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 power and utilities in their
market Competition in their market Level of service offered (including power,
interconnections, etc) Quality of facility (security, power density,
Networks, Content Providers, Enterprises, and Eyeballs
The basic idea of an Internet-enabled wor... (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)
Cloud Expo New York
A cloud spot market allows commercial cloud service providers the ability to
announce surplus or idle processing and storage capacity to a cloud exchange.
The exchange allows buyers to locate available cloud processing capacity,
negotiate prices (within milliseconds), and deliver the commodity to
Cloud processing and storage spot markets can be privately operated,
controlled by industry organizations, or potentially government agencies.
Spot markets frequently attract speculators, as cloud capacity prices are
known to the public immediate... (more)
Equinix lowers guidance due to higher than expected churn in its data centers
and price erosion on higher end customers. Microsoft continues to promote
hosted solutions and cloud computing. Companies from Lee Technologies,
CirraScale, Dell, HP, and SGI are producing containerized data centers to
improve efficiency, cost, and manageability of high density server
The data center is facing a challenge. The idea of a raised floor,
cabinet-based data center is rapidly giving way to virtualization and highly
expandable, easy to maintain, container farms.
The impact of... (more)
Liu Chang from the China Ministry of Culture opened the China Game Forum in
Los Angeles on Wednesday with encouraging words for both Chinese and foreign
gaming companies. “China will provide tax incentives for companies to
develop gaming within China,” said Chang, as well as promote funding for
companies choosing to develop gaming with the country.
Chang believes development of a gaming industry in China is yet one more
indication that Chinese people are improving their quality of life by having
access to new leisure activities, including gaming.
At the China Gaming Forum, sponsor... (more)