Cloud data center solutions not only provide results for optimized physical infrastructures, but also enable organizations to be more responsive, improve operational efficiency and increase strategic relevance to their business.
TMCnet was there this week to report on all the latest cloud data center news. Here are a few highlights:
Disruptive business models like SaaS and cloud computing are changing the IT landscape, according to a new survey about cloud computing, which seems to support this finding. The survey reveals surprising confidence in cloud services with a high degree of ongoing experimentation.
According to interviewee Michael Skok, a partner at North Bridge Venture Partners and a venture capitalist himself who has invested in many entrepreneurs, cloud hype is quickly dissolving, being replaced with a mass pursuit of users looking to understand where its value lies for the purposes of their lifestyle.
According to Skok, only 3 percent of respondents this year believe the cloud is too risky, compared to 10 percent of the survey respondents in 2011. He also mentioned that the number of people who feel that the cloud still needs to mature has dropped from 26 percent in 2011 to 12 percent in 2012.
To read more about the study’s findings, click here.
The design and ultimate operation of the data center is bound to be more successful when airflow and thermal management are taken into consideration from the onset. In doing so, data center managers are more likely to ensure the uptime of supported applications, efficient operations and a consistent experience with all equipment. As the cloud data center continues to gain attention, details that address operational efficiency are becoming more important.
A recent Panduit white paper explores how new advancements in technology including cloud computing and virtualization are increasing the density requirements of the power rack. High density applications are driving the utilization of any server from 10 percent in the past to as much as 90 percent now. In doing so, the power density and airflow requirements are doubling or even tripling.
To read more about essential considerations in the design of the cloud data center, click here.
In other cloud data center news, Cabinet, a company that provides electronic document management and workflow management software, has introduced Cabinet MOBILE for the iPad, an app that enables clients to access and use mission-critical documents directly from their iPad.
Cabinet MOBILE allows SAFE and SAFE CLOUD 8.5 users to interact with their documents directly from an iPad (using a native app) or other mobile device (through a Web browser). Cabinet MOBILE is available only for users of SAFE and SAFE CLOUD 8.5.
For more cloud data center news, be sure to visit TMCnet again next week for all the latest developments.
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