Archive | August, 2012

New development: merging carbon markets

Australia and the EU agreed to link their carbon trading schemes by 2018.  Businesses in Australia will be able to use EU allowances to cover up to 50 percent of Australian liabilities from July 2015. Full two-way trade will not commence until 2018. Australia’s carbon price, which began in July as a fixed 18.99 euro/ton […]

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Cloud Storage: Looking Beyond The Bottom Line

Cost reduction is often perceived as the most compelling adoption driver for new technologies. However, in many cases, looking beyond bottom line benefits often uncovers additional intrinsic value. Such is the case for cloud storage. While frequently touted benefits of cloud storage include cost savings, maintenance reduction and better utilization of IT resources, there is […]

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Comparison and Analysis of Managed DNS Providers

Introduction This blog post is the culmination of year’s effort researching and developing methods for analyzing and comparing managed DNS services. During this time, we provided access to our analysis and solicited feedback from any DNS provider that would listen. We would like to thank our contacts with UltraDNS, Cotendo, Amazon Web Services and NetDNA […]

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IBM buys flash solid state device (SSD) industry veteran TMS

How much flash (or DRAM) based Solid State Device (SSD) do you want or need? IBM recently took a flash step announcing it wants and needs more SSD capabilities in different packaging and functionality capabilities to meet the demands and opportunities of customers, business partners and prospects by acquiring Texas Memory Systems ( TMS). Unlike […]

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European Union Carbon price and data centers

Carbon based energy can lead to considerable extra costs for a data center in the European Union. Since 2005 the carbon price in the EU has moved between the 32.85 and 5.99 euro a ton. Currently there is much uncertainty about the future of the carbon price in the EU. To enforce the right actions […]

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What are some endangered IT species?

Dan Tynan has a good piece over at InfoWorld discussing the 9 most endangered species (e.g. skill sets) in the IT workforce. His article is along the lines that the IT job landscape is evolving rapidly and provides some ideas and points for discussion how to avoid becoming extinct. Here is an excerpt from Dans […]

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