The Register makes a very good (and pretty funny) point about Dell’s recent reinvention. With all their recent acquisitions here in the general San Francisco Bay Area, Dell is developing a decidedly West Coast flair.
Between buying Scalent, Ocarina Networks, and KACE, all Bay Area/Silicon Valley-based companies, it looks like Dell is definitely making progress towards a new conception of data centers. Read More
First of all, its nickname is Merlin. Second, it’s supposed to be the greenest data center extant. These factors placeCapGemini’s newest venture high on the list of coolest data centers as well as greenest.
So, say the industry average PUE is about 2.5 – Merlin’s is just 1.08. The Reuters news article doesn’t go into as much detail as one could wish about how exactly this exemplary PUE is sustained, but it does discuss the cooling technique Read More
As data center space becomes harder to find, alternate forms of data storage like data center containers are becoming more popular. This is clear, for example, from Active Power’s recent success with its PowerHouse systems. These act as extensions of more conventional data centers, providing extra space in the form of containers, typically until a more permanent structure can be prepared. Read More
This morning I came across a very helpful article about things to consider before choosing a data center monitoring solution. Because there are so many different components to consider, it can be really complicated to prioritize and negotiate how to monitor the physical aspects of a data center. Read More
This just in: a judge has ordered Microsoft to stop selling Microsoft Word by the end of the next 60 days. Sure Word is annoying, but really?
Apparently, the way Word separately manipulates a document’s content and architecture infringes on some copyright. A version of word that couldn’t open documents in .XML .DOCX or .DOCM formats containing custom XML would be fine… but that doesn’t help Microsoft out any right now. Read More