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:

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. 

Heartbleed’s coming for your servers: Protect yourself

The Heartbleed bug made the jump from technology news sites to major media outlets incredibly quickly. The standard advice was for users to change passwords on sites they care about and keep an eye out for suspicious activity. But now there’s some alarming news for IT pros: Servers are also at risk. 

Suddenly, everybody’s a cloud expert: What it means for IT

There was probably a time in your career when you were the only person in the company who had heard the term “the cloud,” let alone had any idea of how it works. But two new surveys show the problem might now be that everyone outside of IT feels like they know it all when […]

Want a secure server? Get ready to open your wallet

A change to HP’s policies could have IT pros seeing red – and forking over some green – in order to keep systems secure and up to date. 

3 security risks of virtualization and what IT can do

More small businesses are relying on virtual servers and desktops to help cut costs and improve the IT infrastructure. Are they prepared for the potential security risks of virtualization? 

4 best practices for big data

Big data is a common buzzword in the business industry today, and companies everywhere are looking for the best way to put it to work. In this guest post, Emily Miller offers some advice for companies looking to take advantage.