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  • One in three datacentre servers is a zombie

    A new study says that 30% of all physical servers in data centers are comatose, or are using energy but delivering no useful information. What's remarkable is that that percentage hasn't changed since 2008, when a separate study showed the same thing.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 June 15 02:36
  • Five network trends challenging the enterprise

    As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them:

    Written by By Nicholas Ilyadis08 June 15 20:35
  • Nadella wins over Gartner crowd

    ORLANDO -- Striding onstage with an air of confidence and purpose, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella scored high marks on both the style and substance of his keynote appearance today at the Garner ITExpo at the Walt Disney World Dolphin.

    Written by Neal Weinberg08 Oct. 14 05:10
  • Redfish spec wiggles servers free from vendor lock-in

    A coalition of equipment providers have joined to develop a new specification for controlling servers over the network, promising to eliminate data center vendor lock-in.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 Oct. 14 05:07
  • Ferguson's tiny IT operation in the maelstrom

    Ferguson, Mo., the city now in the midst of protests over a fatal police shooting, runs the type of IT department that gets almost no attention.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Aug. 14 05:55
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  • The top 10 supercomputers in the world, 20 years ago

    In 1995, the top-grossing film in the U.S. was Batman Forever. (Val Kilmer as Batman, Jim Carrey as the Riddler, Tommy Lee Jones as Two-Face. Yeah.) The L.A. Rams were moving back to St. Louis, and Michael Jordan was moving back to the Bulls. Violence was rife in the Balkans. The O.J. trial happened.

    Written by Jon Gold15 July 15 04:39
  • 5 Data Center Gaffes in Popular Hollywood Movies

    Hollywood isn't afraid to bend the truth to tell a tale. The data centers depicted in five popular movies prove this point -- as do the ways characters get into them and steal data from them.

    Written by John Brandon25 Feb. 14 14:43
  • Gartner: The top 10 IT altering predictions for 2014

    Gartner analysts have whipped out their always interesting and sometimes controversial look at what the consultancy thinks will impact the IT arena in the near future.

    Written by Michael Cooney08 Oct. 13 19:57
  • Demand for Cloud Skills Still Outpaces Supply of Workers

    Cloud technology is a 'must-have' for organisations building out or replacing their data center architecture, but there's still a major cloud skills gap that's impeding faster adoption and growth

    Written by Sharon Florentine19 Sept. 13 20:13
  • Can anybody catch Amazon?

    It is quite a stretch for most cloud service providers to match the geographical reach of Amazon Web Services.

    Written by Christine Burns26 Aug. 13 11:05