Storage

The demand for storage never ebbs and companies like EMC and NetApp are poised to benefit. EMC is the largest storage player in the enterprise and has key consumer assets such as Iomega and Mozy. Storage touches everything from the data center to that iPod in your pocket. A key trend: Solid state drive adoption. Other key players: Seagate, Sandisk and Western Digital.

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Oracle announces Project Sequoia

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle CIO Mark Sunday explains the techniques behind Project Sequoia, the company's new data center in Utah. By utilizing outside air, hot aisle containment, and independently controlled supercells, he says this will be its most efficient center yet.

August 6, 2008

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LinuxWorld: The evolving data center

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Cisco general manager, Rajiv Ramaswami talks about the history of the data center. He also discusses new technologies driving data center innovation including on-demand provisioning, the deployment of SOA, and Web 2.0 solutions.

August 5, 2008

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LinuxWorld: Merrill Lynch on going stateless

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Jeffrey Birnbaum, managing director and chief technology architect at Merrill Lynch, speaks about using cloud computing to reduce the complexities and costs of financial services. He discusses the move away from dedicated machines and why old ideas like virtualization have become useful again.

August 5, 2008

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Silicon Valley giants partner to shape the cloud

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about a partnership between Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Yahoo to create an open-source "test bed" of data centers for cloud-computing research. Diaz also discusses the deal's legitimacy and implications for the future of cloud computing.

July 29, 2008

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The push for solar thermal

At the Intersolar Conference 2008 in San Francisco, Fred Morse, senior advisor at Abengoa Solar says, "Don't underestimate thermal storage." The veteran solar industry exec talks about the benefits of concentrating solar technologies and the reasons why utility companies are starting to back thermal storage.

July 14, 2008

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Facebook VP of technical operations: Jonathan Heiliger

Jonathan Heiliger, vice president of technical operations at Facebook speaks to CNET News.com's Dan Farber about the balancing act between innovating quickly and building a stable infrastructure at a company moving at breakneck-speed. Heiliger also discusses what he's doing to scale data center operations and support the addition of more than 250,000 customers on a daily basis.

June 27, 2008

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Greening IT beyond the data center

At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Christopher Mines, senior vice president of Forrester Research, talks about strategies managers can use to green IT in areas of an organization outside the data center. Mines discusses ideas such as implementing telecommuting initiatives, deploying video conferencing systems, and setting up training programs to educate employees on going green.

June 23, 2008

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Moore's Law making data centers more 'green'

At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., last week, Allyson Klein, eco-technology initiatives manger at Intel, talked about how Moore's Law is helping driving energy efficiency in the data center. Klein also discussed Intel's association with SPEC, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, and how the two organizations are working together.

June 20, 2008

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IBM, Cisco, VMware talk up emerging green tech

At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Forrester Research Senior Vice President Christopher Mines moderated a discussion on data centers and the green technologies that panel members believe will have the most significant impact in the future. The panel included: Elaine Lennox, IBM's vice president of marketing management; Rob Smoot, VMware's data center product marketing manager; and Mike Capuano, Cisco's director of routing and switching.

June 18, 2008

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Data centers: Friend to the environment or foe?

At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Forrester Research Senior Vice President Christopher Mines moderates a discussion on data centers. IBM's vice president of marketing management, Elaine Lennox, and VMware's data center product marketing manager, Rob Smoot, weigh the pros and cons of building more data centers and their current impact on the environment.

June 13, 2008

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