Data Center Apparatus:

July, 2012

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July 30, 2012  5:39 PM

Oracle labels Xsigo as SDN, backlash ensues

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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

Erin Watkins Erin Watkins Profile: Erin Watkins

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

Erin Watkins Erin Watkins Profile: Erin Watkins

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

Erin Watkins Erin Watkins Profile: Erin Watkins

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

Beth Pariseau Beth Pariseau Profile: Beth Pariseau

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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