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  • Viridity's power management tool aims to boost efficiency

    Startup Viridity Software is releasing a new tool on Monday to help companies keep track of the power being used by each piece of IT equipment in their data centers, with a view to improving energy efficiency.

    Written by James Niccolai22 March 10 07:51
  • Microsoft envisions ultra-modular data centers

    In the years to come, Microsoft's data centers may not be huge buildings tightly packed with server racks, but rather rows of small, stand-alone IT units spread across acres and acres of cool, cheap land.

    Written by Joab Jackson04 March 10 12:28
  • Sentilla's energy management tool gets chargeback feature

    Sentilla has released an update to its data-center energy management tool, which lets IT and facilities staff track the energy usage of servers and other equipment. The latest version is a software-only product that adds a chargeback capability, allowing companies to bill individual business units for the energy they use.

    Written by James Niccolai10 March 10 08:06
  • Group seeks to open source data-center design

    A new industry group is trying to apply open-source principles to the design and construction of data centers, which it says could accelerate the use of new technologies and increase competition in the industry.

    Written by James Niccolai08 March 10 08:02
  • 3Com announces new products for datacentre security

    3Com has announced four new products and solutions from its TippingPoint and H3C portfolios to extend the Secure Network Fabric to datacenters and virtual networks, according to a statement. The Secure Network Fabric integrates 3Com's TippingPoint intrusion prevention system (IPS) technology and H3C enterprise network and security solutions to reduce network security risks, management complexity and infrastructure costs in modern datacenters, it added.

    Written by Channelworld staff02 March 10 10:54
  • IBM extending sensor use beyond data centers

    LAS VEGAS - IBM yesterday outlined plans to to expand into a new line of business that may ultimately incorporate futuristic technologies, such as paint infused with nano-sized sensors, for managing energy usage in buildings and even cities.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau23 Feb. 10 23:54
  • Data centre services demand continues to grow

    Growth in the data centre co-location and managed hosting services market will continue in the double digits through to 2011, driven by strong demand and low supply, according to Frost & Sullivan.

    Written by Tim Lohman15 Feb. 10 12:58
  • APC plans new push into containerized data centers

    Power and cooling company APC by Schneider Electric will make a new push this year into the market for containerized data centers, this time including portable infrastructure gear such as generators and chillers.

    Written by James Niccolai13 Feb. 10 09:06
  • Microsoft talks cloud computing security, plans to offer private cloud software

    With Microsoft's Azure cloud computing platform set to go live on New Year's Day, the company is looking ahead to later in 2010 when it will unveil a new security structure for multi-tenant cloud environments as well as private cloud software based on the same technology used to build Azure.

    Written by Jon Brodkin11 Dec. 09 08:38
  • Extreme Networks to help enterprises migrate data centres

    Networking company Extreme Networks has come out with a plan to help enterprises migrate their data centres from a physical network, to a virtual network to location-independent cloud networks.

    Written by Zafar Anjum10 Dec. 09 10:41
  • Top data center challenges include social networks, rising energy costs

    Enterprise data needs will grow a staggering 650% over the next five years, and that's just one of numerous challenges IT leaders have to start preparing for today, analysts said as the annual Gartner Data Center Conference kicked off in Las Vegas Tuesday morning.

    Written by Jon Brodkin02 Dec. 09 09:31
  • Helsinki to recycle excess heat from data center

    Helsinki public energy company Helsingin Energia will recycle heat from a new data center to help generate energy and deliver hot water for the Finnish capital city, it said on Monday.

    Written by Mikael Ricknäs01 Dec. 09 03:32
  • Cisco, EMC unveil data center joint venture

    Cisco and EMC this week unveiled their anticipated collaboration, which will provide integrated products and services for customers building private cloud computing infrastructures.

    Written by Jim Duffy04 Nov. 09 06:28