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Cooling the Modern Data Center

Jun 9, 2014 |

The art of data center cooling is one of continuous improvement that has seen interesting innovation over the past 5 years or so. Even with improvements in the technology, the general principles are consistent; use chilled water to cool air and then strategically move this newly chilled air to hot spots within the data center. Read more…

A Handful of Giants: the Coming Cloud Cartels

Feb 7, 2012 |

A recent Forrester report predicts that by 2020 the vast cloud landscape will be under the control of a small number of companies.

Data Centers Consuming Less Power than Predicted

Aug 2, 2011 |

A new study that contradicts the influential EPA report about a doubling of data center energy consumption made waves this week.

Unlocking the Potential of HPC Cloud Computing

Jul 5, 2011 |

Arpit Joshipura from Force10 Networks describes <span style=”color: black;”>the requirements for cloud networking at the compute, network, and storage layers for HPC data centers and explores the concept of <span style=”color: black;”>an open cloud networking framework.</span></span>

Cisco Lifts Lid on Containers

May 4, 2011 |

Cisco opened the doors on its datacenter-in-a-box offering, CDC, despite relatively low adoption of the mobile DC option.

NSA Invests Big in HPC, Cloud Security

Apr 22, 2011 |

The National Security Agency (NSA) has released unclassified documents detailing a new supercomputing facility and a cybersecurity initiative focused on cloud security and mobility.

Public Cloud Outage Sparks Fresh Debate

Apr 21, 2011 |

Today’s extensive outage at Amazon data centers on the East coast brought AWS some unwanted attention. Major websites and services ground to a halt, sparking a fresh round of questions about relying on clouds for mission or business-critical operations…

Are Reports of Mainframe Death Greatly Exaggerated?

Apr 1, 2011 |

A new report released by a data center management organization indicates that mainframes are set to go the way of the dinosaur, in part due to cloud computing. However, some question whether or not this point is valid in their preduictions for the mainframe’s cloudy future.

SeaMicro Leading the Way Down the FAWN Path

Mar 16, 2011 |

The concept of Fast Arrays of Wimpy Nodes (FAWN) could shape the next generation of data centers and alter the way public clouds operate.

IBM Fueling Data Center Development in APAC

Jan 25, 2011 |

This week IBM announced another addition in its string of cloud computing data center initiatives rooted in the Asia-Pacific region. This brings the company to over $100 million in investment in APAC as analyst figures continue to match this sense of hope for the region’s vast market.