Quote from Joseph Marks @ Nextgov.com
"More than half of organizational users saved little or no money after transitioning to cloud computing, according to a new study, and only 14 percent actually downsized their information technology departments after moving to the cloud."
My Take> There are some interesting stats from this cloud computing survey commissioned by CSC which covers companies Read More & Comment
By Hosting Guru With the recent announcements of both Intel's and AMD's latest offerings in the last few weeks, it's a good time to stop and reflect on where compute technology is heading. AMD's new Opteron 6200 and 4200 are low power multi-core CPU's for the data centre and cloud computing. A smart move in my book, where they have also improved memory bandwidth and memory capacity. Most importantly, Read More & Comment
Joint Efforts Combine NTT Communications' Arcstar Managed Network Solution and CME Group's Co-Location Facility to Create Ultra-low Latency Gateway to Asia
NEW YORK & CHICAGO, Oct 10, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com), and CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced Read More & Comment
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This is a bit of a shameless plug I know, but since NTT made the significant investments in Dimension Data, Frontline Systems and Harbour MSP in Australia, not a lot has been said about what we are doing with all these amazing companies. I hope to give you a little insight below into how we are going to market as a fully integrated ICT provider.
In the near future Read More & Comment
From Reuters LONDON | Tue Oct 4, 2011 10:55am EDT (Reporting by Georgina Prodhan; Editing by Helen Massy-Beresford)
(Reuters) - Few organizations have moved to cloud computing -- the delivery of computing as a service from remote centers -- and of those that have, many are disappointed with the results, a survey published on Tuesday found.
Fewer than one in five organizations questioned Read More & Comment
Another New Zealand Earthquake - Magnitude 5.8 September 30 2011 at 11:42 pm (NZDT), 110 km north-east of White Island.
These quakes still seem to be building this week, so far no reported damage in NZ. Korumburra in Victoria had a 4.4 earlier in July this year so Australia is not immune either.
Ominous timing for my previous blog post on Crisis Management, BCP and DR! Read More & Comment
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You don't need to be Einstein to work out we are in an era of increased natural disasters, large scale and controversial security breaches, and even bigger system outages and disruptions caused by our increased reliance on cloud applications, social media and outsourced services. A few well known names and events come to mind, some very close to home, and this is without Read More & Comment
Future data centres will be built with two particular factors in mind that will ultimately determined their location and the kinds of applications they support, says executives at NTT Communication Global.
According to Brandon Lee, chief strategy officer at NTT Comms Asia, there will be two types of data centres in the future – one type that is optimised for energy efficiency Read More & Comment
Blended Cloud Environments – A Financial Services Use Case From cloudswitch.com
"Cloud computing simplified. Enterprise cloud computing with CloudSwitch software.
One of the most interesting trends in cloud computing is the emergence of “hybrid” solutions which span environments that were historically isolated from one another. A traditional data center offers finite capacity in support Read More & Comment
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As the NBN continues to roll out across Australia preparing us for the next evolution of the digital age and cloud computing, the pace of growth of data centres across Asia Pacific continues to increase. Frost & Sullivan are predicting 14.6% growth in Data Centre Capacity across Asia, generating revenues exceeding $10 billion by the end of this year.
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