Tag: Cloud computing

Big cloud names, White House launch climate impact planning tool

| September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

A new initiative launched by the White House, Google, Amazon, Microsoft and the World Resources Institute has unveiled the Partnership for Resilience and Preparedness to help corporations make long-term plans to cope with climate change. The initiative will tapped into big data analytics in an open-source platform to give interested parties access to climate data […]

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Amazon to boost renewable energy capacity to 1.6MWh

| November 23, 2015 | 2 Comments

Amazon Web Services have announced its 4th renewable energy project, a 100MW wind farm in Ohio that is expected to generate 320,000MWh of energy annually, or enough to power more than 29,000 US homes. When it comes online in 2017, the new wind farm will bring Amazon’s total renewable energy generation capacity to 1.6MWh per […]

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Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

| June 11, 2015 | 0 Comments
Greenpeace “clicking green” report revisit

Above is a great visualisation of the carbon profile of the Internet’s hosting infrastructure from Greenpeace’s Clicking Green report. The data presents the level of renewable energy usage by the companies that deliver most of the applications and services, i.e. Apple, Google, Facebook, etc, and those that provide the physical locations to host those applications […]

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Revenue from cloud computing to reach $1 bln within 2-3 years – Nvidia

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cloud computing will require a lot of chips, and if you are Nvidia, the hope is that new applications like Big Data analytics will also require lots of graphics chips, in order to render all that data in charts and graphs. According to Reuters, Nvidia is now expected a cool US$1 billion worth of revenues […]

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Cisco expands Intercloud capabilities with Piston Cloud Computing buy – Forbes

| June 9, 2015 | 0 Comments

Cisco has announced plans to acquire Piston Cloud Computing, reported Forbes. Piston is a four year old startup offering OpenStack cloud distribution and is expected to improve Cisco’s product, delivery and operational capabilities of its Intercloud services. Cisco’s interest in acquiring Piston follows its recent acquisition of private cloud provider Metacloud and should help bolster […]

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Telstra to provide M2M services to Komatsu

| June 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

Australia’s incumbent telco Telstra has signed a three year deal to provide a host of services, including machine-to-machine services to heavy machinery manufacturer Komatsu. The US$23 million deal includes the communications and management infrastructure to remotely download performance data from some 700 pieces of equipment in mine sites, according to a report in Mobile World […]

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Huawei innovation chief talks smart cities, reports Mobile World Live

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Mobile World Live reports that Huawei is making a strong push in the smart city space. The firm’s director of strategy and innovation told attendees at the Broadband Asia event that smart cities and related technologies are becoming a key growth area for the vendor. While he acknowledges that emerging trends such as Internet of […]

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Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

| May 15, 2015 | 0 Comments
Time for energy neutrality for the net – Greenpeace’s Annie Leonard

Greenpeace USA executive director Annie Leonard argues that a healthy internet is not just neutral, but should also be powered by a neutral, as in non-monopolistic, energy infrastructure, preferably based on renewable energy. “The Internet needs a lot of electricity, and its footprint is only growing as more people around the world get connected. If […]

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Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

| May 12, 2015 | 0 Comments
Siemens to supply data center of Amazon Web Services with clean energy

Siemens will supply 65 wind turbines and 67 transformers for the Amazon Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge). The customer for this onshore project in Indiana is Pattern Energy. With a capacity of 150 megawatts, the wind power plant will provide Amazon Web Services’ data center with eco-friendly electricity. Installation is scheduled to begin in July. Commissioning […]

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VMware, Red Hat and Microsoft currently better value than OpenStack distributions for TCO: 451 Research

| May 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

451 Research launched its latest Cloud Price Index, the most rigorous and comprehensive analysis of the cost of cloud computing. For the first time in the industry, buyers have complete transparency into the complex pricing models of both public and private clouds, analysis of the total cost of ownership, and insight into the ‘golden ratios’ […]

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