Housing projects may have to be put on hold in west London until 2035 as the electricity grid has run out of capacity. How did this happen and where has all the capacity gone? Of course, there are many reasons, but new data centres are a big part of the problem. Globally the total power usage of data centres is[…]Read more
How much money are you wasting on compute in the cloud?
For us it was 73%, no that is not a typo. When we introduced Spot into our engineering / development environment 73% was the amount we reduced our spend on cloud compute by and there was no impact to our developers and no reduction in application availability. How much do you think you are spending on cloud compute that you[…]Read more
From Infrastructures designed for Applications to Application Driven Infrastructures
In order to explain what I mean by this let’s take a look back in order to look forward. If we consider the evolution of architectures… To increase efficiencies and simplify management we started by consolidating multiple workloads onto fewer platforms. With virtualization we were able to take this further, a new level of cost reduction and utilization and more control passed[…]Read more