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Review: Dell's 13G PowerEdge R730xd, a workhorse server with a kick

Review: Dell's 13G PowerEdge R730xd, a workhorse server with a kick | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Hardware improvements, rich storage options, and plenty of room for expansion add up to a very fast, flexible 2U workhorse
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It's not uncommon for the next generation of servers to track new releases of Intel's processors. Intel's latest Haswell processor coupled with DDR4 memory bring more speed and lower power requirements in the same 2U form factor. My review unit came equipped with 64GB of DDR4 RAM and two Intel Xeon E5-2690 v3 processors, which run at 2.6GHz.

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Cloud computing heading for brownouts, warns Cisco engineer

Cloud computing heading for brownouts, warns Cisco engineer | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Power systems will struggle to accommodate 120 megawatt data centres, warns Cisco
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That is the warning of a senior Cisco engineer, who points out that major new data centres currently planned by Amazon, Google and others will have the equivalent power consumption of cities of 500,000 people.

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Cloud computing will kill the IT department. True or false?

Cloud computing will kill the IT department.  True or false? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
What if the cloud becomes the primary data center, and SaaS is the only way applications are sold?  Will there be a need for an IT department? 
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Although the landscape has changed, IT will not be led out to the pastures. With its wings clipped, IT can transform itself to meet the requirements that the Cloud will bring.

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INFOGRAPHIC: High Performance Cloud

INFOGRAPHIC: High Performance Cloud | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Access the FireHost cloud server information center for informative and educational information all about security.
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Factual infographic from FireHost which rightfully points out that being in the cloud is not the end of the story. Poor response time will cost more in the end.

 

"The performance benchmark, an independent third party performed the study, including seven cloud hosting providers and four performance metrics, comparing overall server performance, memory speed, processor speed, and storage speed against a control group consisting of dedicated servers."

 

More here: http://www.firehost.com/secure-cloud/performance-benchmarks

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INFOGRAPHIC: Web Hosting in a Nutshell

INFOGRAPHIC: Web Hosting in a Nutshell | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Web Hosting Simplified
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Very informative Infographic on Web Hosting

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Sentrum Colo's comment, February 21, 1:55 PM
This infographic does a great job in explaining how huge the cloud is and the pros and cons of it.
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What You Must Know About the Cloud Hosting Services

What You Must Know About the Cloud Hosting Services | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Cloud server hosting, private and public alike, is the next big thing in the world of web server hosting. This trend is currently attracting the e-com,Cloud Computing
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The advantages of cloud server hosting

 

There are quite a few advantages of using the cloud computing technology for the large enterprises. However here are some of the most common ones. ...

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Opscode Enterprise Chef cooks up broader cloud computing capabilities around storage and networking

Opscode Enterprise Chef cooks up broader cloud computing capabilities around storage and networking | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Chef IT goes beyond servers to automate network and storage configuration in the data centre
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In co-founder Adam Jacob's words "Today we're delivering an automation platform that accelerates this transformation by delivering on-demand IT services to achieve the speed necessary for meeting the new expectations of customers."

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Will Cloud Computing Kill The Server Market?

Will Cloud Computing Kill The Server Market? | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
The cloud computing era is upon us, and if you make servers, life could really begin to stink.
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The figures quoted are mind boggling. 98.6% drop in email servers. 97% reduction on servers for productivity applications. And an amazing saving on energy of 87%.

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Rackspace to service providers: We can take care of that OpenStack cloud for you

Rackspace to service providers: We can take care of that OpenStack cloud for you | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Rackspace looks to boost OpenStack uptake by building and managing cloud infrastructure for service providers
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"It's not just a ‘Rackspace wants more revenue' thing - we want to extend the network effect of this, ...." ---- Which translates into more revenue!

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IBM aims to bring cloud computing and big data to mass markets

IBM aims to bring cloud computing and big data to mass markets | Cloud Central | Scoop.it
Power Systems and SmartCloud updates unveiled
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