Tuesday data center tidbits.

First out of the gate today is a piece about cloud computing storage. I’m not sure how the heck you define “cloud storage” as a product. Other than the self provisioning of it, “cloud storage” doesn’t seem to fit any real definition of “cloud” (what the heck is “cloud firewall” supposed to be?). It is, however, a great marketing tool to attach the term “cloud” to everything possible.

Second up is an article about doing virtualization better. The key to better power saving (and greeness) is not turning on and off virtual machines, it’s running the virtual machines in a cloud computing environment and allowing the cloud to expand and contract with the workload. We’re in the process of doing that right now in our own cloud system, condense virtuals and shut down physical hosts when the demand is low and restart hosts when demand picks up, no shutting down and restarting virtual machines at all.

Call or email me or visit the SwiftWater Telecom web site for green data center and cloud computing services minus the hype.


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