Data Center Consolidation


Virginia IT repairs taking ‘longer than anticipated’

A failure in a critical component in a data storage unit at a state facility near Richmond, Va., last week led to a massive computer failure that affected the networks at 27 agencies. Most are back online now, but three are still experiencing problems.

Microsoft tells Virginia, 'We will build it'

Virginia has enticed Microsoft Corp. to invest up to $499 million to locate its latest-generation data center in Mecklenburg County, Va.

Industry retirees leave mainframe computers behind

Old mainframe computers stay at a company longer than the employees who know how to run them, according to a news report.

Corinne Charette

Canada's push to overhaul data centers and data management

Canadian government CIO Corinne Charette highlights her focus on streamlining data centers, information management and the next generation of electronic government

New IBM mainframe a 'data center in a box'

Big Blue's zEnterprise uses RISC and x86-based blades, and can manage up to 100,000 virtual machines simultaneously, the company says.

Dell ships infected motherboards

Some replacement motherboards from Dell shipped with malicious code embedded in them, reigniting debates about the trustworthiness of technology.

Task Force recommends a metric for measuring data center efficiency

Industry and government have put a premium on data center energy efficiency, frequently using energy efficiency metrics. But the metrics haven't always been applied clearly and consistently.

Agencies trying to wring more value from virtualization

Despite challenges, agencies hope to fully adopt client, server and storage virtualization by 2015.

Do feds believe in data center consolidation?

Federal respondents to a MeritTalk/Net App survey recognize the benefits of consolidation but have doubts about how quickly the number of servers can be reduced, if at all.

Dell doubles down on data centers, services

Dell plans to double the size of its $16 billion data center and technology services business and move away from being a PC supplier.

Why 2010 is the year of the virtual data center

Agencies focused on virtualized servers for greater efficiency are seeing only half of the picture, according to Christopher Poelker, vice president of Enterprise Solutions at FalconStor Software. A look at why 2010 will emerge as the year for virtualized storage virtual data centers.

Data center consolidation improves cross-agency cooperation

The federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative emerges as an enabler of information sharing across government.