Chinese Search Giant Baidu Buys Pre-fab Modular Data Center from Schneider

Baidu, the largest Chinese search engine and Web services company (China’s equivalent of Google, essentially) has bought two pre-fabricated data center modules from the French energy management, infrastructure and automation multinational Schneider Electric.

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IO Gets Patent For Software-Defined Modular Data Centers

IO has been granted a new patent for the company’s software-defined modular data center. The patent defines the technology necessary for a modular data center with intelligent management, monitoring and control mechanisms.

The patent describes a modular data center which includes a network module and power module, which contains electronics equipment for conditioning and distributing power to the one or more data modules and the network module.

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Vantage Offers Private Direct Links to Amazon, Microsoft Clouds

Vantage Data Centers has partnered with Level 3 to provide private network connections to Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and other public clouds within its Santa Clara, California, data centers. Data center providers continue to enable direct private links to cloud in order to meet hybrid computing needs of customers.

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VMware Network Virtualization Blog: Getting Started with VMware NSX Part I – Preparation

This short series will focus on how virtualization administrators and network engineers alike can easily and efficiently deploy VMware NSX and network virtualization into their existing environments. From the simple and seamless installation, building your first virtual network to management and administration of an NSX environment, this series will highlight how easy it is to gain the benefits of network function virtualization.

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Cannon’s Latest Data Center Modules Can Be Assembled On Site

Cannon Technologies introduced the T4 Granular Modular Data Centre, the latest product in its modular data center portfolio. T4 uses components that can be manually assembled on-site without the use of a crane to solve logistical challenges.

Modular data centers are generally used for just-in-time infrastructure or for data centers in hard-to-reach places. The company says that virtually any size is possible from a few racks to a few hundred.

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Mid-Year Cloud Jobs Update: Get Noticed, Get Your Head in the Cloud

We’re well into June already and the cloud world continues to speed up. New types of delivery models, improved optimizations and better infrastructure convergence mechanisms are all impacting how we utilize the modern data center. Through it all – the engineer, architect and IT professional must continue to evolve alongside technology and the business organization.

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