December 19th, 2013
Christmas is almost here, so in the spirit of the season, here are a few things that Santa might consider dropping under the collective technology tree this year. A brand-new, stainless-steel spine for Congress. Since the current Congressional backbone has the consistency of seaweed, some uprightness could really benefit everyone—particularly when it comes to the NSA. Congress has the power to reign in the executive branch, and particularly that voyeuristic agency led by a wannabe Star T[...]
December 17th, 2013
The cloud may garner many IT headlines today, but many companies still elect to build an in-house data center. The goal of successfully designing and implementing a data center on time and within budget is one that many organizations aspire to but few attain. Given the complexity of a typical facility, detailed planning is critical; thus, this series on data center design will emphasize some of the key considerations and decisions that companies must tackle[...]
December 16th, 2013
As big data volumes continue to explode, businesses are challenged to quickly extract rich insight from the mountain of machine-generated data streaming in from devices, sensors, smart meters, operational equipment, social-media platforms and other sources. According to a recent IDC report, worldwide installed raw storage will climb from 2,596 exabytes (EB)—or 2.5 billion gigabytes—in 2012 to a staggering 7,235 EB in 2017. As IDC Analyst David Reinsel notes, “The desire to store more data is insatiable.” But sto[...]
December 12th, 2013
The Internet of Things (IoT) is close to the “peak of inflated expectations” in Gartner’s 2013 Hype Cycle. Hopes among equipment manufacturers, chipmakers and other technology developers are high that the IoT will be a booming market opportunity. On the other side, some market observers see the IoT as potentially problematic in a variety of respects. In a number of areas, the hype and the hesitation paint drastically different pictures of how the Internet of Thing[...]
December 11th, 2013
The July 2012 IEEE Bandwidth Assessment Report estimated that core networking bandwidth doubles every 18 months, with server bandwidth doubling every 24 months. As a result, current forecasts from IDC, Dell’Oro and Crehan Research predict that 10G Ethernet servers will account for more than 50% of server ports by 2014, and we are already seeing 40G Ethernet servers in use. Key data center trends driving these server upgrades include virtualization, higher density, cloud computing, lower latency r[...]
The Top 5 Technologies Transforming Today’s Data Center
December 20th, 2013
A transformation of today’s data centers is being driven by changes in the way we do business and the way we run our organizations. Doing more with less has never been so critical for the survival of the company. Information technology budgets are not only flat but they are even d..more...
Calxeda (nee Smooth-Stone) announced that it is shutting down. The ARM-based server-chip developer cited a ...
Despite the attention big data has been receiving, if you examine the unstructured component it ...
December 19th, 2013
Zayo Group, LLC ( “Zayo”), an international provider of Bandwidth Infrastructure services, today announced the first release of Tranzact, a new portal that guides Zayo customers through product selection and ser..more...
December 13th, 2013
BitPay Inc, the world leader in business solutions for virtual currencies, announces it has processed over $100 million in transactions this year, and has increased its merchant base to over..more...
December 13th, 2013
Based on the 2013 DatacenterDynamics Industry Census results, China now accounts for 30 per cent of data center white space in the Asia pacific region (excluding Japan) according to the..more...