Data Center Design

The Web Has an Image Problem. How Photos Can Be Faster

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The explosion of mobile devices and high-resolution screens has meant more photos and bigger photos. For web performance engineers, optimizing photos to load quickly has become a major priority. At Velocity 2013, an Akamai executive outlined strategies to optimize photos. Read More

Optimal Solutions for Data Center Connect (DCC)

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The modern data center is a part of the “on-demand” generation where data, applications, and workloads need to be constantly available. Part of this drive has been the technologies around cloud computing, a lot more data center need, and of course – virtualization. This new generation of virtual computing and… Read More

Modernizing Vintage Data Centers

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Hardware refresh cycles grew longer and more organizations tried to squeeze as much life as possible out of their data center environments. Unfortunately, there came a time when vintage systems could no longer meet modern demands. In fact, because of cloud computing, virtualization and even big data – data centers… Read More

With Ubiquity, Sears is Turning Shuttered Stores into Data Centers

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Sears Holdings has formed a new unit to market space from former Sears and Kmart retail stores as a home for data centers, disaster recovery space and wireless towers. With the creation of Ubiquity Critical Environments, Sears hopes to convert the retail icons of the 20th century into the Internet infrastructure to power the 21st century digital economy. Read More

Uptime: Flash Storage is Top Data Center Disruptor

Andy Lawrence, who leads the data center technologies and the Eco-Efficient IT research practices at 451 Research, mentioned the chief claims of modular vendors as speed of deployment, lower costs, better reliability and efficiencies.

Which new technologies will genuinely gain traction in the data center industry? 451 Research sees Flash storage as the leading disruptive force, according to an analysis released at this week’s Uptime Symposium. The technology we’re least likely to see? Onsite clean power generation. Read More

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