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  • November 01, 2012 01 Nov'12

    Two data center hosting companies, one building and Hurricane Sandy

    Updated: Two data center hosting companies make their home in one building in Manhattan, which flooded Sunday.

  • October 31, 2012 31 Oct'12

    Data center fright night, part two "Total Shutdown"

    Did you enjoy yesterday's spine-tingler? Then you'll enjoy today's terrifying tale of data center despair. "Total shutdown: A cautionary tale" Sander van Vugt Don managed a small data center for a ...

  • October 30, 2012 30 Oct'12

    Prepare to be scared: Night of the living data center

    Grab a flashlight, head to your nearest lights-out data center, and hunker down for some creepy data center horror stories courtesy of some data center experts. Are these true tales? Stay tuned for ...

  • October 23, 2012 23 Oct'12

    Can IT support disruption?

    IT must be ready for fundamental shifts in business and technological paradigms. Stephen J. Bigelow, Senior Technology Editor IT professionals are used to change – the reality of change is as old ...

  • 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, ...

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  • October 18, 2012 18 Oct'12

    DevOps role continues growth: Is it here to stay?

    Competition is fierce in the tech arena. The DevOps role is a coveted one, and employers will do anything to secure the position, at least for now.

  • 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 27, 2012 27 Sep'12

    Questioning 99.999% uptime: When are four nines enough?

    In some super-important industries, 99.999% uptime should be the goal. But most companies can tolerate a little more downtime.

  • September 25, 2012 25 Sep'12

    New York Times article on data center power consumption draws ire

    The New York Times' article cast data centers as power-hungry behemoths, drawing a stern and swift response from IT pros.

  • September 25, 2012 25 Sep'12

    Data center association AFCOM names Tom Roberts new president

    After ten years, Jill Yaoz steps down as data center association AFCOM's president. Tom Roberts, a 30 year data center veteran takes her place.

  • 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 09, 2012 09 Sep'12

    SUSE Linux jumps on the open private cloud deployment train

    SUSE Linux Enterprise planning private cloud deployment with OpenStack weight behind it. NVIDIA works on Linux drivers for Optimus chips.

  • 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 ...

  • September 07, 2012 07 Sep'12

    Choice Hotel rethinks IT architecture, employs middleware, SOA, BPM

    User story describes application modernization employing Oracle Fusion middleware, SOA and BPM. A hotel chain gains flexibility going the SOA route.

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