December 12th, 2013
The Internet of Things (IoT) is close to the “peak of inflated expectations” in Gartner’s 2013 Hype Cycle. Hopes among equipment manufacturers, chipmakers and other technology developers are high that the IoT will be a booming market opportunity. On the other side, some market observers see the IoT as potentially problematic in a variety of respects. In a number of areas, the hype and the hesitation paint drastically different pictures of how the Internet of Thing[...]
December 11th, 2013
The July 2012 IEEE Bandwidth Assessment Report estimated that core networking bandwidth doubles every 18 months, with server bandwidth doubling every 24 months. As a result, current forecasts from IDC, Dell’Oro and Crehan Research predict that 10G Ethernet servers will account for more than 50% of server ports by 2014, and we are already seeing 40G Ethernet servers in use. Key data center trends driving these server upgrades include virtualization, higher density, cloud computing, lower latency r[...]
December 10th, 2013
Public outrage can only be maintained so long. Ongoing leaks regarding the NSA’s invasive spying programs keep the agency in the news, but the response to each successive revelation seems to be waning. Is the NSA something to continually chafe against until it is reined in by the federal government, or is it a fact of life to get used to and, where possible, simply try to avoid? NSA Fatigue The latest addition to the NSA’s record is [...]
December 9th, 2013
There’s a new storyteller in town. Transmedia storytelling, or multiplatform storytelling, is the technique of telling multiple stories across multiple platforms and formats using current digital technologies. With the emergence of transmedia in the past several years, the entertainment industry is embracing the capabilities of multiplatform storytelling—so much so that the industry held its first TransMedia Film Festival in October of 2012. Prominent film schools and media research centers such as UCLA and USC have bee[...]
December 5th, 2013
At least two things just won’t die: the PC and claims that the PC is dead. IDC is forecasting a large drop in PC shipments for 2013, but it is also predicting stabilization of yearly shipments at around 300 million units—which is nothing to sneeze at. The recent changes in the computing-device market point to a number of dynamics among consumers and businesses, including those running data centers. Good-Enough Computing PCs, a term that typically encompasses desktops and[...]
2014 Data Centers: “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs”
December 2nd, 2013
Summer has ended, and 2013 is almost over. This is a great time to look ahead to the coming year, especially in the data center where predicting future requirements can sometimes seem more like an art than a science. Fortunately, industry trend data can help answer some important questions. What..more...
In the unending quest for greater security, passwords have come under growing scrutiny. Of course, ...
Despite the attention big data has been receiving, if you examine the unstructured component it ...
December 9th, 2013
nGage Events, a specialized events company focused on hosted model events and producer of the award winning M6 Mobility xChange, today announced the DataCenter Insights Summit (DCI), heading into its..more...
Logicalis US Data Center Expert to Answer IT Pros’ Toughest Questions at Gartner Data Center Conference 2013
December 3rd, 2013
Many large enterprise organizations are moving to hybrid cloud deployments as part of their overall IT strategy. Aligning IT with a cloud delivery model promises unparalleled flexibility and agility, but ..more...
December 3rd, 2013
ViaWest, the leading colocation services provider in North America, announces its partnership with Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) to house their most efficient and densely packed supercomputer in ViaWest’s Hillsboro Data Center located in northwest Oreg..more...