Big Data, Health Care and a Bridge for Sale Are Antitrust Laws Good for Technology? Worldwide IT Spending Decline: What Does It Mean? Mobile: Revolution or Evolution?

Big Data, Health Care and a Bridge ...

Technology can solve a remarkable number of problems, but in some cases, it simply cannot overcome the monkey wrenches that litter the system. Health care ...

Are Antitrust Laws Good for Technology?

One economic and political “fact” that most people would assent to without much thought is that antitrust laws are a good thing. A recent headline ...

Worldwide IT Spending Decline: What Does It ...

According to research firm Gartner, worldwide IT spending is set to take a big hit in 2015, owing largely to a strong dollar compared with ...

Mobile: Revolution or Evolution?

Mobile mania has clearly had a powerful effect on society broadly and on the data center industry in particular. Because smaller tablet and smartphone devices ...

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Does Changing Your Cloud Provider Mean You’ve Failed?

October 5th, 2015

The cloud market, both public and private, is still changing. Although it has definite industry leaders (AWS, Microsoft, IBM, Google and Salesforce), a multitude of providers are in the marketplace today, each offering unique services. The way people interact with technology is evolving at an unprecedented pace. Other than agreeing that the cloud market will experience massive growth globally, predicting what that market will look like, or what new features will dominate in five years,[...]

Big Data, Health Care and a Bridge for Sale

October 1st, 2015

Technology can solve a remarkable number of problems, but in some cases, it simply cannot overcome the monkey wrenches that litter the system. Health care is unmistakably one of those cases. But can you fault Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) CIO Dough Porter for trying anyway using big data? Maybe. A Health-Care Morass Too Big for Big Data Health care is a mess. Up is down and down is up in a system that government has[...]

The Future of the Data Center: Reinventing the Network

September 30th, 2015

In today’s interconnected world, we send or post approximately 168 million emails, 11 million instant messages, 98,000 tweets and 695,000 Facebook updates every 60 seconds. Alongside the data transfers created by people, IoT applications will generate a further 3.9 exabytes of data by 2017 as a result of machine-to-machine communication. The Data Explosion All this Internet activity creates in excess of 1,820 terabytes of new data every minute, which has to be stored, processed and shared between a[...]

Are Antitrust Laws Good for Technology?

September 29th, 2015

One economic and political “fact” that most people would assent to without much thought is that antitrust laws are a good thing. A recent headline suggests that Google is facing a possible inquiry by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over its Android operating system. So-called antitrust laws are ostensibly intended to benefit consumers by preventing large organizations and corporate cartels from raising prices “too high” or offering lousy products and services owing to a lack of[...]

Why "Secure Public Cloud" Is Not an Oxymoron

September 28th, 2015

It’s safe to say the biggest barrier to more-widespread adoption of public clouds by Fortune 500 enterprises is security—and with good reason. Concerns about unauthorized access, hijacking of accounts, data exfiltration and the security of personal cloud storage services abound. The recent breaches at Target, Home Depot and JPMorgan serve as grim reminders. Aside from those headline-grabbing breaches, Fortune 500 enterprises have a fundamental lack of trust and a fear of losing control when it comes to [...]


Does Pruning Cloud Services Really Improve Performance?

September 16th, 2015

A gardener will prune dying limbs off a plant to help the plant thrive. Some in the cloud community have adopted this metaphor for improving cloud-service performance; that is to say if you have multiple cloud services and want to improve overall performance, then cut out the lowest performers. This strategy..more...

Press Releases

i2Coalition Joins 18 Civil Society and Business Groups in Call for President Obama to Defend Strong Encryption

October 1st, 2015

Nonprofit organizations teamed up with Internet companies to urge President Obama to take a stand on behalf of digital safety and security. The i2Coalition, Access,​ EFF, and 16 other civil s..more...

T5 Data Centers Expects New Growth at T5@Kings Mountain Park with Passage of North Carolina Tax Incentives Act

September 30th, 2015

Executives at T5 Data Centers (, innovators in providing state-of-the-art, customizable and highly reliable computing support environments, indicate that passage of House Bill 117, the North Carolina Competes Act, will..more...

ADVA Optical Networking Achieves Over 200 Installations of Encryption Technology

September 29th, 2015

ADVA Optical Networking announced today that its ConnectGuard solution has been deployed in more than 200 data center interconnect (DCI) networks around the world. Engineered to provide the most complete data ..more...

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