You call that a data center? These are data centers!

Data Center Knowledge details a list of the 10 largest data centers in the world. How big can they get?

Agency IT gets greener with promotional carbon credits

Federal agencies are benefitting from a program that allows agency IT departments to purchase new data servers and receive offsetting carbon emissions credits.

Mike Dillard

Standard approach to computing spells doom for data centers

The established mentality of standardizing on inefficient platforms is killing our data centers and networks in terms of power, space, and cooling, says Criterion HPS President Mike Dillard, former chairman of the CIA’s Information Policy Board. Unless organizations better tune their systems, no power grid will be able to support the massive amounts of processing and data crunching that is coming.

Nations agree to global data center metrics

A consortium of international interests has chosen a standardized energy efficiency metric.

Intel introduces 6-core chips with cloud-secure features

The chips are Intel's first server and workstation processors built on 32-nanometer technology, and include Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions and Trusted Execution Technology, which Intel said will add security to cloud computing environments.

Virtualization increases the need for reality management in IT

Virtualization has reduced data center footprints, but little has been done to disentangle the duplication and complexity of information and applications sitting in those servers, observes Francis Hsu, an information executive working for the Homeland Security Department.

6 technologies that will grab your attention at FOSE

The GCN Lab offers a few ideas on new products worth checking out during this year's FOSE exposition.

Microsoft announces official SQL Server 2008 R2 date

Microsoft said SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database, will be generally available in May.

Intel unveils experimental 'cloud computer' chip

Intel pushed the outer limits of computing by unveiling an experimental, 48-core processor it described as a single-chip cloud computer.

IBM partnerships extend portable data center capabilities

IBM has extended partnerships with providers of data center infrastructure technology to expand the deployment of the company's Portable Modular Data Center worldwide.

The path to cloud computing is beginning to take shape

Cloud computing still has a lot of uncertainties -- among them a lack of maturity among many of its potential services -- but the path toward this nest era of enterprise computing is beginning to take shape.

5 steps to secure your data center

With the advent of cloud computing, rich Internet applications, service-oriented architectures and virtualization, data center operations are becoming more dynamic with fluid boundaries. The shifting form of computing adds layers of complexity that have broad implications for how IT managers secure the components that make up a data center.

Topic Resources

  • Understanding the Impact of Ultra-Dense Hyper-Scale Servers

    For years high performance computing (HPC) was largely associated with large-scale scientific workloads and with applied technical computing. However, new workloads such as digital media, analytics and various applications have made their way onto HPC server. Read this whitepaper to learn how and why the arrival of ultra-dense, hyper-scale design is poised to make the latest shift in the HPC market.

  • Technical Computing for a New Era

    Today, high performance systems are used to solve technical computing problems across a range of sectors. This is because technical computing is more accessible than ever thanks to a wave of recent innovations. Read this whitepaper to learn about the high-value challenges that supercomputing allows agencies to address and the advanced capabilities it offers.

  • i2 Intelligence Analysis Platform

    IBM® i2® IBM® i2® Intelligence Analysis Platform is a scalable, extensible, service oriented intelligence analysis environment that is designed to provide organizations with access to intelligence when and where they need it, enabling faster, more informed decision making.

  • Consolidated Security Management for Mainframe Clouds

    IBM Security and IBM Information Management solutions for security work with the IBM System z platform to allow the mainframe to serve as an enterprise security hub, providing comprehensive, centralized security capabilities for organizations with distributed, multiplatform IT environments.

  • Tolly Test Report: IBM Security Network IPS GX7800 Comparative Efficacy and Performance Evaluation

    IBM commissioned Tolly to evaluate their protocol-based IBM Security Network Intrusion Prevention System GX7800 and compare its efficacy to that of a Snort-based device, a signature-based platform.