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The case against SSDs

The case against SSDs

Flash-based SSDs have revolutionized enterprise storage. But SATA SSDs have serious problems that show that after more than 50 years of disk-based storage, our ancient I/O stack must be rebuilt. Here's why.

July 29, 2015 by in Storage

Inside Mac Tel's Intellicentre: photos

Inside Mac Tel's Intellicentre: photos

In the heart of the Sydney CBD, Macquarie Telecom houses its secure datacentre and operations monitoring facility, the Intellicentre One. Built almost a decade ago, the Intellicentre is Macquarie Telecom's flagship data operations facility, and is in the process of an infrastructure makeover.

January 27, 2011 by in Security

Vic Uni's mean green machines: photos

Vic Uni's mean green machines: photos

After Victoria University opened its datacentre in Sunshine, Victoria in 2009, it has been progressively migrating its infrastructure services over from its old, inefficient centre in Footscray to the new site, and plans to ramp up the migration over the next six months.

January 23, 2011 by in IBM

Large Hadron Collider tech: photos

Large Hadron Collider tech: photos

Ever wondered how it is possible to accelerate particles through a tube underground until they reach such speeds that their collision can simulate the big bang? We go behind the scenes to show you the tech behind the Large Hadron Collider.

July 7, 2010 by in Data Centers

Oracle announces Project Sequoia

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Oracle CIO Mark Sunday explains the techniques behind Project Sequoia, the company's new data center in Utah. By utilizing outside air, hot aisle containment, and independently controlled supercells, he says this will be its most efficient center yet.

August 6, 2008 by in Storage

LinuxWorld: The evolving data center

At the LinuxWorld conference in San Francisco, Cisco general manager, Rajiv Ramaswami talks about the history of the data center. He also discusses new technologies driving data center innovation including on-demand provisioning, the deployment of SOA, and Web 2.0 solutions.

August 5, 2008 by in Data Centers

Silicon Valley giants partner to shape the cloud

ZDNet correspondent Sumi Das talks with Senior Editor Sam Diaz about a partnership between Hewlett-Packard, Intel, and Yahoo to create an open-source "test bed" of data centers for cloud-computing research. Diaz also discusses the deal's legitimacy and implications for the future of cloud computing.

July 29, 2008 by in Hardware

Facebook VP of technical operations: Jonathan Heiliger

Jonathan Heiliger, vice president of technical operations at Facebook speaks to CNET News.com's Dan Farber about the balancing act between innovating quickly and building a stable infrastructure at a company moving at breakneck-speed. Heiliger also discusses what he's doing to scale data center operations and support the addition of more than 250,000 customers on a daily basis.

June 27, 2008 by in Hardware

Greening IT beyond the data center

At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Christopher Mines, senior vice president of Forrester Research, talks about strategies managers can use to green IT in areas of an organization outside the data center. Mines discusses ideas such as implementing telecommuting initiatives, deploying video conferencing systems, and setting up training programs to educate employees on going green.

June 23, 2008 by in Data Centers

Moore's Law making data centers more 'green'

At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., last week, Allyson Klein, eco-technology initiatives manger at Intel, talked about how Moore's Law is helping driving energy efficiency in the data center. Klein also discussed Intel's association with SPEC, the Standard Performance Evaluation Corporation, and how the two organizations are working together.

June 20, 2008 by in Intel

IBM, Cisco, VMware talk up emerging green tech

At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Forrester Research Senior Vice President Christopher Mines moderated a discussion on data centers and the green technologies that panel members believe will have the most significant impact in the future. The panel included: Elaine Lennox, IBM's vice president of marketing management; Rob Smoot, VMware's data center product marketing manager; and Mike Capuano, Cisco's director of routing and switching.

June 18, 2008 by in IBM

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