1,000 sq ft increments

      A New Option for moving out of AWS, Forsythe's Data Center in 1,000 sq ft increments

      Moving out of AWS can save a lot of money. Huh? Yes, here is one public disclosure from Moz’s CEO. We spent part of 2012 and all of 2013 building a private cloud in Virginia, Washington, and mostly Texas. This was a big bet with over $4 million in capital lease obligations on the line, and the good news is that it’s starting to pay off. On a cash basis, we spent $6.2 million at Amazon Web Services, and a mere $2.8 million on our own data centers. The business impact is profound.

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      Mentions: Amazon.com
    4. And Utah Follows Maryland's lead to Halt Water to NSA Data Center

      And Utah Follows Maryland's lead to Halt Water to NSA Data Center

      I wrote yesterday that Maryland has a proposal to cut off water and electricity to the NSA data center. And now a Utah Legislator is proposing to cut off water to the NSA data center. Utah legislator to propose halting water to NSA data center Legislation » The bill also would prohibit universities from partnering with NSA. By Nate Carlisle | The Salt Lake Tribune

       

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      Mentions: NSA
    5. Another way to Look at Open Compute Project, a Massive Open Online Course

      Another way to Look at Open Compute Project, a Massive Open Online Course

      Economist has a post on Higher Education being disrupted by Massive Open Online Courses.  There are only a few of us in the data center industry who think about this if they are facing their kids path in higher education.  What is closer to what we encounter is why go to a data center conference?  The more experienced find there is little to learn at a conference and it is not worth thousands of registration fee and T&E to go to a conference.

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    6. Maryland Lawmakers push to cut electricity and water to the NSA's data center

      Maryland Lawmakers push to cut electricity and water to the NSA's data center

      The National Security Agency’s headquarters in Ft. Meade, Md., will go dark if a cohort of Maryland lawmakers has its way. Eight Republicans in the 141-member Maryland House of Delegates introduced legislation Thursday that would deny the electronic spy agency “material support, participation or assistance in any form” from the state, its political subdivisions or companies with state contracts.

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      Mentions: At&T NSA
    7. One Simple Reason why Open Compute Project works, An Executive Visionary - Frank Frankovsky

      When you think of the technical companies in our industry you can’t help, but think of the founders - Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, Larry Ellison, Larry and Sergey, Zuckerberg, etc. Organizations that are trying to drive change in the industry that host conferences can be viewed in the same way.  The successful ones have founders as key figures.  Seybold Conferences worked because of Jonathan Seybold.  GigaOm works because of Om Malik.  Tim O’Reilly.

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    8. Pssst, M2M is hot, and the smart data center industry guys are at leading edge

      Pssst, M2M is hot, and the smart data center industry guys are at leading edge

      I was at Wavefront Wireless Summit and the hot topic is M2M. M2M is machine to machine. M2M can include the case of industrial instrumentation - comprising a device (such as a sensor or meter) to capture an event (such as temperature, inventory level, etc. ) that is relayed through a network(wireless, wired or hybrid) to an application (software program) that translates the captured event into meaningful information (for example, items need to be restocked).

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    9. Schneider and HP partner to create the One Source of Truth with DCIM

      Schneider and HP partner to create the One Source of Truth with DCIM

      There are dozens of teams working in a data center.  From the facilities group to the hardware deployment to the application operations and in-between there is no shortage of databases with information.  The promise of DCIM is a data center information management solution.  The question I ask is how does this work? Schneider Electric announced a partnership with HP on DCIM.

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    10. Microsoft Windows Azure makes move Amazon Web Services refuses to make, Tell us what Server Hardware is used in the Cloud

      Microsoft Windows Azure makes move Amazon Web Services refuses to make, Tell us what Server Hardware is used in the Cloud

      Some people believe the cloud is great and solve all problems.  But, those who don’t believe the hype want to know more about the data center and the hardware in the cloud.  When AWS had outages in 2012, Digital Realty Trust was forced to make it clear that the AWS outages due to power problems were not in their facilities.

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    11. Google adds another 59MW of Wind Power in 2015 in Sweden to support future expansion in Hamina, Finland Data Center

      Google adds another 59MW of Wind Power in 2015 in Sweden to support future expansion in Hamina, Finland Data Center

      Google announced a Swedish wind power project to support its Finland Data Center growth. More Swedish wind power for Google’s Finnish data center Google buys 10 years of renewable energy in deal with Nordic wind farm developer Eolus Vind AB, financing construction of four new wind farms.

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      Mentions: Europe Google
    12. Oracle gets ready to compete against AWS

      I had a nice Holiday break with no landline, cell coverage, internet access, or broadcast TV from Dec 26 - Dec 31.  I was sick with a bad cold for 3 days of bed rest and I only had a kindle and saved movies to pass the time.  It was a forced withdrawal which actually was good medicine in itself.

      One of the things I missed is this post by my GigaOm friend Barb Darrow on Oracle’s intent to make 2014 a year to compete against AWS.

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    13. FedEx's Data Center is humming at Xmas

      Here is a video on FedEx’s latest data center in Colorado Springs.

      The news site is here.

      "Saving money and saving resources, they go hand in hand. If it's operating efficiently and sustainability, then we've hit the bulls eye," according to Mitch Jackson, VP of Environmental Affairs for FedEx. That's a very important target, when managing tens of millions of packages a day, and billions of pieces of information.

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    14. Apple's 1 billion Reno Data Center has 1/66th built, $14.85 mil tax assessment

      The media was all over Apple’s $1 bil data center in Reno. Apple’s largest project in the area, however, is its new $1 billion iCloud data center that includes both a large, rural parcel of land within the nearby Reno Technology Park and plans to build new supporting facilities on the edge of downtown. I don’t know about you, but my friends had a good laugh at speculation that Apple was building 1 billion worth of data centers in Reno.

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      Mentions: Apple
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