Tuesday was a busy day at the AFCOM Data Center World spring conference in Las Vegas. Here's a recap of our coverage of yesterday's keynotes, presentations and panels:
- Sun Cloud Will Live at the Vegas SuperNAP: Sun has "thousands of cores" at Switch Communications' mammoth new data center in Las Vegas.
- Five Bold Predictions, Three Years Later: AFCOM's Data Center Institute revisits its 2006 predictions to see how they've been impacted by the economic crisis.
- Capital Concerns Boost Interest in Colocation: Cost-cutting is leading more companies to consider outsourcing their infrastructure to colocation facilities rather than building new data centers.
Here are some links to noteworthy coverage from other media outlets tracking the conference:
- Budget Cuts May be Bigger threat to Reliability Than Y2K: Patrick Thibodeau from ComputerWorld takes a closer look at the research findings from AFCOM on the economic impact of cost-cutting.
- AFCOM's Five Predictions Bode Well for Green: Greener Computing sees benefits for energy efficiency in the fact that C-level executives are paying much closer attention to spending on their mission-critical data center infrastructure.
- Sun Exec Pushes Cloud to Wary Data Center Managers: Mark Fontecchio at Tech Target examines the disconnect between the cloud-centric keynote by Sun CTO Greg Papadopoulos and the cloud-phobic attitude revealed in AFCOM's members surveys.