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Federal IT Reform Bill Headed For Passage

Federal IT Reform Bill Headed For Passage

Legislation that would speed consolidation the federal government’s more than 9,600 datacenters while centralizing the authority of ...

Steel Mill Transformed Into Juiced Datacenter

Steel Mill Transformed Into Juiced Datacenter

A former steel mill outside of Philadelphia that is connected to more than 2 gigawatts of electricity ...

Euroserver Project Targets Green Datacenters

Euroserver Project Targets Green Datacenters

A European “green computing” effort is taking a new approach to datacenter scaling while attempting to rein ...

Cloud Services Reshaping Datacenter Build Outs

Cloud Services Reshaping Datacenter Build Outs

As global datacenter construction peaks over the next several years, “mega datacenters” are emerging as the primary ...

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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 ... Full article
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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