Archive | September, 2011

Data centers are expected to consume 19% more energy

The world’s data centers are expected to consume 19% more energy in the next 12 months than they have in the past year, according to results of a global industry census conducted by DatacenterDynamics (DCD). An interesting conclusion in the light of the report Jonathan Koomey released ( new study) on data center electricity use in 2010. […]

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Convergence: People, Processes, Policies and Products

Converged and dynamic infrastructures, cloud and virtual environments are popular themes and industry trends with different levels of adoption and deployment occurring. Although are you focusing on products, or the other Ps, that is people, processes and policies (or more here). The reason I bring this up is quite often I hear discussions that are […]

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Practical Email optimization and archiving strategies

Email is a popular tool for messaging, calendaring, and managing contacts along with attachments in most organizations. Given the popularity of email and diverse ways that it is used for managing various forms of unstructured data attachments including photos, video, audio, spreadsheets, presentations and other document objects, there are corresponding back end challenges. Those back […]

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Introducing Web Services for Cloud Performance Metrics

Over the past year we’ve amassed a large repository of cloud benchmarks and metrics. Recently, we are making the most of that data available via web services. This data includes the following: Available Public Clouds: What public clouds are around and which cloud services they are offer including: Cloud Servers/IaaS: e.g. EC2, GoGrid Cloud Storage: […]

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Breaking the Storage Array Life Cycle with Cloud Storage: Part I

Anyone who purchases storage arrays is familiar with the many advantages modular storage systems and storage area networks offer. However, they may also be familiar with one of the less desirable attributes of storage arrays: the typical 3-yr to 5-yr life cycle that forces decommissions and mandates upgrades on a regular basis. With many organizations […]

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