Facebook looks to re-imagine the backup process in a dedicated facility
Five Nines: The Next Gen Datacenter
David Chernicoff looks at technologies that impact data center users and operators, including server consolidation and virtualization, green IT, and the latest hardware advances.
With more than 20 years of published writings about tech, as well as industry stints as everything from a database developer to CTO, David Chernicoff has earned the term "veteran" in the technology world.
What are the network services that you are engaging as you traverse from where you are to the provider's edge routers, through their edge switches, aggregation switches, access switches, virtual switches and, finally, to your new virtual machine?
When you're spending the taxpayer's money, you should be more careful.
Social engineering brought Apple's cloud reputation in harm's way, though Amazon dodged a bullet. That said, most outages or issues with the cloud are human errors, or natural events.
Details are sketchy, but the advent of 64-bit ARM datacenter servers could affect the datacenter hardware market significantly
Wikimedia's latest outage speaks to funding issues more than technology
Every major industry player has a Private Cloud offering today. Before making a decision, you need to understand what the provider has to offer and what it means to manage it yourself.
3D printers and home users can build quite a few things, but despite the internet media hype, you can’t print a working firearm.
The Facebook fallacy is that at its core the Social Network is really an advertising company. The problem is that "Liking" does not translate to "Buying" something.
Poorly communicating outages that Twitter, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Google, Salesforce.com and other providers have experienced has raised significant doubts about the Cloud's resiliency.