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.

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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NewsAfter a decade of false starts, encryption technology is taking hold across mobile devices and cloud computing. The big question: Can traditional enterprise networks and on-premises data centers keep pace with this fast-rising encryption trend?
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NewsOrganizations must change the structure and role of data centers to support digital trends accelerated by cloud computing, mobility and the Internet of Things, according to new research.
NewsDocker, which promotes open source software containers that ease cloud and on-premises application deployments, has raised funds at a valuation of about $1 billion, according to a source with knowledge of the deal.
NewsAvnet and IBM have unveiled a turn-key Hadoop solution -- hardware, software and support -- designed for on-premises big data deployments. It's the first of multiple Hadoop bundles that Avnet apparently intends to promote.
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