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GAO Issues Split Decision on DHS Datacenter Contract

GAO Issues Split Decision on DHS Datacenter Contract

The cutthroat federal IT market virtually assures that every time a government agency awards a contract the ...

How Facebook Autoscale Cuts Cluster Electric Bills

How Facebook Autoscale Cuts Cluster Electric Bills

The reason why online retailer Amazon started its cloud computing unit was not just because it wanted ...

Facebook Datacenters Boosting Swedish Economy

Facebook Datacenters Boosting Swedish Economy

Facebook says its first European datacenter in northern Sweden is generating jobs as well as conserving energy. ...

Google Rethinks The Datacenter

Google Rethinks The Datacenter

With its vastly profitable search engine and advertising empire, it might seem that Google no longer has ...

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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 ... Full article
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 ...
July 2, 2014(0)
Facebook says its first European datacenter in northern Sweden is generating jobs as well as conserving energy. The social media giant broke ground on the facility in Luleå, Sweden in 2011. The site is near the Arctic Circle. Because of its climate, which allows the social network to use outside air for cooling, Facebook selected the site for its ...
June 19, 2014(0)
With its vastly profitable search engine and advertising empire, it might seem that Google no longer has to worry about controlling capital expenditures. This is not the case. Google obsesses about infrastructure costs. But it does have the luxury of stepping back to rethink how best to utilize its sprawling infrastructure. In Google’s case, the datacenter and, with it, ...
June 11, 2014(0)
The datacenter ecosystem of the next decade is likely to resemble an expanded version of the hyperscale facilities currently being built out by today’s Internet giants, cloud providers, and software service providers, according to an industry survey on the future of datacenters. Emerson Network Power led the Data Center 2025 initiative designed to explore trends in the booming datacenter ...
June 5, 2014(0)
As more enterprises are opting to colocate their datacenters, a new player is emerging in the datacenter industry: the financial services sector. The financial services sector is becoming “more sophisticated” about its IT infrastructure, Matt Stansberry, author of an annual report on the datacenter industry, said in an interview. “They are looking at the datacenter as a business.” “Colocation ...
June 4, 2014(0)
A survey of the datacenter industry broken down into colocation and financial services along with a catch-all enterprise category found that the former are receiving budget increases while enterprise spending on datacenters is slowing. The 2014 datacenter survey by market researcher and industry consultant Uptime Institute also warned that investments aimed at improving datacenter power usage efficiency, or PUE, ...
May 30, 2014(0)
Key attributes of the smart grid, namely adding intelligence to the networks that distribute power, are being applied by Google to the design and operation of power-hungry datacenters. The search giant said its quest for ever-greater energy efficiency in its sprawling complex of datacenters has led it to adopt a new tool: machine learning. Specifically, it is trying to ...
May 22, 2014(0)
Facebook is taking a familiar tack among technology companies: It wants to move beyond the public perception that it is only a social media company to be seen as a job creator and engine of U.S. economic growth. In Facebook’s case, the company is highlighting the fact that its datacenter construction in the state of Oregon over the last ...
May 21, 2014(0)
An “orchestrated datacenter” rolled out by Hewlett-Packard aims to accelerate the design and deployment of applications, infrastructure and cloud-based services, the company said. The adoption of cloud computing and mobility is accelerating the life cycle of applications while forcing network administrators to focus more closely on enterprise users in the design and delivery of applications. That requires greater use ...
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