1. Articles from Dave Ohara

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    1. What is Happening in the European Cloud Market? GigaOm Research Report

      What is Happening in the European Cloud Market? GigaOm Research Report

      I work for GigaOm Research part time and have had a chance to meet Paul Miller another researcher who covers the Cloud and is based out of the UK. Paul and I have discussed the similarities and differences between the US and European Cloud market.  Many of the insights Paul has shared is available to those of you who subscribe to GigaOm Research.  Here is a link to Paul’s report published yesterday.

       

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    2. Psst, Google's Data Center Capacity is growing more than most think

      Psst, Google's Data Center Capacity is growing more than most think

      The data center growth of Google is well documented and tracked. From looking at the numbers Google is doubling its infrastructure spending over the past year. Obvious assumption then is a doubling of capacity. I made this incorrect assumption. I am off to SF tomorrow, and I’ll be looking for data to confirm my new assumption of how much new capacity Google is adding.

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    3. 5 details about Google's Cloud

      5 details about Google's Cloud

      Here is a post on GigaOm on 5 things your probably didn’t know about Google’s cloud. Here is one. In 2012 Google released impressive internal photos of their data center facilities and mapped them out. However, the Compute Engine Zones are very non-specific, e.g. “europe-west1-a”. Indeed, they have only two geographical regions (Europe West and US Central) compared to Amazon’s nine. In addition to its 13 locations, SoftLayer has announced 15 new data centers just for this year.

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    4. The Lean Construction Market, Insight into those who practice and those who don't

      The Lean Construction Market, Insight into those who practice and those who don't

      Many of you are familiar with Lean Construction, and I bet you run into people like I do who don’t know what Lean Construction is.  Your experience figuring who gets Lean Construction and who doesn’t is anecdotal and hard to gauge.  Thanks to folks at Dassault Systemes and McGraw-Hill a survey was conducted in Sept 2013 to understand the Lean Construction Market.  

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    5. Lean Construction Keynote Video by 2 Second Lean's Paul Akers

      Lean Construction Keynote Video by 2 Second Lean's Paul Akers

      I was chatting with Compass Data Center’s Chris Crosby about Lean Construction and we were having a good laugh that the media makes it seem like Lean Construction is something new because Facebook and a few others have seen the light of Lean Construction.  Lean vs. Waste - Simple vs. Complicated.  Chris mentioned the 2 Second Lean book and I went to the website.  The company FastCap which 2 Second Lean’s Paul Akers founded is in Bellingham, WA the same city that my Woodstone Oven is made.

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      Mentions: Facebook
    6. Seeing the Communication Gap between Data Center Teams - Design, Construction, Operations, and IT

      Seeing the Communication Gap between Data Center Teams - Design, Construction, Operations, and IT

      Whenever I heard how DCIM will bridge the gap between facilities and IT I look, but question whether there is really something there that can bridge the gap. How hard is it to bridge the gap? Consider this video of the Oracle America’s Cup Race team Wing designer and his challenge to talk to the sailors. WSJ has a good story on this challenge. Do you think the answer was to install an Oracle Software solution that both would use. No. It took many loses to the New Zealand team to finally get the America team to try something the computer hadn’t modeled 

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    7. Disney's Data Centers power changes in Prices and How it Services Guests

      Disney's Data Centers power changes in Prices and How it Services Guests

      Disney has a large Data Center in North Carolina along with Facebook, Apple, and Google. We can all understand what the latter companies do with data centers. What does Disney do with a big data center? One thing Disney does is crank out calculations on its guests and park operations. Businessweek has a couple of articles on this topic. One is its RFID tracking system.

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      Mentions: Apple Google Facebook
    8. Lean is still in, and growing

      Lean production techniques are 50 years old and McKinsey has a post discussing what’s next for Lean.

      February 2014 | byEwan Duncan and Ron Ritter

      When the first issue of McKinsey Quarterly rolled off the printing presses, 50 years ago, nearly everyone in senior management thought that manufacturing operations had been perfected.

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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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
    12. 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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    13. 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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