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  • Why is converged I/O in data centres taking so long?

    So if converging the I/O infrastructure in data centres is all the rage, what's taking IT shops so long to do it?

  • How Japanese data centres survived the earthquake

    Smart construction and good planning allowed Japan's data centres to escape virtually unharmed from the massive earthquake that rocked the country in March, a Japanese executive said Thursday.

  • Top 12 most popular green IT products

    IT managers are thinking green from the desktop monitor to the recycling bin to the copy machine. Here are the dozen most popular tools and technologies that cut energy costs, boost data centre efficiency and promote green IT practices.

  • Facebook and eBay share green data centre tips

    Facebook and eBay shared some tips this week for improving efficiency and cutting energy bills in data centres.

  • Will web servers find a role in the enterprise?

    An emerging class of extremely low-power servers is helping Internet companies and hosting providers to slash their energy bills, and proponents say they could have a role in the enterprise as well.

  • Trends shaping data centre design

    In the past, companies built data centres like parents buy clothes for their children: Buy big and wait for the kids to grow into them.

  • Inside HP's first wind-powered data centre

    The north-east of England is a chilly, forbidding place but HP is tapping into the elements by installing what it claims is the most energy-efficient data centre going.

  • IEEE to standardise virtual data centre switching

    Cisco, HP and others are waging an epic battle to gain control of the data center, but at the same time they are joining forces to push through new IEEE Ethernet standards that could greatly ease management of those increasingly virtualized IT nerve centers.

  • Five lessons from a data centre's crisis of capacity

    In 2005, problems in the data centre at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory came to a head, when it reached its capacity limit. Here is how the organisation revamped its data centre over three years, moving from 500 applications on 500 servers to 800 applications running on 150 servers.

  • The effect of raising data centre temperatures

    Last year, the recommended data centre temperature was raised by American Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, causing data centre managers to rethink their cooling requirements. Roger Schmidt, the leader of the society's IT team discusses the implications.





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