Facebook Data Center Planned for Iowa: Report
By Pedro Hernandez | Article Published April 22, 2013
With the coasts covered, Facebook looks inland to expand its green computing empire.
Tags: Facebook, datacenter
IT SysAdmin Day Is Coming Up (Hug a SysAdmin)
By David Strom | Article Published July 13, 2011
Systems Administrators Day is July 29th. Have you shown your SysAdmin any appreciation lately?
Tags: datacenter, Sysadmins, IT Leadership
HP 'Instant-On' Bridges Cloud and Data Center
By David Needle | Article Published November 03, 2010
The enterprise IT vendor's 'Instant-On' initiative offers a conduit between cloud services and on-premises data center resources.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, datacenter, Enterprise IT, HP
Should Servers Be Rebooted?
By Scott Alan Miller | Article Published October 20, 2010
Should servers should be routinely rebooted, or allowed to run for as long as possible to achieve maximum uptime?
Tags: datacenter, Servers & Services, hardware, servers
Virtualization vs. Transparent Datacenter
By Drew Robb | Article Published July 02, 2010
Virtualization has its advantages, yet it can obscure the 'plumbing' that actually runs your enterprise datacenter.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, datacenter, virtual server, Virtual Server Management
Datacenter Chic: How Small is Yours?
By Kenneth Hess | Article Published May 28, 2010
Instead of boasting about massive technical infrastructure, the trend is toward a leaner, more cost efficient datacenter. The buzzword is...minimal.
Tags: cloud computing, virtualization, IT manager, datacenter, Servers & Services
Federal CIO Talks Up Government in the Cloud
By Kenneth Corbin | Article Published April 07, 2010
Vivek Kundra details his ambitious plans for bringing federal computing operations to the cloud, which will see extensive collaboration with the private sector in the standards-setting process.
Tags: cloud computing, Cloud, IT spending, government IT, datacenter
Datacenter Expansion is on for 2010
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 08, 2010
Power, once hardly given any thought, is now the number one concern of datacenter managers as they look to expand with constrained budgets.
Tags: data storage, IT management, IT manager, datacenter, datacenters
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
Microsoft Opens Massive Chicago Datacenter
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published October 02, 2009
The massive facility is part of Microsoft's cloud computing initiative.
Tags: cloud computing, Amazon, Google, Microsoft, datacenter
Intel Prefers Fiber Optics Over Cables
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 24, 2009
In the future, you may no longer need all those bulky cables that drape all over your computer systems.
Tags: chips, Intel, datacenter, Dell, HP
Cisco Lands Big Datacenter Contract
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 04, 2009
Cisco's Unified Computing System (USC) scored a big win with a construction company that will use it to consolidate five facilities into one.
Tags: server, virtualization, datacenter, Cisco, VMware
Amazon to Offer 'Private Cloud' via VPN
By Alex Goldman | Article Published August 27, 2009
Amazon's new Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) allows clients to connect via VPN to Amazon's public cloud.
Tags: Oracle, Amazon, services, virtualization, datacenter
Why IT Operations is Like an Action TV Series
By Nir Livni | Article Published August 26, 2009
Just as on TV, crisis arrives in the datacenter and in the heat of action you need the right tools.
Tags: database, data, server, IT, datacenter
VMware, Citirx Top Investors' Estimates
By Christopher Saunders | Article Published July 23, 2009
Both players in the virtualization sector demonstrate the health of this emerging trend.
Tags: virtualization, SaaS, datacenter, Citrix, VMware
Security Boosted by Risk Management
By Alex Goldman | Article Published July 20, 2009
"Most security people don't understand risk -- they understand threats," an expert claims.
Tags: security, datacenter, marketing, international
SAP Snaps Up Green Accounting Firm
By Alex Goldman | Article Published May 13, 2009
SAP acquired Clear Standards, a vendor of carbon consumption tracking software.
Tags: datacenter, marketing, SAP
Intel Unveils Data Center Monitoring Kit
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published May 01, 2009
Intel has released the Data Center Manager, an application development kit for tracking data center power use.
Tags: middleware, search, chips, Intel, datacenter
Forrester: SMBs Discovering Virtualization
By Alex Goldman | Article Published March 09, 2009
As small and medium sized businesses warm to virtualization, VMware maintains its lion's share of the market.
Tags: server, virtualization, datacenter, VMware
Virtualized Servers: Less Work or More?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published March 08, 2009
A major research firm claims that virtualization may not in fact reduce the server maintenance workload.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, datacenter, workloads, VMware
Study: SaaS is Costly Over Time
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published February 21, 2009
SaaS may be cheaper in the short term, but an industry analyst cautions that costs rise over time.
Tags: software, management, SaaS, CRM, datacenter
Cisco Pushes Groundwork for Greener Networks
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 28, 2009
Can the network cut power consumption? With a new energy-monitoring effort and consolidation-friendly Nexus enhancements, Cisco is banking that it can.
Tags: software, networking, virtualization, datacenter, Cisco
Sun's Green Efforts Teach a Lesson
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 28, 2009
After revamping its Colorado datacenter from scratch, the server company is offering lessons learned from the program to customers.
Tags: services, datacenter, Sun Microsystems, servers, InternetNews.com
Zimory Plans a Marketplace for the Cloud
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published January 24, 2009
The Deutsche Telekom spin-off launches open source tools to help enterprises pool resources internally and resell them publicly.
Tags: open source, services, IBM, virtualization, datacenter
Virtualization: Doing More Harm Than Good?
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published January 19, 2009
A study finds that without adequate tools to manage application performance, you may expect
Tags: IBM, virtualization, datacenter, CA, e-Mail
Hyper-V Gets Fault Tolerance
By Amy Newman | Article Published January 16, 2009
Virtually Speaking: In the latest leg of the virtual race, Microsoft partners up with Marathon Technologies to bring fault tolerance into its own virtual environment.
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, virtualization, datacenter, VMware
Ready to Carry Terabytes in Your Pocket?
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published January 14, 2009
SanDisk, Sony see multi-terabyte memory sticks over the horizon. Maybe not this year but soon.
Tags: consumer, IBM, datacenter, InternetNews.com, Storage
A Year of Change Ahead for Microsoft in 2009
By Stuart J. Johnston | Article Published December 31, 2008
Goodbye, Bill Gates, hello headaches. As its founder departs to run his charitable work, Microsoft finds itself with a multitude of challenges.
Tags: Windows, Google, Microsoft, Vista, datacenter
Collaboration Apps Mean New Security Concerns
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published December 22, 2008
Sure, it's cool to aim at joining the Enterprise 2.0 crowd, but it opens up your business to security problems.
Tags: authentication, Microsoft, IBM, datacenter, Lotus Notes
Rackable Offers Datacenter on Wheels
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published December 19, 2008
The MobiRack is about the size of a TV but can hold 12 dense servers and can be wheeled anywhere you need to go.
Tags: server, Intel, datacenter, AMD, Storage
eFileCabinet 4.0: Manage Documents, Compliance and Backup
By Lauren Simonds | Article Published December 05, 2008
This document management software aims to help SMBs tame the paper tiger, adhere to tough compliance regulations and protect vital assets.
Tags: search, services, datacenter, policy, e-Mail
VMware, VDIworks Focus on Virtual Desktops
By Esther Shein | Article Published December 02, 2008
Cutting costs and improving manageability is the name of the game with two new offerings from the virtualization players.
Tags: Microsoft, virtualization, datacenter, VMware, Storage
Planning Means Real Benefits for Virtualization
By Amy Newman | Article Published November 13, 2008
Virtually Speaking: Planning and managing a virtual deployment is key to its success. Here are two new products designed to put you on the right path.
Tags: Google, virtualization, datacenter, Dell, VMware
SSD's Next Home Could Be Enterprise Storage
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published November 13, 2008
Notebooks were a logical place for solid state drives, but desktops are not the next stop for the hard disk replacement technology.
Tags: chips, datacenter, marketing, desktop, Storage
Big Shifts for EMC Into Server Management
By Erin Joyce | Article Published November 03, 2008
Storage giant says the move makes sense.
Tags: virtualization, datacenter, policy, VMware, Storage
Microsoft's Azure Strategy Defined
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 28, 2008
The software giant says its new service will eliminate infrastructure concerns for developers.
Tags: Windows, services, Microsoft, datacenter, Salesforce.com
Sun, Cisco Vets Join Linux-Based Networking Play
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published October 24, 2008
Sun's co-founder, Andreas von Bechtolsheim, officially joins Arista, a startup he's been funding for years.
Tags: Linux, services, datacenter, Cisco, e-Mail
Google, the Efficient Datacenter Company
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published October 07, 2008
The world's largest search company documents how it's able to squeeze considerable energy savings out of its many datacenters.
Tags: Google, server, management, IBM, datacenter
Zen and the Art of the Six-Figure Linux Job
By James Maguire | Article Published September 30, 2008
An expert in the Linux job market talks about earning a lucrative payday. Plus: the effect of H-1B visas on Linux salaries.
Tags: open source, Linux, IBM, IT Jobs/Salary, datacenter
Intel's Latest Datacenter Discovery: Fresh Air
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published September 19, 2008
Research project finds that air brought in from outside the datacenter is just as good as blasting the air conditioner.
Tags: server, Intel, datacenter, servers, InternetNews.com
IBM Slashes Virtual Desktop Storage Requirements
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published September 17, 2008
Pips VMware through clever use of technology.
Tags: services, IBM, virtualization, datacenter, VMware
Enterprise IT Spending Outlook Grim Near Term
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published September 12, 2008
High energy costs and the Presidential election are hammering corporate IT purchases in the United States, though interest in the iPhone is picking up.
Tags: services, software, IBM, iPhone, datacenter
Cloud Storage Isn't All Blue Skies Just Yet
By Judy Mottl | Article Published September 04, 2008
Moving storage to the cloud can prove inexpensive and easy, but experts warn that some key problems still overshadow the nascent space.
Tags: Amazon, Google, support, datacenter, Storage
What Bad Economy? IT Spend Will Grow This Year
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published August 20, 2008
Gartner finds IT spending continues even with the economic problems in the U.S.
Tags: services, software, datacenter, economy, Storage
Networks: The Crux of Tomorrow's Datacenter
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published August 07, 2008
Perhaps Scott McNealy was right when he said "the network is the computer" all those years ago, and the next generation of datacenters will bear that out.
Tags: server, virtualization, datacenter, Cisco, Storage
Rackable Doubles up Server Density
By Andy Patrizio | Article Published June 24, 2008
More local storage and processing in the same rack means more power in the same space.
Tags: Intel, datacenter, marketing, AMD, Storage
Microsoft Shakes Up Virtualization Arena
By Richard Adhikari | Article Published June 15, 2008
King Kong comes a-calling. How will this change the fast-growing virtualization market?
Tags: Windows, Microsoft, virtualization, datacenter, VMware
Web Acceleration Titans Akamai, Citrix Link Up
By Sean Michael Kerner | Article Published May 23, 2008
A new partnership between the services and hardware sides may be poised to loom over the rest of the Web acceleration landscape.
Tags: security, IT, datacenter, Cisco, InternetNews.com
Sun's Grab Bag of Greener Datacenter Solutions
By David Needle | Article Published April 12, 2008
There's no silver bullet, but Sun says IT will need to get creative when it comes to getting the most bang for its datacenter buck.
Tags: Facebook, Windows, search, datacenter, HP
For Marriott, Green IT is Reality, Not Hype
By Judy Mottl | Article Published April 10, 2008
The lodging company is consolidating platforms, reducing datacenters and reaping 'green' rewards.
Tags: services, virtualization, datacenter, recycling, Storage
3Leaf Lands Intel License For CPU Virtualization
By Datamation.com Staff | Article Published March 31, 2008
With both Intel and AMD on board, 3Leaf is ready to pursue mainframe-style provisioning for the x86 server world.
Tags: data, search, server, support, networking, virtualization, IT, Intel, datacenter, HP, servers, AMD, InternetNews.com, motherboard