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.

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

IO Receives First-Ever Modular UL Certification

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The IO.Anywhere product portfolio has been awarded the data center industry’s first-ever modular data center safety certification by Underwriters Laboratories, a step that could further boost customer comfort levels with modular form factors. Read More