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HP Tech Day: Sustainable Data Center (#HPTechDay)

I’ve had the privilege of being invited to another HP Tech Day.  This time, the event is being held at the HP Facility located in Fort Collins, Colorado.  This campus is located approximately 1 hour outside of Denver and sits between Intel and AMD’s campuses (see map .)  The focus of this event is for HP

A Look at the Dark Side of the Force

When I go to San Francisco, I head over to the west side of town to peer through the closed gates of the hidden campus of Lucasfilm’s Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) dreaming of catching a glimpse of the magic.  Recently Arik Hesseldahl, from All Things Digital, accomplished my dream and had a peek behind the curtains

Blade Servers Causing Data Centers To Be Re-designed?

A recent article from AsiaOne.com reported that modern data centers are having problems handling the dense server environment that blade servers provide.  The article mentions that traditional data centers that were built less than five years ago were designed to have a uniform energy distribution of around 2kW to 4kW (kilowatts) per server rack.  With the growth

What Is Your Ideal VMware Lab Environment?

Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been researching what are the “ideal” configurations for a home VMware vSphere lab.  Ideally, it would be small enough to run a few virtual machines and demonstrate high availability features like vMotion, DRS, HA or even FT.  The problem that I’ve run into is that I haven’t found

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