The established mentality of standardizing on inefficient platforms is killing our data centers and networks in terms of power, space, and cooling, says Criterion HPS President Mike Dillard, former chairman of the CIA’s Information Policy Board. Unless organizations better tune their systems, no power grid will be able to support the massive amounts of processing and data crunching that is coming.
A consortium of international interests has chosen a standardized energy efficiency metric.
The chips are Intel's first server and workstation processors built on 32-nanometer technology, and include Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions and Trusted Execution Technology, which Intel said will add security to cloud computing environments.
Virtualization has reduced data center footprints, but little has been done to disentangle the duplication and complexity of information and applications sitting in those servers, observes Francis Hsu, an information executive working for the Homeland Security Department.
The GCN Lab offers a few ideas on new products worth checking out during this year's FOSE exposition.
Microsoft said SQL Server 2008 R2, the next version of its database, will be generally available in May.
Intel pushed the outer limits of computing by unveiling an experimental, 48-core processor it described as a single-chip cloud computer.
IBM has extended partnerships with providers of data center infrastructure technology to expand the deployment of the company's Portable Modular Data Center worldwide.
With the advent of cloud computing, rich Internet applications, service-oriented architectures and virtualization, data center operations are becoming more dynamic with fluid boundaries. The shifting form of computing adds layers of complexity that have broad implications for how IT managers secure the components that make up a data center.
Cloud computing still has a lot of uncertainties -- among them a lack of maturity among many of its potential services -- but the path toward this nest era of enterprise computing is beginning to take shape.
Technology companies that expect to beneift from cloud computing must creatively adapt licensing, pricing and revenue models.
Capacity planning is a vital component data center managers need to implement in order to achieve power savings and other benefits from virtualization technology, according to IT managers representing two federal organizations.
Cloud computing will fundamentally change the shared services model, National Business Center director predicts.
Security issues, data privacy, the acquisition process, standards and service level agreements were among the chief issues that feds grapple with.