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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.


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.

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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.

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VCE brings more speed and agility to converged infrastructure

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


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.


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.

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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.

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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.


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.

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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.

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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.