Facebook makes a $450 million dollar investment in their second, wholly-owned datacenter.
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 technology, as well as industry stints as everything from a database developer to CTO, David Chernicoff has earned the term "veteran" in the technology world. Currently the principal of an independent consulting business and an active freelance writer, David has most recently been a Senior Contributing Editor for Windows IT Pro magazine, having also been the Lab Director for Windows NT Magazine, Technical Director of PC Week Labs, the author or co-author of a number of books on different versions of Windows, a plethora of eBooks on various technology topics, and of approximately 3000 magazine articles in print and on the web.
With mainstream users buying into the containerized datacenter model, the market gets a shot in the arm
OS X Server may be a great product, but Apple releasing it into the wild just doesn't seem to be in the cards, despite the wishful thinking of its supporters.
Apple quietly drops their datacenter server hardware.
PayPal's failure highlights the need for cloud service consumers to be comfortable with their providers business continuity capabilities.
Just what can you do with 100 Tbps of bandwidth in your datacenter?
A gentle introduction to cloud services may be just what your datacenter needs.
Can a user group drive cloud vendors to settle on a single set of standards, regardless of their buying power?
You can use Twitter and get business value from it, but it's really easy to lose that value.
Single vendor versus best of breed. Not a new battle, but one that is certainly making waves
Green IT isn't gone; it's just everywhere you look.
HP looks to build networking certification programs based on open standards. At least open standards, the HP way.
With a short term project requiring a major federal datacenter consolidation effort, the discovery that there were twice as many datacenters involved gives a whole new meaning to "close enough for government work."
Where is your data, who's responsible for it being there, and where did that application come from? IT faces many challenges with easily available cloud services.
Has your business figured out that IT can be a competitive advantage? Or does VMware have it right, and business units see IT only as an expense?