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Falling Oil Price to Mean Carbon Tax?

Falling Oil Price to Mean Carbon Tax?
January 6, 2015 No Comments »

When the Data Center Journal considered in mid-December how the price of oil might affect data center operators, the cost of a barrel of WTI crude was around $55. Since then it has broken below $49, a drop of almost ... Read More »

Open-Source Software and Secure Shell Keys: Lessons From the Heartbleed Vulnerability

Open-Source Software and Secure Shell Keys: Lessons From the Heartbleed Vulnerability
January 5, 2015 No Comments »

Back in the early days of the Internet, it became clear that criminal minds were eagerly turning their attention to exploiting the opportunities available to them in cyberspace. At that point, it became evident that data security measures would be ... Read More »

The Problem With Diversity in Technology

The Problem With Diversity in Technology
December 30, 2014 No Comments »

The problem with diversity in technology is not that different kinds of people want (or don’t want) a career in a particular field; it’s that the conversation is rigged. A fair discussion of, say, whether major technology firms hire enough ... Read More »

Data Erasure in Virtualized Environments

Data Erasure in Virtualized Environments
December 29, 2014 No Comments »

By 2016, experts predict that virtualization will encompass 86% of all server workloads, meaning virtual machines (VMs) are more commonplace than physical servers. Given this trend, data centers must develop best practices that ensure the same level of data security ... Read More »

Seven Christmas Wishes for IT

Seven Christmas Wishes for IT
December 23, 2014 No Comments »

End-of-year predictions are fun, but they’re nigh on pointless. The safe predictions are boring (e.g., data centers will consume more energy this coming year compared with the last), and ones that go out on a limb usually pick limbs that ... Read More »

Peeling Back the Growing Data Center Demand in Jacksonville

Peeling Back the Growing Data Center Demand in Jacksonville
December 22, 2014 No Comments »

Jacksonville, Florida has long been a logistics and distribution hub—a deep-water port perfectly situated to connect North America with the Caribbean and South America. Now, the city of 850,000 has earned notoriety on the global Internet map, too. Centrally located ... Read More »

How Can the Mid-Market Stay Competitive? Galileo Had the Right Idea

How Can the Mid-Market Stay Competitive? Galileo Had the Right Idea
December 17, 2014 No Comments »

Most large enterprise IT folks have addressed “big data” demands over the past few years, but new research suggests that the time has come for mid-market companies to consider the implications. It’s been more than 400 years since Galileo built ... Read More »

Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?

Does Falling Oil Price Affect Data Centers?
December 16, 2014 1 Comment »

The price of oil (WTI crude) has, pardon the phrase, tanked since midyear, falling nearly 50% from over $100 a barrel to just under $55. Naturally, since energy is the main consumable of data centers, the question arises regarding the ... Read More »

How Supercomputers Are Helping the Data Center Evolve

How Supercomputers Are Helping the Data Center Evolve
December 15, 2014 No Comments »

The microwave oven came about as the result of radar research. Safety grooving of concrete to increase traction and prevent injury was first developed to reduce aircraft accidents on wet runways. Goodyear developed a fibrous material, five times stronger than ... Read More »

Data Center Power Versus Network Usage

Data Center Power Versus Network Usage
December 11, 2014 1 Comment »

Data center operators are regularly berated for their power usage, perhaps most infamously in a 2012 New York Times article titled “Power, Pollution and the Internet.” In the article, James Glanz noted, “The inefficient use of power is largely driven ... Read More »