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.
Despite challenges, agencies hope to fully adopt client, server and storage virtualization by 2015.
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.
Ahmed Mahmoud, chief information officer of AMD, which has run a private cloud for about 10 years, talks about his experiences with data movement, latency, licensing and security issues.
The federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative emerges as an enabler of information sharing across government.
Network consolidation -- "flattening" -- is not the only component, but it is a key element of simplifying data center operations and improving data center performance, some industry experts say.
A $122 million project, the first of three Energy Department R&D programs to be announced this year, will use the world's fastest supercomputers to create a high-fidelity "virtual reactor" to help engineers improve the performance and safety of current nuclear reactors and design the next generation.
Data Center Knowledge details a list of the 10 largest data centers in the world. How big can they get?
Federal agencies are benefitting from a program that allows agency IT departments to purchase new data servers and receive offsetting carbon emissions credits.
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.