Seven Christmas Wishes for IT Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers? Data Center Power Versus Network Usage The Only Thing We Have to Fear: It’s Not AI

Seven Christmas Wishes for IT

End-of-year predictions are fun, but they’re nigh on pointless. The safe predictions are boring (e.g., data centers will consume more energy this coming year compared ...

Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?

The price of oil (WTI crude) has, pardon the phrase, tanked since midyear, falling nearly 50% from over $100 a barrel to just under $55. ...

Data Center Power Versus Network Usage

Data center operators are regularly berated for their power usage, perhaps most infamously in a 2012 New York Times article titled “Power, Pollution and the ...

The Only Thing We Have to Fear: ...

Artificial intelligence (AI) has long been the stuff of sci-fi/horror hybrids like the Terminator franchise, as well as literary works that preceded Hollywood movies. Recently, ...

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Seven Christmas Wishes for IT

December 23rd, 2014

End-of-year predictions are fun, but they’re nigh on pointless. The safe predictions are boring (e.g., data centers will consume more energy this coming year compared with the last), and ones that go out on a limb usually pick limbs that too brittle to support their prognosticative weight (think Wile E. Coyote). So for the holiday season, I’ve chosen to dispense with the requisite forecasts and instead just list some wishes that even Santa might see as [...]

Peeling Back the Growing Data Center Demand in Jacksonville

December 22nd, 2014

Jacksonville, Florida has long been a logistics and distribution hub—a deep-water port perfectly situated to connect North America with the Caribbean and South America. Now, the city of 850,000 has earned notoriety on the global Internet map, too. Centrally located at an important Internet crossroads between Dallas, Atlanta and Miami, Jacksonville is attracting enterprises, cloud services and content producers looking to tap the city’s strong technology talent pool and take advantage of lower business operating costs. Als[...]

How Can the Mid-Market Stay Competitive? Galileo Had the Right Idea

December 17th, 2014

Most large enterprise IT folks have addressed “big data” demands over the past few years, but new research suggests that the time has come for mid-market companies to consider the implications. It’s been more than 400 years since Galileo built on the invention of the telescope to create something more comprehensive and more powerful for the Venetian navy. He immediately understood the value of quickly recognizing distant ships and acted on those convictions to affect the scien[...]

Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?

December 16th, 2014

The price of oil (WTI crude) has, pardon the phrase, tanked since midyear, falling nearly 50% from over $100 a barrel to just under $55. Naturally, since energy is the main consumable of data centers, the question arises regarding the potential impact of the falling oil price on the industry. Here’s a look at what might be in store. The Macroeconomy The fall in the price of oil bears an eerie resemblance to the decline it suffered i[...]

How Supercomputers Are Helping the Data Center Evolve

December 15th, 2014

The microwave oven came about as the result of radar research. Safety grooving of concrete to increase traction and prevent injury was first developed to reduce aircraft accidents on wet runways. Goodyear developed a fibrous material, five times stronger than steel, to help NASA land the Viking Lander spacecraft on Mars—and then used that material to create a tire with super-long tread life. These are all examples of technologies that began as grand scientific endeavors a[...]


Magazine

Has Data Center Spending Returned?

December 11th, 2014

Regardless of broader economic conditions, technology plays an increasing role in business. Demand for services continues to rise, and forthcoming trends like the Internet of Things (IoT) hint at even more demand to support computing everywhere. The backbone of these services is data centers, but a growing number of companies..more...


Press Releases

D-Link Announces New 24-Port EasySmart Gigabit Switch Supporting IEEE 802.3at Power over Ethernet

December 18th, 2014

D-Link announced a new addition to its EasySmart line of affordable Gigabit Ethernet smart switches, the DGS-1100-24P twenty-four port PoE+ switch.  Enclosed in a rugged metal housing and easily installable ..more...

i2Coalition Signs on to Amicus Brief in Appeal of a Decision Forcing Microsoft to Turn Over Data in Ireland

December 16th, 2014

The Internet Infrastructure Coalition (i2Coalition) signed on to an amicus brief arguing that the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York failed to properly analyze the extraterritorial..more...

Cloud Infrastructure Services Survey Finds Reliability and Business Continuity Drive Demand

December 15th, 2014

NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable company, today announced the results of a recent survey that found cloud adoption within the enterprise has grown steadily, but that security and compliance..more...


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