With companies talking about their goals for datacenter energy efficiency for their new datacenters that push the limits of technology, eBay steps back and delivers on a practical goal with major energy (and money) savings in their newly opened 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 technology, as well as industry stints as everything from a database developer to CTO, David Chernicoff has earned the term "veteran" in the technology world. Currently the principal of an independent consulting business and an active freelance writer, David has most recently been a Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro magazine, having also been the Lab Director for Windows NT Magazine, Technical Director of PC Week Labs, the author or co-author of a number of books on different versions of Windows, a plethora of eBooks on various technology topics, and of approximately 3000 magazine articles in print and on the web.
Combining the latest Intel XEON processors with new generation NVIDIA GPUs gives IBM an out-of-the-box hybrid computing solution for HPC with a server design that meets the needs of the green datacenter.
Defining the cloud might be the first step to using it.
Outlook 2010 gives Microsoft a backdoor into control of the social networking universe.
What should the next focus of your datacenter projects be? Delivering content or delivering services?
With low power consumption and high-processor densities, the future of the high-efficiency datacenter may lie with ARM and Atom, not with Xeon and Opteron.
Could Microsoft be considering the ARM processor for their next-generation datacenters along with a new operating system?
IBM's cloud strategy includes getting customers onboard before the customer even develops their applications.
Fortunately they are making it available without license fees.
Would you consider a "value-priced" chassis for your core networking needs?
Even faster Ethernet speeds means the demise of copper in the datacenter. Are you ready for it?
What is the value, to your business, of the IT intellectual capitol that you could lose by outsourcing IT services?
The Federal Government is starting to hand out money to make the country more energy effiicient. But will they be spending these funds effectively?
HP is letting everyone know that they are pushing a Cisco-free world. Did you even know that you were under Cisco's thumb?
Internal IT departments need to see cloud services as an enabler and not as a threat.