Data Center News

Data centers help organizations manage their technology resources. Helping to scale resources effectively, data centers increase efficiency. Read the latest data center news, analysis, and insights below:

Google’s been … Thunderstruck!

Think your data’s completely safe because it’s in the hands of Google, Amazon or other storage giants? Think again. 

Cisco predicts businesses will have 1,000 cloud services by year’s end

If shadow IT wasn’t out of control already where you work, it soon could be. 

The end of Windows Server 2003 is only the beginning

Today is the deadline for end of support for Windows Server 2003. The reason you may not have noticed? Unlike Windows XP, this version is likely to live on much longer. 

Heads up: You could soon be spending more on the cloud

Some of it may be through increased usage. Some of it could be due to rising prices. But almost everyone is going to need to devote more of their budget to the cloud soon. 

Sloppy IT storage almost turns deadly – and costs $4.3 million

When most people think about “IT dangers,” they focus on security risks. But one organization’s IT supply closet actually posed a serious health risk – and resulted in a multi-million dollar lawsuit. 

Analyst: The cloud is like dating (really)

IT pros have used a wide variety of analogies, tricks and visuals to try to get non-techies to understand the cloud. But here’s one we never thought we’d see. 

Cloud security fears aren’t holding companies back

While most companies will admit to being fearful of several aspects of the cloud – and one could say, with good reason – the overwhelming majority are still going all out on cloud services.

Could your next outage be your last?

Companies are paying lip service to their disaster recovery plans, but according to a recent survey, they aren’t actually putting in the legwork to make sure outages are planned for. 

3 keys to actually getting those cloud savings you were promised

You’ve heard over and over that the cloud offers great opportunities for cost savings – and may have reaped some of the benefits already. Here’s a step-by-step guide for making sure you’re the hero who is able to harness these benefits and show their worth to decision makers. 

VDI: What’s in your office?

Virtualization has been around for a good while, but it hasn’t caught on everywhere yet. Here’s where companies stand with the technology – and insight into what they’re running it on.