Normally, when we think of technical-related training, images of rooms loaded
with switches, routers, and servers might come to mind. Cloud computing
is different. In reality, cloud computing is not a technology, but rather a
framework employing a variety of technologies - most notably virtualization,
to solve business problems or enable opportunities.
From our own practice, the majority of cloud training students represent
non-technical careers and positions. Our training does follow the CompTIA
Cloud Essentials course criterion, and is not a technical course, so the
non-technical student trend should not come as any big surprise.
What does come as a surprise is how enthusiastically our students dig into
the topic. Whether business unit managers, accounting and finance, sales
staff, or executives, all students come into class convinced they need to
know about... (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)
Organizations see the benefits of cloud computing, however many are simply
mortified at the prospect of re-engineering their operations to fit into
existing cloud service technology or architectures. So how can we make the
We (at Pacific-Tier Communications) have conducted 103 surveys over the past
few months in the US, Canada, Indonesia, and Moldova on the topic of cloud
computing. The surveys targeted both IT managers in commercial companies,
as well as within government organizations.
The survey results were really no different than most – IT managers in
Data Center Automation on Ulitzer
Data center selection is an exercise in compromise. Everybody would like to
have the best of all worlds, with a highly connected facility offering 24x7
smart hands support, impenetrable security, protection from all natural and
man-made disasters, in addition to service level agreements offering 5-Nines
power availability at $.03/kW. Not likely we will be able to hit all those
desired features in any single facility.
Data center operators price their facilities and colocation based on several
Cost of real estate in their market Cost of ... (more)
The institutional horror stories continue, the old Internet Protocol Version
4 (IPv4) address space is nearly gone, and if we do not transition to IPv6
with its nearly unlimited address space the Internet will grind to a halt.
A recent survey in Europe by the European Commission concludes that even in
technology-progressive European countries "few companies are prepared for the
switch from the current naming protocol, IPv4, to the new regime (protocol),
IPv6." ARIN (the US-based Internet Registry) agrees, reminding us that "with
less than 15% of IPv4 address space remaining, ARIN ... (more)