Industry Outlook: Preparing for HPC Data Center Stories: A Look Back Google’s Quantum Computer: Don’t Ditch Your Servers Yet Supply, Demand and Internet Taxation

Industry Outlook: Preparing for HPC

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 ...

Data Center Stories: A Look Back

As 2015 comes to a close, data center professionals and pundits are offering their takes on the past year as well as what might be ...

Google’s Quantum Computer: Don’t Ditch Your Servers ...

Perhaps the (few) naysayers have been wrong: Google recently announced test results for a D-Wave “quantum computer” that far surpass the capabilities of traditional computers. ...

Supply, Demand and Internet Taxation

The Internet often operates (in many users’ minds, anyway) as though supply is unlimited. Unlike other utilities such as electricity and water, the typical user ...

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Bridging the Gap Between Application Performance and Infrastructure Management

February 10th, 2016

Application performance is critical to accomplishing business objectives, and data center managers are tasked with optimizing application performance to the fullest. But application performance depends on infrastructure support, and application- and infrastructure-management teams typically reside in different organizations and use separate, nonintegrated tool sets—there is no system that monitors application performance and analyzes from the application down into the supporting infrastructure such as network, storage, compute resources and, especially, virtualization. Owing to the recent momentum b[...]

Top Cloud Security Trends for 2016

February 8th, 2016

More organizations of all sizes are moving their business-critical operations and workloads to the cloud, and as we head 2016, these trends will only to intensify. According to a report from Gartner, public-cloud services will see growth of 13.5% during 2015, and spending on cloud services will continue to increase through 2019. Gartner also found that 80% of IT organizations expect to increase their investments in cloud computing in the years to come. This trend[...]

Case Study: Kicking Dated DR to the Curb

February 4th, 2016

Long Term Care Group (LTCG) is a leading provider of business-process outsourcing for the insurance industry. The firm provides insurers with expertise to help manage their complex long-term-care portfolios and maximize financial performance. LTCG has more than 1,100 employees, and the majority of its business is in the United States. It serves 65 customers, including four Fortune 100 companies, and a total of nine insurance and health-care companies in the Fortune 400. LTCG has more than[...]

Top 4 Compliance Mistakes and How to Prevent Them

February 1st, 2016

According to Verizon’s 2015 PCI Compliance Report, a staggering 80 percent of retailers fail to pass interim PCI compliance assessments. This failure can lead to a number of challenges and consequences, not the least of which is vulnerabilities related to malware, infections and attacks. Separate research from Verizon, the 2015 Data Breach Investigations Report, found that data breaches continue to rise. For about 60 percent of the 2,100 confirmed breaches considered, hackers were able to infiltrate the victim comp[...]

Make Closing the Application-Performance Gap a Priority in 2016

January 29th, 2016

Even as companies continue to move more of their on-premise applications to the cloud, they still keep some in the data center—particularly those that provide access to highly sensitive files and systems. The resulting hybrid IT architecture has become the standard enterprise model. Although it eliminates the headaches that come with maintaining all systems in the data center, it also creates a new set of challenges for CIOs. IT departments need visibility, optimization and control a[...]


Five Ways Cloud Computing Has Created Positive Change in 2015

January 14th, 2016

  In today’s competitive market, cloud computing offers an outstanding opportunity not just to innovate, but to do so more quickly and more cost-effectively than ever. It is an exceptionally efficient platform for IT-service delivery. Because you can create new virtual servers in a cloud with unmatched speed and consistency, as w..more...

Press Releases

TPP Agreement Is Coming to United States—How Will It Affect Your Rights?

February 9th, 2016

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is a multinational trade agreement between 12 countries, including United States. The agreement threatens to apply restrictive intellectual property (IP) laws around the world and rewrite..more...

Telstra Unveils New SDN Services to Deliver Increased Flexibility and Efficiency

January 19th, 2016

Telstra announced the launch of PEN Exchange and PEN Marketplace, two new enhancements to its global Software Defined Networking (SDN) solution, the Telstra PEN Platform. Using the PEN Exchange, organizations can..more...

Green House Data Expands HIPAA-Compliant Data Center Services to Washington Facilities

December 1st, 2015

Green House Data, a national provider of data center services including cloud hosting, colocation, and disaster recovery, announced today that its three Washington state data centers have passed their first..more...

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