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.

Turbo-Charging Digital Render Farms

The visual effects in summer blockbuster sequels Kung Fu Panda 2 and Cars 2 were generated with powerful workstations and render farms. Here’s a closer look at some of the technology driving those projects. Read More

Zynga to Boost Investment in Data Centers

After talk of numerous data center leases, effective use of Amazon’s clouds and hyper-growth capacity management, social gaming company Zynga hopes to raise !1 billion in an IPO, and says investment in data centers is a priority. Read More

Alcatel-Lucent Unleashes 400 Gbps FP3 Chip

Alcatel-Lucent (ALU) has announced a new network processor that delivers a four-fold increase in performance over the IP networks available today. By supporting 400 Gigabits-per-second transmission speeds, the new FP3 processor opens up new possibilities for bandwidth-intensive services. Read More

Juniper Powers OnLive’s Lag-Free Cloud

Juniper Networks (JNPR) and Onlive, the pioneer of on-demand, instant-play video games and applications, are entering into a strategic partnership under which Juniper will be the exclusive networking provider for OnLive’s network infrastructure. Additionally, the two companies plan to jointly develop cloud-based services for the enterprise that will deliver a… Read More