Companies that rent out data center floor space to companies are seeing their business boom as more services move to the cloud. Yet, not all markets or players are created equal.
Servers and switches are getting better, faster and cheaper, but the cables and ports linking them aren’t keeping up. Can we ever find an interconnect that’s better than 1 GigE?
ARM’s future is tied to more devices with computing and connectivity trying to share data on a variety of networks. Call it the internet of things or just the obvious direction we’re heading as society.
Mellanox, the networking chip company famous for its Infinband products has agreed to to buy photonics startup Kotura in an all-cash deal. The purchase comes after Kotura started making products for the data center.
The issue of resiliency in the cloud has gained new life after Amazon experienced an outage that took out Netflix on Christmas Eve. Hybrid clouds are the answer to the problem, but how do you know what applications deserve such treatment?
Facebook’s Frank Frankovsky was onstage at today’s launch of Intel’s first low-power system on a chip for the data center, but it turns out that the social networking doesn’t plan on using the chips. Instead Frankovsky’s role could be seen as validating the microserver market.
Intel has released its first Atom system on a chip aimed at the data center. The new SoC consumes 6 watts and has many enterprise-class features. But with ARM taking aim at the same market Intel has a totally different type of competition to worry about.
The networking is becoming the bottleneck in scale out data centers. Kotura thinks that fiber is the answer, so it’s offering a transceiver that starts at 100 gigabits per second and can scale up to deliver a terabit per second between servers.
Does your data center compost? This question may become more relevant if an Open Compute Foundation project that’s sponsored by Facebook ends up a success. The goal is to build a biodegradable server chassis to replace existing steel enclosures.
After Sandy, disaster recovery is on everyone’s minds. But for companies who can’t find the budget for a full-on business continuity plan, here’s a way to start small by focusing on your post-disaster communications plan. this ensures you keep in touch with customers and employees.