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.

As big data and machine learning take hold, storage technology often becomes automated, virtualized and more complex. Some platforms tend to pin their owners into a commodity lifecycle to keep pace with scalability, speeds and costs. Here's how to break out of the commodity storage lifecycle.
Data CentersSomething is wrong with the mainframe. Unfortunately, most people don’t realize what the real problem is...
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NewsHewlett-Packard Co., just ahead of the company's breakup, said it will cut 25,000 to 30,000 more jobs as CEO Meg Whitman tries to refashion the business for a rapidly changing technology market.
NewsIBM is introducing two mainframe servers that run only on the open-source Linux operating system.
AnalysisShould Anthem and Cigna manage to accomplish their proposed $48 billion merger, senior IT management will have plenty to do, and headcount and budgets likely would increase, at least in the short term, according to industry experts.
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.
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