Ahead in the Clouds:

August, 2014


August 25, 2014  11:09 PM

VMworld 2014: What happened on Day 1

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Cloud Computing, Google, Open vSwitch, OpenStack, vCloud, VMware, VMware vSphere

On Day 1 of its annual conference VMworld 2014 themed "No Limits", VMware unveiled its strategies around open cloud platform OpenStack and around container technology Kubernetes. It also launched new tools to extend its software-defined datacentre and hybrid cloud...

August 20, 2014  3:53 PM

Microsoft Azure goes down for users around multiple regions including Europe and Asia

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Cloud Computing, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, StorSimple, Windows Azure

Just when I thought to myself: Cloud services must be improving as there are fewer outages reported this year than there were last year, Microsoft Azure cloud service went down for many users, including European ones, earlier this week.

Microsoft's...


August 18, 2014  10:54 AM

PUE – the benevolent culprit in the datacentre

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Data Center, energy, PUE, SCADA, ScienceLogic

Internet of Things, big data, and social media are all creating an insatiable demand for scalable, sophisticated and agile IT resources, making datacentres a true utility. This is making big tech and telecom companies to drift a bit from their core competency and build their...


August 7, 2014  11:01 PM

What’s making Oregon the datacentre capital

Archana Venkatraman Profile: Archana Venkatraman
Facebook, Google, Hillsboro, Intel, Oregon

I am just back from Oregon where I attended a workshop at Intel's Hillsboro campus. What amazed me the most - apart from the most delicious Peruvian cuisine I had at Portland of course - is Intel's large presence in the area and the number of big datacentres in Oregon.


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