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Why Google's Android PC could become the 500-pound robot

| June 2, 2009 | 0 Comments
Why Google's Android PC could become the 500-pound robot

Taiwan’s Acer Computers this week said it will be launching a couple of computers, likely netbooks, by the end of this year that will use Google’s Android operating system. While such as device has been widely anticipated in the market since the introduction of the OS on phones, the announcement does signify a breakthrough of […]

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IBM to build Syracuse U data centre – with onsite co-gen

| June 1, 2009 | 0 Comments
IBM to build Syracuse U data centre – with onsite co-gen

Syracuse University, New York State and IBM has signed an agreement to build a new 6,000 sq. ft. data center that will be one of the most energy efficient facilities in the world. The key system will be an onsite electrical co-generation system that will use natural gas-fueled microturbine engines to generate all the power […]

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Nortel's new 27Tbps switch, Energy Saver feature

| June 1, 2009 | 0 Comments

Nortel launched a big new data centre core switch and a new Energy Saver feature for its products at this year’s Interop show. First off, the company unveiled its VSP (virtual services platform) 9000 data centre switch, which now features an architecture that scales up to 27Tbps per chassis or over 100Tbps in a quad-chassis […]

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What makes a green data centre?

| May 31, 2009 | 0 Comments

If you could design and build a data centre facility from scratch to be more environmentally friendly, what would you do? The video, first spotted by Green Data Center Blog, shows you what Allstate Insurance Company did with their new data centre in Rochelle, IL. Some good ideas, like a white heat reflecting roof, but […]

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Cast Iron Systems and HP team up to bring SMBs into cloud

| May 30, 2009 | 0 Comments

Cast Iron Systems and HP have announced that they are partnering to offer integration services to help SMBs onto cloud computing platforms. The two companies have developed a marketing and sales program for HP’s 25,000 value added resellers and channel partners in the US. Details and pricing is available here. “Cast Iron’s collaboration with HP […]

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VMWare puts US$20m in cloud partner, Terremark

| May 30, 2009 | 0 Comments
VMWare puts US$20m in cloud partner, Terremark

Virtualisation pioneer, VMWare, has invested US$20 million in cloud start up Terremark, which uses the company’s software as part of its enterprise cloud offering. According to a statement by Terremark, VMWare’s investment consists of the purchase of 4 million Terremark stock at US$5 each, representing 5% of the company. Terremark is one of several service […]

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Amazon's solution for massive data transfers – snailmail

| May 26, 2009 | 1 Comment

To overcome the bandwidth constrains on today’s network, which obviously has not kept pace with the surge in data storage volumes, Amazon Web Services, one of the first providers of commercial cloud computing and storage services, has found a novel channel for its customers to send massive data loads into its infrastructure – the US […]

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US federal government to spend $7bn on cloud by 2015 – report

| May 26, 2009 | 0 Comments

Following the announcement that the US government will look to cloud computing services to power department IT environments, a new study by Market Research Media forecasts that the actual spend by federal agencies could grow by at a CAGR of 40% over the next 6 years to US$7 billion by 2015. The report provides a […]

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Windows Azure – now with geolocation support

| May 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

Being based in Asia, one of the first questions I ask cloud computing experts is how those services will translate across geographies. While there are no reasons why someone based in Hong Kong cannot access cloud services delivered in US data centres, there are also questions on that type of deployment model, including network performance […]

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AT&T launches cloud storage service with EMC

| May 20, 2009 | 0 Comments

By CommsDay International AT&T and EMC have jointly launched the AT&T Synaptic Storage as a Service offering. The new storage-one-demand service will leverage AT&T’s network cloud and EMC’s storage technology to enable storage, distribution and retrieval of corporate date on a cloud computing platform. As with existing cloud services, customers will be able to specify […]

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