Dimension data to add 300 new data center industry experts and innovators to extend capabilities.
February 4, 2015 – 5:24 am | Comments Off

Expanding footprint and client demand for next-generation data center services fueling growth
NEW YORK – February 3, 2015 – Dimension Data, the $6.7 billion (USD) global ICT services and solutions provider, today announced it will hire …

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Apple Announces $2 Billion Investment for Green Data Centers in Europe
March 3, 2015 – 8:47 pm | Comments Off

(3BL Media/Justmeans) – Data centers have emerged as one of the largest and fastest growing consumers of electricity in the U.S., according to the Natural Resources Defense Council. In 2013, data centers located in the U.S. consumed 91 billion KWH of electricity, which was enough to power all the households in New York City twice over. Over the next five years, the annual consumption of electricity by the U.S. data centers is estimated to reach 140 billion KWH.

Green data centerPositioning itself as a sustainability leader in Europe, Apple has announced that it will invest nearly $2 billion (€1.7 billion) to build two new data centers in Europe that will run on 100 percent renewable energy. The centers, which will be located in Ireland and Denmark, will use wind power and other green fuel sources. The centers will be used to power Apple services such as apps in its App Store, Siri and iMessage.

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SC15 Chair on HPC Transforms, Diversity Outreach, and Austin
March 3, 2015 – 8:35 pm | Comments Off
SC15 Chair on HPC Transforms, Diversity Outreach, and Austin

SC15 General Chair Jackie Kern is hardly new to the HPC community. A member of the SC planning committee since 2003, Kern led the building of SCINET in 2007. The largest network in the world …

Bulletproof results reveal rush to public cloud services
March 3, 2015 – 7:38 pm | Comments Off
Bulletproof results reveal rush to public cloud services

Cloud computing — where organisations run their IT applications remotely on computers operated by ‘cloud service providers’ — has grown rapidly in Australia, with major global players and a number of local companies entering the …

How Google’s using big data and machine-learning to aid drug discovery
March 3, 2015 – 7:10 pm | Comments Off
How Google’s using big data and machine-learning to aid drug discovery

From answering heath-related questions in its search results to a fitness data platform for developers, Google is becoming increasingly ingrained in the fabric of our daily health-and-wellbeing habits. But behind the scenes, the Internet giant …

High-Rely MPac-G2 RAID Backup Drive Debuts
March 2, 2015 – 9:08 pm | Comments Off
High-Rely MPac-G2 RAID Backup Drive Debuts

Highly Reliable Systems, the innovative American-made server backup storage experts, have announced immediate availability of their new 2.5-inch MPac-G2 RAID backup media at the XChange Solution Provider event in Dallas, Texas. High-Rely’s portable second-generation MPac …

Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Computing: Which Are You Using?
March 2, 2015 – 8:26 pm | Comments Off
Cloud Storage vs. Cloud Computing: Which Are You Using?

Curious about the difference between cloud computing and storage? The two both use cloud-based remote sever capabilities, but in different ways. Here’s what the two terms mean, and how they are used in the real …

Why advanced interconnections are vital for cloud service providers
March 2, 2015 – 8:03 pm | Comments Off
Why advanced interconnections are vital for cloud service providers

When CDM Smith, a global consulting, engineering and construction company, transformed its network architecture to a hybrid cloud model, it aimed to ensure high application and network performance as well as business and IT agility. …

Hortonworks Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (NASDAQ:HDP)
March 2, 2015 – 7:41 pm | Comments Off
Hortonworks Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Brokerages (NASDAQ:HDP)

Shares of Hortonworks (NASDAQ:HDP) have received a consensus rating of “Buy” from the eight brokerages that are presently covering the stock, Analyst RN reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold …

MapR Hadoop update plies data center waters; Azure learns new tricks
March 2, 2015 – 7:29 pm | Comments Off
MapR Hadoop update plies data center waters; Azure learns new tricks

Recent big data management and analytics activity includes the release of an updated Hadoop distribution by MapR Technologies Inc. Enhancements in the new 4.1 package target issues the Hadoop framework may have when it needs …