The average square foot of data center uses 100 to 200 times more electricity than does square foot of modern office building.
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There is growing need to remove heat generated by the equipment, effectively and efficiently. RFID tags, laser and barcode identifiers can create data center automation.
Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) (combines software defined networking (SDN), software defined storage and software defined servers)) market is planned to grow 70% annually through 2018 (from $396.1 million in 2013 to $5.41 billion in 2018).
U.S. Department of Energy has again been hacked. Employees hackers have gained personal information on 14,000 current and former staff, with data including names and social security numbers.
Factors to consider when evaluating a data center may include:
Data center migration could involve one or more of the following:
"Part visionary thinker, part ruthless pragmatist, he [Ken Brill] was an iconoclast and innovator, and a man of great integrity and passion. He is legitimately known around the world as 'The Father of the Data Center Industry.' "
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Data virtualization ensures data is well integrated with other systems so enterprises can harness big data for analytics and operations.
Former FBI officers revealed to the Wall Street Journal the existence of FBI Android malware is used to spy on suspects for investigations.
ServerLIFT Corporation conducted an anonymous survey at a large technology trade show in USA to determine data center trends and examine efficiency specific to equipment handling practices.
Chitale Dairy, an Indian dairy producer founded in 1930s, churns out 400,000 liters of milk per day among other goods, to empower front-line factory workers with data analytics.
Engineers at Pennsylvania State University landed a $1 million grant from National Science Foundation for research into reducing power consumption at data centers.
“We can deduce from our findings that cloud is largely restricted to test and development, and software as a service (SaaS). IT leaders have held back from putting their business engine in the cloud – the suites of core applications and data that lie at the heart of the organisation. They are concerned that cloud providers do not appreciate the complexity of their legacy ICT estate and fear migration may not be successful.”
~ Damian Skendrovic, VP Cloud Services, NTT Europe
Corporate IT may no longer be cheapest purveyor of application hosting, infrastructure, storage and other services.
Cloud providers may need to focus on performance to ensure positive user experiences.