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Just had a great run-through with the panelists of "Building a Private Cloud: Is it Worth It?" from the upcoming Modern Infrastructure Decisions conference. Awesome conversation. 
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I ended up going with a Mac mini server, and a thunderbolt Areca Arc-8050 8 drive RAID stuffed with 4TB WD enterprise drives. Result is a smoking fast huge 32TB setup the height of two pint glasses and a hard drive wide. Quite pleased with it so far. 
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My take on HP's shrinking data center sales has more to do with IT gradually shifting over new workloads to cloud rather than buying new servers, and uncertainty regarding Oracle and Itanium.
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Forget racking and stacking, the next generation of IT ops will be coding cloud brokers
Like a hurricane barreling up the coast, cloud computing is gathering strength and expected to make landfall shortly. In some IT shops, cloud is already here, bringing the winds of change along with i...
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Depending on your scale, public cloud appears to be a mixed bag
Interop attendees learn the downside of public cloud, and why social gaming giant Zynga moved to a hybrid cloud approach.
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Cloud continues to change how IT operations run. It’s no longer if — but when — cloud will take control in enterprise IT shops.
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Sweet, you're like making me smarter and stuff!
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nice analysis of VMware entering public cloud realm
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It's really happening! we're launching a new magazine, with yours truly at the helm. Story ideas welcome. 
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The DevOps movement has made way for NoOps — a term that reflects a relative shortage of IT operations professionals compared to the number of developers in data centers today. First coined by Forrest...
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The rent vs. own debate, data center style
Some enterprise IT shops can justify the cost to build and operate a private data center, but more and more organizations prefer to lease space from colocation facilities and service providers. Zynga,...
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Bracing for disaster recovery, some firms test products such as Egenera PAN Portability to streamline between data centers.
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