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Microsoft Takes Iowa From Corn to .com

Microsoft is building some 1.16 million square feet of new data center space in Iowa. Full Story »
How To

IT Leaders Pursue Data Center Innovation to Beat the Heat

New recommendations for ideal data center temperature and humidity ranges are leading companies building data centers to pursue a variety of cooling and efficiency strategies.

Feature

5 Data Center Gaffes in Popular Hollywood Movies

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.

Review

HP Takes Giant Leap in Server Design

When it comes to data center servers, the goal is to pack the most power into the smallest, most efficient package. HP has leapfrogged past traditional blade servers with its new Moonshot line that delivers high density and low power in a space-saving "cartridge-based" chassis.

Advice & Opinion

Apple Edges Back Toward the Data Center

Now that OS X Mavericks Server has some new enterprise-oriented features and the updated Mac Pro has finally arrived, it's time to ask whether Apple is edging back into the data center.

News

Tomorrow's Data Center Will Be Mobile, Flexible, Highly Efficient and Secure

Gartner predicts that over the next five years the data center will be defined less by geography and more by flexibility and efficiency.

How To

Set Up Your Small Business Server Room Right the First Time

Security concerns are driving many small businesses to set up on-premises server rooms in lieu of cloud services. If you're one of those companies, follow these pointers and you'll get everything set up the right way the first time.

How To

Growth in Teleradiology Studies Spurs SAN Upgrade

As a virtual radiology firm saw its workload nearly triple, storage performance suffered. That, in turn, impacted the underlying database, to the point that maintenance jobs overlapped. Rather than rewrite the database, Virtual Radiologic opted to upgrade it SAN -- and saw latency drop dramatically.

How To

6 Steps for Setting Up a Small Business Server Room

Are you worried about relying on a third-party online service provider to store your business data in light of NSA spying revelations? Learn how to set up your own server room for an on-premises deployment instead.

How To

How to Tell Whether an IT Vendor Sells 'Solutions' or Just Products

There's a subtle but important difference between IT products and IT solutions. Both have their rightful place, but buying a product when you need a solution--and vice versa--can be costly. Unfortunately, product-pushers aren't always easy to spot.

News analysis

How IBM Beat Up HP in Las Vegas

IBM and Hewlett-Packard recently held events in Las Vegas. IBM went first and demonstrated how its customers will use Watson to change the world. HP responded by bringing executives on stage to talk about new products. HP can't let its competition keep winning.

How To

Will Fault Tolerant Servers Improve Your Virtualized Environment?

Companies are turning to fault tolerant servers as a way to improve uptime without experiencing the downtime associated with high availability solutions. But fault tolerant technology may not be right for every enterprise.

News analysis

Oracle's Delusional Hardware Marketing Isn't Fooling Anyone

Despite repeated reprimands from the National Adverting Review Board, Oracle continues to run ads making questionable claims that its Sun hardware outperforms the competition. This isn't surprising--perception often trumps reality in advertising, after all--but will Oracle ever be able to back up its claims?

How To

Is Converged Infrastructure the Future of the Data Center?

If the term 'converged infrastructure' (also called integrated systems or unified computing) sounds like a mix of grid, cloud, utility, on-demand and shared computing services, you're right. However, this complexity doesn't seem to bother customers, especially small and midsize enterprises. But will this trend continue?

News

Dell Strengthens Data Center Line with Openflow Support, High-End Ethernet Switch

Dell this week extended its data center networking portfolio with a new top-of-rack switch and plans to extend OpenFlow support for software-defined networking across its product line.