Data Center Consolidation


Denial-of-service-attack worries dominate Cisco patching

If the latest semiannual round of security advisories from Cisco are any indication, DOS attacks continue to be a serious — and largely unsolvable — problem for networks.

Security upgrades highlight DISA buying surge

The Defense Information Systems Agency plans to bolster security features embedded in its far-flung networks and data centers via several acquisition projects planned for the twilight of fiscal 2009.

Future online storefront to let agencies buy computing services

A storefront for the federal government will let agencies acquire cloud computing technology as easily as consumers can sign up for Gmail accounts.

Virtualization technology could address Pentagon's network security problems

Defense Department officials want to know whether virtualization technology can make DOD’s networks more secure and easier to manage.

Microsoft exec offers tips for CIOs moving to the cloud

Microsoft's Ron Markezich talks about what federal CIOs should keep in mind as they weigh the merits of a future in the cloud, including which applications are suitable for the cloud and the importance of identity management.

Shaw AFB gets help in bringing lost data back from the grave

After a crashed RAID storage unit threatened to disrupt life at Shaw Air Force Base, DriveSavers was able to resurrect data from the failed system.

DLA moves EMall to DISA servers

Application provider Partnet helped with transition to .mil address.

Sun announces Nehalem-based servers

Several new products also introduced under the company's Open Network Systems initiative.

Air flow control can yield more efficient data centers

DOE's Berkeley National Laboratory is engaged in several projects to demonstrate how cooling and technology can more effectively manage air flow in data centers, thus improving energy efficiency.

Energy Star zeros in on green servers

The Environmental Protection Agency and industry partners are moving closer to an Energy Star specification for enterprise servers that will help government agencies identify systems that deliver performance while reducing energy consumption.

Zeroing in on greener enterprise servers

EPA and industry partners move toward an Energy Star specification for enterprise servers that will help agencies identify systems that deliver performance while reducing energy consumption.

Data center managers do more with less

Data center managers in both the public and private sectors report being caught between increasing demands for performance and shrinking budgets.