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rick merritt
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rick merritt   8/12/2013 8:23:05 PM
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Google is, Facebook is. How about you?

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JanineLove   8/13/2013 9:14:48 AM
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"Taiwan's Industrial Technology Research Institute has agreed to set up the first certification lab. Space could be ready in a few weeks, though test suites will take longer to complete."

>>I'd like to hear more about this.

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rick merritt   8/13/2013 10:59:42 AM
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@Janine: Makes sense. A lot of the server design and manufacturing for the Facebooks, Amazons and Google';s of the world comes from Taiwan ODMs these days with Quanta one of the leaders. Taiwan has wanted a bigger footprint in clpoud comp0uting for awhile. ITRI has a division focusing on cloud issues, too.

ITRI is clearing space right now and is out ahead of the team preparing the testing software.

 

 

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Sheetal.Pandey   8/13/2013 2:02:30 PM
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With so many people around the world activ on Facebook, keeping huge amount of data and everything for free. FB has to find unique and economical ways to store this much data. They need customized solution.

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rick merritt   8/13/2013 6:08:21 PM
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@Sheetal: Indeed they do need and want some custom storage solutions. Stay tuned for a story probably tomorrow on their call for a new kind of flash memory.

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LarryM99   8/13/2013 6:49:31 PM
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We went from vertically integrated computer companies to distributed PC production based on interchangeable parts. It looks like we are moving into the next stage, where we have vertically integrated customer solutions for a few select companies. Where does that leave the rest of us?

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Sheetal.Pandey   8/14/2013 2:55:41 AM
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Customized solutions only for few companies..because they are able to show the money and social involement or public shares. Actually giant social networking sites like Facebook needs customized storage solutions, not that other sectors dont need. I am sure its all in the money power and people power.

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goafrit   8/14/2013 10:52:28 AM
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>> FB has to find unique and economical ways to store this much data. They need customized solution.

This has gone beyond Facebook to other firms. The data deludge is causing a lot of problems in the industry. Everyone wants to find a way to manage storage as they keep promining you can store anything for free. The business model is one of open things as from Yahoo to Google, no one is providing any limitation on how much you can store free. Dropbox main competitor will be one that will do all that is doing today free without any need for payment. 

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rick merritt   8/14/2013 11:52:13 AM
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@Larry: The big data center are definitely among the big drivers of directions in infrastructure gear design and technology these days. That coulod open up a gulf between their needs and those of the enterprise -- both of which vendors need to serve.

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DMcCunney   8/14/2013 12:47:40 PM
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Where does that leave the rest of us?

In a better place than we were.  The sort of engineering innovations developed for things like this tend to filter down.

Facebook has been agressively open sourcing data center design.  See http://www.eetimes.com/document.asp?doc_id=1259185  Google and Microsoft have also been active in publishing specs.

I don't expect the technology chosen to be proprietary to FB, and do expect to see the concepts embodied in gear for smaller data centers.

 

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