Data Center Apparatus:

July, 2012

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July 30, 2012  5:39 PM

Oracle labels Xsigo as SDN, backlash ensues



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data center

Oracle acquired Xsigo on Monday and positioned the company’s product as “software defined networking.”...

July 20, 2012  7:30 AM

Water-cooling woos IT shops with energy savings



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center cooling, data center design, IBM

The IT world has had a decades-long love triangle with air- and water-cooling. Air-cooling takes IT to the prom, but now water-cooling is holding up a boom box outside IT's window to win it back. IBM has made


July 13, 2012  2:47 PM

How AI could change the face of data center infrastructure



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center facilities, data center infrastructure, DCIM, IT automation

Because speculation is fun, let's talk a little about artificial intelligence and its potential in data centers. Automation and DCIM tools have come a long way, but as those technologies evolve, they might benefit greatly from an infusion of cutting-edge AI engineering. The general public has...


July 5, 2012  9:56 AM

Lego data centers and Minecraft computers



Posted by: Erin Watkins
data center, data center design, data center facilities

Building a new data center is a costly endeavor, as evidenced by Apple's data center bid in Reno, Nev. But here's a novel idea: If you don't have the cash, build your data center out of


July 3, 2012  10:39 AM

Amazon outage due to data center generator problems



Posted by: Beth Pariseau
data center, data center design, data center infrastructure management

An outage at Amazon’s Virginia data center last Friday which affected Web services including Pinterest, Netflix and Instagram was due to a multi-generator failure, the company reported Monday. It was the


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