External Data Center News

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Saturday, August 16th


Sat, 8/16/14 @ 14:30 - From Data Center Knowledge

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Friday, August 15th


Fri, 8/15/14 @ 15:34 - From Data Center Knowledge

Hosted in a Frankfurt data center, the service is separated from provider's Netherlands and U.S. clouds to address privacy concerns. Read More

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Fri, 8/15/14 @ 14:33 - From Computer World

Lenovo's planned acquisition of IBM's x86 server business for US$2.3 billion has cleared a major U.S. regulatory hurdle, paving the way for the deal to close by the end of the year.

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Fri, 8/15/14 @ 10:28 - From Data Center Knowledge

Says customers should not worry about data privacy since data stored with Chinese cloud service provider is encrypted. Read More

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Fri, 8/15/14 @ 09:23 - From Data Center Knowledge

Another busy week is nearing its end and that can only mean one thing (hint: starts with Friday, ends with Funny)! Let’s finish the week out strong with our DCK Caption Contest! Read More

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Fri, 8/15/14 @ 09:56 - From Data Center Knowledge

Future 70,000-square-foot facility will be the largest on the company's 15-acre Oklahoma campus in the city. Read More

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Fri, 8/15/14 @ 08:50 - From Data Center Knowledge

How do you manage what you can't measure? Now, find out a new predictive approach to energy efficiency. Read More

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Fri, 8/15/14 @ 06:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

As Redis grows in importance among developers, the company offers to take on the minutiae of day-to-day Redis management. Read More

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Fri, 8/15/14 @ 06:30 - From Data Center Knowledge

Said to be few years away from IPO, Nasuni has raised $53 million to date. Read More

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Fri, 8/15/14 @ 05:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

Data center provider Latisys lands a colocation deal with mining services company Rocky Mountain Miners. Read More

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Fri, 8/15/14 @ 05:30 - From Data Center Knowledge

Data center supporting the HPC system in the nation’s newest technology and science school features liquid cooling and unusual electrical design. Read More

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Thursday, August 14th


Thu, 8/14/14 @ 12:47 - From Computer World

Ferguson, Mo., the city now in the midst of protests over a fatal police shooting, runs the type of IT department that gets almost no attention.

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Thu, 8/14/14 @ 06:59 - From Computer World

The prescription for continuous testing is deceptively simple: Automated unit tests, version control and a continuous integration server. We wanted to first get past the buzzwords and talk about how to actually do it, by getting started with Ruby and GitHub.

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Thu, 8/14/14 @ 06:59 - From Computer World

This article provides supplemental instructions to the piece How to Expedite Continuous Testing. Specifically, it explains how to install Git, Ruby and Jenkins on Windows (as opposed to a Mac or Linux environment).

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Thu, 8/14/14 @ 03:15 - From Computer World

The state of Wyoming is planning to discontinue most of its data center operations and move its physical equipment to commercial colocation facilities.

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Thu, 8/14/14 @ 02:45 - From Computer World

Intel has agreed to acquire for $650 million in cash a networking business and related assets from Avago Technologies, the companies said Wednesday.

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Saturday, August 9th


Sat, 8/9/14 @ 14:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

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Sat, 8/9/14 @ 09:01 - From Computer World

Much like my experience with learning to hack at RSA, learning to pick locks was something that I was very interested in learning how to do, but approached with much trepidation given that I had zero experience with the practice. Nevertheless I thought I'd give it a shot, so I headed down to the Lockpicking Village at this year's DEFCON 22 so I could be shown the ropes.

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Friday, August 8th


Fri, 8/8/14 @ 16:13 - From Computer World

A seemingly constant stream of data breaches and this week's news that Russian hackers have amassed a database of 1.2 billion Internet credentials has many people asking: Isn't it time we dumped the user name and password?

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Fri, 8/8/14 @ 16:56 - From Computer World

In rejecting a proposed settlement in Silicon Valley's closely watched "no hire" case, District Judge Lucy Koh said on Friday there's strong evidence that Steve Jobs was a central figure, if not "the" central figure, in the alleged conspiracy to suppress workers' wages.

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Fri, 8/8/14 @ 12:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

Data center team finds way to do load balancing with energy efficiency in mind. Read More

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Fri, 8/8/14 @ 11:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

TSS performed $12 million worth of power and cooling upgrades to DataSite's 130,000 square foot data center in Orlando. Read More

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Fri, 8/8/14 @ 10:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

We’re adding extra color to our Friday fun with this week’s caption contest. Help us complete our Kip and Gary cartoon – submit your caption below! Read More

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Fri, 8/8/14 @ 10:30 - From Data Center Knowledge

Provider adds 6,000 square feet of raised floor, upgrades security and building layout. Read More

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Fri, 8/8/14 @ 09:15 - From Data Center Knowledge

Company says this will be the first time multiple emergency call-centers will colocate. Read More

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Fri, 8/8/14 @ 08:26 - From Computer World

The differences that Tesla represents to the auto market fascinate me. The firm is run more like a cutting-edge Apple than a typical car company such as Jaguar a and, in fact, exceeds Apple in the application of advanced technologies such as analytics. This is largely how Tesla has succeeded where most new car companies, including Fisker, have failed.

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Fri, 8/8/14 @ 07:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

At the Data Center Jobs Board, we have a new job listing from Allstate Insurance Company, which is seeking an Data Center Facilities Leader in Rochelle, Illinois. Read More

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Fri, 8/8/14 @ 05:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

Updated with details on Apple's construction in Reno Technology Park from local planning official. Read More

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Thursday, August 7th


Thu, 8/7/14 @ 13:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

Digital stabilizing as younger rivals continue aggressive expansion. Read More

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Thu, 8/7/14 @ 12:06 - From Data Center Knowledge

The company says it will focus on wholesale deals bigger than 5,000 square feet, targeting the energy sector. Read More

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Thu, 8/7/14 @ 06:12 - From Computer World

With Microsoft moving into a "mobile first, cloud first" world, an Apple smartwatch coming any day now and everyone else buying into the cloud computing hype, it can be easy to lose sight of what all of these developments do: Drive business forward by enabling employees to be more productive. Essentially, it's about the future of work.

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Wednesday, August 6th


Wed, 8/6/14 @ 18:05 - From Computer World

A security review of network-attached storage (NAS) devices from multiple manufacturers revealed that they typically have more vulnerabilities than home routers, a class of devices known for poor security and vulnerable code.

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Saturday, August 2nd


Sat, 8/2/14 @ 19:28 - From Data Center Knowledge

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Friday, August 1st


Fri, 8/1/14 @ 15:30 - From Data Center Knowledge

Leading mining ASIC supplier launches massive data center in the Republic of Georgia. Read More

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Fri, 8/1/14 @ 14:21 - From Data Center Knowledge

NextFort and Gray Matter team up to offer fully remote mining server management. Read More

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Fri, 8/1/14 @ 13:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

New Ethernet services give Comcast customers elsewhere access to provider’s flagship facility. Read More

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Fri, 8/1/14 @ 12:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

Let's have some afternoon fun with our Friday Funny Caption Contest. Vote for your favorite reader-submitted caption for our “Chicken Coop” cartoon. Read More

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Fri, 8/1/14 @ 11:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

Bulk of land needed for $1.1 billion construction project acquired Read More

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Fri, 8/1/14 @ 10:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

Application Centric Infrastructure products start shipping; Cisco and partner NetApp deploy ACI in own data centers. Read More

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Fri, 8/1/14 @ 08:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

Company team gives a tour of their latest Wyoming facility Read More

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Fri, 8/1/14 @ 07:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

New retail colo provider founded by a seasoned team going after untapped but booming Frisco market. Read More

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Fri, 8/1/14 @ 06:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

State of Wyoming becomes facility’s first tenant, occupying one-third of the space Read More

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Thursday, July 31st


Thu, 7/31/14 @ 13:08 - From Computer World

I love my Victorian flat. But like many buildings from that era, it has lots of doors, lots of walls, and lots of old-school wiring, all of which interfere with my Wi-Fi network. My signal is quite strong in my office, where my router is, but the farther I move away the weaker the signal. I got tired of watching my iPhone drop connections in the living room so I decided to extend my network.

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Wednesday, July 30th


Wed, 7/30/14 @ 12:11 - From Computer World

Amazon made headlines this month when it sought permission from the U.S. government to test its drone-based delivery service, but it's far from the only company that's applied for such approval.

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Tuesday, July 29th


Tue, 7/29/14 @ 10:54 - From Computer World

Google is working with open-source development organization Linaro to develop a special edition of Android for the Project Ara customizable smartphone.

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Thursday, July 24th


Thu, 7/24/14 @ 12:22 - From Computer World

This week, wearable technology vendors, evangelists, executives and experts of all ilk gathered in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood, at the Wearable Tech Expo, to convene and talk about today's hottest wearables.

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Wednesday, July 23rd


Wed, 7/23/14 @ 12:58 - From Computer World

IBM is offering a potentially powerful incentive in its attempts to entice organizations to move supercomputing jobs to the cloud: a high-speed network communications link called InfiniBand.

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Wed, 7/23/14 @ 06:13 - From Computer World

There's something to be said for traditions. After all, they're proven entities that have worked for decades. But while that standard Sinatra song may still find an audience at the weekend cookout, the same can't be said for standard technologies.

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Tuesday, July 1st


Tue, 7/1/14 @ 00:57 - From INFRARATI

Large events can have a serious impact on IT infrastructure. A great example of this is the current football World Cup 2014.

RIPE NCC, one of five Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), does a great job with collecting data of the network traffic during the event. In collaboration with the European Internet Exchange Association (Euro-IX) they follow the Internet Exchange Point (IXP) traffic during the championship.

Two examples from their research. The following graphs shows in red the traffic of the match day and the same day of the week in the weeks before as grey lines. The game times are indicated as grey rectangles in the background.

 The Netherlands – Spain

The traffic volume during the Netherlands-Spain game differs 256 Terabytes to the week before!

Traffic statistics at the Amsterdam Internet Exchange (AMS-IX).

 

Cameroon – Brazil

Traffic statistics at the PTT Metro IXP in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

These traffic drops makes you wonder how much energy was saved by these games.

More information about the network traffic can be found at RIPE NCC and more information will follow during the World Cup.


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Monday, June 23rd


Mon, 6/23/14 @ 05:00 - From Data Center Knowledge

Osaka has become a quickly growing alternative outsourcing destination in Japan as companies rethink disaster preparedness Read More

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