Companies with major data centers appear to be melding comfortably with the cloud.
Nearly two years ago a report by the tech research firm Gartner predicted that nearly half of all large enterprise firms would rely on hybrid IT infrastructures by 2017.
It turns out that Gartner’s forecast may have underestimated the rate of adoption. A new report indicates that the hybrid model has arrived more quickly than expected. Read More
Barring some cataclysmic unforeseen event, the world’s demand for increased server capacity is pretty much a sure thing.
How do we know this? Let’s look at three buzzwords that continue to be popular in the tech sector: Big Data, Mobile and the Internet of Things. Read More
Since every data centers’ core mission—having 100% uptime–requires a steady stream of power, clean and inexpensive, renewable and reliable energy should be a mantra for any environmentally and fiscally responsible data center.
That in mind, here’s a look at three ways data centers can become more ecologically efficient. Read More
What’s in a server name? This question has inspired debate for nearly as long as computers have been around. And it’s a debate worth having, since a poorly thought out naming scheme can create some surprising challenges down the road. There are many differing schools of thought on the subject, but the real “right” answer tends to depend on the scale of your environment and its projected growth.
From Pittsburgh to Stockholm, Companies Move Underground
It sounds like a something you’d see in the latest techno-thriller at the multiplex:
Located deep below the center of Stockholm, Sweden, the high-tech Pionen data center is housed in an old bomb shelter that was originally built to withstand assault from a hydrogen bomb. Read More