Scale, customization behind AWS’s success

Scale and the ability to customize down to a granular level are the top factors behind the success of Amazon Web Services, according to the vice-president who builds data centres for the cloud

Published on: November 18th, 2013 Nestor E. Arellano

HP, F5 team to automate app deployment

Virtualization and cloud computing are often heralded as a great leap in enterprise computing. But without being able to automate tasks, especially across the network stack, the advantages could disappear.Hewlett-Packard Co., which sells

Published on: May 9th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Going wireless in the data centre

FRAMINGHAM, Mass. -- Bouncing information around a data center, via 60GHz Wi-Fi, can speed things up by 30 per cent compared to using traditional cables, a group of researchers found. The technique is still being

Published on: May 7th, 2012 Johanna Ambrosio

Alcatel-Lucent to bring 40G to mesh

  Alcatel-Lucent will expand its data center fabric solution to handle 40 Gigabit per second traffic later this year by adopting Shortest Path Bridging and other technologies in its top of the line

Published on: May 7th, 2012 Howard Solomon

Facebook’s open-source data centre project grows

NEW YORK -- Facebook's year-old project to develop open-source hardware designs with the aim to build efficient data centers gained momentum last week, with some top technology companies joining the effort and introducing

Published on: May 7th, 2012 Agam Shah

Kenyan banking security regulation spurs data center growth

The Kenyan government's regulations for back up and disaster recovery plans in the banking sector has spurred growth in data centers, as businesses move to comply to new rules.The Central Bank of Kenya

Published on: October 13th, 2011 Rebecca Wanjiku

US, Europe, Japan agree on data center efficiency metric

Industry groups and government agencies from the U.S., Europe and Japan have reached a basic agreement on how to measure the energy efficiency of data centers, they are expected to say on Monday.The

Published on: April 5th, 2010 James Niccolai