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.

NewsSpending on information technology worldwide is expected to see little growth in 2016, although organizations will pony up more for data center technology, software, and IT services. Inc. will open its first cluster of data centers in Canada this year, helping to meet demand from companies that don’t want their data stored in the U.S. where it can be monitored by security officials.
NewsThe Mayo Clinic is selling its largest and newest data center to its electronic health record systems vendor, Epic Systems Corp., in an arrangement that brings benefits to both parties.
Netflix Inc. signed an agreement on Dec. 29 with Rostelecom PJSC, the state telecommunications operator, in Moscow, Russia, to allow the U.S. entertainment carrier to use its TV service starting in 2016. To mark the occasion, Rostelecom allowed the media inside its data center for a peek.
BlogWe usually approach IT matters as source of disruption in our lives but we don’t mention the effect caused by this revolution on the IT world itself. Infrastructure as we used to know is about to pass away.
FeatureIn 2014, Sutter embarked on a three-year data center consolidation project to streamline operations into two facilities—the main production data center and a disaster recovery site.
NewsMicrosoft Corp., which has been battling the U.S. government over the privacy of customer information stored overseas, said it will offer cloud services from data centers based in the U.K.
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.
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