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  • Cisco pumping $US1 billion more into Intercloud

    Cisco on Monday said it is expanding on its Intercloud multi-Cloud service provider initiative with another $1 billion investment, designed to lead to more products, datacentres and partners.

  • Data center consolidation pays off, feds find

    Republicans and Democrats in Congress rarely seem to agree on anything anymore, but top members from both sides Friday offered qualified support for efforts to consolidate federal data centers.

  • Ex-Cisco employee pleads guilty to second-degree murder in ‘Google Maps case'

    Ex-Cisco engineer Brad Cooper, whose first-degree murder conviction for the 2008 strangulation slaying of his wife Nancy was overturned last year based on disputed Google Maps-related evidence, today pleaded guilty to second-degree murder.

  • Brocade unveils OpenDaylight SDN controller

    Brocade this week unveiled an SDN controller based on open source code from the OpenDaylight multivendor and community consortium.

  • Ig Nobels promise scientific silliness – which is kind of the point

    Most of the time, the world of science is dry for very good reasons. The rigor of the scientific process demands extensive observation, experimentation and documentation of every minor facet of every minor phenomenon in nature – with the result that you get a lot of studies that cover only a single aspect of specific protein denaturing under a specific set of circumstances, or some such.

  • New data center protects against solar storms and nuclear EMPs

    In Boyers, Pa., a recently opened 2,000-sq.-ft. data center has been purpose-built to protect against an electromagnetic pulse (EMP), either generated by a solar storm or a nuclear event.

  • SDN market could hit $US18bn by 2018

    The enterprise and data centerSDN market grew 192 per cent in 2013 and is poised to reach $US18 billion by 2018, according to Infonetics Research.

  • Security tops CIO worries; IT budgets, turnover on the rise

    CIOs are spending more on IT, worrying most about security and privacy, and staying on the job a little longer, according to the latest data from the Society for Information Management (SIM).

  • ASG gets slice of Defence data centre consolidation program

    Perth-headquartered IT services company ASG Group announced this morning that Lockheed Martin Australia had signed it as a subcontractor for the Department of Defence's mammoth Centralised Processing Project.

  • Defence data centre overhaul gets tick of approval

    Defence minister David Johnston has backed a large-scale overhaul of Department of Defence's ICT services and infrastructure, confirming today that the Centralised Processing Project will be managed by Lockheed Martin.

  • Cisco retools UCS server line

    Cisco this week revamped its UCS server line with systems designed to scale form the largest cloud deployment to those with only up to 15 servers.

  • Data centers are the new polluters

    U.S. data centers are using more electricity than they need. It takes 34 power plants, each capable of generating 500 megawatts of electricity, to power all the data centers in operation today. By 2020, the nation will need another 17 similarly sized power plants to meet projected data center energy demands as economic activity becomes increasingly digital.

  • Datacentres are the new polluters

    US datacentres use more electricity than they need, a new report finds, and IT managers are too cautious about managing power and businesses are unwilling to invest in energy conservation.

  • NextDC's 'pivotal year'

    The 2014 financial year was "a pivotal year in NextDC's short history" which has reached a "critical inflection point" according to the data centre provider's CEO, Craig Scroggie.

  • Ferguson's tiny IT operation in the maelstrom

    Ferguson, Mo., the city now in the midst of protests over a fatal police shooting, runs the type of IT department that gets almost no attention.