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.

FeatureOur data centers are obese, bloated with terabytes of big data with minimal “nutritional value”, and splitting at their seams. More importantly, it’s negatively impacting your bottom line.
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NewsLike it did with data-center hardware, Facebook is opening up its discoveries with the goal of rallying an industry around new technologies.
NewsWe’re in an unusual period of détente in technology giants’ spending wars. Just don’t expect the calm to last.
NewsMore than half of organizations surveyed are dissatisfied with the length of time it takes them to contain and recover from attacks, according to a new survey from SANS Institute.
FeatureMainframe hardware, meanwhile, shows no signs of going away. SHARE, the mainframe user group founded back in 1955, is still going strong with more than 20,000 members from nearly 2,000 organizations. And nine of today’s 10 top life and health insurers currently process their high-volume transactions on mainframes.
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NewsIntel Corp. declined in German trading after saying a slowdown in demand from corporations threatens to curb sales at its server-chip division -- one of the few bright spots at a company beset by a personal-computer slump.
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?
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