Tag Archives: Data Center

How The Cloud Serves As A Safety Net In The Event Of A Disaster

On July 9, Chinese tightrope walker Aisikaier, who holds the Guiness World Record for fastest tightrope walk over 325 feet, attempted to walk across 2,200 feet of wire stretched over a 650-foot deep ravine without harnesses. He was near the … Continue reading

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How A Consumer-Oriented Cloud Helps Target Specific Populations

In 1908, Melitta Bentz patented coffee filter paper. Bentz was a German housewife who wanted to brew a clean cup of coffee free of bitter grounds. By 1927, she was head of her own company and had sold 100,000 filters. … Continue reading

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How The Cloud Accelerates Rendering

The First Continental Railroad was built in the mid-19th century, linking the east and west sides of the United States. A trip across the U.S. on a train took eight days and $65, which was a marvel considering previous trips … Continue reading

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Healthcare Becomes More Efficient With The Cloud

Bees collect nectar from many flowers before they carry it back to their hive and convert it to honey, which is medicinal as well as delicious. VMC’s Chuck Hobart explains that a healthcare cloud is like a “hive,” a repository … Continue reading

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“Trust Me,” Said The Spider To The Fly…

Sometimes what seems simple at first isn’t so simple after all. According to VMC Program Manager David Cherry, a “simple” messaging upgrade can lure IT directors into a costly trap: “People tend to take for granted that such a commonplace process … Continue reading

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How Specialized Clouds Can Ease The Pressures of Regulatory Compliance

In the early days of aviation, the manual nature of airplane operation required a pilot to remain vigilant and alert for long stretches of time. To alleviate the fatigue and resulting accidents these stressful conditions caused, the Sperry Corporation created … Continue reading

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Sort Through Big Data Efficiently With The Cloud

For a long time, United States Postal Service clerks sorted mail by hand. However, in the 1950s, USPS responded to massive mail volumes by installing the Transorma Letter Sorting Machine, which sorted 15,000 letters an hour – double the previous … Continue reading

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Cloud Computing: Dishing Up A Variety of Options

Thanks to late 19th century Italian immigrants, a classic treat from Naples found its way to the U.S. These days, Neopolitan, with its characteristic vanilla, chocolate and strawberry layers, is one of America’s favorite ice creams. VMC expert Chuck Hobart … Continue reading

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Which Cloud Suits You Best?

When it’s cold outside, we wear heavy sweaters. When it’s hot, we don t-shirts. On in-between days, we layer multiple shirts. VMC Engagement Manager Chuck Hobart tells us that picking the right Cloud deployment model is a lot like shopping … Continue reading

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What’s Your Data Worth?

There’s an old saying that you don’t know what you’ve lost until it’s gone. That is especially true with data. We talked with data center veteran Chuck Hobart to get his perspective on the value of data. “Some of the … Continue reading

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