Tag: data centers

Global Cloud

Nvidia gears up for AI-fueled data center boom

May 25, 2023

Via: CIO Dive

Data centers have traditionally relied on central processing units to perform general-purpose computations. But generative AI models require more computing power. This can be achieved with graphics processing units and tensor processing units. “Anytime you need large compute or advanced […]

Global Cloud

IBM Delivers z16 and LinuxONE 4 Benefits to Data Centers, Cloud

May 2, 2023

Via: eWeek

Discussions about enterprise IT solutions like IBM’s zSystems nearly always encompass enterprise data center environments and issues. That is entirely sensible since IBM zSystems inhabit the crème de la crème of global enterprises, including most of the world’s largest banks, […]

Service Models

Google Cloud Flex Agreements woo users during a slowdown in demand

February 17, 2023

Via: Info World

As macroeconomic uncertainty continues to slow enterprise spending on public cloud services, Google Cloud is offering a new type of contract, dubbed Flex Agreements, to incentivize enterprises to move workloads to its data centers. As the name suggests, Flex Agreements […]


The World Is Slowly Entering the Age of Green Data Centers

January 23, 2023

Via: Natalie Dunn

The exponential growth of electricity consumption, with its ever-rising prices, and the challenges posed by the Russian-Ukrainian conflict are just two of the factors accelerating the transition to green data centers. Cloud computing, streaming, and AI-powered apps are driving demand […]

Global Cloud

Sustainable Data Centers: Just How Green Is Your Cloud Migration?

January 13, 2023

Via: Data Center Knowledge

In general, migrating to the cloud saves energy and reduces carbon emissions compared to running workloads on-prem or in a private data center. But that’s not universally the case. Sometimes, your existing workload deployment strategy may be more sustainable than […]

Global Cloud

How Liberty Mutual Saved 20% on Cloud Costs

November 17, 2022

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Since deploying its first resource to AWS ten years ago, Liberty Mutual Insurance has shifted nearly three-quarters of its workloads to a multi-cloud environment. The sixth largest property and casualty insurer has also shuttered one of its on-prem data centers […]

Global Cloud

Why We Need a New Network Architecture to Connect Data Centers in the Cloud

September 23, 2022

Via: Data Center Knowledge

As enterprises accelerate their digital transformation efforts, they are increasingly turning to cloud applications and services running on servers located in off-premises data centers, including public cloud, hosted private cloud and multi-tenant colocation data centers. To provide the sophisticated connection […]

Global Cloud

Are we experiencing cloudflation?

September 16, 2022

Via: InfoWorld

According to Gartner research in February, overall cloud investment will reach $544 billion this year. For those of you keeping score, that’s up 21% from the previous year. Is this good news? Depends on who you ask. The pandemic gave […]

Global Cloud

Shift to Cloud Helps Data Centers Manage Unstructured Data

September 7, 2022

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Storing your unstructured data (such as data lakes, data warehouses, and large image/video archives) on the cloud could be the solution to giving users fast, accurate access to the data they need, when they need it. Leveraging the processing power […]

Global Cloud

Cisco Introduces Nexus Cloud To Simplify Operations

June 15, 2022

Via: eWeek

Over the last decade, a generational shift has taken place in the enterprise: the move from on-premise data centers to the cloud. Organizations continue to face the same issues they have always faced in networking, but with much less control […]

Global Cloud

Google Cloud props up a slow start to the year for Alphabet

April 27, 2022

Via: Info World

Google’s cloud and search divisions propped up a generally weak first quarter for 2022 from Alphabet, due in large part to increased investment, falling advertising revenue for its YouTube division, and the impact of the ongoing war in Ukraine. Alphabet […]

Global Cloud

NIMBYs Against Data Centers: A Problem That Requires Diplomacy

April 19, 2022

Via: Data Center Knowledge

A strange trend has been manifesting across the industry. Data centers – usually thought of as quiet, clean neighbors that provide an economic boom to rural areas – are getting the kind of not-in-my-back-yard pushback usually reserved for shopping malls […]

Global Cloud

So you want to change cloud providers

April 11, 2022

Via: Info World

I should know better than to look to the Hacker News crowd for wisdom. Recently someone on HN asked an interesting question: “Have you ever switched clouds?” Being HN, the responses weren’t nearly as interesting. In fact, relatively few people […]

Global Cloud

Why Edge Computing Will Overtake the Cloud

February 10, 2022

Via: eWeek

Compared to the previous generation, today’s generation of startups are increasingly cloud-centric. The previous generation of dotcoms had to suffer the economics and complexities of deploying, managing, and scaling their own servers, networks, and data centers. In contrast, today’s generation […]

Global Cloud

Enterprise data centers won’t really go away

January 28, 2022

Via: Info World

The network specialist Aryaka recently sponsored a survey of 1,600 IT professionals. More than half (51%) said they planned to close all their traditional data centers in the next 24 months. Furthermore, 27% said they would eliminate at least some […]

Global Cloud

Reliance on Cloud Requires Greater Resilience Among Providers

January 3, 2022

Via: InformationWeek

The final weeks of 2021 brought a reminder that with the transition to a cloud-driven world, a future projected by the likes of Gartner, also comes the risk of occasional lost service and the need for fallback plans. Just days […]

Deployment Models, Public Cloud

Cloud storage could end up being much greener than data centers

November 10, 2021

Via: Tech Radar

By using business apps that reside on public cloud, rather than on-prem data centers, EU businesses could cut energy consumption and significantly curb carbon emissions, claims Amazon Web Services (AWS). Working with 451 Research, AWS looked to analyze the state […]

Global Cloud

Microsoft Readies Cloud Version of Windows for Remote Workers

July 14, 2021

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft Corp. unveiled a new version of its flagship operating system called Windows 365 that is stored in the company’s data centers and delivered for users to access a version of the software that is fully set up on their […]

Deployment Models, Hybrid Cloud

Cloud Costs Inching Up, Most IT Shops Use Hybrid Architectures, Survey Finds

May 26, 2021

Via: Data Center Knowledge

Using public cloud infrastructure has gotten more expensive, and most IT departments are running hybrid cloud architectures, combining on-premises data centers with public clouds to meet their computing needs. Those are some of the key findings from a recent survey […]

Global Cloud

How clean is cloud computing? New data reveals how green Google’s data centers really are

March 17, 2021

Via: ZDnet

In an effort to hold itself accountable to its sustainability goals, Google has developed a new publicly-available metric that provides an indication of exactly how clean the company’s cloud regions are around the world. Called the carbon-free energy percentage (CFE%), […]