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Prudential, Digital Realty Deal Could Boost Data Center Investment

This data center in Sunnyvale, Calif. is among those included in a new joint venture between Digital Realty and Prudential Real Estate Investors. (Photo: Digital Realty)

Prudential Real Estate Investors (PREI) has teamed with Digital Realty Trust on a $369 million joint venture to operate fully-leased corporate data centers..By packaging properties with high-quality corporate tenants, Digital Realty (DLR) has made the portfolio attractive to “core” real estate investors like Prudential and boost data center investment. Read More

How to Upgrade A Data Center for Efficiency and Density

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Whether it’s cloud, virtualization, big data or IT consumerization – the data center platform sits in the middle of all these solutions. Unfortunately, though, the data centers many businesses rely on at present lack the power and cooling capacity to handle those technologies. Read More

A Closer Look at eBay’s Bloom-Powered Data Center

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Last week eBay went live with a new data center power design that abandons diesel generators and UPS units in favor of Bloom Energy fuel cells powered by natural gas. In this video, eBay’s Dean Nelson and Bloom’s Peter Gross provide an overview of the new facility design. Read More

SoftLayer: An Autonomous Shade of Blue

IBM bought SoftLayer exactly one year ago, reportedly for $2 billion.

The acquisition of SoftLayer by IBM was one of the most noteworthy deals of the last year. SoftLayer CEO Lance Crosby provides an update on life as an IBMer. ““IBM is hyperfocused on cloud,” says Crosby. Read More

Oracle Updates Big Data Appliance

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Oracle updates its Big Data Appliance for big data in the enterprise, YarcData launches a new Urika analytics software version, MapR turbocharges HBase applications, and Hortonworks and WANdisco make Hadoop non-stop.
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