Apple – iOS 4.3 Software Update

Now I’m no Apple fanboy by any stretch of the imagination. But, I have to admit that now that I have used one for work over the past few weeks, and nutted out some of the better functionality of the iPhone, there was always a niggle that some things need to be addressed. It appears that Apple had the same feeling as I did and has been kind enough to correct some of them for me.

The world’s most advanced mobile operating system keeps getting better. Download the free iOS 4.3 Software Update and get new features that let you do even more with your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. The software update is free. It’s easy. And you can download it right now.

via Apple – iOS 4.3 Software Update.

Or so I thought. Upon first reading the details I was ecstatic, Personal Hotspot, iTunes Home Sharing and a boost to Safari were all good reasons to update. Except that I don’t use Safari. I don’t stream to my iPhone. And most of all, the real kicker, the update I was really keen on, Personal Hospot is for iPhone 4 only. I mean, come on. Why iPhone 4 only? How hard could it be for the Apple kingdom to backport that little piece of tech to the 3Gs? It leaves me a little empty. I am the only one to think that?

iTWire – Carbon tax spurs data centres to go green

Working in a data center means always having power and cooling on the edge of your mind. Percent compute power and the equivalent power usage is a calculation you learn to do in your head. So after hearing about the new Carbon “Price” announced by Prime Minister Gillard and seeing this article this morning, how much more thought should I be putting into how much power and cooling the data center is using?

Speaking at Kickstart 11 in Queensland a number of vendors said that rising power costs as a result of the looming carbon tax were likely to force CIOs to rethink their data centre operations and revisit their technology strategies. Current wisdom has global data centres being responsible for about 1.5 per cent of global emissions – in line with the commercial airline sector.

via iTWire – Carbon tax spurs data centres to go green.

As for my data center, we’re currently looking into a couple of measurement and management strategies. One being Avocents MergePoint Infrastructure Explorer which will allow us to consolidate several of our existing strategies into a single point. This will, however, take time and money to implement. Have you considered the cost of not making a power plan?

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