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Saving the Environment with Cloud Computing

Posted on: January 30th, 2014 | Category: Cloud Computing

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Cloud computing has a number of advantages over typical deployments and technology consumption models.  At its core, cloud computing works if it’s maximizing resources and it is built to be dynamically capable of adjusting resources to demand.

The cloud grid may someday be viewed similar to the electricity grid.  We don’t necessarily know how it all operates, but when you flip the switch, it typically works.   On a couple of levels, this compute utility benefits a company performance – pay for what you use and get more when you need it.  In addition, it also permits better focus of CAPEX for business growth projects.  Lastly, it benefits all of us as it reduces the environmental damage with less fragmented and poorly managed uses of power, cooling, and underutilized, yet always on, computing equipment.

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Rick Phillips

Rick Phillips

Richard P. Phillips is Weidenhammer’s , Vice President, Compute Solutions. He oversees the overall management of the line of business specializing in Network Infrastructure Solutions, Professional Engineering Consulting, IT Management Consulting, Managed Services, and Cloud IT Solutions. Phillips is a graduate of McCann School of Business and Lehigh Data Institute and a member of the Managed Service Provider University (MSPU). Holding numerous systems certifications with IBM, and manufacturing consulting certifications with MAPICS and APICS, he has earned Sales Professional and Technical Sales Professional certifications with VMware. Under his management, Weidenhammer has received the MVP Award from business partner Ingram Micro representing the Eastern Region of the United States.