IT infrastructure management and planning

  • October 19, 2012 19 Oct'12

    My God, it’s full of — pipes?

    Notoriously secretive — at least when it pertains to the innards of its data centers — Google is now offering a peek at the pipes and people that deliver its products — Google Search, Gmail, ...

  • October 15, 2012 15 Oct'12

    Data center server design like it's 1889

    Cut costs, improve efficiency. Such is the mantra of many a data center manager. While tech giants like Google and Facebook strive to create better, more energy efficient data centers, a small team ...

  • October 02, 2012 02 Oct'12

    One of these days, big data - bang! zoom! - straight to the moon!

    That's right, science has just upped the ante for cool data center locations. Forget Iceland or Oregon, now there's a proposal to put a supercomputer on the moon. Ouilang Chang, a graduate student ...

  • September 10, 2012 10 Sep'12

    Switch found in small town shows Google hardware prowess

    Here's the scenario: You're the only tech-savvy guys in a very small town, and you come across mysterious devices labeled "Pluto Switch" sitting in your distribution center. What do you do? Post ...

  • September 07, 2012 07 Sep'12

    Reviews from the IT crowd, minus British accents

    The last time I bought a video game, I grudgingly went to a brick and mortar store but checked the ratings on Amazon before I went. Buy local, shop global and whatnot. The last time I bought a ...

  • August 31, 2012 31 Aug'12

    Top tweets from the server room floor

    To celebrate the Labor Day weekend, here are a few light-hearted gems from the Twitterverse you might hear on the server room floor. In response to the news that President Obama would do an "Ask me ...

  • July 30, 2012 30 Jul'12

    Oracle labels Xsigo as SDN, backlash ensues

    Oracle acquired Xsigo on Monday and positioned the company’s product as “software defined networking.” Let the flaming begin! Early reports on the acquisition picked up this definition of Xsigo’s ...

  • July 20, 2012 20 Jul'12

    Water-cooling woos IT shops with energy savings

    The IT world has had a decades-long love triangle with air- and water-cooling. Air-cooling takes IT to the prom, but now water-cooling is holding up a boom box outside IT's window to win it back. ...

  • July 13, 2012 13 Jul'12

    How AI could change the face of data center infrastructure

    Because speculation is fun, let's talk a little about artificial intelligence and its potential in data centers. Automation and DCIM tools have come a long way, but as those technologies evolve, ...

  • July 05, 2012 05 Jul'12

    Lego data centers and Minecraft computers

    Building a new data center is a costly endeavor, as evidenced by Apple's data center bid in Reno, Nev. But here's a novel idea: If you don't have the cash, build your data center out of Lego® ...

  • July 03, 2012 03 Jul'12

    Amazon outage due to data center generator problems

    An outage at Amazon’s Virginia data center last Friday which affected Web services including Pinterest, Netflix and Instagram was due to a multi-generator failure, the company reported Monday. It ...

  • June 25, 2012 25 Jun'12

    Carbonite, Rhapsody, Activision choose data center colocation

    Three household names that chose a data center colocation facility offer advice on how to select a colocation provider.

  • June 19, 2012 19 Jun'12

    HP gives Intel Atom processors a leg up on ARM with Project Gemini

    Data center managers interested in highly dense, low-power system configurations will have another option to choose from later this year, according to an announcement made today by HP and Intel. ...

  • May 30, 2012 30 May'12

    Dell floats ARM server trial balloon

    Dell has shipped its “Copper” ARM-based server to a limited list of customers and partners, with the goal of sussing out uses for the low-power chip in enterprise environments. The 32-bit Advanced ...

  • May 22, 2012 22 May'12

    Are private data centers an endangered species?

    Businesses can save millions by leasing data center space rather than building their own, but some feel private data centers are the best bet.