Facebook Opens Data Center Near Arctic Circle
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 13, 2013
The new eco-friendly facility is located in Lulea, Sweden.
Tags: Facebook, data center, servers, Open Compute
Report: U.S. Is Safest Location for a Data Center
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published May 23, 2013
Nordic countries also scored well.
Tags: data center, location, report, risk, U.S.
HP Refreshes SDN Products, Creates Converged Systems Unit
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 30, 2013
The company has launched a wide range of new hardware for data centers.
Tags: data center, HP, hardware, appliance, big data, SDN, Software-Defined Networking
Facebook Home Gets Few Downloads, Poor Reviews
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 22, 2013
Only 500,000 people downloaded the Android app in its first ten days of availability.
Tags: social network, data center, Android app, Facebook Home
Facebook Opens up on Data Center Energy Efficiency
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 19, 2013
The social media giant launches near real-time dashboards that offer a look at how efficient massive IT operations can be.
Tags: Facebook, data center, energy efficiency, data center cooling
Cisco, Microsoft Team Up on Data Center Offerings
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 12, 2013
Cisco products will support Microsoft's cloud and virtualization technologies.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, virtualization, data center, Cisco, Hyper-V, Enterprise, UCS
Five Cloud Misconceptions That Are Slowing Adoption
By Jeff Vance | Article Published April 10, 2013
Some organizations are avoiding the cloud because they don't really understand what the cloud is.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, data center, software as a service, public cloud, Infrastructure as a Service
Intel Rethinks Server Racks
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published April 10, 2013
The company shows a design where processors, memory and storage are each in separate areas.
Tags: architecture, Intel, data center, servers, server racks
Intel Data Center Business Growing as PCs Slow
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 18, 2013
Reflecting what it described as a richer mix of products, Intel made over $53 billion in 2012.
Tags: PC, data center, tablets
How to Build a Private Cloud: Advice from the Experts
By Jeff Vance | Article Published January 07, 2013
These tips could help you avoid costly mistakes and ensure a successful private cloud deployment.
Tags: virtualization, data center, cloud management, private cloud, servers
Cisco Advances Data Center Cloud Orchestration with Cloupia Buy
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published November 15, 2012
$125 million acquisition will add new automation capabilities to Cisco's portfolio.
Tags: cloud computing, data center, Cisco
Cisco Profits Beat Expectations
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 14, 2012
The company's stock price jumped up as a result.
Tags: earnings, data center, Cisco, routers, Switches, networking equipment, quarterly financials
IT Lessons from Superstorm Sandy
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published November 05, 2012
Will the East Coast devastation encourage IT and data center managers to take disaster recovery more seriously?
Tags: data center, disaster recovery, backup, Hurricane
Google Opens Up Data Centers for Virtual Tours
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 17, 2012
The search giant reveals "Where the Internet Lives" in a series of photos and videos.
Tags: Google, data center
IDC Study Finds Fewer, Larger Datacenters in the U.S.
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published October 09, 2012
The research firm says it's seeing the impact of cloud computing and virtualization.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, research, data center, IDC
Bossie Awards 2012: The Best Open Source Applications
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 19, 2012
This year's award-winners include business applications, desktop applications, cloud and data center software, application development tools and more.
Tags: Cloud, data center, applications, open source software, desktop, application development, business software
Apple, Facebook Put Prineville on the Map
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 17, 2012
Both companies are expanding their data centers in the small Oregon town.
Tags: Facebook, Apple, data center
IT Outsourcing Services Spending to Top $250 Billion in 2012: Gartner
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published August 08, 2012
Spending on cloud computing services is likely to grow 48.7 percent this year.
Tags: cloud computing, data center, IT outsourcing, Gartner
Dell Launches Military Data Centers-In-A-Box
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 18, 2012
The Tactical Mobile Data Center (TMDC) fits into a standard military container and can withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Tags: Dell, data center, servers, military
Gartner: Top 10 Emerging Infrastructure Trends
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 06, 2012
Tablets, mobility, virtualization, cloud computing and more.
Tags: cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, data center, Enterprise IT, Gartner, trends, tablets, big data, Consumerization, Storage
Apple and Greenpeace in War of Words over Dirty Clouds
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 20, 2012
Apple and Greenpeace question one another's math as cloud computing data centers come under scrutiny.
Tags: cloud computing, Apple, data center, Greenpeace
Dell: 'We're Not Really a PC Company Anymore'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 28, 2012
Tags: PC, Dell, data center, Enterprise
China Racing to Expand Data Center Capacity
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published December 29, 2011
The Chinese government is supporting the construction of dozens to hundreds of new data centers, many of them extremely large.
Tags: China, data center
Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS): Buying Guide
By Jeff Vance | Article Published October 31, 2011
Cloud computing infrastructure-as-a-service is redefining hosting, enabling companies to rent computing and networking capability using a pay-as-you-go model.
Tags: cloud computing, networking, data center, servers, IaaS, buyer guide
Facebook to Build Server Farm on Edge of Arctic Circle
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published October 27, 2011
The enormous facility will cover an area the size of 11 football fields and will use enough power for 16,000 homes.
Tags: data center
How 9/11 Changed Data Centers
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published September 13, 2011
Physical security and site selection became more important after the terrorist attacks of ten years ago.
Tags: security, data center
Emissions from Microsoft, Dell Data Centers Worry Residents
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published July 14, 2011
Quincy, Washington, residents are concerned about pollution from the diesel backup generators being installed at local data centers.
Tags: data center, environment
Tips for Data Center Cost Savings
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published June 01, 2011
Data centers are inherently expensive, making it all the more important to seek greater efficiency.
Tags: data storage management, data center, Servers & Services, energy conservation, data center facilities management
Cisco Goes Green With New Data Center
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published April 15, 2011
Cisco opens new Texas data center to power its own operations.
Tags: networking, data center, Cisco, green IT, UCS
Battle of the Server Vendors: Do Buyers Notice?
By Drew Robb | Article Published April 12, 2011
Despite massive PR, server vendors competing claims about power efficiency may be merely confusing buyers.
Tags: data storage, data center, servers, mainframe, energy consumption
Survey: EMC, Compellent, NetApp Lead Storage Sector
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published March 29, 2011
Quantum and Symantec are also among the favorites in a survey of IT professionals.
Tags: EMC, Compellent, data storage management, data center, NetApp
Microsoft Updates Apps Virtualization Tools
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 11, 2011
Besides additions meant to help administrators migrate to Windows 7, the software giant is also readying a version of Windows that can be used to create "thin PCs."
Tags: virtualization, virtualization cloud, data center, Micorosoft, virtualization software
VMware vCenter Operations Extends IT Management Tools
By David Needle | Article Published March 08, 2011
VMware's new vCenter Operations collects data from servers, storage and network hardware to provide a real-time management dashboard.
Tags: data storage, virtualization, data center, VMware, vcloud
HP Unveils Data Center Design Service
By David Needle | Article Published February 15, 2011
Cloud computing gets a lot of buzz, yet demand for in-house data center infrastructure remains strong.
Tags: cloud computing, data center, HP, IT infrastructure, Data Center Management Software
Microsoft Asks Intel, AMD for 16-Core Atom Servers
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 31, 2011
Microsoft tells chip makers it wants more frugal server processors for its huge data centers.
Tags: cloud computing, data center, Intel CPU, AMD CPU, Server Technologies
Microsoft Unveils Cloud-Based CRM 2011
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published January 20, 2011
In a major first, Microsoft debuts the cloud version of a solution prior to the on-premise version.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, data center, hosted, CRM cloud
Server Sales Growth at Decade High
By David Needle | Article Published December 02, 2010
Computer server sales had a robust third quarter, reports research firm IDC.
Tags: data center, hardware, servers, IDC
Managing Unstructured Data: Perils and Pitfalls
By Paul Rubens | Article Published November 24, 2010
Unstructured data represents a regulatory hazard, among other headaches.
Tags: database, data center, database administration, Unstructured Data, Data Center Management Software
White House Pledges Cloud Computing Approach to Federal IT
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 19, 2010
Obama administration announces sweeping reforms to federal IT procurement and management, planning agency mandate for cloud computing and aggressive data center consolidation.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, government IT, data center, White House
Facebook to Open Data Center in North Carolina
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published November 12, 2010
Social networking giant selects site for its second owned and operated data center, continuing its shift away from leased facilities as it charts a course for long-term growth.
Tags: Facebook, Google, IBM, Apple, data center
Does Microsoft's Cloud Computing Help the Environment?
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published November 05, 2010
Microsoft: Cloud computing isn't just a money saver -- it's a green solution as well.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, Microsoft, data center, green computing
Data Center Energy Costs Draining IT Budgets: Report
By David Needle | Article Published September 30, 2010
The fastest rising cost in the data center isn't new hardware, but the energy to power it. Are their better ways for IT to corral energy-related expenses?
Tags: data center, energy efficiency, IT budgets, Gartner, data center infrastructure
Securing Your Virtualized Infrastructure
By Paul Rubens | Article Published August 05, 2010
Virtualization is rapidly gaining adoption, yet corresponding security measure are not as widely used.
Tags: security, Virtual Server Management, data center, Virtualized Server, data center virtualization
Microsoft Details Efficient Data Center Designs
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published August 04, 2010
Microsoft outlines some of the ways it plans to lower energy consumption at its burgeoning mega data centers.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, data storage management, data center, ISO
Combining Networks -- and Data Center Cultures
By Drew Robb | Article Published June 28, 2010
When combining two enterprise networks joins diverse technologies as well as data center cultures, the challenges are numerous.
Tags: IT management, IT manager, data center, networks, Data Center Manager
Using Deduplication to Ease Virtualization's Complexity
By Drew Robb | Article Published June 25, 2010
While virtualization provides great flexibility, it tends to add complexity. Deduplication can ease the data center burden.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, virtualization cloud, data center, deduplication
How Will Data Centers Change to Fit SaaS Needs?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published April 22, 2010
The traditional data center should be ready to adapt to an increasingly on-demand world, said a panel of enterprise IT providers.
Tags: Amazon, SaaS, Salesforce, data center, applications
How to Choose a Disaster Recovery Location
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 30, 2010
The issues surrounding the location of a back-up data storage facility are complex and numerous. Hint: don't overlook concerns about personnel.
Tags: data center, disaster recovery, data recovery, disaster recover, data center security
Ubuntu Server Targets the Data Center
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published March 30, 2010
While Ubuntu Server is a free product, Canonical's commercial support and certification are essential if it is continue to grow in the enterprise market.
Tags: open source, Ubuntu, data center, data center management, Ubuntu Server
Data Center Technologies: 10 On Endangered List
By Drew Robb | Article Published March 01, 2010
Plenty of legacy data center technologies have a rock-solid hold even as emerging tools gain prominence. Other features, however, might not survive.
Tags: SAN services, datacenter, data center, tape drives, Storage
Is Your Smartphone a Thin Client?
By James Maguire | Article Published February 09, 2010
Is Your Smartphone a Thin Client?
Tags: smartphones, smartphone, data center, Citrix, thin client
Data Deduplication: Two Methods
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published January 21, 2010
There are two types of data deduplication, both of which can help your enterprise lower its data storage needs. Which method is right for your company?
Tags: data, data center, deduplication, storage management, Storage
Microsoft and HP in $250M 'Deep' Partnership
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published January 13, 2010
Cloud computing will play an important part, and the pact will provide the "deepest" integration to date of datacenter infrastructure, the partners explain.
Tags: cloud computing, Microsoft, data center, data center management, HP