Data Center - News, Features, and Slideshows


  • One in three datacentre servers is a zombie

    A new study says that 30% of all physical servers in data centers are comatose, or are using energy but delivering no useful information. What's remarkable is that that percentage hasn't changed since 2008, when a separate study showed the same thing.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 June 15 02:36
  • Five network trends challenging the enterprise

    As cloud computing, big data and the deployment of mega-scale data centers accelerates, organizations need to continually recalibrate and evolve the network. This challenge has led to the development of new technologies and standards designed to increase and optimize network capacity, security and flexibility, all while keeping a lid on cost. Here are the top five trends as we see them:

    Written by By Nicholas Ilyadis08 June 15 20:35
  • CenturyLink's new data center runs on water

    Communications and data services provider CenturyLink has opened a new data center that gets 85% of its power from nearby dams.

    Written by Lucas Mearian15 May 15 00:20
  • Dell takes on Cisco and Juniper with 100G data center switch

    Dell this week extended its arsenal of <a href="">data center Ethernet switches</a>, highlighted by a 100G device with ports dividable into 25G and 50G channels.

    Written by Jim Duffy24 April 15 02:42
  • Does Juniper have too many SDNs?

    After last week's Innovation Day announcements, Juniper Networks has a range of SDN, data center fabric and data center switching products to choose from.

    Written by Jim Duffy19 March 15 00:14
  • Facebook nets billions in savings from Open Compute Project

    Facebook, by adhering to the Open Compute Project it founded in October 2011, has saved more than $2 billion over the past three years, a company official said Tuesday at the Open Compute Summit Conference in Silicon Valley.

    Written by Paul Krill12 March 15 00:34
  • Avaya extends SDN offerings

    Avaya this week extended its SDN arsenal with an architecture and supporting products designed to simplify enterprise connectivity and application provisioning.

    Written by Jim Duffy24 Feb. 15 23:58
  • 100G interconnect hooks UConn into massive research databases

    The University of Connecticut announced yesterday that it has connected a new 100G fiber link, giving its faculty an improved ability to collaborate with others around the world on data-intensive research projects.

    Written by Jon Gold11 Feb. 15 23:45
  • Google surges into top 10 in patent race; IBM retains huge lead

    Tech companies made a strong showing among the top U.S. patent recipients for 2014, with IBM dominating the rankings as it has for <a href="">more than two decades</a>.

    Written by Ann Bednarz13 Jan. 15 01:10
  • Cisco Catalyst 6500 shops adopting Nexus 9000

    SAN JOSE -- By the end of 2015, <a href="">all of Cisco's Catalyst 6500 data center customers will have deployed the company's new Nexus 9000 switch</a>.

    Written by Jim Duffy10 Dec. 14 13:16
  • Network slowdowns are the biggest issue for IT, survey shows

    The single most common issue faced by the IT pros surveyed recently by Kelton Research is network slowdowns or outages, which outstripped application performance problems, availability and even the dreaded "unanticipated change request."

    Written by Jon Gold03 Dec. 14 07:49
  • Why datacentres can be massive, but not gigantic

    The IT industry has long abused words, and will label almost any new product as innovative and disruptive. Data center developers, especially those who write the headlines about data centers, are particularly bad.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau17 Oct. 14 21:43