Category: Cloud Computing

Cutting out the crosstalk – DatacenterDynamics

As 10GBase-T availability continues to grow, more data centers are planning migrations to 10GbE. Its broad deployment is expected to make data center infrastructure more transparent. It should also make managing server connectivity easier while …

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A flexible data center layout made for the new standard – TechTarget

Data centers aren't the center of the IT universe anymore. With plenty of resources for hosting dynamic workloads -- cloud, colocation, as a service, or data center -- the on-premises facility layout must become equally flexible.

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SuperNAP 8 Earns Tier IV Gold Status for Operations

Uptime isn’t just about having a resilient facility. Human error is among the leading causes of data center outages, underlining the importance of a well-trained staff and operational best practices.

The team at Switch in Las Vegas has now met the highest standards on both fronts. After earning Tier IV certification from the Uptime Institute earlier this year, Switch’s SuperNAP 8 has now added Tier IV Gold certification for Operational Sustainability.

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Why Your High-Efficiency Data Center Needs Good PDUs

Cloud computing, new applications and a lot more user connectivity are all driving forces around the data center evolution. In fact, the data center has become the home of all modern technologies. Businesses are now building their entire organizational model around the capabilities of IT. Through it all, pressure continues to mount on data center operators to run high-efficiency environments capable of good power control.

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Microsoft to Expand Azure Data Center Infrastructure in Virginia and Iowa

Citing growing demand for Microsoft‘s cloud services (more than 8,000 customers sign up for its Azure cloud every week), Phil Sorgen, the company’s corporate vice president for Worldwide Partner Channel, announced in a blog post that the company will bring two new Azure regions online in Virginia (US East 2) and Iowa (US Central). The additional regions will help the company respond to what it says is a need to double capacity every six to nine months.

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EMC Goes for Hyper-Consolidation of Enterprise Storage With VMAX³, TwinStrata Acquisition

In a significant move to advance its flagship VMAX storage line EMC launched VMAX³ hybrid systems and announced that it has acquired cloud storage management company TwinStrata.

The storage giant announced this news plus several other announcements about XtremeIO all-flash arrays, Isilon updates and integration with Pivotal for Data Lake Hadoop bundles were announced at its Redefine Possible event Tuesday in London.

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How to Start Down The Road Towards Database as a Service

When we think of the traditional problems that cloud computing solves – decreased deployment times, providing self-service to users, among many others, we might not immediately think about how the cloud can help with an organization’s database infrastructure. Thinking about the cloud, we often think about deploying new servers using an Infrastructure as a Service model (IaaS) or the platform on which to develop and deploy new applications using Platform as a Service (PaaS).

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ViaWest Opens Huge Denver Data Center

ViaWest has opened its fifth Denver-area data center. The Compark facility — the first greenfield construction project the provider has ever undertaken – is a  210,000 square foot building with 140,000 square feet of raised floor.

The news comes about two months after ViaWest launched a data center in Chaska, Minnesota, to serve the Minneapolis market.

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Delivering Enhanced Visibility, Better SLA and Disaster Avoidance

Your business is growing, you have more technology demands, and the industry is pushing you to make even more infrastructure decisions. These trends aren’t slowing down either. Cloud computing and complex applications are creating very large demands against the modern data center. In this case study from RF Code, we look at an organization that sought a solution for a growing resource challenge.

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Artificial Intelligence: A New Frontier in Data Center Innovation

Google made headlines when it revealed that it is using machine learning to optimize its data center performance. But the search giant isn’t the first company to harness artificial intelligence to fine-tune its server infrastructure. In fact, Google’s effort is only the latest in a series of initiatives to create an electronic “data center brain” that can analyze IT infrastructure.

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