Data center construction increases thanks to the cloud

A new report from a real estate firm that specializes in data center construction and leasing says data center construction in North America is up 43 percent over the same period in 2016, and industry consolidation has driven $ 10 billion in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) so far.  Jones Lang LaSalle just published its report […] Read more »

Enterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data center

While Amazon is raking in the lion’s share of money spent by public-cloud users, Oracle is doubling down on its hybrid-cloud strategy, appealing to enterprises that want to put data and applications behind their firewall while taking advantage of cloud pricing models and technology. Oracle has greatly expanded the services available through its on-premises Cloud […] Read more »

Enterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data center

While Amazon is raking in the lion’s share of money spent by public-cloud users, Oracle is doubling down on its hybrid-cloud strategy, appealing to enterprises that want to put data and applications behind their firewall while taking advantage of cloud pricing models and technology. Oracle has greatly expanded the services available through its on-premises Cloud […] Read more »

IDG Contributor Network: Accelerating Organizational Velocity through a Data Center Autopilot

Understanding the impact of the data center autopilot Current state of the art and my disappointment with traditional databases aside, I mentioned in my comments last week that the data center autopilot will have big consequences. It seems to me that there is not enough recognition of the likely impact. The tactical observations are that […] Read more »

How ConocoPhillips Reduced its Data Center Footprint by 80%

Scott Duplantis, Global IT Director for server, storage, and data center operations at ConocoPhillips, explains his company’s data center consolidation project at the InformationWeek News Desk at Interop ITX. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Data center construction increases thanks to the cloudEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public […] Read more »

How IBM wants to bring blockchain from Bitcoin to your data center

At its InterConnect conference in Las Vegas this week, IBM is announcing new features for its open source cloud-hosted blockchain service in an attempt to bring this distributed database technology from its initial use of powering Bitcoin to a broader market, including the financial services industry. Blockchain is a distributed database that maintains a continually […] Read more »

Killing ‘Zombies’ Achieves Greatest Gain In Data Center Efficiency

The Uptime Institute has estimated the gains from eliminating ‘zombie’ servers and implementing a data center management system versus doing nothing. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Data center construction increases thanks to the cloudEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerIDG Contributor Network: Accelerating […] Read more »

Up close with Amazon Snowball: Cloud migration for the data center

At the AWS re:Invent show, Network World’s Brandon Butler takes a closer look at the AWS Snowball offering. The ruggedized appliance helps enterprises migrate very large amounts of data to Amazon’s cloud. InfoWorld Cloud Computing Related Posts:Data center construction increases thanks to the cloudEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerEnterprises can […] Read more »

Hyperconverged Infrastructure Is Now A Data Center Mainstay

InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Data center construction increases thanks to the cloudEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerIDG Contributor Network: Accelerating Organizational Velocity through a Data Center AutopilotHow ConocoPhillips Reduced its Data Center Footprint by 80% Read more »

Compark Data Center Blurs Line Between Public, Private Cloud

ViaWest’s Compark “fourth-generation” data center in Denver blends public cloud, colocation, and managed services in one facility. InformationWeek: Cloud Related Posts:Enterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerEnterprises can put Oracle’s entire public cloud in the data centerData center construction increases thanks to the cloudUp close with Amazon Snowball: Cloud migration for […] Read more »

Mesosphere open-sources data center management software

Cloud computing startup Mesosphere has decided to open source its platform for managing data center resources, with the backing of over 60 tech companies, including Microsoft, Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Cisco Systems. Derived from its Datacenter Operating System, a service that Mesosphere set out to build as an operating system for all servers in a […] Read more »

Cisco enters storage, hyperconvergence market with data center splash

SAN DIEGO – Cisco this week is throwing its hat into the hyperconvergence and software-defined storage ring with a system co-developed with software company SpringPath. Cisco is also rolling out at its Cisco Partner Summit here a new generation of Nexus 9000 data center switches featuring 25G/50G Ethernet based on custom ASICs. The new products […] Read more »

VMware rounds out data center virtualization stack

VMware has updated its stack of data center virtualization software, rounding out capabilities that allow an organization to run an entire data center operation and related cloud services as a single unified entity. Among the new additions are components to the vCloud Air suite of software for running cloud services. The company has expanded its […] Read more »

Star2Star Named a CUSTOMER Contact Center Technology Award Winner

Sarasota, Florida (PRWEB) July 22, 2015 Star2Star Communications, developers of “The World’s Most Scalable Cloud Communications Solution,” today announced that the company’s StarCenter contact center was named as a 2015 CUSTOMER Contact Center Technology Award winner presented by CUSTOMER magazine. This tenth-annual Contact Center Technology Award honors vendors and technologies […] Read more »

Tolles Career & Technical Center (OH) Expands Online Student Application System from InfoSnap to Include a Customized Registration Solution

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) June 18, 2015 The Tolles Career and Technical Center in Plain City, Ohio, expands its partnership with InfoSnap by moving the center’s registration process online. In addition to InfoSnap providing the career and technical center with an online application solution that increased submissions by 25%, an intuitive registration solution will be added […] Read more »