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Data centers are being reinvented via virtualization, servers with better performance per watt, and the increasing 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.

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How clouds fail

How clouds fail

The massive redundancy of cloud infrastructures make them seem virtually bulletproof. Not true. In fact, so-called "gray failures" are the real problem for cloud apps - and ones that often go undetected by today's management systems. Here's what you need to know.

July 24, 2017 by in Cloud

Inside a datacentre factory

Inside a datacentre factory

BladeRoom's datacentre factory, located just east of the Welsh border, is where the company assembles, tests and calibrates its datacentre modules, which are shipped to companies around the world

April 30, 2011 by in Data Centers

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

Short clip: Turner's new 'green' council

Dan Darling, CIO of Turner Broadcasting System, believes that almost all companies have "green" issues on their mind. At Turner, they have a council to examine every part of the business, from vendors to production facilities to the equipment they buy, to see how they can be greener.

February 24, 2009 in Data Centers

San Jose mayor announces 'green' award recipients

At a press conference in San Jose, Calif., Mayor Chuck Reed announces the winners of the inaugural Green Vision Innovation awards. The awards are designed to motivate companies to set up clean-tech businesses in the city of San Jose, bringing new green jobs with them.

November 11, 2008 in Data Centers

Oracle CEO launches 'world's fastest database machine'

At Oracle OpenWorld in San Francisco, HP CEO Mark Hurd joins Oracle CEO Larry Ellison via video conference to show a new hardware solution developed by the two tech companies. The HP Oracle Database Machine is pre-configured and certified to run Oracle's business intelligence apps and real application clusters. HP will provide hardware support and the machines will be ordered from Oracle.

September 24, 2008 in Data Centers

Next generation of business intelligence

Data warehouses collect gigabytes of data everyday but the information is not always meaningful. Why? Angela Shen-Hsieh, President and CEO of Visual I/O, says it's because the tools are not user friendly. Find out how the next generation of business intelligence will move beyond the spreadsheet to let you visualize and interact with data.

August 28, 2008 in Data Centers

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 in Data Centers

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 in Data Centers

Data centers: Friend to the environment or foe?

At the Business Goes Green conference in San Jose, Calif., on June 6, Forrester Research Senior Vice President Christopher Mines moderates a discussion on data centers. IBM's vice president of marketing management, Elaine Lennox, and VMware's data center product marketing manager, Rob Smoot, weigh the pros and cons of building more data centers and their current impact on the environment.

June 13, 2008 in Data Centers

Blades break down barriers

In the traditional data center, storage, network and server experts don't tread on each other's turf. But as these tiers converge in blades servers, there's potential for a big shake-up.

April 4, 2005 in Data Centers

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