BMC, Driving IT Change, Must Drive by Example
By Rob Enderle | Article Published February 19, 2014
As it launches a new initiative, BMC is working to reinvent itself as a very different software and cloud services company.
Tags: BMC Software, cloud computing, data center, IT management
Cloud Computing in 2014: Three Key Trends
By Jeff Vance | Article Published January 13, 2014
Cloud computing's disruptive innovation will enhance data center options, even as security looms as an ever larger issue.
Tags: data center, cloud computing, disruption, Secure Cloud
Exclusive Data Center Research: The Vendors and Technologies That Are Winning
By Paul Shread | Article Published January 02, 2014
A survey of IT professionals reveals which companies and technologies are most actively shaping today's data centers.
Tags: virtualization, cloud computing, SDN, IT research, Converged Infrastructure, Security Essentials, uptime, availability, data center
The Software Defined Data Center: Video Roundtable
By James Maguire | Article Published November 25, 2013
Four experts discuss the emerging technology of the software defined data center, including costs, management and adoption strategy.
Tags: enterprise datacenter, software defined data center, IT management, data center
Intel's Plan to Revamp Data Centers
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 23, 2013
Everything will be "software-defined."
Tags: software-defined data center, chips, data center, servers, Intel
Gartner Cuts IT Spending Estimate for 2013
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published July 02, 2013
The firm now predicts a 2 percent increase over 2012.
Tags: Gartner, enterprise software, devices, data center, IT spending
Microsoft to Invest $678 Million in Iowa Data Center
By Cynthia Harvey | Article Published June 24, 2013
The expansion will support the company's cloud computing initiatives.
Tags: Microsoft, Office 365, data center, cloud computing
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: data center, Facebook, 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: U.S., data center, risk, report, location
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: HP, hardware, appliance, big data, Software-Defined Networking, SDN, data center
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: data center, social network, Facebook Home, Android app
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: data center cooling, energy efficiency, Facebook, data center
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: Microsoft, Enterprise, virtualization, Cisco, data center, cloud computing, Hyper-V, 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: software as a service, Infrastructure as a Service, data center, virtualization, cloud computing, public cloud
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, server racks, data center, servers, Intel
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: tablets, data center, PC
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: cloud management, private cloud, data center, virtualization, 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: networking equipment, earnings, quarterly financials, Cisco, routers, Switches, data center
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: disaster recovery, data center, Hurricane, backup
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: data center, Google
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: IDC, research, data center, virtualization, cloud computing
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: open source software, desktop, application development, applications, Cloud, data center, 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: Apple, data center, Facebook
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: IT outsourcing, data center, cloud computing, 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: servers, data center, Dell, military
Gartner: Top 10 Emerging Infrastructure Trends
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published June 06, 2012
Tablets, mobility, virtualization, cloud computing and more.
Tags: Enterprise IT, Gartner, trends, tablets, big data, data center, Storage, cloud computing, mobility, virtualization, Consumerization
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: Greenpeace, Apple, cloud computing, data center
Dell: 'We're Not Really a PC Company Anymore'
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published February 28, 2012
Tags: Enterprise, Dell, PC, data center
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: environment, data center
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, data center facilities management, energy conservation, Servers & Services
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: data center, networking, UCS, green IT, Cisco
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, energy consumption, mainframe, servers, data center
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: data center, NetApp, EMC, data storage management, Compellent
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 software, data center, virtualization cloud, Micorosoft
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: vcloud, virtualization, data storage, VMware, data center
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 Management Software, IT infrastructure, HP, data center
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: data center, Intel CPU, cloud computing, 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: Microsoft, data center, hosted, cloud computing, 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: Data Center Management Software, data center, Unstructured Data, database, database administration
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, cloud computing, White House, government IT, data center
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: Google, Apple, IBM, data center, Facebook
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: data center, green computing, Microsoft, Cloud, cloud 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 infrastructure, IT budgets, energy efficiency, data center, Gartner
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: data center, security, data center virtualization, Virtualized Server, Virtual Server Management
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: data storage management, Microsoft, data center, cloud computing, 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: networks, data center, Data Center Manager, IT manager, IT management
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: virtualization cloud, cloud computing, deduplication, virtualization, data center
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, applications, Salesforce, data center
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: disaster recovery, data center security, data recovery, disaster recover, data center
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: Ubuntu, data center management, data center, Ubuntu Server, open source
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: Storage, tape drives, data center, datacenter, SAN services
Is Your Smartphone a Thin Client?
By James Maguire | Article Published February 09, 2010
Is Your Smartphone a Thin Client?
Tags: smartphones, smartphone, thin client, Citrix, data center
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 center, storage management, Storage, deduplication, data
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: HP, data center management, data center, Microsoft, cloud computing