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.

BlogCloud providers like CenturyLink, IBM, Oracle, Rackspace, and Salesforce already run from UK data centers. Hosting and co-location companies like Digital Realty and Equinix operate multiple UK locations.
NewsSpending worldwide on IT is flat for 2016, totaling $3.41, according to Gartner, Inc. This is actually up from last quarter’s forecast, which pegged the worldwide market at 0.5 percent negative growth. Inc.’s cloud computing division remains "committed" to opening a London data center by early next year, even after the British public’s vote for the U.K. to leave the EU.
Big data skills continue to be among the most rewarding investments for technologists, and most expensive to pay for to IT leaders, according to the newly released “IT Skills and Certifications Pay Index” by Foote Partners. Here are the skills and certification trends that will have the most impact.
NewsLogicMonitor Inc., which helps companies manage their technology systems in data centers, has raised $130 million to help expand its product lineup and global reach.
NewsThe global data center and enterprise software-defined networking (SDN) market jumped 82% in 2015 from the prior year, reaching $1.4 billion, according to research and analysis firm IHS Inc.
NewsSingapore Technologies Telemedia Pte. is buying the majority stake in 14 data centers in India and three Singapore facilities while Tata Communications will retain the remaining 26 percent.
NewsDuring the past year, Google has deployed “thousands” of these specialized artificial intelligence chips, called TensorFlow Processing Units, in servers within its data centers.
FeatureEvery time we stream video on Netflix, share photos on Instagram or listen to "Lemonade" on loop on Tidal, we add to the internet traffic glut -- and to the pocketbooks of data REIT shareholders.
NewsGrowth in the market is now being driven by maintenance revenue, which indicates a rapidly maturing software market segment, a new report from Gartner says.
NewsDigital Realty Trust Inc., an owner of technology-related real estate, agreed to acquire eight data centers from Equinix Inc. for about $874 million.
Data professionals continue to be among the most in-demand in the job market, but what they earn -- or you should be paying -- depends on industry experience, location, technical skills, and contribution to the bottom line. This week we look at how data professionals can earn top dollar, depending on job focus, certifications earned, and skill concentrations. In part one we look at the top paying data certifications.
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