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Dell to add ten data centers to its cloud

4/7/2011 02:00 PM EDT
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re: Dell to add ten data centers to its cloud
alan.varghese   4/8/2011 11:30:29 PM
Ten data centers (of which only 3 are located in the U.S.) is hardly enough. A main focus area of cloud computing for enterprises is desktop virtualization; but in this application, low latency is very important to support performance. A few scattered mega-centers may not meet this requirement. And even from a storage and computing redundancy point of view, it is important to have multiple centers. Dell and others need to think in terms of a multitude of small and large architectures tied together in an optimal fashion.

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DrQuine   4/8/2011 9:33:08 PM
Perhaps the most significant statement in the article comes in the 3rd to last paragraph: "The IEEE recently announced efforts to help standardize interoperability of clouds services." The unspoken premise of cloud computing is that it allows for flexible, scalable, redundant, and ubiquitous computing resources. If each provider is a proprietary island then these benefits are not realized - and corporations are taking on unrecognized risks in the event of failures impacting their selected provider.

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