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download_arrow.pngStart your week right with the Data  Center Download here in the Server Room!   This post wraps up everything new in the Server Room, the Cloud  Builder Forum, and our Data Center Experts around the web.  This is your chance to catch up on all of the  blogs, podcasts, webcasts, and interesting items shared via Twitter from the  previous week.

 

Here’s our wrap-up of the best of data center news in and around Intel since July 21st:

 

 

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In the Blogs:

Raejeanne  Skillern asked what  is really holding back the cloud?

Brian  Yoshinaka explained In  the Data Center: Open FCoE Brings Integrated Fibre Channel over Ethernet to  VMware vSphere 5

Robert  Deutsche  shared on  Cloud Computing Strategy: It's All for Naught if the Dogs Won't Eat

Jennifer  Sanati  described that Information  Security for Small Businesses Evolves

Bruno  Domingues  explained cloud  Computing & Capacity Planning for SaaS – Part II

Cory  Klatik  shared that Cloud  Computing Technology and Research Gets a Boost

Jason  Waxman on extending  our Cloud “Field of Vision” beyond 2015

Winston Saunders   explained that Power  and Energy Efficiency: Double Your Benefit

Pauline  Nist  shared performance  & Benchmarks: Xeon E7 and DB2 tops TPC-C Performance Results

Emily  Hutson  told us about better  Information Security for Small Business: Intel Xeon Processor E3 Family-Based  Servers

Kibibi  Moseley  shared highlights  from Intel Mission Critical Solutions @ Cisco Live 2011: World of Solutions

 

Broadcasted Across the Web:

 

On Chip Chat – Episode #144 Energy  Efficiency in the Home

 

Rich Libby from the Eco-Technology program office discusses  how to make the world more efficient in the office and home using smart grid  technology with an upcoming technology called WEST - Wireless Energy Sensing  Technology.

 

On Conversations  in the Cloud – Episode #20 Building  Clouds with StackIQ

 

In this Conversations in the Cloud podcast Greg Bruno, VP of  Engineering from StackIQ, talks about the company’s focus in the HPC, big data,  and the cloud markets and using StackIQ Rocks for managing the end-to-end  stack.

 

In the Cloud Builders Webcast: Anticipating Unknown IT Needs  with Flexible Building Blocks

 

When going to the cloud what's important?  Security, reliability and flexibility. In  this webcast, NetApp and Intel come together to share key learning's on how they build an open and flexible cloud reference architecture using VMware's ESX,  NetApp Unified Storage Systems and Intel Unified 10 Gb Ethernet adapters.  Learn how VMware, NetApp and Intel are uniquely positioned to help you evolve your virtualized IT infrastructure to a cloud computing model.

 

On Channel Intel:

 

Intel  Lenovo Secure Cloud Access Overview

The  Intel® Server Products Edge -- Quality, Ingenuity & Commitment You Can  Trust

New  Intel Science and Tech Center for Cloud Computing

ISTC  Cloud: Carnegie Mellon University

ISTC  Embedded: Carnegie Mellon University

Cloud  computing at terminal velocity

Intelligent  Client in the Cloud with Intel Core vPro processors

Intel  Cloud 2015 Vision: Client Aware Cloud

Citrix  NetScaler Working with Intel and Microsoft Solutions

 

In the Social Stream:


Allyson Klein

  • #AMD #Nvidia losing market share to #Intel which now  commands 60% of GPU market - http://j.mp/opfuh9
  • Lightning takes down a #datacenter. Are solar explosions  next? http://ow.ly/6118w

 

 

Winston  Saunders

 

 

Dylan Larson

 

 

Raejeanne Skillern

  • Reading about Zynga's private cloud strategy - zCloud http://bit.ly/qIU9me #cloudstack &  #rightscale named as best of breed. Let's play!
  • Not a surprise > Solid State Drive Adoption Increasing:  via @eWeek.com http://bit.ly/pLoaB6
  • VMware starts to concede, PaaS on rise: VMware Licensing  Change Opens Doors for Competing Virtualization, Cloud Prvdrs http://bit.ly/obV97r
  • RT @bradshaf: Pretty good summary on value of OpenStack to  Rackspace « Data Center Knowledge: http://bit.ly/q9WrpX
  • A worthwhile read: Cloud Standards Get Customer Push via  @eWeek.com http://bit.ly/odl5nn
  • From #intel IT: "Our cloud investments have already  paid for themselves AND returned $17M in cash savings " http://bit.ly/nOEOqV

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