Live Chat: DCIM Is on the Table
James M. Connolly 4/11/2014 4 comments
Join the Datacenter Acceleration community for a discussion about DCIM, its potential and its roadblocks, on Tuesday, April 15, at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
HPC Power to the People
James M. Connolly 3/28/2014 15 comments
A sluggish supercomputer market had an impact on overall HPC revenue in 2013, although sales of smaller HPC systems kept motoring along.
DC Switching: Something for Everyone
James M. Connolly 3/13/2014 8 comments
There's a bit of an oddity in the datacenter switch market, with 1GbE switching holding its own, even as adoption ramps up for the faster 10GbE technology.
When in Doubt, Blame the Network
James M. Connolly 2/26/2014 21 comments
Software-defined networks have promise when it comes to solving the datacenter manager's network challenges, but networking is still hard, according to Enterprise Management Associates.
Live Chat and Flash Poll: Green IT
James M. Connolly 2/25/2014 7 comments
Share your thoughts on Green IT and what it means to your company and the world. Take the Datacenter Acceleration Flash Poll and then join us for a Live Chat on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. (ET).
Row Faster, but Keep Bailing
James M. Connolly 2/20/2014 12 comments
If you think you are dealing with a lot of data today, think again, and consider the predictions in an InformationWeek article.
SSD: Steady Growth, Despite Limits
James M. Connolly 2/14/2014 21 comments
A deep dive into the InformationWeek State-of-Storage Report provides a nice, real-world look into the capabilities, limits, and continued growth relating to solid-state storage.
Liquid Immersion Cooling Sounds Familiar
James M. Connolly 2/13/2014 28 comments
News of work to cool supercomputers by immersing circuits in liquid may not be ground-breaking but it serves as a reminder that we have to consider lots of innovative ideas when it comes to limiting energy use in the datacenter.
CMO vs.CIO: Peace in Our Time?
James M. Connolly 2/12/2014 22 comments
Avoiding a battle over the budget between the CIO and CMO or other business leaders could lead to innovation and efficiency in the datacenter.
If You Can Tweet a Photo of Pope Francis, Thank a Datacenter
Robert Mullins 2/10/2014 4 comments
Datacenters are taking on bigger workloads to deliver content to billions of users, mobile devices, and applications, which all continue to multiply. AMD says it's banking on ARM-based processors to improve the energy efficiency of datacenter servers and take on Intel.
Will Facebook's Datacenter Savings Work for Your Company?
Robert Mullins 2/4/2014 12 comments
Facebook explained at an Open Compute Project Summit recently how it saved $1.2 billion through more efficient datacenter design, but explained that even smaller companies without Facebook's resources can achieve cost and energy efficiencies, too.
There are early signs of SSDs replacing hard disks on a large scale in service provider datacenters, offering those SSDs yet one more chance to prove themselves.
Software-defined storage is well designed for a cloud environment, particularly in our age of saving everything.
There's a reason that big datacenters are ending up in out-of-the-way places -- sustainability.
The Heartbleed vulnerability, once fixed, needs to fuel new discussions and actions to reduce the chances of something like it happening again.
Bank of America sets an example of what can be done with new approaches to datacenter infrastructure when a company takes a fresh look at its needs.