Avatar is turning out to be one of the highest-grossing movies ever, and people are really crazy about it. I’ve read that some viewers are even experiencing depression and suicidal thoughts because of how much more attractive the world in the movie is than the world we live in. Read More
Facebook’s amazing growth in an unprecedentedly short time has been a topic of interest to data center enthusiasts for some time. The news that they are building their own custom data centers is another interesting plot point in the story of Facebook, which is definitely one of the phenomenons of our generation. Read More
This is a break during a migration of a customer’s data center. We needed to dispose of the bubble wrap and associated refuse, and we realized a long time ago it is easier to stuff into garbage bags, if it is popped…so now it is a game, and it allows our team to let go during stressful and exciting data center migration projects. Read More
Iceland’s future as a location for data centers is a topic I’ve addressed before, just after their volcanic disaster. At that time it was concerning because the threat of natural disaster looked like it might eclipse the ways Iceland is appealing as a data center hotspot. As it turns out though, they are recovering completely and getting a lot of attention in the industry. Read More
Symantec’s annual report produced some intriguing and perhaps unexpected results.
Perhaps most interesting to us in the data center migration business is that cloud computing is not high on the list of priorities for the 1,780 respondents to the report’s survey questions (respondents from 573 businesses in 26 countries). Read More
In an article from the Register about government financial contribution to energy efficiency research, the Obama administration’s Secretary of Energy, Stephen Chu, mentions his call for “a new industrial revolution.”
What his department is doing about the situation is giving $47 million to fund research to improve energy efficiency. They’ve given a number of different companies portions of the money – big companies like IBM and Read More