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Lower Electric Bills, Higher Morale At Datacenters

Lower Electric Bills, Higher Morale At Datacenters

Everybody likes a good deal, but here’s a marketing pitch we hadn’t heard before: Increasing energy efficiency ...

Debate Heats Up Over Datacenter As Energy Hog

Debate Heats Up Over Datacenter As Energy Hog

A healthy debate is gathering steam over how cloud providers will find new ways to power datacenters ...

Intel Datacenter Biz Profits From Hyperscale, HPC Build Outs

Intel Datacenter Biz Profits From Hyperscale, HPC Build Outs

In most cases, saying the datacenter is hot is a bad thing, but not so when talking ...

The Myth Of The Green Datacenter

The Myth Of The Green Datacenter

Here’s the reality when it comes to datacenter energy consumption: If the cloud industry were a country, ...

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October 17, 2014(0)
Everybody likes a good deal, but here’s a marketing pitch we hadn’t heard before: Increasing energy efficiency in datacenters also improves “company morale.” That’s one of the arguments made in a recent case study released by a company that outfits datacenters, Chatsworth Products. The study describes the experiences of a St. Louis-based datacenter colocation provider, Hostirian. Like most datacenter ... Full article
October 15, 2014(2)
A healthy debate is gathering steam over how cloud providers will find new ways to power datacenters that are sure to demand more energy as computing and storage requirements soar with enterprise adoption of clouds and the emerging Internet of Things. Datacenters are now a fixture on corporate campuses and suburban commercial zones. Along a stretch of toll road ...
October 14, 2014(0)
In most cases, saying the datacenter is hot is a bad thing, but not so when talking about the financial results of chip maker Intel. The company just reported its financial results for the third quarter, kicking off the tech earnings roll call, and the news was better than expected and sales of processors, chipsets, and motherboards in the ...
October 10, 2014(1)
Here’s the reality when it comes to datacenter energy consumption: If the cloud industry were a country, according to a recent study, it would be the fifth largest energy consumer in the world. The survey of datacenter energy consumption has a definite slant: It was funded by the National Mining Association and something called the American Coalition for Clean ...
October 2, 2014(0)
The federal government, in its wisdom, has been trying to consolidate its hodgepodge network of datacenters. The goal is to gain efficiencies in the government operations and, more importantly, save taxpayer money. A pair of reports by the U.S. Government Accountability Office provides a decidedly mixed picture of consolidation efforts as well as federal spending on cloud computing. An ...
September 25, 2014(0)
It’s the end of the federal government’s fiscal year, and that means government agencies will go on a use-it-or-lose-it spending spree before midnight on Sept. 30. Much of that last minute spending will go toward IT contracts that, according to researchers, frequently turn out badly. A study co-authored by a former U.S. budget official and a Stanford University economist ...
September 9, 2014(1)
The recent price war among Amazon, Google, and Microsoft suggests that more of the cost advantages of hyperscale datacenters are being passed on to the customer. So what does this mean for enterprise IT over the coming years? To date, with the exception of a few SaaS offerings, enterprises have been relatively slow to adopt cloud computing for core ...
September 3, 2014(0)
It is probably telling that these days datacenter managers think of the infrastructure under their care more in terms of the juice it burns and not by counting the server, storage, and switch boxes that consume that electricity and exhale heat. Ultimately, that power draw is the limiting factor in the scalability of the datacenter and using that power ...
August 29, 2014(0)
The cutthroat federal IT market virtually assures that every time a government agency awards a contract the losers will file a protest. The tactic has become standard operating procedure as technology companies chase fewer government contracts while shifting their emphasis from hardware to government IT services. That strategy was again in evidence recently when IBM’s federal unit and another ...
August 11, 2014(0)
The reason why online retailer Amazon started its cloud computing unit was not just because it wanted to break into a business selling raw compute and storage capacity to developers who had to work on a slim-to-none capital budget. That was an after effect. What drove the creation of AWS was the realization that turning a server off once ...
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