Cheap power, a cool climate and a stable geography are attracting large data centers to the Buffalo, N.Y., area. A study also ranks the least expensive places to put a center.
The state Department of Technology, Management and Budget says the consolidation of three large storage arrays into one smaller array has already generated saving, with more expected.
NASA has discovered the benefits of two critical elements of data virtualization: power management and virtualization, which go hand in hand.
Montana is using a Kyoto-wheel system to cool its new data center, cutting the energy costs of cooling to a minimum.
The lack of upfront funding and other budget woes could stymie federal agency efforts to reduce the number of data centers in operation across government, according to a new Input report on data center consolidation.
The success of data center consolidation initiatives will be determined more by culture and management issues than technology, according to federal managers and industry experts speaking at a recent conference on data center optimization.
Security and data center ownership were big issues 15 years ago when the federal government attempted to move agencies to consolidate data centers and share information technology services. Guess what? They still are today.
The ioSafe secure drive comes in a solid casing that can protect against fires and floods for on-site backup, and it can transfer data at USB 3.0 speeds, although most administrators will need to use a adapter port for that.
Alfred Rivera, director of DISA's computing services, discusses the Rapid Access Computing Environment, cloud computing and data center consolidation -- and how those efforts deliver content to the battlefield.
Canadian government CIO Corinne Charette highlights her focus on streamlining data centers, information management and the next generation of electronic government
Big Blue's zEnterprise uses RISC and x86-based blades, and can manage up to 100,000 virtual machines simultaneously, the company says.
Some replacement motherboards from Dell shipped with malicious code embedded in them, reigniting debates about the trustworthiness of technology.