IT infrastructure management and planning
- October 19, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Three household names that chose a data center colocation facility offer advice on how to select a colocation provider.
- June 19, 2012
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
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
Businesses can save millions by leasing data center space rather than building their own, but some feel private data centers are the best bet.