Virtualized data centers

What's next for data centers: Virtualization and SDN take over

Entirely virtualized, software-defined data centers will change service delivery for everyone from the citizen to the warfighter, experts say.

Security control room at QTS Richmond data center

QTS opens secure cloud test lab for government

Facility in Richmond, Va., will speed up development and deployment of secure cloud computing services

Iron Mountain Data Centers

Storage facility 220 feet underground gives agencies another data center option

Iron Mountain offers a secure, multitenant underground facility with portfolio services for data migration, networking, tape handling and recycling of data center assets.

System administrator busy

5 agency IT processes crying out for automation

Government sysadmins are capable of innovation, but it's tough when you're busy maintaining the status quo via manual processes.

Chiliad Discovery Alert 7.0 screenshot

Chiliad takes virtual consolidation route to big data analytics

Discovery/Alert 7.0 installs nodes at each data location, allowing analysts to query structured and unstructured data simultaneously.

Servers in a data center

Why government's next-gen data centers are looking a lot like Google's

Agencies are starting to catch on to the idea that software, not hardware, is the key to efficient storage.

Nimbus Halo 2013 mobile app for flash data center monitoring

In a flash, HALO 2013 can boost efficiency of cloud architectures

Nimbus Data's software offers cloud architects moving to all-flash data centers advanced analytics, an open API and management tools for mobile.

Technology choices in data center consolidation

Road to data center convergence starts at a fork in the road

Building a new data center? Maybe, VCE's Vblock is right for you. Want customization? Try NetApp's FlexPod.

Organizing IT infrastructure and applications

Ohio undoing decades of IT sprawl with shared infrastructure

The state is putting its IT assets into a primary data center and will use a private cloud infrastructure to deliver services.

Energy Systems Integration Facility illustration from SmithGroup JJR

The world's most efficient data center

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory will open a facility this summer that will reuse every bit of its energy.

Armored truck on rural road in storm illustrating transporting data securely

With shared infrastructures, security must move with the data

From private clouds to the commercial providers, software-defined security controls have to stay with workloads wherever they go.

Data center servers on a desert background indicating heat

3 easy ways to cool data centers

Even if you can't dip your servers in oil or move them outside, there are practical, inexpensive methods you can use to take the heat off.

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.