Virtualization, energy-saving drives SSA data center plans

Virtualization, energy saving drive SSA data center plans

The Social Security Administration’s National Support Center designed to take advantage of new technologies, including server virtualization and energy-saving tech to lower costs and closely monitor resources.

Livermore recognized for shuttering data centers

Livermore recognized for shuttering data centers

In spite of its increasing demand for computer power, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has been able to close 26 data centers, resulting in annual savings of $305,000 in energy bills and $43,000 in maintenance costs.

City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

City smooths disaster recovery upgrade

Riverside, Calif., upgrades its data storage infrastructure by migrating half a petabyte of data from its storage area networks and establishing fail-over arrays for disaster recovery.

NYPA New York Energy Manager control center

Energy hub to improve efficiency in NY public buildings

The New York Energy Manager will provide real-time energy use and trending data for 3,000 state government buildings.

Army PEO Aviation expands virtual desktops

Army PEO Aviation expands virtual desktops

The Army Program Executive Office Aviation has expanded its virtual desktop infrastructure with Nutanix appliances to better support handling Army aircraft systems.

Hypervisor security

NIST drafts guide for hypervisor security

The widespread growth in server virtualization for hosting enterprise applications and providing cloud services calls for new recommendations for secure deployment of hypervisor platforms, the standards agency said.

Bytegrid

Partnership to deliver advanced infrastructure for researchers

A partnership between the Mid-Atlantic Crossroads and Bytegrid Holdings will provide a secure, advanced infrastructure platform for the research and education community across the mid-Atlantic region.

How the Army trims apps before data center migration

How the Army trims apps before data center migration

The Army is using a multi-step process to rationalize and consolidate hundreds of applications as it embarks on a four-year data center migration project.

Reaching for a key

Oracle Key Vault helps customers manage encryption keys

A new software appliance is designed to manage encryption keys and credential files securely in an enterprise data center.

Software-defined networking gaining traction

Software-defined networking gaining traction

Two recent surveys show similar attitudes about the future adoption of SDN technology in the data center.

Microsoft offers more Azure ExpressRoute locations

Microsoft offers more Azure ExpressRoute locations

For agencies needing direct, high bandwidth Azure data center connections, Microsoft announced five new ExpressRoute locations in United States.

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

A closer look at Pennsylvania's cloud infrastructure plan

Pennsylvania awarded Unisys Corp. a cloud infrastructure contract designed to provide the precision usage of the state’s computing resources and a firm economic footing for IT decision-making.

Topic Resources

  • VMware Works to Better Meet Data Center Needs

    The vRealize Suite contains updates and new offerings that can streamline and automate operations, leading to more efficiency and fewer problems. Download this informative digital dialogue to learn more highlights from a recent webcast on software-defined data centers and cloud management.

  • Data Center Micro-Segmentation

    The software-defined data center is beginning to reveal some benefits beyond agility, speed, and efficiency to government agencies. One critical area is security. Read this brief to find out how VMware is making micro-segmentation operationally feasible in the data center for the first time.

  • How Today’s Campus Can Benefit from a Software-Defined Data Center

    Data center consolidation provides an opportunity for academic institutions to make modest investments in people, processes and technology in exchange for reductions in IT capital and maintenance costs, and substantial gains in IT agility, reliability and security. Download this brief to learn more.