Hewlett-Packard doesn't shy away from taking a few cheap shots every now and
again, and its latest line of servers, called Moonshot, proves it.
HP has introduced a new line of servers that could be considered a major game
changer in terms of power consumption and the cloud.
HP's new servers consume 89 percent less power and cost 77 percent less to
purchase than comparable HP servers. The new line of servers, called
Moonshoot, could help CIOs uncover greater savings from cloud computing,
according to an article on PCMag.com.
"Finding more cost-efficient servers is key and vital to how we serve up our
applications." said Brent Juelich, vice president of application services for
cloud computing provider Savvis.
He has run Hadoop and other analytics software on the new Moonshot servers
and said they perform well compared to traditional HP servers. He said he
expects Mo... (more)
Not-for-profits and cloud computing seem to be made for one another.
The cloud IT delivery model is well suited to not-for-profits (NFPs) for a
number of reasons, according to an article on CMO.com. There are little to no
upfront costs with cloud services and consumption is usually billed on a
monthly subscription basis, allowing for predictable budgeting.
There are also fewer IT staff requirements; this is ideal for NFPs who might
not have the resources to hire skilled technical staff. In the specific case
of server hardware, no servers need to be purchased, maintained, or recycle... (more)
Cloud computing already has trimmed some businesses' IT costs. But a report
found that it also could be the next big thing to help reduce their energy
use, according to greenbiz.com
The fourth annual Energy Efficient IT Report - by technology products and
services seller CDW - calls cloud computing a possible "game changer" that's
playing a growing role in energy efficiency.
For the report, CDW surveyed 760 people working in private businesses,
nonprofits, schools and governments. Of these respondents, 62 percent agreed
that cloud computing is an energy-efficient way to consolida... (more)
Study: Cloud Computing Cuts $5.5 Billion Annually from Federal Budget
The federal government saved nearly $5.5 billion a year by moving to cloud
services. But it might have saved up to $12 billion if cloud strategies were
more aggressive, a survey of federal IT managers found.
The study, drawn from interviews with 108 federal CIOs and IT managers, was
published by MeriTalk Cloud Computing Exchange, a community of federal
government leaders focused on public-private collaboration in Washington,
The IT managers surveyed also reported spending 11 percent of their current,
Enterprise IT has a disturbing tendency to get excited about technology
rather than architecture and planning, according to a recent posting on
According to InfoWorld's David Linthicum, this sorry state is quite evident
as cloud computing begins to take hold in the standard IT technology arsenal.
"The fact of the matter is that there are two worlds. One involves the hype
and good feelings about next-gen IT, such as cloud computing, that tells us
the technology itself will save us from the mistakes of the past. Then
there's the world of planning, architecture, and desig... (more)