Data center selection is an exercise in compromise. Everybody would like to
have the best of all worlds, with a highly connected facility offering 24×7
smart hands support, impenetrable security, protection from all natural and
man-made disasters, in addition to service level agreements offering 5-Nines
power availability at $.03/kW. Not likely we will be able to hit all those
desired features in any single facility.
Data center operators price their facilities and colocation based on several
Cost of real estate in their market Cost of power and utilities in their
market Competition in their market Level of service offered (including power,
interconnections, etc) Quality of facility (security, power density,
Networks, Content Providers, Enterprises, and Eyeballs
The basic idea of an Internet-enabled world is that eyeballs (human beings) ... (more)
How attractive is San Diego as a place to start a company compared with the
Silicon Valley? Santa Barbara? Los Angeles?
On Thursday evening the “Sweat Equity” series of seminars sponsored by
San Diego’s Software Industry Council (SDSIC) brought together a
distinguished panel with a venture capitalist and successful entrepreneurs
answering questions, drilling into their experiences, as well as exploring
perceptions they’ve developed over several years doing business in San
Diego. More than 50 interested attendees with the hope and aspiration of
either starting their own company, ... (more)
The challenge in architecting, building, and managing data centers is one of
balance. There are forces competing to both push together and pull apart
datacenter resources. Finding an equilibrium point that is technological
sustainable, operationally viable, and business friendly is challenging. The
result is frequently a set of compromises that outweigh the advantages.
The datacenter represents a diverse set of orchestrated resources bound
together by the applications they serve. At its most simplest, these
resources are physically co-located. At its extreme, t... (more)
Opening COMDEX 2003 this morning in Las Vegas, Scott McNealy - chairman,
president, and CEO of Sun Microsystems - had one thing to say above all about
the future of technology: "The network is still the computer."
"Through all of the noise and the stock meltdown," McNealy said, "the network
remains. The network is everywhere. Those who think it's not happening are
missing the bet."
Considered by many to be potentially one of the most important addresses he
has given since the incorporation of the company in February 1982, McNealy
then went on to describe Sun's three-pronged attack... (more)
Covario announced a new, economics-based solution for managing online
presence that challenges the traditional agency model. With its launch of D3
-- Data Driven Decisions for Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Covario has
identified an automation-driven solution that dramatically reduces
inefficiencies in large scale SEO management programs by automating processes
that consume an estimated 30-40 percent of current investment.
"Having worked with large advertisers over the past few years, it's become
apparent that the current model for managing SEO is fundamentally flawed,"
said ... (more)
Speed-Trap http://www.speed-trap.com the online customer insight software
provider, today launches its analytics for adobe air applications,
Speed-Trap's unique capability to capture and process detailed data on users'
interactions with Adobe AIR applications, despite their being based on the
desktop, not in the browser.
Rich internet applications are no longer solely implemented in browser
environments, and with the introduction of Adobe AIR in early 2008, many
organisations are starting to implement their rich internet applications as
standalone, including companies like the B... (more)