1. Articles from Dave Ohara

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    1. A good strategy to go for three data centers in a region, Google folds HK, keeps Singapore and Taiwan

      A good strategy to go for three data centers in a region, Google folds HK, keeps Singapore and Taiwan

      Google announced data centers in HK, Singapore and Taiwan 2 years ago.  Three is a good number when you want to create a high availability service, because sometimes the third has problems.  And in Google’s case they confirmed they will not open up Hong Kong reported in WSJ.

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    2. IBM comments on buying Softlayer

      GigaOm’s Derrick Harris has a post on IBM and the acquisition of Softlayer.

      “[W]e bought a company. … I’ve bought 120 companies,” Mills said matter of factly, noting that in this case IBM realized it wasn’t capturing certain segments of the cloud market and wasn’t delivering certain capabilities that customers wanted. You can either build those capabilities or buy them, he added, and “at the end of the day you run out of money [to build everything].”

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    3. Google announces 450 mil euro expansion of Hamina Data Center with 100% renewable power

      Remember when data center expansion was a dark secret?  Years ago Google’s Dalles data center had a sign from locals with “Voldemort.”  Thanks to the positive impact of data centers for local economies and data centers that use 100% renewable energy the company PR effect is worth sharing for company’s who have great brands.  Google, Apple, Facebook, and Microsoft are some.  Amazon.com is the one noticably absent from this list.

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    4. Microsoft to buy Texas wind energy to power its San Antonio data center

      Microsoft to buy Texas wind energy to power its San Antonio data center

      Microsoft is buying clean energy to help power a data center for the first time. On Monday morning the tech giant announced that it has entered a deal to buy 110 MW of wind energy from a wind farm that will be located just outside of Forth Worth, Texas, and will be connected to the power grid that supplies power to Microsoft’s San Antonio datacenter.

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    5. Single Point of Failure brings down Obamacare, Data Services Hub is down

      CNN reports on the latest Obamacare outage.  A single point of failure in the Data Services Hub on Sunday caused the site to not be able to finish transactions. I think the US Government is learning single points of failure are bad.  They need redundancy.  Verizon has the contract for the data hub, seems like AT&T should have been in there as well.  Anyone who has run a 24x7 service would never single source their network connectivity.

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    6. One of the Good Things About Obamacare's IT disaster is the possibility of the end of Waterfall Development in Government IT

      One of the Good Things About Obamacare's IT disaster is the possibility of the end of Waterfall Development in Government IT

      This whole Obamacare IT stuff is going to keep going for a while.  The rest of the Tech industry can sit on the sidelines and let the US government and its vendors take the hit for outages, security breaches, bad customer service. One of the possible outcomes is the end of Waterfall development.  The WSJ journal reports on a call for openness and transparency in development.  Words that sound like Agile Development.

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    7. Google increasing capacity in Hamina, reported spending $150 mil euros

      Sometimes I wonder if this really news, but it is good to reference when there is a public disclosure.  Google’s data center group is adding capacity.  Ooh, I am so excited. :-)  What would be really big news is if Google was shutting down facilities.  Not going to happen any time soon.  Reuters reports on the latest that there will be a Nov 4 event for Google in Hamina.

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    8. A possible green data center metric, carbon footprint of a Cloud VM

      A possible green data center metric, carbon footprint of a Cloud VM

      I was at a student panel discussion with Seattle Pacific University's M.A. for Social and Sustainable Management program. Rob Greenwood and I were discussing Environmental topics. Rob would discuss things at a broad industry, and I would discuss specifics within the data center industry and technology companies.

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