Datacenters

Microsoft eyes Government's move to cloud with local data centres

Grazed from BusinessStandard. Author: Shivani Shinde Nadhe.

With three data centres being set up by Microsoft in India the Redmond-based company is expected to have a leg-up in having a bigger pie of the Indian cloud computing business. Microsoft globally has spent over $4.5 billion to set up 19 data centres (DCs) across the globe as it accelerates its strategy to be a Mobile First, Cloud First company.

In the last 12 months the company has expanded its DCs from eight countries to 19. These includes in countries like Australia, Japan, China and India. In India, many believe, that this will allow Microsoft to target the government sector which so far has been vary of adopting to public cloud from third party players...

DataCentred adds ARM 64-bit to OpenStack cloud

Grazed from BusinessCloudNews. Author: Editorial Staff.

Manchester-based cloud services provider DataCentred has added ARM AArch64-based servers to its OpenStack-based public cloud platform, a product of its recently announced partnership with Codethink. The company’s head of cloud services told BCN the company is responding to customer demand for putting ARM-based workloads in the cloud.

As part of the move the ARM AArch64 architecture, which allows 32-bit and 64-bit processes to be executed alongside one another, will be added to the company’s OpenStack-based public cloud offering; the company said it will run the platform on HP M400 ARM hardware, and give customers access to Intel and ARM architectures alongside one another within an OpenStack environment...

IBM opens billion dollar Quebec cloud centre

Grazed from ComputerDealerNews. Author: Editorial Staff.

Big Blue today took the wraps off its second SoftLayer data centre in the Montreal suburb of Drummondville. IBM Canada just eight months ago cut the ribbon on a Toronto-based SoftLayer facility. According to IBM Canada officials, the Québec facility is part of $1.2 billion investment in cloud computing from the Armonk, N.Y.-based giant.

SoftLayer currently has a customer base of more than 1,000 organizations including start-ups, financial services/insurance, public sector and retailers. One of those clients is New York-based Baseline Medical Inc. and Silanis Technology Inc. of Montreal, the two companies formed a joint partnership more than 15 years ago to develop and deliver e-business solutions to healthcare and insurance markets along with government...

Apple's new 1.7 billion European data centers will power cloud services

Grazed from BetaNews. Author: Mihaita Bamburic.

Colder regions make great places for building data centers. Operators can leverage the colder air outside to cool those hot servers, without relying much on costly tools like air conditioners and the like. When we're talking about thousands of servers all running in the same place, the savings are substantial. And so is the positive impact on the environment, thanks to a healthy decrease in energy requirements and emissions.

It should come as no surprise that Apple has announced Denmark and Ireland as the locations of choice for its two new European data centers. The two countries are also favored by other players in the tech industry, like Google and Microsoft. Apple's new data centers will power online services for European customers...

Cloud Computing and Data Center infographic

Grazed from Emerald-Technology.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Inforgraphic covers topics such as Cloud Computing Industry Valuation, Storage Trends, Customer Profiles, Data Center Sizing, Cloud Computing Job Creation by Industry, and much more...

To view the cloud computing and datacenter infographic, visit http://emerald-technology.com/blog/cloud-computing-data-center-infographic/

Cloud Computing: 7 Crazy Cool Data Centers

Grazed from InformationWeek. Author: Kelly Sheridan.

All data centers share a few commonalities: They generate massive amounts of heat while draining equally large amounts of energy. However, some businesses are getting creative with how and where they store data. Data centers are more than just massive facilities packed with overheating servers and air conditioners.

Most contain the best hardware and software available in modern technology, with the capacity to send and receive millions of pieces of data per second, which is especially important as cloud computing matures and more companies invest in moving apps and data to the cloud. As more businesses begin to invest in cloud capabilities, the use of data centers becomes less of an option and more of a priority. Small and midsize businesses are especially exhibiting a strong growing interest in new forms of data storage...

Europe's largest infrastructure networking and deal making event focuses on explosive cloud and datacentre transformation

Grazed from DataCloudCongress. Author: PR Announcement.

Datacloud 2015 creates the largest European platform for datacentre and cloud IT infrastructure end users and business leaders. The conference June 3 and 4, aims to explore the very latest in technologies and markets, to inspire through rich content and hosts 2,000 senior executives to meet, connect, collaborate and do deals.

Extensively covering data and cyber security, cost, application management and performance, scalability of cloud technologies, enterprise IT control, and energy management, the datacentre remains at the epicentre of both the event and today’s businesses, enabling and securing the applications and services that are critical to operations and poised to transform radically through the explosive levels of new demand...

Cloud Computing: The 2015 Rules of Data Center Migration

Grazed from Baseline.  Author: Kent Weaver.

Organizations planning to make a bold digital splash in 2015 are also likely to need another upgrade: their data centers. As new technologies enter the marketplace, many enterprises are planning—and budgeting—for the next big thing.

However, data center migrations are, in many ways, both easier and more complex than ever. Technologies such as virtualization may eliminate the need for moving physical equipment, but the vast array of other options, such as hybrid and cloud solutions, make the process inherently more complex than it was before...

Models for Efficient Data Replication in Cloud Computing Datacenters

Grazed from University of Luxembourg.  Author:  Dejene Boru, Dzmitry Kliazovich, Fabrizio Granelli, Pascal Bouvry, Albert Y. Zomaya.

Cloud computing is a computing model where users access ICT services and resources without regard to where the services are hosted. Communication resources often become a bottleneck in service provisioning for many cloud applications. Therefore, data replication which brings data (e.g., databases) closer to data consumers (e.g., cloud applications) is seen as a promising solution.

In this paper we present models for energy consumption and bandwidth demand of database access in cloud computing datacenter. In addition we propose an energy efficient replication strategy based on the proposed models which results in improved Quality of Service (QoS) with reduced communication delays...

Cloud Computing: Amazon data center on fire in Virginia

Grazed from Click2Houston.  Author: Editorial Staff.

A large fire lit up the roof of an Amazon data center that's still under construction in a Virginia suburb outside Washington, D.C.  No one was hurt in the blaze, according to the local fire department, which was able to put out the fire in under an hour.  Amazon said the facility was in the early stages of becoming an Amazon Web Services cloud computing center.

The company noted that the incident didn't impact company production or shipping.  The nondescript building will one day be one of Amazon's massive data centers -- the kind that keep websites running and store computer information for companies...