The Rise of the Worker-Friendly Data Center


Spiral slides, climbing walls and fitness machines? Data centers are designed primarily to house thousands of servers, but the nondescript concrete bunker of the past is giving way to campuses optimized for humans, complete with comfortable offices, conference rooms, theaters and gaming areas. Read More

AFCOM Names Finalists for DC Manager of Year


AFCOM, the world’s leading data center association, named the 2013 finalists for its annual “Data Center Manager of the Year” award, nominating Tate Cantrell, chief technology officer for Verne Global; Donna Manley, senior IT director, computer operations at the University of Pennsylvania; and David Shaw, senior vice president of IO. Read More

Debra Chrapaty Departs Zynga to Head Nirvanix


Debra Chrapaty, who has served in infrastructure leadership positions for some of the Internet’s largest players, is now calling the shots for a cloud service provider. Chrapaty is departing Zynga to become the chief executive officer at enterprise cloud storage specialist Nirvanix. Read More

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