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 11 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 20 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.
Privacy Fears Affect Datacenter Decisions
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 1/23/2014 21 comments
Privacy concerns in the datacenter abound since the NSA scandals -- and so datacenter managers, especially those outside the US, are choosing their hosting partners more carefully than ever before.
Counting the High Cost of Data
Mary E. Shacklett 1/21/2014 6 comments
Owning data has its own price, and a set of metrics and ROIs will force datacenter managers to ask (and answer) new questions about the value of their data.
Datacenter Evolves, but Not Quickly
Hailey Lynne McKeefry 1/9/2014 11 comments
There'll be lots happening in the datacenter in the next couple of years. At the top of the list will be how to manage and leverage emergence of mobile devices, cloud services, and big data.
A Network Computing blogger takes a look at the pros and cons of server SANs. Are they right for your organization?
Researchers at UCLA drew inspirations from 16th century concepts in developing new image compression technology that boosts performance.
Claiming to have "brain-inspired" technology that delivers up to seven times the performance of previous architectures, A3Cube put itself in the spotlight.
Extended memory interfaces allow in-memory databases to be huge, reaching into the multiple terabyte range.
Giving the average person smartphone access to IBM's Watson might just seem too modern to the greybeards.