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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In Germany, privacy concerns mean an increase in data security centres in the country and interest from international companies.
Second generation of internet of things and wearables, plus enterprise networking boosts profits at chip designer.
The New Zealand Inland Revenue Department has given TechnologyOne the green light to offer its New Zealand customers enterprise software-as-a-service via its TechnologyOne cloud, which is hosted in Australia.
Wall Street was looking for earnings of 29 cents per share on a revenue of $1.15 billion.
Micron's latest launch of enterprise solid state storage drives comes a week after Sandisk delivered a nice first quarter as it takes more of the datacenter pie.
Container technology, a lightweight kind of virtualization, is becoming a core component in major Linux distributions. But what role will it really plan in datacenters and the cloud?
Catbird's Randal Asay believes that the changing nature of the datacenter - moving from physical to virtual - means that IT and facilities roles must change too.
Facebook's sprawling Forest City, North Carolina data center is designed to be a beacon of energy friendliness in the watt-sucking world of server farms. On a recent media tour of the facility, officials showed off green-computing practices that they say have saved the company more than $1 billion.
The North Carolina data center is built upon the bare bones, power-optimized premise of the Open Compute Project, with design efficiencies that Facebook says saved $1.2 billion in infrastructure costs.
Like most new technologies, the enthusiasm for new developments usually outpaces the revolution. Microservers will play out the same way, but ultimately have a big impact on the data center.
IBM is a work in progress for sure as only the software division delivered any growth. Hardware remains a problem for Big Blue.
The insurance giant will build its private cloud infrastructure on IBM's PureFlex System and use a bevy of services.
KVM, Linux's built-in hypervisor for the x86 chip family will be available at the end of this quarter for IBM's Power chip family.
The NSW government is giving more than 50 industry companies the opportunity to offer on-premise cloud services through its GovDC Marketplace to its agencies.
It's been a busy time for the cloud giant, which is finding itself fighting off competitors increasingly these days.