Disk drives and flash use nanotechnology to build higher density storage. But why not simply encode data directly into molecules? We could cram a billion gigabytes in a single rack. Here's how.
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Data center power technology company APC by Schneider Electric is updating its power distribution unit (PDU) portfolio with a new series of products that fall under the Next Generation Metered and Switched Rack PDU moniker.The products will focus on features that allow for closer rack-level monitoring of power and environmental factors that can affect energy efficiency, in an extremely small "zero-U" form factor.
Went to visit a new data centre last week. Built by Star, the 10,000 square foot facility has not much in it yet, but it's been built with the notion of high density blades crammed into every rack - up to 7KW per rack.
Cisco said today that it will "grow, motivate and evolve" its channel partners as a way of turbo-boosting the adoption of virtualized data centers. At its partner summit, the company announced plans to expand its partner profitability program and launch IT certification training, as well as an expansion of its rack mount servers.
Intel has released a software development kit called Intel Data Center Manager that you can use to create utilities for controlling rack density, power and cooling infrastructure related to servers running on the new Intel Xeon Processor 5500 series. The kit builds on the Intel Intelligent Power Node Manager.
Cisco on Monday rolled out its long-awaited vision of data center architecture, including multiple partners, a wire-once approach to link computing, virtualization, storage and networking and a call to lower costs. Let's assess the winners and losers of this rack-by-rack data center battle.
Dell unveiled its data center-hosted desktop product line on Tuesday. Unlike rivals Hewlett-Packard and IBM, Dell didn't build its solution on blade servers but instead opted for a high performance system using a 2U box called the Dell Precision R5400 Rack Workstation.
New Web calculators from APC help you get a grip on the green impact of certain design and technology choices
What tradeoffs do you have to make to achieve certain energy efficiency goals in your data center? How will adding that extra rack, for example, skew your electricity usage?
I was watching the news today and a commercial caught my eye with some nifty graphics representing a mainframe server and a cluster of 1 RU (Rack Unit measuring 1.75" high in a 19" mounting rack) pushing a stream of data.
Company shows off labor-saving data center technology at Palo Alto research lab.
Gateway on Wednesday unveiled three new tape drive systems for backing up or storing data. The company's Gateway 810 autoloader mounts inside a server rack.
Maxtor has released new, 1.75-inch thick, rack-mountable storage servers with 640GB or 480GB of capacity, the company said this week. The models cost $5,499 and $4,999, respectively. The system comes with evaluation versions of MaxAttach EMS software for managing e-mail and SVS software for grouping several storage systems together into a larger virtual machine. The systems use a special version of Windows, an 866MHz Pentium III chip, and 384MB of memory. The systems are useful for tasks such as housing e-mail or providing a faster data-backup alternative to tape. --Stephen Shankland, Special to ZDNet News
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