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:

Big Data still isn’t catching on yet: Will it ever?

For years now we’ve been hearing that the age of Big Data is just around the corner. But what if it isn’t? 

Cloud security struggles continue to hamper IT

The benefits of the cloud can’t be fully realized when the security risks are great. Although companies want to move forward with cloud projects, many are being held back by security issues. 

2014 was a very good year for uptime … with some exceptions

It’s pretty much undisputed that the cloud can provide efficiency and cost-savings that hosting apps or data on site can’t always match. But there’s always been a big caveat to that: In order to get those benefits, you need the cloud to be available and running smoothly. 

Cloud forecasting for 2015

According to a recent study, IT pros are going big in 2015 when it comes to cloud investments – and they’re looking for the people and services that can help them drive that cloud growth. 

Microsoft’s next end of life might come without options

When an end-of-life deadline hits popular products or services, companies usually face one of two options: Upgrade or pay for extended support. But at least one high-ranking executive theorizes that option may not exist for Windows Server 2003 customers. 

What are companies doing with their sensitive data?

All too often, we don’t actually get a look into how companies store and organize their data until there’s a high-profile breach that comes to light. A recent study looks to shed some light on how this crucial IT practice is handled. 

Cyberattack puts provider out of business: 3 lessons learned

The news came recently that hackers had successfully taken down an entire company with a well-crafted cyberattack. And while the prospect of losing your business to hackers is frightening enough for IT pros, that’s only one of the many serious consequences this incident has for IT.

Data center getting a bit toasty? It might not matter

The conventional wisdom for hard drives, data centers and servers has always been “keep it frosty.” As we’ve been told time and again, the higher the temperature of hardware, the higher the fail rate. Not so, according to an expert in the field. 

Report: The average company has 461 apps (and many are banned)

For IT pros who think they have a good handle on all the apps inside the company, bad news: Cloud apps are being added faster than ever. And many of them are running without IT’s permission, control or knowledge. At the recent Consumerization of IT in the Enterprise conference, Netskope released research showing just how […]

What’s around the bend? 9 predictions for business intelligence

With Big Data and cloud applications thrust onto its plate, IT has increasingly become the go-to department for business intelligence (BI) projects. But turning data into business decisions is a constantly changing field – which makes it hard to catch up, let alone know what’s coming next.