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Heads Up for Hockey Sticks
James M. Connolly  
7/22/2014   Post a comment
Given where it's starting out, the market for liquid cooling technology in the datacenter isn't quite as hot as it might seem.
Datacenter: Money Doesn't Always Rule
James M. Connolly  
7/17/2014   Post a comment
Low cost isn't necessarily the driving force in datacenter decisions, at least in comparison with reliability, security, and business flexibility, according to InformationWeek's 2014 State of the Data Center survey.
The SSD Market Takes on a New Look
James M. Connolly  
7/10/2014   Post a comment
Network Computing blogger Howard Marks takes a close look at how SSD vendors are positioning themselves for the enterprise market.
RRAM Sets Sights on Flash Market
James M. Connolly  
7/1/2014   Post a comment
With Flash on the upswing in the datacenter, RRAM might be next in line.
We're Talking Big Datacenters
James M. Connolly  
5/30/2014   3 comments
Picture the world's biggest datacenter today and almost triple it, and that's where datacenters are heading, Network Computing reports.
Google Turns Big Data Loose on Energy Management
James M. Connolly  
5/29/2014   5 comments
Neural networks and machine learning to drive energy efficiency may be in the future for datacenter managers.
Big Datacenter Optimizations, Without Big Spending
Bill Kleyman  
5/27/2014   5 comments
Growing demands by users and increased corporate reliance on data call for the IT team to do more to optimize their datacenters. It can be done.
You Can Save Money With SSD
Jim O'Reilly  
5/26/2014   4 comments
Adding a tier of SSD to your SAN is cheaper than buying racks of hard drives.
Do Big Data, but Do It Right
James M. Connolly  
5/23/2014   7 comments
Before companies change their datacenter infrastructure to support a big-data analytics initiative they need to carefully map out what they want to do with those tools.
Datacenter Life on the Hyper Scale
Jim O'Reilly  
5/21/2014   23 comments
Buying servers by the acre changes your universe -- everything from design to maintenance changes. What is it like to buy datacenter hardware in huge quantities?
Do You Embrace IT's Changes, or Endure Them?
James M. Connolly  
5/20/2014   37 comments
Maybe it's time for datacenter professionals to ask themselves if they are going to grow their careers by riding along with change, or sit in a bunker.
A Sustainable Datacenter Is No Myth: Rethink the Floor
Robert Causseaux  
5/19/2014   15 comments
What goes on on top of -- and under -- the datacenter floor makes a big difference for companies that want to attain sustainability in their datacenters.
Object Storage Gains Momentum
Paul Korzeniowski  
5/15/2014   15 comments
IMEX Research expects worldwide revenue for object storage systems to reach $27 billion in 2017.
There's Gold in Those Old Servers
James M. Connolly  
5/14/2014   27 comments
Decommissioning or virtualizing underutilized server hardware can translate into hard cash on the company bottom line, as shown by honorees in an Uptime Institute award program.
Is System Convergence a Myth?
Jim O'Reilly  
5/13/2014   12 comments
Real disk drives and networks shape specialty hardware today. SDN cheerfully ignores that, but can it work?
When the World of the Datacenter Stops Spinning
James M. Connolly  
5/12/2014   24 comments
So, when will SSDs take over the primary role of storage in the datacenter? The groundwork seems to be in place to make it inevitable, but timing counts on a bunch of developments.
Be Alert to the Cloudier Side of the Cloud
Bill Kleyman  
5/9/2014   11 comments
Heartbleed and the occasional service outage serve as reminders that due diligence is crucial in implementing a cloud strategy, just as it is in any other IT project.
Stress: A Fact of Life for Today's IT Pros?
James M. Connolly  
5/8/2014   44 comments
It's no great surprise that IT professionals are feeling stress and polishing up those resumés.
AMD Pushes Dual ARM & x86 Chip Strategy
Robert Mullins  
5/7/2014   5 comments
AMD's Ambidextrous Computing strategy may seem odd at first, but it could help to serve the datacenter of tomorrow.
There's Nothing Simple About Datacenter Costs
James M. Connolly  
5/6/2014   4 comments
One proposed solution for federal IT costs makes everything seem a bit too easy.
Enterprises Look at Spending More on Cooling Systems
Paul Korzeniowski  
5/5/2014   11 comments
To increase uptime and boost performance, select IT departments are taking a closer look at their cooling systems.
Datacenter Pros Turn Fortune Teller
James M. Connolly  
5/1/2014   25 comments
Emerson Network Power called on datacenter professionals to predict what the datacenter will look like in 11 years. What do you think the datacenter will be circa 2025?
Put Data Storage in Perspective
James M. Connolly  
4/29/2014   9 comments
An impressive infographic produced by the UC Berkeley School of Information documents how far hard disk technology has come over the years and how it might advance in the future.
10G Ethernet Pricing to Fall Sharply in 2015
Michael Vizard  
4/28/2014   24 comments
As bandwidth demand grows, it could still get cheaper to upgrade to 10-gigabit Ethernet in 2015 with help from the 10BaseT sector.
The Scoop on Containerized Datacenters
Jim O'Reilly  
4/24/2014   17 comments
Containerized datacenters change the economics of IT. How can mere mortals use them?
Google Sets an Example in Clean Energy
James M. Connolly  
4/23/2014   32 comments
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   16 comments
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   9 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   7 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   20 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   31 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   17 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   24 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   11 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   10 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   9 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   16 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   6 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   13 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.
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Given where it's starting out, the market for liquid cooling technology in the datacenter isn't quite as hot as it might seem.
Low cost isn't necessarily the driving force in datacenter decisions, at least in comparison with reliability, security, and business flexibility, according to InformationWeek's 2014 State of the Data Center survey.
Network Computing blogger Howard Marks takes a close look at how SSD vendors are positioning themselves for the enterprise market.
With Flash on the upswing in the datacenter, RRAM might be next in line.
Picture the world's biggest datacenter today and almost triple it, and that's where datacenters are heading, Network Computing reports.
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