A data center is an owned or rented physical location in which computing infrastructure assets are housed, managed and secured for the purpose of storing applications and data for computing operations. Many corporate data centers are privately owned and operated; some other organizations “colocate,” maintain and operate their owned equipment in a secured third party facility shared with other customers. Commercial data centers also offer managed services to operate and maintain customer equipment.


NewsHow can IBM stand out in the crowded PaaS (platform as a service) cloud market? The answer potentially involves security, privacy and corporate compliance -- along with an IBM Watson Big Data twist. With those components in mind, Big Blue has unveiled a single-tenant version of Bluemix. The new PaaS offering allows developers to "build applications around their most sensitive data and deploy them in a dedicated cloud environment."
NewsAmid intense competition from cloud and mobile computing, IBM has won $325 million worth of supercomputer and Big Data contracts with the U.S. federal government.
NewsCost reduction -- particularly in the software space -- is the top priority for IT executives involved in mainframe management, according to a ninth annual BMC survey spanning 1,200 customers.
NewsMicrosoft may release Windows Server for ARM processors -- a move that could optimize the operating system for more power efficient data centers and perhaps even Big Data applications. The twist: Microsoft has yet to confirm the report, and similar rumors have swirled around the IT industry since around 2011. …
Information Management NewsA majority of organizations will find their growth constrained by a lack of new data center skills by 2016, according to a report from Gartner Inc.
TrendsMassive volume of data that needs real time processing and analysis will transform data centers, says Gartner
TrendsOne of the fallouts of the explosion of data is the requirement for more powerful and effective cooling systems
TrendsChanging role and functionality of data centers brings uncertainty for organizations, says Gartner
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