Top 25 European Rising Stars 2012: Cluttr …….The Latest Wave in Third-party Data Infrastructure Auditing for Cloud Efficiency With one year to its name counting, Cluttr is the brainchild of two campus graduates from Ghent, Belgium. The firm focuses its energies on the data providers and the companies that seek to leverage on their data networks and equipment to make them eco-friendly. In short, this startup uses third-party software and technology to improve “energy, operational and infrastructure efficiency.” While auditing the optimal capacity of a data establishment, it helps remove extra backlogs while aiding Information Technology departments to operate seamlessly
Is Cloud Computing The Biggest Green Technology? Global warming and climate change are on top of world’s list of concerns and one of the reasons is our dependence on dirty energy from fossil fuels. We all consider the transportation sector as the main pollution source of our atmosphere, but is the IT industry really exempted from the blame? Governments around the globe usually have stringent standards on factory or industrial facility energy consumption and emission while the energy consumption in IT laboratories and data centers is overlooked, with the exception of some universities and research organizations. So there are no
Apple’s Oregon Data Server: If A Green Cloud Rumbles And No One Hears It, Does It Make A Sound? You can say whatever you want about Apple, Android vs iOS, iPad or Samsung Galaxy, but where you have to give it to them is in the genuine effort they have put into going green. Their data centers in Cork, Ireland, Austin, Texas, Sacramento, California and Munich, Germany have already made the switch to 100% renewable energy and the new data center that they have started building in Oregon promises to be “every bit as environmentally responsible as our Maiden data
Cloud Sites in the eye of Super Storm Sandy Hanging by a Moment Super storm Sandy is the old man of the sea wrecking havoc everywhere, from data centers to homes. However, it seems like the American spirit is not yet doused by the news as disaster recovery is underway. According to Fox News, a woman told the New York governor that she had lost all her effects and even then, those around were reiterating to return and start from scratch. Echoing these views were site managers and colocation service providers, who as it is now, are hanging by a
Can We Afford The Resources We Spend on the Cloud? We often think about the Cloud in terms of security, services provided, storage space and price so it is fairly easy to forget about the resources that are needed to keep the Cloud floating in the blue, virtual sky. And yet even our home computers are sucking enough power that if you did not use them for a month and you and would set in place green measures like auto sleep, you would see a significant improvement in your electrical bill. So how much electricity does the Cloud eat up?
Key Cloud Computing Trends In Each Of The Five Continents Going by recent surveys in all the five continents, it is telling that bigger things are yet to come in cloud computing. While Europeans are taking an exacting, albeit generic approach to changes visiting upon the scene, the Americans are considering the capital side of the equation. While Asians are gnawing at the meat pie of reducing infrastructural expenditure, Africans are embracing startups and the state machineries are going into the sector with aplomb. The Australasia region, on the other hand, has posted one of the biggest stories in recent
What Cloud Consumers Need To Look Out For In Cloud Contracts Many people think cloud computing contracts look out for service providers alone. There are different factors that fuel this attitude. Even then, many consumers still feel like they have no choice. Providers tell them what they can and cannot get. This development is negative for the industry. However, if you want to be a consumer for cloud products, the future is looking bright. With more providers on the market, competition will force some of these dominating companies to think twice. In the meantime, you need to look out for