Articles by Ainsley Jones 

Cisco, NetApp and VMware Combine for End-to-End FCoE

Cisco, NetApp and VMware announced the industry's first certified end-to-end Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) solution for VMware-virtual environments.

Microsoft Pushes the Cloud

Microsoft COO Kevin Turner stumped for the company's cloud first strategy.

HP Prefab Data Center Halves Construction Costs

HP says its Flexible Data Center design can cut construction costs in half while also reducing energy consumption.

Digital Realty Trust Takes Advantage of Santa Clara Data Center Demand

Digital Realty Trust's leasing is the latest example of the strong demand for data center space in Santa Clara, Calif.

Twitter to Open Its First Custom-Built Data Center

Twitter will build its first custom data center in the Salt Lake City market, which will allow the microblogging service to better manage its growth.

Fujitsu Bets Big on Cloud Computing

Japanese IT giant Fujitsu has announced it will be spending 25 percent of its 2010 capital investment, or $1.1 billion, on cloud computing.

Google Energy Makes First Power Deal

The first Google Energy deal has been made for 114 megawatts of wind power from NextEra Energy.

Google Posts Profit and Revenue Gains, Increases CapEx Spending

Google reported revenues of $6.82 billion for the second quarter of the year, an increase of 24 percent compared to the same period last year.

DoE Grants $92 Million in ARPA-E Funding

The U.S. Department of Energy has selected 43 research projects to receive some $92 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy.

Hurricane Electric Urges Transition from IPv4 to IPv6

Hurricane Electric warns that less than a year remains before IPv4 addresses are exhausted. The company maintains a running countdown clock on its IPv6 statistics page

Green Grid Issues Recommendations for PUE Measurement

The Green Grid announced that the PUE metric has now achieved industry alignment specific to recommendations on how to measure PUE in dedicated data center facilities.

NetApp RTP Data Center First to Earn Energy Star Status

NetApp announced that its data center located in Research Triangle Park has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's prestigious ENERGY STAR status.

Amazon Web Services Targets HPC Market

Amazon Web Services has rolled out a version of the Amazon EC2 cloud computing service specifically targeted at high-performance computing.

Fujitsu, Microsoft to Team on Cloud Computing

Microsoft is forming an alliance with Fujitsu in cloud computing that would allow Microsoft to take advantage of Fujitsu's data centers and customer base, with Fujitsu offering Microsoft's Windows Azure cloud-based software.

BREEAM Data Center Method Aims to Halve Energy Usage

BRE Global has added an assessment method specifically for data centers.

AT&T to Build Ohio Data Center

AT&T has announced it plans to make an initial investment of $120 million to build a data center in Akron, Ohio that will process information sent via mobile phones.

Colt Unveils Prefab Data Centers

Colt says it can deliver large-scale pre-manufactured data center halls within four months.

Google Patents Liquid-Cooled Server Technology

Google has patented a design for a "server sandwich" in which two motherboards are attached to either side of a liquid-cooled heat sink.

Dell to Buy Scalent

Dell is purchasing Scalent, a provider of server virtualization-management software.

IBM Acquires BigFix as Part of Smarter Data Center Vision

IBM continued its strategic acquisitions as it picked up BigFix, which makes management and security tools for the data center.

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