Posted By Rich Miller On September 24, 2008 @ 5:19 pm In Cloud Computing | No Comments
Really big money is hard to imagine, even for business people. That’s why journalists are trained to come up with visual devices to illustrate big numbers. When I was covering the S&L crisis, stories equated the bailout cost to a stack of $100 bills stretching nearly to the moon.
What are the visual metrics for the proposed $700 billion bailout of the troubled U.S. financial sector? Network World has put together a slide show detailing what $700 billion could buy your company , including the fact that it equate to 1,944 cloud computing centers, a figure based on IBM’s $360 million data center in Research Triangle . If your benchmark is Google data centers , you can only build 1,166. Or, if you prefer, you could go for the 3.5 billion iPhones.
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 what $700 billion could buy your company: http://www.networkworld.com/slideshows/2008/092208-what-700-billion-could-buy.html?ts
 data center in Research Triangle: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/08/01/ibm-plans-360m-cloud-data-center-in-nc/
 Google data centers: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/2008/03/27/google-data-center-faq/
 Rich Miller: http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/archives/author/richm/
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