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.


PlatformsThe mainframe undoubtedly has great potential in the big data arena, but there are significant challenges that need to be addressed in order to tap the full cost and performance advantages.
NewsHewlett-Packard Co. has found a way to turn one of the greatest threats to its business into a source of revenue.
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NewsHewlett Packard CEO Meg Whitman foresees greater consolidation in the technology industry, as her company prepares to split into an enterprise business and one that sells printers and PCs.
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NewsForty-five percent of North American businesses intend to increase their spending on software-defined wide area networks (SD-WANs) over the next two years, according to new survey results.
NewsIntel Corp. agreed to buy Altera Corp. for $16.7 billion to defend its presence in data centers, forging a deal that will add to a record year for industry consolidation.
NewsEquinix Inc. agreed to buy Telecity Group Plc for 2.35 billion pounds ($3.6 billion) to create a trans-Atlantic data-center operator, scuttling the U.K. company’s planned merger with Interxion Holding NV.
NewsEMC agreed to acquire Virtustream for $1.2 billion in cash, giving the storage giant a line of managed cloud-computing services.
NewsHewlett-Packard Co. reported fiscal second-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates as corporate spending on servers picked up ahead of the computer maker’s planned separation into two companies.
NewsIntel is in discussions again to buy Altera, which specializes in solutions that could bolster Intel's embedded and Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives, according to reports.
NewsAs the John Chambers era draws to a close at Cisco Systems, that company and its rivals (IBM, HP, Dell & Oracle), each is struggling to sell to customers more interested in software and cheap components than soaring rhetoric and broad product lines.
NewsThe digital era could be a bigger wave than the industrial revolution, EMC Corp. CEO Joe Tucci predicted today. The secret to success involves agile software development cultures within enterprises, Pivotal CEO Paul Maritz added.
NewsMajor data center upgrades, build outs and investments are required for the Internet of Things (IoT) to reach its full potential.
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