Data centers are being reinvented via virtualization, servers with better performance per watt and the increasingly popularity of cloud computing. Key vendors such as Cisco, EMC, HP, IBM, VMware and others are all pushing to make the data center more efficient. Who will be the leader in next-gen data centers?
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Companies struggling with the challenge of housing a growing datacentre estate may be able to stave off buying new premises for years by redesigning their server farms, says Gartner.
Seagate takes first steps towards a distributed hardware infrastructure with their Kinetic Open Storage Platform.
IBM is showcasing its system Z and Power Systems offerings at an "enterprise summit" this week. Comments, quotes and observations from the event will be posted here.
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Where there was one, there will be three.
New centre will employ 300 staff, part of networking giant's $2bn investment plan as it targets Europe following US cold shoulder.
Cisco projects that cloud network traffic will grow more than threefold by 2017. As this happens, cloud server workloads will also surpass conventional data center workloads by 2014.
Flash-virtualisation firm PernixData unveils its European ambitions and creates an online community to interest IT pros in its software.
A datacentre consolidation project could see big data analytics finally become accessible and affordable for departments and agencies big and small, thanks to the cloud.
They really don’t like it when you watch them.
Are there outside controls on your datacenter uptime?
The NSW government's datacentre-based cloud market could start up a potential feeding frenzy among government agencies and cloud providers. But will cloud providers be the predators or the prey?
Design flaws are causing a billion dollar boondoggle.
If you thought the hybrid cloud was hyped already you just wait. And software-defined everything will be spouted from a vendor near you.