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Cloud News: OnApp Extends its IaaS Platform

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VMware vCloud Hybrid receives a HIPAA asessment, HyTrust acquires HighCloud Security, OnApp extends its IaaS platform to external hosts, and GenieDB launches an online management console for geo-distributed MySQL databases. Read More

Ubiquity Eyes Turning Sears Auto Centers into Data Centers

This illustration depicts how an existing Sears Auto Center can be converted into a data center. Ubiquity Critical Environments is partnering with Schneider Electric to build a national chain of data centers in second-tier markets. (Image: Ubiquity)

Ubiquity Critical Environments is considering plans to build a national chain of IT facilities by converting dozens of Sears Auto Center stores into data centers. The data center initiative is one of several options being considered as Sears pursues a strategy for its fleet of Sears Auto Centers. Read More

AMD Empowers APU Software

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AMD announced it is enabling its accelerated processing units for next-generation servers through advancements in software tools developed by AMD, and in collaboration with technology partners and the open source community. The news was released during AMD’s annual APU13 Developer Summit in San Jose this week. Read More

Microsoft Will Use Fuel Cells to Create Self-Powered Racks

Serious Server Density: Packed racks of servers in an IT-PAC at the new Microsoft data center in Quincy, Washington (Photo: Microsoft Corp.)

Microsoft wants to bring power generation inside the rack, and make data centers cheaper and greener in the process. The company says it will test racks with built-in fuel cells, a move that would eliminate the need for expensive power distribution systems seen in traditional data centers. Read More

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