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Facebook and Intel to Headline Future Facilities Data Center Conference

June 8, 2011 by · Comments Off on Facebook and Intel to Headline Future Facilities Data Center Conference 

Webmaster ToolboxSAN JOSE, Calif. – Future Facilities North America, a leading provider of data center IT and infrastructure design, management and simulations software, today announced plans for its 2011 6SigmaDC Data Center Conference and User Group and Call for Presenters, which will take place November 15-17 at The San Francisco Marriott, Union Square. Entering its second year, the popular conference will feature an extensive agenda of case studies and best practices from some of today’s most technically advanced data centers, including those of Facebook and Intel.

During the conference, attendees will be treated to talks from Chuck Rego, Chief Architect at Intel Corp, and Veerendra Mulay, Thermal Engineer at Facebook. Mr. Rego will discuss a data center management methodology based on the integration of server-level monitoring and the 6SigmaDC Virtual Facility. Mr. Mulay will discuss the Open Compute standard for data center and server design and its significance for the data center industry. Read more

Open Networking Foundation Formed to Speed Network Innovation

March 28, 2011 by · Comments Off on Open Networking Foundation Formed to Speed Network Innovation 

Web Hosting BlogOREGON — Six companies that own and operate some of the largest networks in the world — Deutsche Telekom, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Verizon, and Yahoo! — announced today the formation of the Open Networking Foundation (ONF), a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting a new approach to networking called Software-Defined Networking (SDN). Joining these six founding companies in creating ONF are 17 member companies, including major equipment vendors, networking and virtualization software suppliers, and chip technology providers.

In the past two decades, enormous innovation has taken place on top of the Internet architecture. Email, e-commerce, search, social networks, cloud computing, and the web as we know it are all good examples. While networking technologies have also evolved in this time, the ONF believes that more rapid innovation is needed. SDN fulfills this need by enabling innovation in all kinds of networks — including data centers, wide area telecommunication networks, wireless networks, enterprises and in homes — through relatively simple software changes. SDN thus gives owners and operators of networks better control over their networks, allowing them to optimize network behavior to best serve their and their customers’ needs. For instance, in data centers SDN can be used to reduce energy usage by allowing some routers to be powered down during off-peak periods. Read more

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