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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At Microsoft's PDC 2008 conference, the company's chief software architect Ray Ozzie took the wraps off Windows Azure which is an operating system that lets developers write programs for Microsoft's data centers instead of individual pieces of software for business servers.
Yesterday workers installed six 22 tonne diesel power generators into one of Australia's largest datacentres prior to prepare it for its official opening early next year.
Telstra this morning launched a multi-million dollar network operations centre to manage the enterprise networks of 1,100 corporate Telstra customers who have paid for the premium service.
Barbed wire, fences, guards, and guard dogs are just the first level of security for an English datacenter that claims to be safe from nuclear, chemical and biological attack.
Project Blackbox is the first virtualised datacentre to be stored in a shipping container, and according to its manufacturer, Sun Microsystems, it's fully portable -- providing you have the means to tow it.
Is it a truck? Is it a giant portable wind tunnel? Well, yes -- but it's also a mobile datacentre with a maximum capacity of 4.1 petabytes of storage, which would easily hold an awful lot of high-res Superman footage.
Microsoft’s developers hid Easter Eggs in Access 95/97/2000
If you find yourself constantly making formatting adjustments to Access objects on the fly, you're bogging yourself down unnecessarily. A couple of tricks can save you tons of time: Either change control defaults for a particular form or report or customize a form or report and turn it into a template.
A look at the technology and content behind MLB.com.
A peek at the chipmaker's data center strategy.
When you publish an Access report to Word, you'll lose any check boxes the report contains. Luckily, you can take advantage of a couple of workarounds: Either display the literal values or use Wingdings to display the check box controls in Word. Here's a rundown of both tricks.
The Cancer Genomic Atlas will have a heavy information technology component as it crunches data to map the cancer genome.
A new idea from Sun: Sell datacenter gear in convenient shipping container-sized modules.
Homing pigeons are given "backpacks" with GPS enabled devices as part of an alternative air pollution data-gathering experiment.
The popular MySpace.com site went dark due to a power outage in its data center.