Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 3) Data Center Malinvestment? Where Is Intel Headed? Is Twitter the Canary in the Social-Media Coal Mine?

Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 3)

This article is the third in a series that takes a critical look at the incessant calls for greater diversity in technology companies and how ...

Data Center Malinvestment?

One of the dangers of artificially low interest rates is malinvestment: money put into certain projects is misplaced because demand in that area is unsustainable ...

Where Is Intel Headed?

Until just a few years ago, if you mentioned Intel, most people would have thought of a chip company focusing primarily on PCs and servers—and ...

Is Twitter the Canary in the Social-Media ...

Judging solely from Facebook, the social-media market seems to be fairly strong. But that view is belied by many of the other companies in this ...

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Diversity, Technology and Dishonesty (Part 3)

September 3rd, 2015

This article is the third in a series that takes a critical look at the incessant calls for greater diversity in technology companies and how they reflect a deep philosophical dilemma. (Also see Part 1 and Part 2.) The quest for diversity in technology companies often lulls decent people into blind acquiescence because it appeals to their basic ideas of fairness. “Why, of course we shouldn’t mistreat women or minorities because of their genetics!” And that’s true en[...]

Best Practices for Overcoming Docker Challenges

September 2nd, 2015

It’s no wonder Docker is growing rapidly. Docker, the open-source project that enables lightweight abstraction, high performance and easy portability for applications, is drawing enthusiasts from diverse businesses across the gamut of industries. Just two years in, Docker is valued at almost $1 billion and recently received $95 million in funding. It’s exciting to see so much enthusiasm for this project. For reasons I will discuss below, however, Docker alone is not enough for enterprise use[...]

Case Study: New Business Model for Data Center Expansion

September 1st, 2015

The growing demand for Internet services, the social-media explosion and constant collection of “big data” has put increased pressure on data center growth. Data centers must guarantee uninterrupted service and control costs when upgrading capabilities for higher bandwidth and increased storage capacity. Major Internet companies including Google and Amazon have been architecting and designing their own data center equipment. They develop custom networking and software solutions that are specific to their needs. Other companies including Netflix and[...]

Can Data Centers Attain the Energy Star Label?

August 31st, 2015

The data center industry is often criticized for being one of the biggest culprits of total energy consumption, but who is really to blame? Is it our society that has an uncontrollable urge to incorporate more and more tech in their life, or is it the companies that supply what people want? Well, there isn’t a clear answer, but what we do know is that data centers are here to stay, as they store vital i[...]

Data Center Malinvestment?

August 27th, 2015

One of the dangers of artificially low interest rates is malinvestment: money put into certain projects is misplaced because demand in that area is unsustainable or overestimated. Do data centers fall into that category? The Trouble With Malinvestment Malinvestment goes hand in hand with booms and busts. For instance, suppressed mortgage rates can lead consumers to buy more housing than they can afford, resulting in a surge in construction. That’s the boom. But when those mortgage rates r[...]


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Best time to plan for a crisis? Before it occurs.

September 1st, 2015

If you’ve waited to develop a plan for disaster recovery after a crisis has already occurred, you have lost valuable time. Additionally, if a large-scale or regional crisis has happened, all local companies have more than likely retained the resources you may need to start they recoveries – which can res..more...


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SRP DataStation Powers Up to Support Grid, Data Center Growth

September 3rd, 2015

The challenge of staying ahead of the breakneck growth of the Internet by supporting a more reliable but less-intrusive expansion of critical data centers has been met head on by..more...

Interconnection Helping to Drive 4.7% Multi-Tenant Data Center Revenue Growth in 2Q15

September 1st, 2015

Global multi-tenant data center (MTDC) revenues grew 4.7%, as measured in USD, in Q2 of 2015 compared to the same quarter of 2014. Accounting for currency effects, growth is much..more...

U.S. Government “Most Feared” for Online Spying and Data Surveillance

August 31st, 2015

When it comes to online spying and surveillance, people are more afraid of the U.S. than they are of governments in Russia, Iran, China or North Korea. That’s according to n..more...


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