Big Switch expands hyperscale SDN for data centers, inks deal with In-Q-Tel

Big Switch expands hyperscale SDN, inks deal with In-Q-Tel

Big Switch Networks introduced its Big Cloud Fabric, a data center switching fabric that combines the operational advantages of SDN software with the economics of bare metal switch hardware.

Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

Cloud takes backup role as cities remake data centers

With data centers under renovation, some agencies are using the cloud to meet their disaster recovery and business continuity requirements.

Michigan county mixes data center options with reference architecture

County mixes data center options with reference architecture

In Oakland County, Mich., a reference architecture approach to upgrading the enterprise helps preserve features of its existing data center while providing flexibility to adopt new services.

With converged IT, agencies rethink the data center

With converged IT, agencies rethink the data center

Agencies are exploring new options for reinvesting in physical infrastructure as new options open up to retool the data center and its features to the needs of government.

HP Apollo 8000 water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Water-cooled system packs more power, less heat for data centers

Because of its cooling power, the HP Apollo 8000 can pack more servers in a smaller space than traditional systems – up to 144 servers per rack.

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IBM launches cloud data centers for government

IBM’s Cloud Services data centers provide infrastructure as a service that will enable agencies to deliver 100 different applications and services.

Attendees listening to vendor presentation at FOSE

FOSE showcases excellence and innovation in government tech

This year's FOSE conference and expo presents some of the most innovative technologies and services aimed at, and designed for, government.

HP modular data centers

HP offers facility-as-a-service data center model

Using HP's modular approach to the data center, the customer designs specific requirement for capacity, criticality and provisioning and pays a monthly fee as part of a maintenance service agreement.

man optimizing data center performance

How to wring more performance out of data centers

Data center managers are coaxing more performance from their systems with workarounds that will eventually be defined in software that makes better uses of storage media.

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How flash memory answers data centers' need for speed

Government IT managers are turning to hybrid storage systems – disk storage plus flash memory – to get performance acceleration during boot storms and other peak processing events.

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How big data is remaking the government data center

The spread of big data tools and technologies is not only altering the way government data is being analyzed, it is reshaping the data center itself.

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QTS launches federal cloud

The QTS Federal Cloud is an infrastructure-as-a-service system built on technologies that federal agencies are familiar with, including VMware, EMC and Cisco.

Topic Resources

  • Moving to a Private Cloud? Infrastructure Really Matters!

    This Clipper Group paper outlines the importance of the underlying IT infrastructure for private cloud environments and lays the groundwork for clients navigating cloud, highlighting many key aspects of a private cloud infrastructure. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insight on cloud computing.

  • Store Less, Spend Less: Managing Data According to Its Economic Value

    The term “big data” is now passing into the common vernacular. Although initially as much about the power of business analytics and data mining, the semantics have now swung to encapsulate data that is just big and of course, resource hungry, whether in terms of management, sheer storage capacity, or budgets. In that respect, the numbers are getting increasingly alarming: Estimates suggest that 90% of the world’s information was created in the last two years, and 2.5 quintillion bytes of data are created daily. Download this informative whitepaper to gain further insights into the conflicting demands of storage management.

  • Big Five in Overdrive: Are State and Local Networks Ready?

    As state and local government organizations grapple with tight budgets, demanding constituents, growing data volumes, and cross-government coordination challenges, the "Big Five of IT" – data center consolidation, mobility, security, big data, and cloud computing – promise to improve agency performance, productivity, and service. But are state and local networks ready? This research report examines potential network impact, state and local readiness, and how organizations can prepare for the onslaught.

  • Research Report: The Virtualization Playbook

    The increasing complexity of the government enterprise—and the increasing volume and complexity of the data being managed—is forcing agency IT managers to rethink how they manage the infrastructure. Virtualization is at the center of that. By virtualizing key elements of the data center, agencies gain flexibility, scalability and manageability. And those gains are magnified when agencies integrate those systems into a cohesive whole. At the same time, IT managers are looking to bolster their infrastructures with emerging storage and storage management options. The data center of the future is taking shape now.

  • Deciding on the Right Flash Storage for High Density Virtual Infrastructures

    Read this whitepaper to discover how IT planners in the Fed space are looking to flash-based storage to allow the quest for scale and density to continue.