With the rise of the cloud, the modern datacentre -- or datacenter -- is undergoing a metamorphosis as companies look to new technologies to help them squeeze the most out of their IT infrastructure. ZDNet has embarked on a year-long datacentre tour to get a handle on which vendors are making it big, which strategies companies are using to cut the costs of running their power-hungry datacentres and how the growth of cloud computing is shaking up the market.
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Data centers provide the backbone for many tech services we take for granted, but what goes on behind those doors -- and why might firms including Apple and Google be interested in moving over?
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.
Italian oil company ENI has just opened a new datacentre that's aiming to beat Google's PUE record. ZDNet went to take a look.
This week saw the opening of the biggest datacentre in Europe – a new facility in the Portuguese city of Covilhã. ZDNet went for a look around.
Digital Realty has opened up a new Tier 3 datacentre 17 miles south west of the capital.
A warehouse north of London is on the verge of completing its transformation into a datacentre
Facebook has published an inside look at how it backs up what it describes as "one of the largest MySQL installations in the world."
Datacentres are the IT palaces that provide the backbone of our working lives. Take a tour of datacentres around the world, from the UK to Iceland to Texas, in this round-up of cutting-edge facilities.
How do you make your datacentre run better, and save money? At IBM's research labs and facilities in upstate New York, three ideas are uppermost on people's minds: energy efficiency, monitoring, and utilisation.
By the end of this decade it could be possible to automate datacentres to the point where humans need never enter them. The robotic datacentre could mean profound changes for the cloud
Building the energy-efficient datacentre created new jobs, and the Victorian technology minister is confident that the facility will continue to do so post-launch.
A terrific book about how the planet is wired for multimedia and data, the locations, sights and smells of global to local internet infrastructure
ZDNet UK visited Iceland to see how a 100-percent renewable energy-powered free-cooled datacentre fared using Colt's modular design in Iceland's remote, chilly climate
Telstra's Docklands datacentre is being revamped to bring hot and cold aisle separation to its racks and has plans to create a large heat exchanger in the future to further boost efficiency
The London datacentre is being revamped to bring full hot and cold aisle containment to every floor, with the aim of increasing power efficiency without forcing customers to change hardware