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Stories by James Niccolai

Facebook doubles the size of its first data center

Facebook has decided to double the size of its planned data center in Oregon before the first part of the project is even built, the latest sign of the company's rapid growth.

Written by James Niccolai04 Aug. 10 09:51

Terry Childs is denied motion for retrial

The former San Francisco network administrator who refused to hand over passwords for one of the city's networks was denied a new trial on Friday and is expected to be sentenced Aug. 6, a spokeswoman for the district attorney's office said.

Written by James Niccolai31 July 10 10:15

Twitter moving into its own data center

Twitter hopes to improve the reliability of its service by moving into its own, custom-built data center later this year, the company said on Wednesday.

Written by James Niccolai23 July 10 05:29

VMware beats forecast with strong Q2 results

VMware on Tuesday reported a 48 percent jump in revenue for the second quarter, a greater increase than expected, and raised its outlook for the full year on strong demand for its virtualization software.

Written by James Niccolai21 July 10 07:18

Firm promises new take on containerized data centers

I/o Data Centers hopes to leapfrog the competition by developing what it claims will be a new, more integrated type of containerized data center, the company said on Friday.

Written by James Niccolai19 July 10 05:31

Virtualization no cure-all for data center energy crunch

Virtualization gave data center managers some breathing room in their battle against rising energy use, but more changes are needed to keep pace with the demands of IT departments, speakers at an industry conference said Friday.

Written by James Niccolai19 July 10 06:10

EPA launches Energy Star for data centers

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched its Energy Star program for data centers, meaning companies can start applying today to see if their facility qualifies for an Energy Star logo.

Written by James Niccolai08 June 10 05:08

Oracle to lay off more Sun workers

Oracle is making further job cuts related to its acquisition of Sun Microsystems, primarily in Europe and Asia, the company said in a regulatory filing Friday.

Written by James Niccolai07 June 10 04:31

Dell profit up 52 percent on improved corporate sales

Dell reported its first increase in quarterly profits for two years on Thursday, helped by an uptick in commercial spending and its ongoing efforts to reduce costs.

Written by James Niccolai21 May 10 06:24

Oracle conjures Netra server from enterprise blade

Oracle has expanded Sun Microsystems' Netra server lineup by pilfering a blade system from the enterprise side of Sun's server business and certifying it for use by the telecommunications industry.

Written by James Niccolai19 May 10 03:02

HP reports solid quarter on strong PC and server sales

Hewlett-Packard reported solid results for its second quarter as strong growth in PC and x86 server sales helped offset an unremarkable quarter for its services business.

Written by James Niccolai19 May 10 07:11