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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.

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4 ways to get a handle on software-defined data centers

Instead of trying to manage all facets of the SDDC separately, administrators need to tackle networking, compute, storage, security as a whole.

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NSA data center to be cooled by wastewater

The National Security Agency will be using graywater to cool servers at its new data center in Fort Meade, Md.

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Watch out for SQL Server 2012 licensing pitfalls

Microsoft's new SQL Server 2012 licensing can come with some costly pitfalls, according to a licensing expert.

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Forward! by Unisys ready for mission-critical app migration

Based on secure partitioning technology, the fabric-based platform offers secure containers for application workloads running on Intel-based servers.

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New Jersey town takes the taxing out of tax collection

Red Bank now conducts its tax lien auctions online, speeding payments and improving efficiency.

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The rapidly shrinking government data center

In 2014, the government data centers will move toward open-air construction, modular architectures and increasingly total virtualization.

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Firms offer single path to securing cloud and physical networks

VMware and Palo Alto Networks offer integrated platform to unify network security across both physical and virtual cloud enterprises.

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Big data parking lot: Tools for fast storage, retrieval and integration

Hadoop is a must-have big data tool, but it has some drawbacks, including the need for high-level user expertise and conditions for optimal bandwidth.

Topic Resources

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  • Finding the Right Storage Balance

    New virtualization techniques and emerging flash technologies are giving data center operators more control over how they manage storage systems, speed backups and reduce costs. Download this article to learn how storage management can improve the economy of your data centers.