pennies

Boosting data center efficiency without upfront costs

Agencies can use Energy Savings Performance Contracts, under which they pay for work out of future energy savings.

efficiency

State finds power in data center consolidation

Utah's state government cut its number of servers from 1,864 to 591 and saved $4 million on its IT budget.

NWS data center

The game changes for data center consolidation

It's not just the number of data centers to be shuttered, but the size of those centers and the energy they consume.

data center

VMware expands its tool for the software-defined data center

The virtualization company’s network virtualization and dynamic storage platforms for virtual machines give agencies more options to move workloads across IT infrastructures.

security

Group releases draft specs on ID tools for network devices

The proposed profile builds on TCG’s network security architecture to ensure the identity and security status of all devices connecting to a network.

software defined network

Software-defined networking can help agencies get a handle on apps

Applications are placing an increased burden on networks, and as agencies continue to consolidate data centers, emerging technologies such as SDN can help agencies better manage and build apps.

Puzzled IT manager in front of server racks

Can the software-defined enterprise save IT? Survey says: Yes.

Federal IT managers are moving toward the software-defined approach, which they say can eliminate routine tasks, spur innovation and save money, a recent survey reports.

Then and now: The fastest supercomputers 30 years apart

While marking GCN's 30th year, we're taking a look at how far computing has progressed in three decades. Here's a look at the most powerful supercomputers of 1982 and 2012.

Man in data center looks back at mainframe

The great evolving, dissolving government data center

A 30-year timeline of key developments in hardware, software and virtualization.

NSA data center in Utah

Why NSA will have the capacity for all that data it's collecting

The agency gets ready to fire up the world's third largest data center, with zettabytes of capacity, as it begins work on another new high-performance center.

FBI Microsoft win a round against Citadel botnet

FBI, Microsoft win a round against Citadel botnet; the battle goes on

The joint operation cuts off more than 1,400 botnets used in the theft of $500 million worldwide, but it also shows how nimble cyber criminals are in distributing their malware.

Topic Resources

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    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.