The international phonetic alphabet

Introduction The (International) Radiotelephony Spelling Alphabet, commonly known as the NATO phonetic alphabet, is the most widely used set of clear code words for communicating the letters of the Roman alphabet. Technically a radiotelephonic spelling alphabet, it goes by various names, including NATO spelling alphabet, ICAO phonetic alphabet and ICAO spelling alphabet. The ITU phonetic … Read more

How IT projects work and how IT people see each other

This post briefly presents a humorous version of how things practically work in IT projects and how relations between IT people are evaluated from each side. How IT projects work From initial concept to final implementation, billing and documentation, this video says it all. How IT people see each other From developers, designers, sysadmins and … Read more

Software toolkit for cloud engineers

software toolkit for cloud engineers

Introduction If you are a Cloud engineer or possess a similar technical Cloud related role, you need to ensure that you can automate your daily tasks and better manage your workload. This post serves as a compilation of a software toolkit which I regard to include the most frequently used and most useful software applications … Read more

Microsoft Azure hardware innovation and research projects

Microsoft Azure technology innovation and research

Having attended the recent Microsoft Azure Virtual Datacenter Tour webinar, a series of highly interesting announcements were made around upcoming Microsoft Azure cloud technologies. Many of these technologies stem from Microsoft Research projects and are very promising in terms of changing the way we perceive the daily functions of the fundamental pillars of an IT … Read more

The Microsoft virtual datacenter experience

Microsoft Virtual Datacenter Experience

The Microsoft virtual datacenter experience According to Microsoft, “the cloud is a globally interconnected network of millions of computers in datacenters around the world that work together to store and manage data, run applications and deliver content and services.” Microsoft have created a virtual demonstration and training experience which immerses the public audience into the … Read more

Microsoft innovative data center cooling

Microsoft innovative datacenter cooling

Emails and other communications sent between Microsoft employees are literally making liquid boil inside a steel holding tank packed with computer servers at this datacenter on the eastern bank of the Columbia River. Unlike water, the fluid inside the couch-shaped tank is harmless to electronic equipment and engineered to boil at 122 degrees Fahrenheit, 90 … Read more

Microsoft Azure investment in new Greece-based data center region

Greece Cloud Computing

Summary The implementation of Microsoft’s investment in Greece, amounting to 400 million euros, for a Data Center node in Attica, with the added value reaching 1 billion euros, was announced today by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, Microsoft President Brad Smith and Microsoft’s CEO for Greece, Cyprus and Malta, Theodosis Michalopoulos. Microsoft is going to create … Read more

Difference between ATS, STS, standby, online and line-interactive UPS

ATS STS UPS

STS (Static Transfer Switch) STS is used in two separate switch between AC power supply, the first road after the failure of STS automatically switch to the second road to the load power supply, the second the words of STS path failure automatically switches to the first road to the load power. With the traditional … Read more

Datacenter standards and certifications

What is a data center? A data center (DC) is a facility used to house computer systems and associated components, such as telecommunications and storage systems. It generally includes redundant or backup power supplies, redundant data communications connections, environmental controls (e.g. air conditioning, fire suppression) and various security devices. A large data center is an industrial-scale operation using as much electricity as a small … Read more