July 29th, 2015
One would think that the price of a cloud-based service would be the deciding factor when managed-service providers (MSPs) choose technologies to power their backup services. After all, price seems to be the primary means by which cloud storage providers—a critical component in any modern backup service—differentiate themselves. Besides, the lower the cost of the solution’s components, the more margins the MSP can enjoy, and the lower they can price their own backup as a servi[...]
July 28th, 2015
Talk of a bubble in the technology sector has been ongoing for some time. Are these sentiments just unfounded fears based on memories of the dot-com crash, or do they hold some truth? The answer is multifaceted and unclear with regard to details, but a few things are certain. The Nasdaq Is Not That High The Nasdaq stock index reached a peak of about 5,050 in early 2000 before plunging to about 1,200 during the so-called dot-com[...]
July 27th, 2015
Mobile-device adoption for day-to-day business activities has been on the rise thanks to BYOD, smartphone proliferation and high-speed wireless networks. According to ABI Research, the number of active wireless connected devices is expected to grow from 13 billion in 2013 to 40.9 billion in 2020. That’s massive! Today, users are no longer tied to their desktops or laptops thanks to mobile technology. They can reply to important business emails, access their CRM systems, collaborate with peers a[...]
July 23rd, 2015
In the wake of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach, which exposed sensitive records of more than 20 million government employees and contractors (past, present and prospective), the matter of security has grown even more urgent. But the OPM attack was simply the latest and greatest in a string of high-profile incidents targeting big-name retailers, government agencies and even, ironically, security companies. Even cheaters recently discovered the dangers of two-timing on the Internet,[...]
July 22nd, 2015
The latest 2013 revision of the California Energy Code (Title 24 of the CA Code of Regulations, Part 6) contains implications for the way we cool data centers, server rooms, MDFs, IDFs, and just about every other computer room in California. These new regulations have produced a significant amount of speculation, confusion and misinformation in the marketplace as they apply to data center cooling. As a result, some California companies with dedicated IT space have[...]
Avoiding the Pitfalls of Construction Contracts
July 20th, 2015
Now that you have at least a skeleton data center design in mind and you’ve chosen a general contractor to handle the project, you must address the legal side: the contract. The construction contract is ideally intended to protect both sides of the arrangement from the vagaries of the other a..more...
Apparently dissatisfied with Chinese leadership at the peak of the Top500 supercomputer list over the ...
The cybercrime trend has reached new heights in the past few years, with hackers and ...
July 28th, 2015
Solarflare, the leader in application-intelligent 10/40 Gigabit Ethernet (10/40GbE) software and hardware technology, announced that it has opened and staffed a new R&D facility in San Diego, California, complementing existing..more...
July 27th, 2015
BTI Systems, a market-leading provider of cloud and metro networking software and systems to content and service providers around the world, today announced that global colocation solutions provider CyrusOne (NASDAQ:..more...