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Articles tagged with: datacenter

NetSuite Targets Big Business With NetSuite Unlimited

The On-demand ERP software vendor, NetSuite is expected to announce a new initiative that will focus on large enterprises at SuiteWorld today in San Francisco. The initiative is called NetSuite Unlimited and the announcement won’t be focused on a specific product, but rather a combination of partnerships, services, applications, and tech improvements designed to meet the demands of the world’s largest companies.

IBM Takes Pi To One Billion Digits

IBM’s supercomputer, Blue Gene was designed to continuously run at 1petaFLOPS. IBM is pleased to announce that Blue Gene has found the billionth decimal digit in pi. Many have thought that this calculation was impossible and some estimated that it would take a single processor 1,500 years to compute. IBM’s Blue Gene was able to solve pi to the billionth decimal digit in only a few months. The machine was working steadily in the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in IBM Australia.

Google Buys Wind Energy Until 2031

Today is Earth Day, and it marks a day of making better decisions for our planet. After spending nearly $275 million dollars on renewable energy, Google is not falling short of expectations this time. Google has announced today that it has signed a power purchase agreement for wind energy in Oklahoma. Mayes County Oklahoma will have a fully operational data center by the end of 2011 thanks to wind energy. Google will be buying the energy from NextEra Energy Resources’ Minco II wind facility and will continue to get energy there until 2031.

HP Steps Up Game In Cloud Computing

Hewlett-Packard has recently been working hard on it’s cost savings, cloud computing, and complex software in hopes to be a better opponent to IBM. HP has recently announced an initiative to get customers “onto” big data center computing through a series of products and services designed to speed up and make corporate software apps more flexible.

HP’s VP of Sales, Tom Hogan notes that there is a large market for the initiative and estimates it to be $75 billion in system integration, upgrading, and modernizing applications. Although HP has 60,000 app specialists,

Facebook Shares Server Information With The World

Facebook is opening its datacenter design and sharing everything from the manufacturer, make, and model of the servers that keep Facebook online and available 24/7 to how the datacenter is powered and cooled to keep those servers running smoothly. Facebook’s initiative is to give fans a clear picture of what it takes to run the servers as well as giving people who work in corporate IT an idea of the kind of power it takes to run a massive website such as Facebook. Given CEO Zuckerberg’s relationship with President Obama, we can speculate that Obama had some influence in regards to transparency.

Dell Spends 1 Billion Towards Improving Technology

Dell is rolling out the big dollars to improve its data storage products designed to serve business customers. They will be spending $1 billion dollars on cloud computing and virtualization research, as well as towards the development of new data centers. The company announced the investment at a company sponsored event in Beijing on Thursday.

Dell has been expanding its PC and server business to serve higher-end data storage needs. This recent plan for investment follows the company’s 2010 decision to acquire storage vendors, Compellent and Ocarina Networks. The data centers previously mentioned will specifically be

NASA Vulnerable To Multiple Network Breaches

It has been discovered that NASA’s network has unpatched vulnerabilities that could be exploited over the Internet. This is the same network that is used to control the International Space Station and Hubble Space Telescope. The report was filed by NASA’s inspector general. While there haven’t yet been traces of hacking with the current holes in the system, it is important to note the 22GB of data that was stolen back in 2009 from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory systems.

The network was so unprotected that thousands of…

Hewlett-Packard’s “Green” Data Research Facility

HP has recently announced the opening of a new facility that will focus on sustainable datacenter technologies. HP has collaborated with HP Labs, their central research division, and HP Critical Facilities, to build a fully equipped 50,000 sq. ft. data research center in Ft Collins, Colorado. Half of the new facility will be dedicated to a live installation that will focus on HP’s Sustainable Datacenter Project.

The datacenter project will utilize datacenter sustainability technologies from HP Labs to combat energy emission problems. Hewlett-Packard’s new facility is…