Data Centers

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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Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

Datacentres of the world: A photo tour

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.

published December 6, 2012 by

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In pictures: The rise of AWS

In pictures: The rise of AWS

Amazon's rise is most apparent when you look at how its introduction of new products, services, and datacentres has built the infrastructure needed to support its growth

published July 1, 2012 by

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Photos: GE's LEED Platinum data center

Photos: GE's LEED Platinum data center

GE recently built a $48 million state-of-the-art data center, one of the first in the world with LEED Platinum certification. Here are photos from the grand opening on August 18, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.

published August 21, 2011 by

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eBay to build its own private cloud

At the RSA 2011 conference here in San Francisco, technology futurist Paul Saffo talks to eBay's chief security information officer about how the company's intent on building an eBay version in the cloud to handle its growth. The private cloud will have the ability to run in its own data center or with a third-party data center.

published February 18, 2011 by

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Google makes TV smarter

At Google I/O in San Francisco, Google executive Rishi Chandra demos the company’s new TV platform, which integrates traditional television with Web features. Running on Android, the platform lets users search for shows on TV or watch on-demand video content through the Web.

published May 20, 2010 by

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NetSuite CEO touts 'customizable' cloud

At the OnDemand conference in Palo Alto, Calif., NetSuite CEO Zach Nelson refutes the myth that customization is the Achilles' heel of cloud computing. He asserts that modification and adaptation are precisely how customers can gain productivity from the technology.

published April 22, 2010 by

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Oracle announces Exadata 2

At Oracle's OpenWorld conference in San Francisco, CEO Larry Ellison previews the company's Exadata Version 2 computer. He says the new database computer is designed for online transaction processing and data warehousing. He adds that Exadata 2 can do faster processing at a much lower cost than can its biggest competitor, IBM.

published October 14, 2009 by

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Business class SaaS

Sponsored: The Software as a Service market is expected to double by 2012. Martin Capurro, senior director of product management at Qwest Communications, examines how security, performance, compliance and portability are affecting overall adoption.The content for this video was sponsored and provided by Qwest Communications.

published October 1, 2009 by

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Virtually at VMworld

At the VMworld conference in San Francisco, ZDNet Senior Editor Sam Diaz tours the exhibition floor to see what is happening at the show. Diaz also talks to David Bricker of IBM about the company's XIV substorage system, which works in the VMware environment, and to Tripwire's Michael Reznick about how the company's software helps IT managers audit and control their systems inside a data center.

published September 3, 2009 by

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