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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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.
Under the new version, CA is allowing Nimsoft Monitor Snap to be free for up to 30 monitored devices.
The rumored Microsoft 'Fairfax' cloud platform gets its official unveiling.
Verizon plans to transition seven of its 53 data centers to AMD SeaMicro hardware in order to power "the world's most resilient, flexible, secure, and scalable infrastructure platforms."
In the second and final part of ZDNet's look at the NSW government's datacentre consolidation program, we examine the concept of a datacentre-based services marketplace and the government's current thinking on how it will approach the cloud.