IT executives at the IRS say it has made huge strides in modernizing its data centers and hardware, which processed 139 million returns and issued $298 billion in refunds in 2009. But the GAO says the modernization effort hasn't moved quickly...
Wikipedia was offline for several hours yesterday after a cooling problem in Wikimedia's European data center led to a heat condition that caused a server shutdown. A DNS problem during failover caused additional downtime.
UnitedHealth Group plans to break ground this summer on a $100 million-plus data center in Chaska, Minn., according to local media. UnitedHealth is partnering with Cisco to build a national telehealth network.
Cisco Systems (CSCO) has confirmed that it is officially developing a data center container product, and is targeting the federal government - and especially the military - with its container offering.
NASA announced that it is reworking the agency's strategy for acquiring an enterprise data center, and postponed the release of a final request for proposals for what could have been a $1.5 billion contract.