Hosting Pavillion at Cloud Expo The message from the VC community is clear
– “don’t waste our seed money on network and server equipment.” The
message from the US Government CIO was clear – the US Government will
consolidate data centers and start moving towards cloud computing. The
message from the software and hardware vendors is clear – there is an
enormous investment in cloud computing technologies and services.
If nothing else, the economic woes of the past two years have taught us we
need to be a lot smarter on how we allocate limited CAPEX and OPEX budgets.
Whether we choose to implement our IT architecture in a public cloud,
enterprise cloud, or not at all – we still must consider the alternatives.
Those alternatives must include careful consideration of cloud computing.
Cloud 101 teaches us that virtualization efficiently uses compute and storage
resources i... (more)
Bjarni Thorvardarson is a rare telecom visionary. He thinks on a level of
telecoms at an intercontinental level, rather than a national or local
level. Hibernia Atlantic is his current project, and with recent news that
the submarine and terrestrial cable system is now in the global media
distribution business, he is shaking up the telecom community. An Icelandic
native, he has brought his knowledge and skills to the United States, basing
Hibernia Atlantic in Summit, New Jersey.
Pacific-Tier: Bjarni, what's been happening with Hibernia Atlantic in the
past few years, since I ha... (more)
Telecom Innovation on Ulitzer
Us "Baby Boomers" tend to believe we have accomplished a lot in the years
ranging from our roots of hard rock, to the birth of basic internet
technologies in the early 1970s. We started our generation with black and
white television, experiencing everything from the assassination of President
Kennedy to absorbing the wonders of man walking on the moon. We end our
generation with 7.6 Terabit submarine cables connecting every continent with
high speed many-to-many interactive communications and applications.
Communications for many during the early 1960... (more)
Wireless Technology on Ulitzer
It was a clear, very beautiful morning in Sydney. Mike brought the Pitts
biplane up to about 4,500ft, and you could literally reach out and touch the
mountains from the open cockpit and passenger seat.
I came close to better appreciating the words of the classic poem that is
understood by pilots, and very few others.
Here it is in full:
Mike Lagunowitsch, the pilot, a friend, and former colleague at Sprint
Australia and Sprint China, is one of the few people I know who can really
step away from the job, and escape into complete indulgence in life. Then... (more)
New Media on Ulitzer
Another incident on the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) hits YouTube, and the
world is once again asking the question if BART Police are using too much
force, the police acted appropriately, or if BART passengers simply recorded
a snapshot in time that could be interpreted at a later date. In the recent
past, to find out what happened during an incident such as the most recent
BART scuffle, you would be dependent on a newspaper's beat journalist to hang
around a police station. He'd get a copy of the official police report,
perhaps talk with one of his friends ... (more)