Today, some rumblings indicate that notebook manufacturers may be falling out of love with Intel and into ARM’s, well, arms! SemiAccurate has an interesting analysis that points to some potentially interesting tech coming from ARM and AMD.
Also, cloud security and disaster recovery are attracting talent and attention; Microsoft’s looking beyond single-server virtualization; and Google pumps more millions into wind energy. All that, and more, in today’s Green IT and cleantech roundup.
X86 notebook manufacturers buy into ARM processors – TechEye
Samsung, Toshiba, Acer and Asustek are rumored to make a serious go of putting ARM’s low-power chip designs into full-featured notebooks.
AMD and ARM join forces at last – SemiAccurate
Charlie Demerjian makes a compelling case…
Israeli Start-Up Zerto Aims to Bring Disaster Recovery to the Cloud – All Things D
How do you keep cloud apps running without incurring the cost of duplicating infrastructure? Zerto plans to offer a fix.
Microsoft claims that we are moving towards a “post-virtualization era” – The Next Web
Farewell single-server virtualization? The software giant plans to “cloud optimize” its software for elastic infrastructures.
Data Centers Look for Lower-Emission Cooling – The New York Times
You don’t have to live near the coast to know what exposure to all that moisture can do to IT equipment. In the pursuit for greener-running data centers, companies are willing to take that risk.
The Cost of Data Center Cooling – Data Center Knowledge
Consulting fees alone warrant a look into energy analytics software.
Samsung climbs up to Climate Savers Computing Initiative board – EcoSeed
Company joins Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and Google in promoting green computing products and services and improving its own operations.
Alta Wind Energy Center gets an extra $102M from Google – VentureBeat
Bringing Google’s total investment in the clean energy company northward of $150M.
Simon Crosby leaving Citrix to tackle cloud security – GigaOM
A smart move given the anxiety over security that’s gripping the cloud market.
All in the family: A new kind of billion-dollar cleantech fund – Reuters
Eleven families are pursuing their penchant for investing cleantech startups by pooling their resources into a $1.4B fund.
…and a bonus link, GE’s Ecomagination Challenge winners!
Ecomagination Challenge Announces New Winners, $63M Round of Investments in Clean Tech – GE Reports
Winners include Xergy Inc., which hopes to commercialize a compressor that can lead to super low power refrigeration systems.