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.


NewsLance Crosby, the founder of SoftLayer Technologies Inc., has left the company less than two years after it was acquired to become the linchpin of IBM’s cloud strategy.
OpinionInstead of predicting what will happen in the technology industry for the rest of this year, I'm taking a different approach -- pointing out what won't happen. As I look into my crystal ball, here are my UNpredictions for the rest of 2015 as well as some tips for success.
NewsOracle Corp. (ORCL) announced a new data center hardware strategy that lowers the prices of its products to increase adoption of its software.
NewsEnterprise software sales should enjoy strong growth in 2015, but segments like CRM will experience pricing pressure as cloud and on-premises vendors battle for customer retention, according to Gartner.
BlogThe future of the mainframe for our enterprise clients: How Big Iron workloads will evolve.
NewsOptimism about business growth and a rising sense of alarm at security breaches are shaping U.S. banks' tech spending plans for 2015.
NewsMichael Dell, chief executive officer of Dell Inc., said he anticipates additional leveraged buyouts like the one he completed last year after more than 10 counterparts sought his advice on the process.
BlogI’m inundated with briefing requests from white box vendors. Infrastructure and operations professionals need to listen up.
NewsHewlett-Packard continues to invest in Big Data and cloud computing, but sales apparently haven't grown fast enough to offset weaknesses across HP's services, printing and enterprise businesses. HP CEO Meg Whitman and several other executive team members described the state of HP during the company's Q4 earnings call earlier this week.
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.
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