News, analysis, blogs, advice and techniques on managing data centers and their components.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - Plenty of people have engineering degrees but not many have one specific to data centers. A university in Dallas is offering what it says will be a first-of-its-kind graduate degree in data center engineering.
Wed, March 05, 2014 - We were last in Cisco's new data center in Allen, Texas, in the fall of 2010 when the company was just putting the finishing touches on the 160,000 square foot building with 35,000 square feet of "raised floor" (they still use that lingo even though this facility doesn't use raised floors).
Tue, March 04, 2014 - How can you keep critical data safe when disaster strikes? There is no one magic answer, but there are steps your business can and should take to protect important files and applications in the event of a disaster.
Tue, March 04, 2014 - Some $600,000 worth of bitcoins were stolen from the site
Mon, March 03, 2014 - John Halamka, the CIO of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, doesn't let any crisis go unused as either a teachable moment, or as a chance to lead IT into new directions.
Mon, March 03, 2014 - A week ago, Microsoft handed out a bunch of free storage to consumers as part of its transition from SkyDrive to OneDrive. On Monday, the company announced its own plan to attract new business users to its cloud storage technology.
Mon, March 03, 2014 - The cloud storage service for personal work files, previously known as SkyDrive Pro, has been available with Office 365
Mon, March 03, 2014 - Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) is a revolutionary re-thinking of how to provision and manage data center networks. While the early version we looked at has some rough edges, and Cisco still has some hard problems to solve, ACI has the potential to completely change the way that large, highly virtualized data center networks are configured and built.
Thu, February 27, 2014 - The upgraded app adopts the product's new name -- OneDrive for Business -- and adds other enhancements
Wed, February 26, 2014 - If you're the type of person who can never have too much cloud storage, Microsoft just added a nice deal: 100GB of OneDrive storage as a Bing Reward offer.
Wed, February 26, 2014 - The head of BlackBerry's enterprise services business is plotting an aggressive launch of a new version of the company's core enterprise server later this year as BlackBerry seeks to regain some of the ground it's lost over the last few years.
Tue, February 25, 2014 - Hollywood isn't afraid to bend the truth to tell a tale. The data centers depicted in five popular movies prove this point -- as do the ways characters get into them and steal data from them.
Tue, February 25, 2014 - Big data workloads tend to suck up enormous amounts of compute resources, which can create serious log jams in your data center if the workloads aren't scheduled optimally. Adaptive Computing's Big Workflow is designed to leverage HPC and cloud technologies to help data centers adapt to big data.