October 21st, 2014
IBM’s exit from semiconductor manufacturing came with an interesting price tag: $1.5 billion. That’s how much Big Blue paid GlobalFoundries to take its money-losing chip unit off its hands. GlobalFoundries itself was a spinoff from x86 company AMD, which likewise struggled in the silicon business against the titan Intel. According to Patrick Thibodeau at Computerworld, this move signals that “IBM is shifting from manufacturing to a company that focuses on research, software and advanced systems devel[...]
October 20th, 2014
As enterprise networks scale to 40 Gbps and 100 Gbps, network managers encounter a serious problem: many of today’s traffic monitoring, management and security tools are incapable of operating well, or even at all, at these high data rates. Complicating this challenge is the need to have a sufficient number of interface ports, supporting data rates ranging from 100 Mbps to 100 Gbps, to access all of network links needed to get full visibility into t[...]
October 16th, 2014
The SANS 2014 DDoS Survey is quite telling. It reports that almost 40% of enterprises are completely or mostly unprepared for DDoS attacks. Although 23% of respondents indicated they did not have a plan for DDoS mitigation, another 16% were unaware of any such plans. In addition, 50% have never tested their DDoS capabilities. These numbers clearly demonstrate that many organizations do not see DDoS attacks as harmful—certainly not worth their attention. That’s because organizations are und[...]
October 15th, 2014
Industry Outlook is a regular Data Center Journal Q&A series that presents expert views on market trends, technologies and other issues relevant to data centers and IT. This week, Industry Outlook asks Private.me Chief Operating Officer (COO) Robert Neivert about the prospects for privacy on the Internet today. Robert has over 15 years of experience transforming software technologies and innovations into great companies. He has been CEO for two venture-funded startups, and before that he led startups in the mo[...]
October 14th, 2014
Many major technology companies (e.g., Google, Microsoft, Twitter, Yahoo and so on) have at some point been lambasted in the media—whether by reporters or themselves—about how many women they employ. This quasi-religious ritual typically involves expressing regret (repentance) for corporate sins and then announcing some new program to correct the problem (penance). But the focus on technology in particular raises a number of questions about consistency and equity, especially since appeals for more women in the[...]
Is the Enterprise Data Center Dying?
October 10th, 2014
Growth in the cloud and in various IT outsourcing options could lead the casual observer to think that the enterprise data center is an endangered species. Then again, a casual observer might also buy into the informal notion that the cloud is some truly incorporeal entity that stores and processes..more...
AMD—“that other x86 vendor”—has struggled for years to put a dent in Intel’s dominant market ...
Data Centers today need ever-higher speeds, flexible design and cost-effective migration paths, driven by ...
October 21st, 2014
ManageEngine, the real-time IT management company, today launched the Intel DCM Energy Management plug-in for RackBuilder Plus, its 3D visual modeling software for data centers. As a result of leveraging..more...
October 16th, 2014
Uptime Institute and CNet Training announced today that they are working together to transform education throughout the global data center industry. Through a Global Educational Alliance they are providing vision, ..more...
October 13th, 2014
RF Code is pleased to announce that a number of its partners have been recognized as leaders and challengers in the inaugural DCIM Gartner Magic Quadrant. Nlyte, CA Technologies, iTRACS,..more...