Industry Outlook: Preparing for HPC Data Center Stories: A Look Back Google’s Quantum Computer: Don’t Ditch Your Servers Yet Supply, Demand and Internet Taxation

Industry Outlook: Preparing for HPC

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 ...

Data Center Stories: A Look Back

As 2015 comes to a close, data center professionals and pundits are offering their takes on the past year as well as what might be ...

Google’s Quantum Computer: Don’t Ditch Your Servers ...

Perhaps the (few) naysayers have been wrong: Google recently announced test results for a D-Wave “quantum computer” that far surpass the capabilities of traditional computers. ...

Supply, Demand and Internet Taxation

The Internet often operates (in many users’ minds, anyway) as though supply is unlimited. Unlike other utilities such as electricity and water, the typical user ...

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Make Closing the Application-Performance Gap a Priority in 2016

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Industry Outlook: Preparing for HPC

January 21st, 2016

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 IO’s Trevor Slade about how and why data center operators can use high-performance computing (HPC) to their benefit. Trevor is responsible for IO’s colocation strategy, including product planning, roadmap development, requirements definition and product-launch execution. Having nearly a decade of experience in business, product dev[...]


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Five Ways Cloud Computing Has Created Positive Change in 2015

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  In today’s competitive market, cloud computing offers an outstanding opportunity not just to innovate, but to do so more quickly and more cost-effectively than ever. It is an exceptionally efficient platform for IT-service delivery. Because you can create new virtual servers in a cloud with unmatched speed and consistency, as w..more...


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Telstra Unveils New SDN Services to Deliver Increased Flexibility and Efficiency

January 19th, 2016

Telstra announced the launch of PEN Exchange and PEN Marketplace, two new enhancements to its global Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution, the Telstra PEN Platform. Using the PEN Exchange, organizations can..more...

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December 1st, 2015

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