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Overcoming the IT Service Management Syndrome

The job of IT Service Management is often a monumental undertaking that can be described as a syndrome. The operational complexity of predictably assuring a portfolio of reliable services under mission critical circumstances is challenging at best. Growing complexity in IT can lead to inefficiencies and potential blind spots, and a library of disparate tools to address IT management.
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Q&A: Clemens Pfeiffer on Data Center Efficiency

While there is much discussion and theorizing about data center efficiency in the industry, some individuals are focused on driving efficiency on a daily basis. This email Q&A with the CTO of Power Assure considers some of the significant issues in efficiency. Read More

CyrusOne Goes V-Shaped With Roof in Phoenix

The need to store rainwater is driving an unusual roof design for the new CyrusOne data center project in Chandler, Arizona. The huge roof for the facility will have a V shape, with high sides tapering down to a channel down the middle. Read More

In New Jersey, Modules Bloom Along the Turnpike

One year after opening the world’s largest modular data center in a massive printing plant, IO held an open house this week to show off its progress. In a large hall filled with data center modules housing customer servers, IO executives said the IO New Jersey facility is the first step in a global expansion of the company’s vision for a new way to deploy data center space. Read More

The Olympian Infrastructure Challenge

The 2012 Summer Olympics in London will be the most connected Games in history. As the athletes of the world gather to test their skills, tens of millions of sports fans will test the capacity of the city’s telecom and data center infrastructure. Will the broadband, Internet and wireless systems be able to handle the demand? Here’s an overview of key systems and their readiness for the Olympics, which commence with Friday’s opening ceremonies. Read More

Riverbed, Juniper Partner on Application Delivery

Riverbed Technology (RVBD) and Juniper Networks (JNPR) announced a technology partnership in wide area network optimization, application delivery and mobility to deliver market-leading technologies for enterprises looking to increase the efficiency of their IT infrastructures and securely deliver better performance of applications across devices, networks and clouds. Read More

Dell Expands Big Data Portfolio

Dell announced a new Big Data Retention solution, designed for organizations that leverage big data analytics to derive business value from their data. The solution integrates with existing analytics platforms as a frontend big data repository for large datasets or a backend archive. Read More

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