Archive | May, 2012

Power markets, Power prices and Data Centres in Europe

Based on a report I wrote for Broadgroup I was invited speaker at Data Centres 2012, a European data centre conference whose theme is “energizing the future of Information Technology delivery,” scheduled for May 23-24 in Nice, France. Some thoughts and high lights from the report  ‘Power market, Power prices and data centres in Europe’ […]

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How Cloud Solves the IT Maintenance Dilemma – Part 1

It’s only natural that most organizations split their IT budget between new technology to enhance business operations and maintenance of their existing infrastructure. Although the actual split varies across organizations, it is striking how high the typical percentage of budget allocated to IT maintenance is. According to Enterprise Strategy Group’s 2012 Spending Intentions Survey, organizations […]

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Spring (May) 2012 StorageIO news letter

Spring (May) 2012 News letter Welcome to the Spring (May) 2012 edition of the Server and StorageIO Group (StorageIO) news letter. This follows the Fall (December) 2011 edition. You can get access to this news letter via various social media venues (some are shown below) in addition to StorageIO web sites and subscriptions. Click on […]

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Japan Power Grid crisis: countdown for shutdown

Hokkaido Electric Power Company has started with the shut down of reactor N0. 3 of the Tomari atomic power plant. By Sunday, the unit of 912 MW will officially come offline. Although the shut down is due for its regular maintenance checkup this is a dramatic event for Japan. It is the last of Japan’s […]

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Is SSD dead? No, however some vendors might be

Is SSD dead? No, however some vendors might be In a recent conversation with Dave Raffo about the nand flash solid state disk ( SSD) market, we talked about industry trends, perspectives and where the market is now as well as headed. One of my comments is, has been and will remain that the industry […]

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