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Google Sets an Example in Clean Energy
James M. Connolly  
4/23/2014   Post a comment
Google's agreement to buy what amounts to 407 megawatts of wind-generated energy for its Iowa datacenter highlights what small companies can do to drive adoption of clean energy.
Today's Supply Chain Is All in the Network
Mary E. Shacklett  
4/23/2014   Post a comment
Think of supply chain management as one of the applications that is ideal for the cloud.
Scale Out Your Storage With Care
James M. Connolly  
4/22/2014   2 comments
Storage isn't shrinking and it's only a matter of how big demand for storage will grow in your organization. InformationWeek offers some advice on how to grow it right.
IT Big-Data Analytics & the Pain of Separation
Dave Wagner  
4/21/2014   2 comments
Analytics can help to measure the success and cost of IT for an organization but only if the initiative and metrics are coordinated across three functions.
SSDs Gain New Levels of Acceptance in Datacenters
James M. Connolly  
4/17/2014   17 comments
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 Meets the Cloud
Bill Kleyman  
4/17/2014   30 comments
Software-defined storage is well designed for a cloud environment, particularly in our age of saving everything.
The Sustainable Datacenter Is No Myth:Think Location
Robert Causseaux  
4/16/2014   8 comments
There's a reason that big datacenters are ending up in out-of-the-way places -- sustainability.
Heartbleed Is Just the Start of a New Discussion
James M. Connolly  
4/15/2014   23 comments
The Heartbleed vulnerability, once fixed, needs to fuel new discussions and actions to reduce the chances of something like it happening again.
BofA Pursues Greenfield Approach to the Modern Datacenter
Michael Vizard  
4/14/2014   10 comments
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.
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.
NVMe Hits the Storage Market
Jim O'Reilly  
4/10/2014   8 comments
Non-Volatile Memory-express (NVMe) is screamingly fast and, with the completion of the latest plug-fest, it's enterprise ready.
Teradata Builds Bridges to DBMS Rivals
James M. Connolly  
4/9/2014   7 comments
QueryGrid promises to unite rival DBMS platforms through a common big data interface.
S/360: The Building Block for Today's Computing
James M. Connolly  
4/7/2014   14 comments
Today is the anniversary of more than the debut of a mainframe; it marks the day when revolutionary concepts set the foundation for today's open and portable systems.
Why Data Tiering Is in Your Future
Paul Korzeniowski  
4/7/2014   16 comments
Data storage option gains momentum with increased use of SSD and better automation tools.
The Hypervisor Becomes a Security Guard
James M. Connolly  
4/4/2014   14 comments
VMware caught the IT community's attention with a suggestion that the hypervisor can take on a greater security role in virtualized environments.
A New Look at the Laws of IT Physics in the Enterprise
Michael Vizard  
4/3/2014   3 comments
Technologies such as phase-change memory raise new possibilities for a total recreation of the archictecture of the datacenter.
Oops, We Missed World Backup Day
James M. Connolly  
4/2/2014   12 comments
If you need a holiday to remind you that you need to back up your data, you're in the wrong job, and maybe the wrong world.
Software-Defined Everything: Does It Make Sense?
Jim O'Reilly  
3/31/2014   22 comments
"Software-defined" is the buzzword of the moment. While the term is vague, there may be real value in the approach.
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.
Clearing DCIM's Roadblocks
Paul Korzeniowski  
3/26/2014   20 comments
Technology emerges to integrate IT and facilities management, but enterprises need to smooth out a few rough edges.
DCeP: Track How You Stack up Against You
James M. Connolly  
3/25/2014   16 comments
Don't think of the Green Grid's DCeP initiative as a way to compare your datacenter energy use with that of other companies. Use it to measure your improvement over time.
The What, Why & When of Microservers
Jim O'Reilly  
3/24/2014   37 comments
Microservers are hot, but there are “flavors.” Here’s a short guide and a look into the crystal ball.
Flash Poll: The Internet of Things Is Coming
James M. Connolly  
3/20/2014   25 comments
It's time to consider just what type of impact the Internet of Things and machine-to-machine communications will have on the datacenter.
Facebook Puts Datacenter Energy Data Online
James M. Connolly  
3/19/2014   25 comments
Facebook is sharing its energy-efficiency data for its giant Oregon datacenters through a dashboard, hosted -- where else? -- on Facebook.
Move From Big Data to Smart Data
Charlotte Erdmann  
3/18/2014   11 comments
A German research center is illustrating how organizations need to focus on gathering and processing the right data, not just big data.
Take a Look at the Next-Generation Datacenter
Bill Kleyman  
3/17/2014   32 comments
Sneak a peek at the datacenter of the near future, and you will see more virtualization, clouds, and even some robotics.
Will We See a Storage Shakeout in 2014?
Jim O'Reilly  
3/13/2014   8 comments
Sluggish demand and technology pressures are pressuring the storage business. Some big players may cut their losses.
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.
Even in the Cloud Era, Security Begins in the Datacenter
Robert Mullins  
3/11/2014   7 comments
Whether you work to harden the most crucial applications or you encrypt all data before it leaves the premises, the datacenter remains the key to security in a cloud environment.
The Datacenter Gets Some Respect
James M. Connolly  
3/10/2014   17 comments
A new master's degree program at Southern Methodist University could be a bit of an endorsement for datacenter management as a profession.
Where Do We Go with Server SANs?
James M. Connolly  
3/7/2014   4 comments
A Network Computing blogger takes a look at the pros and cons of server SANs. Are they right for your organization?
Compression Tech Shrinks Image Size, Outperforms JPEG
John Edwards  
3/6/2014   26 comments
Researchers at UCLA drew inspirations from 16th century concepts in developing new image compression technology that boosts performance.
A3Cube Talks About 7X Performance Boosts for HPC
James M. Connolly  
3/4/2014   9 comments
Claiming to have "brain-inspired" technology that delivers up to seven times the performance of previous architectures, A3Cube put itself in the spotlight.
Think Big Memory for Big Data
Jim O'Reilly  
3/4/2014   15 comments
Extended memory interfaces allow in-memory databases to be huge, reaching into the multiple terabyte range.
Watson, I'm Here, I Need You
James M. Connolly  
3/3/2014   22 comments
Giving the average person smartphone access to IBM's Watson might just seem too modern to the greybeards.
More Datacenter Networking Traffic Flows East-West
Michael Vizard  
2/27/2014   14 comments
WAN optimization tools take on new roles in enabling faster datacenter-to-datacenter network links.
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.
To Virtualize or Not?
Jim O'Reilly  
2/26/2014   23 comments
Building server farms without hypervisors may make sense for some workloads.
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).
MIT Storage System Speeds Access to Big Data
John Edwards  
2/24/2014   7 comments
Multiple nodes approach allows a storage network to outperform more costly alternatives.
Datacenter Energy Consumption: A Matter of Degrees
Michael Vizard  
2/21/2014   17 comments
While Green IT has its advocates in the corporate world, much of the activity associated with energy-saving servers and other gear is focused on saving green on the electric bill.
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.
Ceph Appliances & Microservers Signal Major Changes
Jim O'Reilly  
2/19/2014   17 comments
Low-cost Ceph Object Stores are coming soon, and not from traditional providers.
How Private Is Your Private Cloud?
James M. Connolly  
2/18/2014   13 comments
Let's talk about your plans for a private cloud, but first, let's figure out what we mean by "private cloud." What is it? What isn't it?
Reset the Fulcrum for App Performance Management
Mary E. Shacklett  
2/18/2014   3 comments
It's time for a holistic view of application performance monitoring and management.
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.
Take Steps to Minimize Datacenter Downtime
Paul Korzeniowski  
2/12/2014   26 comments
Downtime may be inevitable, but enterprises can work to mitigate its potential impact.
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.
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Google's agreement to buy what amounts to 407 megawatts of wind-generated energy for its Iowa datacenter highlights what small companies can do to drive adoption of clean energy.
Think of supply chain management as one of the applications that is ideal for the cloud.
Storage isn't shrinking and it's only a matter of how big demand for storage will grow in your organization. InformationWeek offers some advice on how to grow it right.
Analytics can help to measure the success and cost of IT for an organization but only if the initiative and metrics are coordinated across three functions.
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.
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