Water cooling could safeguard expanding data centers, but current liquid systems are not ready for prime time.
A lighting strike in Dublin knocks out power and takes Amazon EC2 and Microsoft BPOS data centers with it.
Energy's agreement with Lockheed Martin is the first to use an energy-savings contract for data center consolidation and IT enhancements.
The winning project teams, selected from more than 200 nominated, combined leadership and technical innovation with a determination to improve services and cut costs.
Virtualization offers agency IT shops many benefits, but it’s also rife with pitfalls that can make it a network killer.
Increasing computing demands and a mix of OS systems could jeopardize potential savings, according to a new survey sponsored by Juniper Networks. A quarter of feds think there will be more data centers, not fewer, in 2015.
Sandia National Laboratories has developed a new type of air-cooled heat exchanger that increases CPU efficiency, is immune to dust fouling and can cut power costs.
Agency reports set to be published Oct. 7 will yield the most detailed information to date about consolidation's expected cost savings.
NGIA plans to deploy MiserWare's Granola Enterprise and Datacenter software, which lets organizations track energy use and savings across thousands of computers.
The Structured Solutions uATS Micro Automatic Transfer Switch is the GCN Lab's pick for the July product of the month.
The City of Melrose is the first in the state to offer services via its private cloud to other municipalities.
The Open Data Center Alliance published eight usage models that define IT requirements for cloud adoption and provide a vision for cloud computing
Governments will have to resort to some atypical financial and management techniques to acquire cloud services under current economic conditions.
Combining resources undoubtedly pays off, but getting there isn't easy. Here's how state, local and federal agencies are dealing with the hurdles.