Data Center

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.

Information Management NewsWhat if corporate IT departments actually used big data to manage and optimize their own data center performance?
BlogHyper-convergent systems are a natural evolution of the traditional IT infrastructure, which is usually composed of operational silos (computing, storage, network) catering to specific business needs. The relatively new concept of hyper-convergence combines two or more of these components of infrastructure as a solution: an appliance combining server + storage + network in a box.
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NewsBill Veghte, who had been helping to lead the separation of Hewlett-Packard Co.’s business-services unit, is leaving the company.
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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.
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