Five Data Center Predictions for 2019


Data centers are evolving to keep up with the demands of business transformation. The future of the data center industry is changing and 2019 will bring significant advances to reliability, agility, simplicity, automation, and cost.

Evolving to an Intent-Based Data Center


Burned out by the cumbersome, manual, repetitive, tactical toil to keep your Data Center running? Data center and networking technology have each undergone several waves of changes in their respective evolutions.

Accelerating HPC and AI: From the Desktop to the Data Center

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Coming to NVIDIA GTC High-performance computing and artificial intelligence might conjure up visions of futuristic data centers. However, HPC and AI workloads — including research, CAD, and data analysis — typically begin on a laptop or desktop workstation.

Right-Sizing Data Center Resources


One of the perennial problems of data centers is monitoring server utilization to ensure right-sizing of resources. To download a free ebook on Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM), click here , or visit Nlyte's web site. Charles Hall.

Dynamic Data Centers


Big Data and high performance computing (HPC) are on a collision course – from machine learning to business intelligence, the combined power of clustered servers, advanced networking and massive datasets are merging, and a new Big Data reality is on the rise. Big Data News

Building Hyperscale Data Centers in Emerging Markets

Digital Realty

With the emergence of cloud providers—and their large global footprints—enterprises have abandoned traditional dedicated data centers. The need for data centers has not reduced, it has entirely changed. Hybrid cloud, colocation and hyperscale data

Hitachi Vantara’s API Strategy for The Smart Data Center

Hu's Place - HitachiVantara

I will cover our strategy for utilizing it in our products and provide some example of how it is utilized to enable the Smart Data Center. REST enables plain-text exchanges of data assets.

Edge Data Centers: Recent European Deployments and Looking Ahead to MWC19

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

We are just a few days away from Mobile World Congress (MWC) Barcelona and the big themes are already taking center stage – 5G, IoT and automotive being a few of them. Data Center Features Servers

Cheap Ways To Connect Data Centers

The Accidental Successful CIO

Data centers are only valuable if they can share data Image Credit: Sean Ellis. As the person with the CIO job at your company, you have the added responsibility of maintaining your company’s data centers. Facebook’s Data Center Problem.

How to Plan Your Data Center Migration to the Cloud


This could be because of the fears related to security, business continuity, cost efficiency and data availability. data center Database lift and shift Offshore Software Development re-architect re-host re-platform Cloud Cloud Computing Cloud Migration

Is Sprawl Killing Your Data Center?

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Data Center Opinions Servers Dell EMC PowerEdgeSprawl (verb): to spread or develop irregularly or without restraint.”[1] 1] Sprawl can strike fear in the hearts of IT administrators everywhere. Adding resources to meet reactive business needs can create sprawl.

AI, ML, and the IoT will destroy the data center and the cloud (just not in the way you think)

O'Reilly Media - Data

DD Dasgupta explores the edge-cloud continuum, explaining how the roles of data centers and cloud infrastructure are redefined through the mainstream adoption of AI, ML, and IoT technologies.

Dell EMC and Microsoft Deliver for the Data Center with Windows Server 2019

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Data Center News Servers Microsoft PowerEdge WindowsDell EMC PowerEdge R740xd running Windows Server 2016 and SQL Server 2017 processed 6.7 times as many orders per minute and lowered average application latencies by 88 percent.[i]

The New Data Center Stack

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Opinions Data Center Innovation NetworkingOne of the many benefits of working at Dell Technologies is simultaneously having access to the brightest minds in compute, storage and networking. Even better, we get to put these big brains together to think about IT in terms of end-to-end infrastructure, not discrete silos. The breadth of our portfolio provides us with the opportunity to think about how to solve our customers’ problems rather than how to protect our own technology silos.

Server Automation – Your Key to a Faster, Secure, & More Efficient Data Center

Armughan Ahmad - Dell EMC

Data Center Opinions Servers PowerEdgeThere’s a lot of truth to the old saying, “you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.” Then again, the opposite is often true as well.

Nlyte: For Data Center Infrastructure Management


The modern data center is key to so many enterprise missions. Well run data centers make direct contributions to mission. Nlyte’s proven platform is used in the data centers of some of the largest and most valued companies in the world. Research Team.

Questions CIOs Need To Ask When Building New Data Centers

The Accidental Successful CIO

New data centers are expensive and must be planned correctly Image Credit: Intel Free Press. As the person with the CIO job, one of the most expensive decisions that you may ever make will have to do with the decision to build a new data center for your company.

Green Data Centers are Imperative for Enterprise Success

Digital Realty

Data centers are among the highest consumers of power, consuming more than 70 billion kilowatt-hours of Sustainability programs are no longer a nice to have for enterprises. In today’s ecosystem, it’s both a financial and social necessity.

5 Data Center Predictions for 2019

Digital Realty

In 2019, what can IT professionals expect from the world of data centers, colocation, cloud and connectivity? Data Center Cooling Techniques Will Differentiate Providers High-density chip designs and Here are five predictions for the year.

A Look Back at 2018: Improving Efficiency and Sustainability in our Data Centers


In 2018, we joined San Diego Gas and Electric’s EcoChoice program and are powering our San Diego data centers with 100 percent renewable power. Partnering with Fairbanks Energy Systems , we completed projects in three data centers in Atlanta, New York, and Dallas mid-year.

Data Center Modernization - Transforming Data Center Focus from Infrastructure to Information

Hu's Place - HitachiVantara

While the acronym IT stands for Information Technology and is synonymous with the data center, in reality the focus of IT has often been more on infrastructure since infrastructure represented the bulk of a data center’s capital and operational costs.

Private Data Center Trends for 2014 and Beyond


Today’s data centers are being built at the forefront of industry standards. Within the past five years, the way we construct data centers has changed dramatically. David Cappuccio, the Chief of Infrastructure Research at Gartner, told CIO that “Data centers will no longer be constrained by one specific site. This new breed of data centers presents some inherit advantages for organizations that wish to become early adopters.

Evolution of 5G and the Impact on Data Center Infrastructure

Digital Realty

As the future of 5G gets closer and closer to becoming a reality, we’re standing at the precipice of entering the next technological revolution just over a decade after the last one. And while downloading HD movies at a fraction of the speed it

Routing in a Multi-Platform Data Center: From VMs to Kubernetes, via Ambassador

Daniel Bryant

Instead, we see the proliferation of multi-platform data centers and cloud environments where applications span both VMs and containers. At Datawire , we are seeing more organizations migrating to their “next-generation” cloud-native platform built around Docker and Kubernetes.

Data center automation/performance management and optimization


With this post we provide information on the need for enhanced performance management and optimization solutions for data centers. Enterprise data centers exist to deliver computing power to enterprise missions. They hold data, host applications and are key hubs in corporate communications. The larger the enterprise the more complex the data center is.

Solarflare: Revolutionizing the way enterprises scale, manage and secure data centers


Solarflare is a leading provider of application-intelligent networking I/O software and hardware that facilitate the acceleration, monitoring and security of network data. Research Team. With this post we are initializing our coverage of Solarflare.

World Bank and GSA Discuss Data Center Optimization and Consolidation 9 June


Learn best practices and lessons learned on data center optimization and consolidation from leaders who have proven past performance in this domain. Join Frank Butler of The World Bank and Dan Pomeroy of the GSA on 9 June at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner for a discussion of how they and their teams optimized and consolidated their data centers, resulting in increased efficiency and lower costs. Nlyte: For Data Center Infrastructure Management (

Netflix Closed Their Last Data Center – Should You Do The Same?

The Accidental Successful CIO

The company sent an email out that announced that in a month they planned on shutting down their very last operational data center. They moved their Big Data platform into the cloud back in 2013 and their billing and payments processing made the trip in 2014.

Case Study: How Immedion Maintains Always-On, Secure Data Centers


Businesses of all sizes are increasingly reliant on cloud and data center providers that host their mission-critical applications and data.

Modernize Your Data Center with An Award-Winning Object Storage Solution

Hu's Place - HitachiVantara

Digital transformation revolves around our ability to modernize our data center because that is where our data resides. The data center is no longer a physical location. Data holds the key to our success in this new digital era.

Massive Scale Visibility Challenges Inside Hyperscale Data Centers


Hyperscale data centers are true marvels of the age of analytics, enabling a new era of cloud-scale computing that leverages Big Data, machine learning, cognitive computing and artificial intelligence. the compute capacity of these data centers is staggering.

@MeriTalk Hosts Data Center Brainstorm 13 March 2014


Join MeriTalk’s Data Center Exchange for the third annual Data Center Brainstorm on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the Knight Conference Center at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. CTO Data Events By Bob Gourley.

Navy Data Center Consolidation (DCC) Ashore - CTOvision


I recently heard the update given to the Gulf Coast Government Contractors Association (GCGCA) on 12 DEC about how the Navy plans to consolidate their data centers. I think this is important work and have been following

Digital Realty Transitions Oakland Data Center to 100% Renewable Energy and Earns Green Building LEED Certifications

Digital Realty

Our approach has been to consistently implement greener practices, one data center, one city at a time. Making the shift towards a sustainable strategy is a continuous process that doesn’t happen overnight. Recently, we have made several steps

DriveScale Introduction – Smarter Data Center Infrastructure for Scale-Out


Big Data Cloud Computing VideoMichael Johnson. The video below provides context on DriveScale. DriveScale provides the only scale-out solution that enables administrators to bring the full benefit of their scale-out investment to their organizations.

If You Have A Data Center, Leverage Nlyte: Best in Gartner DCIM Magic Quadrant


Gartner has positioned Nlyte Software as the Leader within the Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) Tools Magic Quadrant. Deferring build of new or expansion of existing data centers. Bob Gourley. Gartner calls out Nlyte benefits such as: Migration, consolidation and technology refresh. Improved availability and efficiency. Compliance with regulatory and legislation. Extension of SDDC management. Integration into all leading ITSM and virtualization platforms.

News in Networking: New Data Centers, Same Old Internet Trolls


Apple announced two new data centers in Iowa this week. Here are those headlines and more: Apple Gets $208M in Tax Breaks to Build Iowa Data Center (Reuters). TCP/IP is the internet’s main protocol for data transmission.

The Data Center’s Evolving Paradigm: Managing the Transition to a Software- Defined Approach


Something interesting is going on in enterprise data centers. As a result, these companies face some tough questions every seven to ten years or so: Is it worth the effort and cost to build out or expand our existing data center? They have consolidated data centers in the past, but they still have the redundant processes and duplication of resources that drive up costs. With VMC on AWS, your data center looks like what you would build on your own.

The future of IT: Snapshot of a modern multi-cloud data center

Dion Hinchcliffe's Web 2.0 Blog

The death knell of the traditional corporate data center continues apace outside of a few rarified domains, as powerful new types of cloud data centers emerge that are designed to help enterprises regain control and flexibility in an operating universe now mostly dominated by large commercial clouds

Can an On-Premises Data Center Match the Cloud’s Simplicity?


They want to reduce the complexity of their current network and data center and capitalize on the flexibility and efficiency the cloud offers. The business may have sensitive data that it wants to keep on site. Or it may want to maintain data in close proximity to an application to reduce latency and streamline workloads for demanding client applications such as CAD design tools or medical imaging media files that need to write to a disk quickly.