Lately: A look at how Amazon’s Kindle Fire browser, Silk, could further blur the lines between the cloud and mobile devices. Google boosts its support for residential solar – with its checkbook, of course. Iceland hopes to lure data center operators with its chill, renewables-friendly ways.
Also, Intel readies new Atoms as it works to unseat ARM as the king of mobile, low-power computing.
The Implications of Amazon’s Silk Web Browser – ReadWriteWeb
The technical factors astound, but cloud privacy concerns bubble to the surface.
Google Invests an Additional $75 Million in Residential Solar Power – Treehugger
The funds will help Clean Power Finance perch panels atop the roofs of up to 3,000 home owners.
Iceland moves forward with their datacenter plans – ZDNet
An old NATO airbase will house Colt modular data centers for cloud provider Verne Globular. More to come?
New 32nm Atoms Surface on Intel’s Website – Tom’s Hardware
Slowly and steadily, Intel closes in on ARM.
Report: Global data center energy use will rise nearly 20% next year – Networkworld
All the more reason to green your IT.
Power Assure helps CIOs manage server power, gets $13.5M – VentureBeat
Improving market visibility, product upgrades are the goal of this ABB-led round.
Open Compute Plus Open Data Center = A Better Cloud? – CTO Edge
Facebook’s efficiency efforts could extend past its own data centers.
Eight cloud computing risks, and how to quash them – ZDNet
Daunting? Yes. But a little forethought can go a long way toward building resilient and secure cloud infrastructures.
Fueling green tech with biology and Moore’s Law – CNET
The rise of computing power goes hand-in-hand with innovations from companies like Genomatica.
Report: 238 million smart meters to be deployed in Europe by 2020 – TelecomEngine
Pike Research figures that massive uptake in the region will generate $80.3 billion in investments.