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‘Use-or-Lose’ Budgeting Fuels U.S. IT Failures

‘Use-or-Lose’ Budgeting Fuels U.S. IT Failures

It’s the end of the federal government’s fiscal year, and that means government agencies will go on ...

Hurdles To Enterprise Adoption Of Hyperscale Technology

Hurdles To Enterprise Adoption Of Hyperscale Technology

The recent price war among Amazon, Google, and Microsoft suggests that more of the cost advantages of ...

Datacenter Revamps Cut Energy Costs At CenturyLink

Datacenter Revamps Cut Energy Costs At CenturyLink

It is probably telling that these days datacenter managers think of the infrastructure under their care more ...

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 ...

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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 ... Full article
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 ...
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, ...
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