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Saturday, 8 September 2012

Mea Culpa_Maximizing performance, minimizing waste RightScale takes much of the risk out of choosing a cloud


It is all well criticising as in one of  my earlier posts today entitled "Setting the Example_Still a long way to go judging by the Top Cloud Computing Proponents"

Mea Culpa:
Well I was busy loging-off and closing my tabs when I discovered that the issues rightly raised by Greenpeace and echoed by Scientific American are being addressed by the innovating companies RightScale and Technology Pioneer Enphase Energy.

The reference entitled Maximizing performance, minimizing waste

RightScale takes much of the risk out of choosing a cloud computing system by offering a free edition of its myCloud platform for developing and testing private cloud infrastructures.
The open-source model is almost as revolutionary as the technology. The company makes its profit from services, once the cloud is up and running. Its specialty is fine-tuning servers to handle different types of data seamlessly while providing strategies that create as little downtime as possible.
Also
Solar power systems are not without risks too. One big problem (I trust this is not hype-seems obvious) is the “Christmas light effect”, in which a single bad light knocks out an entire string of perfectly good lights. In a similar fashion, most solar systems are connected in series to an inverter that changes the power generated into electricity in a form that can be used. When a cell loses power, it reduces the output from other cells to the lowest common denominator. Technology Pioneer Enphase Energy gets around this drawback by assigning a small micro inverter to each cell individually. The arrangement makes it possible to connect the cells in parallel and it also considerably reduces system weight and makes installing systems much easier.

Enphase’s approach draws the maximum output from each cell, and uses a computer relying on a wide area network (WAN) to coordinate the output.

This and many more innovations and innovating companies at the ref. link below:

Reference:

Technology Pioneers 2013 from The World Economic Forum (WEF) [pdf]