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Apple's cloud computing ambitions. In a report, Apple Insider noted that the company is posting positions for a team building "the future of cloud services at Apple," an effort it says will include some of the company's "most exciting new products and services." Earlier in ! the week reports emerged that Apple is planning more data centers in the U.S. and Europe. Apple is widely presumed to be ready- ing its,iDataCenter to power a cloud- based 'storage locker" that can house music, video and other media for iTunes ; users. Timmons has forged a reputation !for building efficient Internet-scale data centers on a budget. At Microsoft, Timmons oversaw the deployment of Heads to Apple from Microsoft - Cont'd from P~lge 4 massive new data centers in Dublin and Chicago shortly after his arrival in mid- 2009, but then moved to streamline the company's data center design and cost structure. Timmons said his goal is for Microsoft's data center network to be "incredibly scalable at awesome cost effectiveness," and said his team was on target to slash data center costs by 50 percent. Some of Microsoft's innovations during Timmons' tenure are on dis- play in its latest data center in Quhacy, Washington, that is the culmination of years of design work at Microsoft Global Foundation Services, and offers dramatic reductions in cost and resources. The facility features a lightweight exterior (which Timmons likened to a "tractor shed") filled with highly-customizable containers packed with servers, storage and power and cooling infrastructure. The modules can be deployed as new capacity is needed, and configured with a mix-and-match approach that supports a variety of tech- nologies and reliability levels. Timmons joined Microsoft in June 2009: Prior to that he was vice president of operations at Yahoo, where he over- saw the build-out of their data centers and infrastructure. Before that he was a director of operations at GeoCities, and also served as a senior soft'ware engineer at Marconi Dynamics. While'Timmons was at Yahoo, he oversaw the team that developed the company's "Computing Coop" design and led the site selection process that led Yahoo to build its flagship facility in Lockport, New York, where it runs on hydroelectric power and can use fresh air to cool servers. Apple doesn't talk about its data cen- ters. But if it is looking for an executive to "think different" about data centers, Apple may have found its man in Tim- mons. Back here, in Mt. Pulaski, all we know is that Kex/m - Mt. Pulaski High School Class of 1982 - has taken another step forward in his career. He was in the top 10 of the class. Kevin's mother - Libby - is the sister of Mary Milligan. D.C. Trip Report Mrs. Shilling was pres- ent at the April School Board meeting with students Hannah Allen, Lily Koehl, and Patrick Bree to discuss the recent trip to Washington D.C. Fourteen students went on the trip for one week to do a government study. Along with learning about the political pro- cess. current events, and history, they also said how they all learned how important lt'was to have a voice and make an effort to be involved in the political process. Time Change Mt. Pulaski Rural Fire Protection District will meet at 7 pm Tuesday May 17. The change in meeting time is due to an insur- ance presentation. Idea for Consideration Many schools that I have visited have decided to name the school or athletic facility after a significant figure from their school. Mt. Pulaski has been blessed with three such coaches and I believe it is time to honor them. 1 would like to suggest that the HS gym be called the Butkovich-Dulle Gym and the GS gym be called the Bob Gas- away Gym. These three Hall of Fame coaches are very deserving and I believe that it is time to ask the School Board to take this action under consideration. If you agree or don't, let the members know and maybe the commumty can honor their memory by this action. Mark Dannenberger Kella AIIspach Realtor 217'737-5661 W W I~llgAt,'l'Y (~;IStOUP~, |N7. ,..- =--~[~C l,.,~'][t].=IO - 618 N Chicago St-Uncoln May 7, 2011 Mt. Pulaski Times .S