The value of bringing a datacenter to your community may be easily offset by the trade-offs it takes to get a major vendor to commit to the idea.
Five Nines: The Next Gen Datacenter
David Chernicoff looks at technologies that impact data center users and operators, including server consolidation and virtualization, green IT, and the latest hardware advances.
With more than 20 years of published writings about tech, as well as industry stints as everything from a database developer to CTO, David Chernicoff has earned the term "veteran" in the technology world.
With over a half-million datacenters in operation worldwide, perhaps the emphasis on saving just a small amount of energy in each facility will eventually show significant economic results.
Intel wants you to start to consider running your datacenters almost 30 degrees warmer than you are running them now, citing the huge potential energy savings of such a move.
Google announces that they've started building their first datacenter in Asia
A slowly degrading Internet connection that reported itself available to applications became a major headache.
With the CloudVerse Cisco attempts to bring their unified computing vision to cloud services.
Modular datacenters come to the fore with Photobucket's move.
ClearEdge looks to bring self-generation of power to the mainstream datacenter market
HP and Alcatel-Lucent join together to deliver carrier-grade reliability to HP cloud solutions.
Another Microsoft open source project makes it to the commercial world.