big data tools

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.

Blueprints

Schneider offers ready-made, modular data centers

The firm debuts rapidly deployable data center modules that provide more control over infrastructure at lower cost.

Catalyst

Energy lab's Catalyst could spur next-gen of HPC clusters

Livermore, Intel and Cray are deploying the uniquely designed Catalyst to explore new frontiers in HPC simulation and big data innovation.

data center

GSA shutters 37 data centers, consolidates IT operations

The agency also consolidated all IT offices and staff under the leadership of GSA CIO Casey Coleman to eliminate duplication and streamline IT operations.

DDoS attacks

Education services provider draws fire from DDoS attacker

OnCourse, a software as a service provider for the K-12 education market, contracts for analytics-based defensive services following a series of denial-of-service attacks.

security

Security tool keeps data safe across collaboration systems

CipherPoint data security software prevents privileged IT administrators, attackers from accessing sensitive information across on-premise and cloud-based collaboration systems.

US

Microsoft's Azure for government will have a US touch

The Windows Azure U.S. Government Cloud for state, local and federal agencies will be hosted in U.S. data centers and managed by U.S. citizens.

NSA data center in Utah

Meltdowns zap NSA's giant new data center

Surges caused by arc fault failures have melted equipment and will delay operations at the $1.5 billion center for a year.

BOLD

Rice University researchers take "BOLD" approach to big data

With NSF-backed funding, researchers will create energy-efficient optical network -– with silicon photonic switches –- to handle massive amounts of data.

data center

6 steps to data center savings

The goal of any consolidation project is savings. Here’s a checklist to help make sure things go right.

data center

VCE brings more speed and agility to converged infrastructure

Company unveils new product updates and services for high-performance databases, virtual desktop infrastructures.

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.

Topic Resources

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