Iceland: New Hot Spot for Data Centers? – CIO.com
The CEO of Verne Global, a wholesale data-center hosting company, has searched the world for places that offer cheap power, easy cooling and reliable communications. While energy costs in the United States are uncertain, Iceland, with its seemingly-unlimited renewable energy, cool temperatures and three (soon to be four) transoceanic cables fits the bill perfectly, he says.
In addition to the payout, the two companies also announced a five-year cross-licensing agreement that gives the companies access to each other’s key chip technology. And while I wouldn’t bet on any broad collaborations between the two companies, one can hope that this new cross-licensing agreement could help answer some of the problems found in the server virtualization market.
The company announced on Monday its Synaptic Compute as a Service, designed to let IT staffers store and maintain internal applications and data via AT&T’s cloud. Capacity and availability can be ramped up when needed, especially if a company’s own data center resources become taxed, AT&T said.
More evidence of the coming collision between home broadband and the smart grid – GreenTech Pastures – ZDNet.com
Anticipating this convergence of interests, iControl Networks has come out with a platform called ConnectedLife Energy Management. The technology, which is intended for broadband operators, utility companies and other service providers, will allow for the development of demand response systems and other energy-efficiency services.
…and one by me, but elsewhere:
VCs Pump Cash Into Solid-state Storage – Earth2Tech
…That edge helps IT shops overlook storage capacities that fall short of hard drives and helps justify the lofty price tags attached to SSD-based storage systems. It’s also an edge that’s attracting VC investment.
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