Data outsourcing cuts power bill – Australian IT
Engineering group Ausenco has shaved off a whopping 60 per cent in power consumption by outsourcing data centre operations and is investigating Google and Microsoft cloud computing options.
STEC Inc. CTO looks at the future of flash and solid-state drives – SearchStorage.com
In this Q&A with SearchStorage.com, STEC president and chief technology officer (CTO) Mark Moshayedi said he’s hoping for more competitors in this space, as well as better market education of end users on the benefits of solid-state storage. He also reveals the company’s top-selling customer and envisions a world beyond flash.
People could soon be able to monitor their carbon emissions on popular social networking website Facebook.
Rackspace: Shared Hosting on Borrowed Time – Data Center Knowledge
At HostingCon last week. Rackspace Cloud general manager Emil Sayegh predicted that cloud computing will bring major change for the web hosting industry. “Over the next for five years, shared hosting as we know it will be made obsolete by the cloud,” said Sayegh. “I firmly believe it. What we need to think about is an environment in which cloud computing and dedicated servers coexist.”
Tiny Canberra engineering outfit Datapod has unveiled a next-generation, modular data centre system that it expects to generate as much as $150 million in export revenue over the next five years.
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