How Big Data Is Transforming Tennis at Wimbledon

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 31, 2013

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4 Ways SMBs Benefit From Virtualization

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 30, 2013

As virtualization becomes more affordable and easier to manage, even the smallest IT shops are finding value in the virtual world. Small businesses process and store data.

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Tips for Navigating Cloud Computing

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 29, 2013

Here is a list of questions you should consider asking when developing your cloud strategy

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Researchers Create Optical Switch With Graphene Semiconductor, Could Boost Internet Speeds

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 28, 2013

“We’ve seen an ultrafast optical response rate, using ‘few-layer graphene’ has exciting applications for the development of high speed optoelectronic components based on graphene. This fast response is in the infrared part of the electromagnetic spectrum, where many applications in telecommunications, security and also medicine are currently developing and affecting our society.”

Dr. Enrico Da Como, Lead researcher

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Tags: Researchers, Optical Switch, Graphene Semiconductor, Internet Speeds

Apple unveils 18-megawatt solar farm to power cloud data center

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 27, 2013

Apple Inc. (NSQ:AAPL) said it plans to build a new solar farm with NV Energy Inc (NYS:NVE) for power supply to its new data center in Reno, Nevada, a major step towards its goal of having its data centers run on renewable energy.

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Tags: Data Center, Cloud, Power, Apple, 18-megawatt solar farm

Energy Savings and Performance Gains in GSA buildings

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 26, 2013

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LinkedIn outage prompts security concerns

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 25, 2013

LinkedIn’s domain name was temporarily redirected to a third-party server Thursday. This resulted in a service outage and potentially put user accounts at risk of compromise.

LinkedIn provides a a useful service for professional interaction, yes, but it could be done so much better. 

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Reduce Costs while Increasing Performance?

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 24, 2013

Many data centers struggle with achieving the perfect balance between reducing costs and increasing performance.

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Have you heard about Information Banking?

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 22, 2013

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DCIM and the Data Centers of Everything

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 18, 2013

Do you believe in the notion of “the data center of everything?” More platforms, services and users are deploying their workloads to a data center infrastructure. Dependence around the data center and the resources that they provide is increasing.

The number of data centers in operation worldwide will increase from over 191,000 to 202,000 between 2011 and 2014. Total data center square footage increasing from 569 million to 737 million.

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Industry Trends and Vision: Evolution toward Data Center Virtualization and Private Clouds

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 16, 2013

IT managers across the world are struggling to make their networks meet performance benchmarks, despite ongoing investments.

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Tags: Data Center, Virtualization, Industry Trends, Vision, Private Clouds

DCIM Platforms - On the Verge of Tremendous Growth

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 12, 2013

"The recent proliferation of cloud services, and the rush among telcos to provide them, leaves the DCIM market potentially on the verge of tremendous growth."

~Martin Courtney, research analyst with Heavy Reading Service Provider IT Insider

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Tags: DCIM Platforms, Growth

Does Privacy Have a Future?

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 11, 2013

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety." ~Benjamin Franklin 

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Public Cloud Choices For Developers

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 10, 2013

Analysts James Staten, John Rymer, Vivian Brown and Phil Murphy interviewed 28 developer organizations published in "Forrester Wave: Enterprise Public Cloud Platforms, Q2 2013."  IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service) options for developers were considered.

* A variety of providers were considered. PaaS platforms included's, Microsoft's Azure and Google's App Engine, and runners-up IBM, Rackspace and Verizon Terremark.

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Cloud and Human Resources Management

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 9, 2013

Planning around cloud involves manpower planning, recruitment, employee management, provision of materials, job leveling, compensation administration, training, timekeeping, etc.

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Tags: Management, Cloud, Human Resource

Creating a cloud security policy

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 8, 2013

As you are creating a list of questions for information security, what questions should you ask? Here is a list from Net Security from Creating a cloud security policy.

Perhaps a differentiation is the level of the organisation such as small business vs corporate. These considerations mainly apply to corporate organisations.

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Microsoft plans for $677M data center expansion in Iowa

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 5, 2013

Microsoft has received tax incentives to help it with a $677 million expansion of west Des Moines, Iowa data center.

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Tags: Data Center, Microsoft, expansion, Iowa

End-to-end cloud security

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 3, 2013

Researchers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology have developed a new encryption technique.

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Kaspersky Lab’s "The evolution of phishing attacks 2011-2013"

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 2, 2013

According to the results of Kaspersky Lab’s "The evolution of phishing attacks 2011-2013" survey:

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Characteristics of low-carbon data centres

Posted by Dasha Bushmakin on Jul 1, 2013

“IT efficiency (which includes higher utilization and performance improvements as well as purchasing efficient hardware) is the important issue on which to focus.”

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Tags: low-carbon, data centres