Author Archives: John Rath

About John Rath

John Rath is a veteran IT professional and regular contributor at Data Center Knowledge. He has served many roles in the data center, including support, system administration, web development and facility management.

HP Launches Comprehensive SDN Portfolio

HP announced open-standards-based software-defined network (SDN) technologies to span infrastructure, control software and application layers with a “single control plane” that enables enterprises and cloud providers to simplify and maximize agility across networks. Read More

Oracle: It’s Getting Cloudier All the Time

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Oracle (ORCL) this week rolled out an Infrastructure as a Service cloud computing service, offering businesses the option of of either virtualized compute and storage services delivered by Oracle, or an Oracle-owned and managed private cloud as an extension behind company firewalls. Read More

Could A Lunar Supercomputer Work?

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Over the years, we’ve seen data centers in lots of strange places. Now a researcher has come up with an out-of-this-world computing challenge – building a supercomputer on the moon to manage the massive amounts of data generated by NASA’s deep space missions. John Rath looks at a unique engineering challenge. Read More

Data Center Links: HP, Cisco, Brocade

HP unveils two new HP ProLiant Generation 8 four-socket servers, Cisco acquires wireless networking analytics company ThnkSmart Technologies, PeakColo selects Brocade gear for cloud services. Read More