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Datacenter Investments Focus on Racks, Enclosures

Datacenter Investments Focus on Racks, Enclosures

Overall datacenter infrastructure growth has slowed over the last several years as a result of datacenter consolidation, ...

AWS Datacenter Drawing Protests

AWS Datacenter Drawing Protests

A new datacenter planned for the Washington, DC, suburbs is drawing the ire of local residents, largely ...

Intel Reports Record Revenues on Cloud Burst

Intel Reports Record Revenues on Cloud Burst

Intel said its datacenter business expanded during 2014 as the chip giant topped analysts’ earnings and revenue ...

Big Data Benchmark Test Results Unveiled

Big Data Benchmark Test Results Unveiled

Initial benchmark results of for big data systems have been released in hopes of providing “verifiable performance, ...

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Datacenter

January 23, 2015(0)
Overall datacenter infrastructure growth has slowed over the last several years as a result of datacenter consolidation, global economic weakness and IT equipment improvements. Among those upgrades is a projected shift in IT spending to emerging hyperscale datacenters, market watchers say. One of the few bright spots in the market for datacenter infrastructure is IT racks and enclosures that ... Full article
January 20, 2015(0)
A new datacenter planned for the Washington, DC, suburbs is drawing the ire of local residents, largely because of the amount of electricity it would draw from proposed high-voltage power lines. Residents of Prince William County, Va., turned out in droves at a recent public hearing to protest the construction of high-voltage transmission lines needed to deliver electricity to ...
January 16, 2015(0)
Intel said its datacenter business expanded during 2014 as the chip giant topped analysts’ earnings and revenue forecasts. Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said Intel’s annual revenues grew 6 percent during 2014 to a record total of $55.9 billion. Net profits for the year totaled $11.7 billion, the company reported January 15. Intel’s Data Center Group revenue grew at a ...
January 9, 2015(0)
Initial benchmark results of for big data systems have been released in hopes of providing “verifiable performance, price-performance and availability metrics” for big data hardware and software, according to the head of the standards effort. Raghunath Nambiar, chairman of the TPC big data benchmark committee and a distinguished engineer at Cisco Systems, announced in a Jan. 9 blog post ...
December 8, 2014(0)
Legislation that would speed consolidation the federal government’s more than 9,600 datacenters while centralizing the authority of agency chief information officers is expected to be approved by Congress this week as part of a military spending bill. A stripped down version of the Federal Information Technology Information Reform Act is likely to be approved after being attached to a ...
November 25, 2014(0)
A former steel mill outside of Philadelphia that is connected to more than 2 gigawatts of electricity has been converted into a datacenter and is opening up its doors to accept servers, storage, and switches in early 2015. The mill is a former US Steel facility that was built in 1953 and that made steel beams and plates as ...
November 20, 2014(0)
A European “green computing” effort is taking a new approach to datacenter scaling while attempting to rein in IT equipment density and energy consumption. The Euroserver project that includes European electronics heavyweights such as ARM Ltd. and STMicroelectronics is pursuing a next-generation “micro-server” or “server on a chip.” By shrinking the size of future server components, the argument goes, ...
November 12, 2014(1)
As global datacenter construction peaks over the next several years, “mega datacenters” are emerging as the primary server location for colocation and cloud service providers, a new industry survey concludes. Hence, International Data Corp. reported this week, while the number of datacenters being built through 2017 is expected to decline, cloud services that are taking a bite out of ...
November 6, 2014(1)
As efforts to make datacenters more energy efficient hit a wall, Microsoft is taking a new approach: using methane biogas from an adjacent wastewater treatment facility along with fuel cell technology to move a prototype datacenter in Wyoming off the grid. Microsoft teamed with the Energy Management unit of German engineering giant Siemens and state officials in Wyoming to ...
October 24, 2014(0)
Most medium-sized enterprises surveyed in a datacenter demand study said they intend to go with a mix of on-premise, outsourced, co-located, hosted and cloud-based IT operations. The survey also found that storage growth prompted by a business uptick was driving demand for datacenter capacity. Meanwhile, considerations like energy efficiency continue to take a backseat to datacenter connectivity and resilience, ...
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