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Data Center Trends Survey: Budgets Tilt Positive, ...

By some accounts, the traditional company data center is fading away as outsourcing alternatives like the cloud and colocation take a larger bite of the ...

Nasdaq Closes in on Dot-Com Peak

The technology sector has been a hot topic for both bulls and bears, with the former seeing the sky as the limit for company valuations ...

The State of Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is the heir apparent of so-called classical computing, with researchers and speculators anticipating huge leaps in processing capabilities once these machines arrive. One ...

Equation Group: Have We Learned Anything New?

In 2013, I discussed why NSA surveillance would not stop simply because Edward Snowden disclosed the extent to which the largely unfettered agency spies on ...

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Pursuing the Green Data Center

March 2nd, 2015

In the flurry of today’s tech trends—cloud computing, mobility, productivity apps, big data, Internet of Things, M2M and so on—one can easily forget that data, whether created a decade ago or this very moment, has to live somewhere. With three million data centers in the U.S. alone, the global market for data center construction is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 21% through 2018. All data centers need physical space and power to run. [...]

Data Center Trends Survey: Budgets Tilt Positive, Outsourcing a Mixed Bag

February 26th, 2015

By some accounts, the traditional company data center is fading away as outsourcing alternatives like the cloud and colocation take a larger bite of the market. But in some industries, the need to maintain control of equipment or data in house makes outsourced options less appealing. Although it’s easy to rationalize either observation, the only way to get a true picture of the market is to find out what companies are actually doing. To that end, I[...]

Removing Risk, Achieving Reward: The Case for Solutions-Based SLAs

February 25th, 2015

There has never been an easier time to start a business owing to the proliferation of “X-as-a-service” providers. These providers can supplement the expertise of an entrepreneur or enterprise with a range of additional IT capabilities to support a successful business. With so much outsourcing today, how can an enterprise manage the risk that comes with relying on third parties for an increasing proportion of their service-delivery capabilities? Like using home insurance to protect your most imp[...]

Nasdaq Closes in on Dot-Com Peak

February 24th, 2015

The technology sector has been a hot topic for both bulls and bears, with the former seeing the sky as the limit for company valuations and the latter seeing a bubble set for a 2000-like bust. Following the infamous dot-com crash, the Nasdaq composite index fell from a peak of just over 5,000 to nearly 1,000 in about two years. It never exceeded 3,000 during the time leading up to the Great Recession. In early[...]

Understanding the Costs of Data Warehouses

February 23rd, 2015

Modern detectives find answers by piecing together all sorts of forensic evidence, databases and mathematical models rather than just relying on their gut. Likewise, today’s corporations want to analyze data from as many angles as possible so they can interpret customer purchasing patterns, the results of web marketing campaigns or the success of a multifaceted product and used them to further their business aims. The best way to examine data from multiple sources is through t[...]


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Social Media: The Ultimate Data Mine?

February 23rd, 2015

Social networks have done what the Stasi could only dream of, barely falling short of even the omnipotent state in George Orwell’s 1984. In collecting untold masses of information about billions of people (who have supplied it willingly), social-media providers have at their virtual fingertips potentially powerful databases. Efforts are u..more...


Press Releases

OpenPower Announces “Rethink the Data Center” Speaker Lineup at Summit

February 23rd, 2015

The OpenPower Foundation announced a solid lineup of speakers headlining its inaugural OpenPower Summit at NVIDIA’s GPU Technology Conference at the San Jose Convention Center, March 17-19.  Drawing from the open development orga..more...

TCU Deploys Active Power Modular Power Systems to Protect Its New Data Center Hall

February 17th, 2015

To support its new data center hall and reduce total cost of ownership, TCU deployed Active Power’s (NASDAQ: ACPW) CleanSource PowerHouse solution, a complete modular electrical infrastructure system, at its campus in Fort Wort..more...

Emerson Network Power Offers Complete Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Solution Through HP Partnership

February 12th, 2015

Emerson Network Power, a business of Emerson and a global leader in maximizing availability, capacity and efficiency of critical infrastructure, today announced that it has partnered with HP to offer..more...


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