The explosive growth in cloud computing adoption in recent years has elevated the importance of having strong management of cloud deployments. Many of the conventional issues addressed by IT professionals in traditional data centers (physical infrastructure) remain unaltered in cloud deployments. However, using traditional systems management gear and techniques fails to address the characteristics of cloud-specific deployments.
In 2014, spending on cloud-related infrastructure and services is expected to reach $174.2 billion, according to research firm IHS Technology, up 20 percent from the previous year. This number is projected to rise to $235.1 by 2011. Forrester Research predicted that half of enterprises will prioritize deploying private clouds through commercial software in 2014.
Recent years have seen a continuously growing interest in cloud computing technologies. As usual with disruptions of this scale, every new technology—as well as existing ones—is now touted as “Cloud Something.” Despite this avalanche of adoption, an industry-wide consensus on the very definition of cloud computing has proved to be elusive.
The Open Data Center Alliance (ODCA) strongly advocates the use of green power sources, which can significantly help lower CO2 emissions, while recognizing that such sources are not available at every location. In all instances, the most efficient use of power, regardless of the method of generation, can have a large impact on the overall carbon footprint of cloud service workloads.
For almost ten years, Netcraft has measured and made available the response times of leading hosting providers' websites. These performance measurements are made at fifteen minute intervals from separate points around the internet across North America and Europe. Each month, Netcraft publishes the results online. Datapipe is amongst the most reliable sites monitored by Netcraft, with a 100% uptime record over the past 7 years, and 99.99% over 9 years.
Performance tuning is a complex topic especially when it comes to Real Application Cluster (RAC) databases. This paper will focus on one area of higher performing interconnects: Infiniband.
Performance tuning is a complex topic especially when it comes to Real Application Cluster (RAC) databases. This paper will describe one approach to increasing performance without recoding an application. That approach is flash based SAN storage compared with spinning disk SAN storage.
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