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Nevada brings big data to the desert

The state and the Desert Research Institute partner with IBM to use analytics and advanced research applications for scientific research, education and economic development.

Businessman tracking global assets

How do you know if your data is in good hands? Here's how.

NIST offers a scheme for trusted geolocation, a way to ensure that resources agencies use in the cloud are kept secure.

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Western states build a platform for storing GIS data

Regional cooperation and sharing resources is the wave of the future, members of the 15-state alliance say.

Infrastructure as a Service

Cloud provider claims next-generation virtual data center tech

ProfitBricks unveils virtual data center services that offer customers precise control of design and scale of cloud infrastructure resources.

Consolidated data center under construction

As agency data centers close, measurement tools take center stage

Reaping efficiency from data center consolidation will require new technologies, including unified computing and business analytics, to measure performance gains and savings.

Google Data Center

What agencies can learn from Google's data center secrets

The search giant, which operates some of the world's largest data centers, reveals a unique approach to cooling and efficiency.

Agency data centers

Agency data centers will never be the same

Sweeping changes lie ahead, spurred by mobile networks, cloud services, smaller budgets and mandates to consolidate.

Wires

Don't get your wires (and cables) in a twist

PigTails offers a unique, clear way to label cords and cables.

Google mystery Pluto switch

Cloak, dagger and Google: 'Pluto' switch remains a mystery

A different kind of networking switch that turned up in Iowa has been returned to Google — with no questions answered.

App breaks through the mobile compatibility wall

The Citrix Receiver app can keep agencies' mobile devices securely connected regardless of platforms.

Flash memory arrays built for large data stores, fast transfers

The Nimbus Gemini can handle 1 petabyte of weekly data writes without a loss of performance, along with 12 gigabits/sec transfer speeds and over 1 million input/output operations/sec.

Flash memory in government data centers? The pros and cons.

IBM's purchase of Texas Memory Systems raises the possibility that we'll be seeing flash in government data centers before too long. What are the advantages?