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Congruity360 takes reusing legacy infrastructure very serious, building their new Fall River, MA data center from a historical cotton mill in the city. The granite structure provided an ideal place to build their state of the art facility. We were treated to a tour of the facility at its grand opening, and spoke to the mayor of Fall River, Jasiel Correia II, about what it means to the city.
With all the hyperbolic claims of what the cloud can do for IT, what the cloud actually means gets lost in the process. The roundtable looks at what cloud actually means in the modern enterprise. This includes the changes in workflows that need to happen to successfully migrate to the cloud. They go on to frame the cloud’s influences historically within other industries.
Amazon announced they will be opening up a new AWS region in Stockholm, Sweden by 2018. This will be welcome news to the Scandinavian countries in Northern Europe. Amazon specifically cited Denmark, Finland, Iceland, and Norway as the primary beneficiaries.
At the Open Compute Summit, AMD went into some more details about it’s high end server CPU, codenamed “Naples”. At one time, the company’s Opteron processors were used in supercomputers. While never the dominant force in the data center, AMD had carved out a niche. The last decade has proven more problematic in the enterprise. AMD thinks Naples is not only competitive with the best from Intel, but will serve as a bulwark against what they describe as the problem of server “incrementalism”.
Data Center Ethernet (or DCB or CEE, depending on who you are) is a hot story these days and itâ€™s no wonder that misconceptions galore. However, when I hear several CCIEs I highly respect talk about â€œPriority Flow Control can be used to stop all th…
Few days ago I wrote about the impact of vMotion on a Data Center network and the traffic flow issues. Now letâ€™s walk through what happens when you move a running virtual machine (VM) between two data centers (long-distance vMotion). Imagine weâ€™re …
The FCoE confusion spread by networking vendors has reached new heights with contradictory claims that you need TRILL to run multihop FCoE (or maybe you donâ€™t) and that you donâ€™t need congestion control specified in 802.1Qau standard (or maybe you …
TRILL is proposed with no technical implementation details in RFC5556 and can be encapsulated thusly: Shove the logic of a layer 3 routing protocol down into layer 2. Why? So that switches can bridge traffic via the most efficient path while still avoiding topology loops.
A lot of posts and talks from people involved in VMware and especially when we start talking about the Private Cloud talk about 100% virtualised data centres. And there’s always the nay-sayers like me who point out that there are niche applications which currently can’t be virtualised. These include applications which run specialist hardware and applications which have real-time requirements; in my world of Broadcast Media, these are often one and the same.