Mobile Cloud Computing Set to Make Billions

The Visiongain Report was just released on December 17, 2011 with a forecast that mobile cloud computing is set to generate $45 billion by 2016. Just this year the mobile cloud computing arena is starting to make a noticeable move. Advances will continue as more and more people and businesses turn to using mobile devices and computing systems.

Mobile Cloud Computing Forecasts

Forecasters predict that by 2016 this market will be extremely competitive. For any company wishing to capture their share of the market the time to act is now.

The use of smartphones is increasing rapidly along with increased worldwide usage of the 3G network. Both businesses and people’s lives are changing because of mobile computing. It is now much easier to use any type of mobile device from more locations.Mobile Cloud Computing

Speculation has it that mobile network operators are set to move their real time operations to the cloud. This includes voice, video and messaging services.  These types of cloud services still need to be tested but the potential is there for businesses to reap a huge return on their investments.  Their other option is to set up their own data centers.

Mobile cloud computing is currently being led by Apple and Google. With smartphones and tablets decreasing in price more mobile computing services will be needed by the anticipated influx of new users.

Mobile applications are huge and this trend is set to increase rapidly. Software such as Maps are going to be a forerunner for mobile cloud computing. Asia is reported to have more mobile users but North America will be the winner as far as revenue is concerned.

Some of the applications customers can expect to use mobile cloud computing for include:

  • Turning your thermostat up or down
  • Recording movies
  • Controlling lights
  • Banking
  • Remotely opening doors for someone else
  • Controlling security centers

Current concerns facing mobile cloud computing include security, privacy and data ownership. These will need to be dealt with so advances can be made. Companies have to ensure their customers that they will not sell or allow a third party to access their information.

Once these issues have been addressed then more players can be expected to enter into the mobile cloud computing arena. For customers they can expect to see better pricing and the availability of more applications being made. For businesses mobile cloud computing provides the opportunity for them to increase their customer base and see a huge return from their initial investment.

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Data Center Talk(DCT) Launching as Data Center Resources Site

DCT started in 2004 as a knowledge sharing community, and quickly gained popularity as an essential information resource on data center topics. DCT is now a key destination for all date center related discussions. Drawing on its history as a place to share knowledge, DCT has now added quality, comprehensive information on data centers, as well as new trends, solutions, and happenings in the industry.

Data center industry’s premier forum, DCT is expanding to be a one-stop gateway to information on

data center design
data center power
data center cooling
data center efficiency
Green IT
Cloud Computing
Storage and Servers
Hosting/Networking/Security
Data Center news and Industry analysis

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Data Center Acronyms and Definition

Every industry has their own terminology. Here are data center related acronym

 

ACAE Air Conditioning Airflow Efficiency
AHU Air Handling Unit
AMS Asset Management System
BC Business Continuity
BCM Branch Circuit Monitoring
BCP Business Continuity Plan
BIA  Business Impact Analysis
BSM Business Service Management
BTO  Business Technology Optimization
C/H Cooling/ Heating
CAC Cold Aisle Containment
CADE Corporate Annual Data Center Efficiency
CapEx Capital Expense
CDP Continuous Data Protection
CFD computational fluid dynamics
CI Continuous Integration
COP Coefficient of Performance
CR Computer Room
CRAC Computer room air conditioner
CRAH Computer Room Air Handler
CSI Cold Supply Infiltration index
CUE Carbon Usage Effectiveness
DC Data Center
DCiE Data Center Infrastructure Efficiency
D/H Dehumidifying/ Humidifying
DLM Data Lifecycle Management
DR Disaster Recovery
EAI Enterprise Application Integration
EaaS Everything-as-a-Service
EFC Equivalent Full Cabinets
FSA File System Archiving
HAC Hot Aisle Containment
HPDC High Performance Data Center
HVAC Heating,Ventilation and Air Conditioning
IaaS Infrastructure-as-a-Service
ILM Information Life Cycle
ILM/DLM Information and Data Lifecycle Management
IT Information Technology
ITIL Information Technology Infrastructure Library
ITSM Information Technology Service Management
MDLP  Managed Data Loss Prevention
MECC Managed Event Collection and Correlation
MERV Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value
MIPS Managed Intrusion Prevention Services
MS Managed Services
MUTM Managed Unified Threat Management
NEBS Network Equipment Building System
NIMS National Incident Management Systems
NOC Network Operations Center
OpEx Operating Expense
Paas Platform-as-a-Service
PDU Power Distribution Unit
PMP Project Management Professional
PUE Power Usage Effectiveness
RAH Recirculation Air Handler
RMF Raised Metal Floor
RPO Recovery Point Objective
RPP Remote Power Panel
RTO Recovery Time Objective
RTU RoofTop Unit
RU Rack Unit
SaaS Software-as-a-Service
SLA Service Level Agreement
UPS Uninterruptible Power Supply
VDC Virtual Data Center
VM Virtual Machine
VPN Virtual Private Network
WUE Water Usage Effectiveness

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Video: Microsoft Canada’s John Weigelt Makes the Case for Secure Cloud Computing

As businesses continue to struggle with understanding cloud computing and its basic promise of ubiquitous availability, elasticity of scale, and usage-based billing, the security risks posed by this new model are something that many companies may not understand, and subsequently fear.

Microsoft Canada’s national technology officer John Weigelt says these fears can be diminished considerably through best practices and cutting-edge technology. Security concerns in such an environment, however, cannot be eliminated completely.

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At the recent Microsoft Cloud Security Roundtable in Toronto, Canada, Weigelt helped debunk some of the myths and worries about cloud security. Taking the Privacy by Design approach developed by Ontario Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian, Microsoft provides some cloud options with the opportunity for cost-savings, added productivity, greater efficiencies and economic growth.

A well-crafted cloud is not an insecure place where data and information is sent and that prying eyes can access and see. The secure clouds that Weigelt advocates have what he calls a “controlled sharing” that helps organizations function better.

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Data Center Options for Location Strategy

Three Data Center Choices for Location Strategy

Three Data Center Choices for Location Strategy, here are the options:

1. Stand-alone data center.

Such centers are built as single or multistory single-purpose assets. Some are found in multitenant and multistory buildings, but they are not preferred. Some stand-alone data centers can also be 100% new or augment existing centers (warehouse, manufacturing, etc.). Most users start out by trying to save time or money by improving an antiquated asset or partially improved asset with some of the improvements in place for a data center.

2. Shared infrastructure, multitenant asset.

This center is a single purpose and often multistory asset with inside plant improvements that often include emergency power service generator only, uninterruptible power supply, battery, and rectifiers for clean, computer-grade power, air-cooled, DX, dry coolers, security, monitoring, and maintenance. Tenants take largely unimproved space by service provider, inclusive of maintenance, et cetera, all at a premium and expense. Users can buy 100 KVA of uninterruptible power supply and 200 kilowatts of generators. Tenants can buy 40 tons of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning. They also can buy “hot hands,” or modified services, for fixed or “cross-connect fees” in a protracted menu. Services are `a la carte.
Users need to make sure services will be in place during the full term of the lease or licensing agreement to ensure that the asset does not run out of infrastructure capacity. This is a buyer-beware program. The devil is in the details of the service-level agreements (SLAs). No one should expect compensation for lost revenue or brand damage due to outage. Compensation comes in the form of future free rent or minimal setoffs. In fact, SLAs are really little more than facility descriptions; more often than not, the sales staff does not know the difference between the two.

3. Collocation-caged environments.

These centers often are multitenant or telecom assets in which there is shared improvements of generators, uninterrupted power supply, air conditioning, and often cabinets and IT equipment. The services are sold by the cabinet, power circuits, cross-connects, IT circuits, and pretty much everything you look at you pay for. The “hot hands” for all IT work is priced by task or duration of tasks per month (e.g., five hours per month). Like the shared infrastructure model, this is also a buyer-beware program.

Conclusion

Datacenter is one time planning for any organization and it is not only hard and difficult to change datacenter but also expensive. So due care should be taken while selecting option for you. Key factors remains same, Perfect match at right budget”

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SURVEY OF DATA CENTER : AREAS OF INTEREST

While choosing site for data center, some points shall be pondered. Completed study with following area of interest will help you to indentify best location for your data center.

Physical Security

External

  • Anonymity
  • Protection (Barriers, Patrols)
  • Observation (Lights, Cameras and Monitoring Station)
  • Entry Points
  • Locks, Guards, Logs, Mantraps

Internal

  • Access Control (Passkeys, Compartmentalization, Creation and Review of Logs, Identification and Escort Requirements, Use of Cages/Rooms)
  • Observation (Cameras, Video Recording, Tape Maintenance and Review)

Environment Controls

  • Detection of smoke, heat, sound, water, humidity
  • Fire suppression systems
  • HVAC systems
  • Power plant (multiple power supplies, internal distribution and switching systems, UPS systems, testing)

Telecommunications

  • Multiple carriers
  • Internal distribution and switching systems
  • Control Center (location, staffing, scope of responsibility, monitoring systems, escalation procedures)
  • Testing

Network Management

  • Control Center (location, staffing, scope of responsibility, monitoring systems, escalation procedures)

System Configuration

  • Redundancy
  • Logical security (firewalls, IDS, DMZ, log management, backups)
  • Change management (plan review, authorization, testing)Capacity Planning
  • Performance characteristics
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Data Center Risk Management Plan Checklist

Use this tool to document Risk and their mitigation plan. Very useful tool and checklist for risk management for data centers..

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Rittal Discusses Data Center Cooling

This video talks of new cooling technologies that are available in the market including cold aisle containment, free cooling, liquid cooling and other next generation CRAC systems. It also talks of ways in which optimized cooling can save your annual expenditure and improve data center efficiency.

 

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UPS Solutions by Emerson

Uninterruptible Data Center Power

AC power uninterruptible power supplies (UPS)
Data Center operations cannot come to standstill without affecting your business. Emerson Network Power delivers a full range of Liebert uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) and power distribution units (PDU), from individual data center solutions to integrated systems that keep network closets, computer rooms and data center infrastructure up and running at all times. they offer products like

  • Desktop and Workstation UPS
  • Rackmount UPS
  • Network UPS
  • Large Facility UPS
  • Power Distribution and Conditioning
  • Rack PDU

Website: Emerson Network

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All About Different RAID Levels

In this video, you will understand the different types of RAID levels. Terminologies like disk striping, striping with parity, and striping with a distributed party are also discussed.

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