Fortinet has named Joe Sykora as its America’s channel chief and is restructuring following the departure of senior channel executives to rival Sophos.
As one places more infrastructure into the current data center platform, one can begin to run into power and control challenges. As the cost of power continues to rise, while the demand for computing capacity grows at an unprecedented rate, balancing the costs of cooling equipment against the need for uninterrupted uptime presents a constant challenge.
What will the data center look like in 2025? Enterprise data centers will be much smaller, power densities will be much higher, and the majority of IT workloads will have moved to cloud computing platforms. That’s the consensus from data center professionals surveyed by Emerson Network Power for its Data Center 2025 Project, who were tasked to imagine what facilities will look like 11 years from now.
The world is going to build more data centers. Moore’s Law and other clichés imply we’re going to get faster, cheaper and better. And I’m haunted by the season ender of “Person of Interest” and all those fears about the singularity.
Rob High, IBM Fellow and the CTO of Watson Group, is pushing the powers of its Watson technology, a technology that requires plenty of servers. The key to Watson is natural language, with the technology created by linguists to understand how human beings communicate.
Facebook has chosen Emerson Network Power to help implement its vision for a “rapid deployment data center” (RDDC) that will combine factory-built components with lean construction techniques, the companies said today. The first implementation of the new concept will be Facebook’s second data center building in Luleå, Sweden.
The introduction of the Veeam Availability Suite, which integrates Veeam’s backup and recovery software with its monitoring and reporting software, is part of a move by Veeam to play a bigger role in the modern data center, said CEO Ratmir Timashev.
eBay is urging its 145 million account holders to reset their user passwords following a data breach that exposed encrypted passwords and user account information.
Conventional wisdom isn’t necessarily true, and this especially applies to power and cooling in the data center. Many popular IT beliefs are in fact myths, and clinging to these notions can impede energy efficiency or cost savings. Read on to learn about five power-and-cooling fallacies.
Few organizations know exactly how much energy their data centers consume, and for some it’s costing them — big time. Energy Department statistics show that data center facilities can consume 100 to 200 times as much electricity as standard office buildings, the Government Accountability Office has reported. The Energy Department wants to improve those statistics across public and private-sector data centers through an upcoming Data Center Energy Challenge. The goal: improve energy efficiency.
Without adequate participation from datacentre owners and operators and greater efforts from utility providers, the potential energy savings and cost efficiencies from “utility incentives for IT” programmes will not be realised, datacentre consortium The Green Grid has warned.