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Switch Market Follows Cisco Decline

According to Infonetics Research, the Ethernet switch market fell by 15% to $4.8 billion quarter over quarter in 1Q14, driven in part by a significant ...

SMBs Pursuing Mixed Data Center Strategy

To hear some of the hype surrounding the cloud, one might easily conclude that businesses at all levels are abandoning data centers en masse to ...

Industry Outlook: The Future of Virtual Data ...

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers ...

Industry Outlook: Data Center Documentation

Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers ...

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Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 2)

June 16th, 2014

(Also see Part 1 of this series.) The first part of this series looked at how the mission-critical industry was a consequence of the IT revolution that occurred in the twentieth century. This new industry had unprecedented historical growth in terms of the scope of technology, industry and the facilities it has spawned. Early on, information technology services were recognized as a unique category of industry and facility type that was experiencing breathtaking changes almost annually.[...]

Switch Market Follows Cisco Decline

June 12th, 2014

According to Infonetics Research, the Ethernet switch market fell by 15% to $4.8 billion quarter over quarter in 1Q14, driven in part by a significant decline in Cisco revenue. These results implicate a number of factors ranging from software-defined networking to the state of the macroeconomy. Economic Conditions The continued decline of Cisco, which ended its third fiscal quarter on April 26, 2014, may portend coming trouble for the broader technology market. The company has long been[...]

Extending Encryption

June 11th, 2014

Data breaches are an everyday occurrence, and the consequences for organizations that suffer a breach can be horrendous, ranging from loss of consumer confidence to fines and punitive damages. Some organizations, however, have discovered through experience that there is one tool that can help: encryption. For instance, last fall, the Second Appellate District Court of California ruled in favor of the defendant, the University of California, in a breach dating back to 2011 involving the theft[...]

SMBs Pursuing Mixed Data Center Strategy

June 10th, 2014

To hear some of the hype surrounding the cloud, one might easily conclude that businesses at all levels are abandoning data centers en masse to gain the benefits of outsourcing. A survey by Forrester Research of mid-market businesses (“Mid-Market Data Center Purchasing Drivers, Priorities, And Barriers”), however, finds that many companies operating data centers—far from looking for a way out of the traditional model—are continuing to rely on, and are even planning to increase, privately owned i[...]

Mission-Critical Fire Protection: A Case of Mistaken Identity (Part 1)

June 9th, 2014

(Also see Part 2 of this series.) The mission-critical industry has brought about dramatic changes in the world. It has become a part of every industry and continues to grow exponentially. The mission-critical industry has also created a new category of facilities, and the protection of them has proved to be challenging. As a result of the unique challenges, many diverse protection solutions have been devised and implemented worldwide. But these solutions, though in conformity with[...]


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The Top 5 Data Center Trends

June 12th, 2014

What do they all have in common and how can IT minimize the risks inherent to infrastructure changes? Keeping up with technology trends has always been daunting. In just a few minutes and with a few clicks, anyone can find a dozen articles that each expose a unique vision of the..more...


Press Releases

MRV Unveils Groundbreaking Metro Service Edge Platform to Accelerate Packet Optical Convergence

June 16th, 2014

MRV Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: MRVC) (“MRV”), a leading provider of innovative packet and optical solutions, announced today the launch of the groundbreaking OptiPacket (OP-X) metro service edge platform. The new OP-..more...

CoolIT Systems Climbs to No. 34 on the 2014 PROFIT 500 Ranking

June 12th, 2014

CoolIT Systems,the global expert in Direct Contact Liquid Cooling  (DCLC) technologies for HPC, Cloud and Enterprise markets, today ranked No. 34 on the 26th annual PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking ..more...

CommScope Names First Companies to Newly-Expanded In-Building Wireless Partner Network

June 9th, 2014

In-building wireless system integration—which includes network design, equipment selection, installation and commissioning— has been described as one of the most critical aspects for a successful distributed antenna system (DAS) project. To hel..more...


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