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  • December 08, 2015 08 Dec'15

    Is your dream geek gift on the list?

    Each year, SearchDataCenter ushers in the holiday season with a geek gift guide by Beth Pariseau, who enjoys a brief break from breaking stories about AWS public cloud to tell you about what to ...

  • July 07, 2015 07 Jul'15

    The best of SearchDataCenter in June

    The summer weather didn't slow down anyone in the cool, dark halls of the data center. Catch up on the big news and expert advice from the past month that other data center pros found valuable. The ...

  • June 15, 2015 15 Jun'15

    A great time to be a geek

    The problem with getting older is that I sometimes find myself set in my ways -- gravitating toward things that I knew (or was at least interested in). I confess that I sometimes feel a little ...

  • June 12, 2015 12 Jun'15

    The 19 variables that most affect Google data centers' PUE

    Google used machine learning to parse the multitudinous data inputs on its data center operations, as a way to bust through a plateau in energy efficiency evidenced by its measured power usage ...

  • June 08, 2015 08 Jun'15

    Are you prepared for the future of data centers?

    Data center managers can expect major changes in the future, whether they run an in-house facility, outsource or do a mix of both.

  • May 29, 2015 29 May'15

    SearchDataCenter's can't-miss articles of May

    Time's tight and alerts are always rolling in, so you're bound to miss some great articles during the month. If you only have time to peruse a few good reads, here are the stories that other data ...

  • February 17, 2015 17 Feb'15

    What NFV vendors are currently on the market?

    Many data centers are on the path to NFV. How are the NFV standards and vendor offerings guiding -- or challenging -- implementation?

  • July 03, 2014 03 Jul'14

    Long weekend in the data center

    The IT team never really gets a break -- it's the first week of July and everyone else is taking a long weekend, but you're on call, minding the beeps and flashes of some uncaring, disinterested ...

  • April 25, 2014 25 Apr'14

    Converted-mine data center tour amidst rocks and racks

    Data center colocation providers have gotten creative with where they place facilities to save energy or increase security, and one cloud provider has found its home underground. Lightedge ...

  • April 17, 2014 17 Apr'14

    Red Hat open source innovation reactions abound from the Twitterati

    It was all about openness at the Red Hat Summit 2014. From OpenShift to OpenStack to open source innovations, Red Hat was buzzing about the cloud.

  • December 10, 2013 10 Dec'13

    Five quick tips: How to run your data center like a Web-scale IT shop

    Enterprise data centers can follow the Web-scale IT strategy of Facebook, Google and other giants by implementing these five tips from Gartner.

  • December 03, 2013 03 Dec'13

    IBM roadmap coming to a fork in the road between software and hardware

    Over its 100-year history, IBM has reinvented itself numerous times to remain competitive in hot, emerging markets or, more rarely, just to survive and remain whole. The last reinvention 20 years ...

  • November 01, 2013 01 Nov'13

    The IT fundamentals that HealthCare.gov ignored

    HealthCare.gov's shortcomings can be traced back to some IT fundamentals that its developers didn't -- or couldn't -- follow correctly.

  • September 27, 2013 27 Sep'13

    How the colocation data center stacks up to cloud, on-premises builds

    Colocation data centers used to be about proximity. Not anymore. C7 CEO Wes Swenson says colo is about the best location and infrastructure options.

  • September 05, 2013 05 Sep'13

    The trouble with server efficiency and performance

    The tradeoff between the high cost of better performance and the forward-thinking energy efficiency is something IT shops must ponder when deciding what servers to buy. As chips shrink and become ...

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