April 15th, 2014
The revelation of the OpenSSL vulnerability “Heartbleed” has shaken the Internet, but beyond simply being a major security flaw, it has shown once again that the government is no friend of IT. NSA Involvement? Although no allegations have surfaced implying that the NSA was responsible for the Heartbleed flaw, a Bloomberg report suggests that the voyeuristic agency nevertheless was aware of it and even exploited it for years before it was exposed. The report only identified the sou[...]
April 14th, 2014
A long time ago—at least in technology terms—disk storage was the new kid on the block. In 1980, Seagate introduced groundbreaking technology with the hard-disk drive. The first version of the hard-disk drive (HDD) was capable of storing a mere five megabytes of data and sold for $1,500. Thankfully, the technology quickly evolved and in the process overtook tape storage because of its higher efficiency and lower cost. “Flash” Forward Many years later came the introduction of flash s[...]
April 10th, 2014
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 and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Markley Group CTO Patrick Gilmore about cloud computing in the enterprise and where it might be headed. As Markley Group’s CTO, Patrick is responsible for overseeing the development and maintenance of the company’s state-of-the-art technology foundation, while working to ensure that the company remains a l[...]
April 9th, 2014
In the evolving IT landscape where technology is moving at an incredible pace, IT departments have been tasked with keeping their infrastructures up and running 24/7 while also managing increasing complexities, as the needs of business users are quickly surpassing the capacity IT has to support them. In fact, according to a recent SolarWinds survey on the evolving role of the modern IT pro, nearly all IT pros surveyed—94 percent—have been affected by rising infrastructure com[...]
April 8th, 2014
As silicon manufacturers begin to fall short of the pace set by Moore’s Law, the incentive for alternative methods of hardware innovation will increase. A number of settings have seen the benefits of modularity, including data center design, so could devices as small as smartphones take advantage of these benefits? Some researchers believe they could, suggesting that hardware modularity may have a shot at success. Replace or Upgrade? One of the remaining benefits of desktop PCs over s[...]
Designing a Multi-Tier Data Center
April 11th, 2014
With the increasing focus on controlling capital and operating expenses (capex and opex) while enabling data center growth that fits the immediate business needs (“right-sizing”), modularity has become a hot design trend. But modularity can, and in many cases should, extend beyond simply replicating only the same elements (power-distribution units, rac..more...
As Intel seeks to take a bigger bite of the mobile market, which has been ...
This World Backup Day piece is part of my ongoing Data Protection Diaries series of ...
April 7th, 2014
Avere Systems, a leading provider of enterprise storage for cloud enabled data centers, today announced that it has posted the first ever SPECsfs2008 NFS.v.3 results using a public cloud storage..more...
April 3rd, 2014
Polargy, Inc., a leading US manufacturer of hot- and cold-aisle containment systems for data centers, announced that its patent application for PolarPlex Suspended Panel System (SPS) received US Patent &..more...
Schneider Electric Helps Long-Time Customer, Internap, Build High-Performance, Hybrid Data Center in Secaucus, New Jersey
April 3rd, 2014
Schneider Electric, a global specialist in energy management, today announced a new project with Internet infrastructure provider and long-time customer, Internap, to equip its new hybrid data center in New..more...