External Data Center News

The latest industry news from external feeds


Friday, April 20th


Fri, 4/20/12 @ 09:32 - From ZDNet

Last week's reports of a sharp decline in infections by the Flashback malware may have been premature. A new report by Dr. Web says 566,000 Macs are still infected, with new infections appearing...

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Fri, 4/20/12 @ 09:53 - From ZDNet

If you wanted to see the full spectrum of cloud choices that are coming to market today you only have to look at these two efforts as they are starting to evolve.

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Fri, 4/20/12 @ 08:30 - From ZDNet

Micrsoft looks at waste gas powered fuel cells as a potential green future for datacenter power

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Fri, 4/20/12 @ 07:16 - From ZDNet

Microsoft's Entertainment and Devices Division saw revenue fall by 16 percent to $1.62 billion, with the company placing much of the blame on a "soft gaming console market."

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Fri, 4/20/12 @ 06:05 - From ZDNet

Sandisk is being squeezed by Intel on the solid state drive market in the data center and Samsung and Toshiba for ultrabook designs.

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Fri, 4/20/12 @ 03:00 - From ZDNet

Howard Schmidt, the man in charge of modernizing and guarding the nation's cyberspace, talks shop at Bloomberg's 2012 Cybersecurity Conference.

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Thursday, April 19th


Thu, 4/19/12 @ 15:49 - From ZDNet

Facebook has opened its second US data center, in Forest City, North Carolina. The first one is in Prineville, Oregon. Both are touted by the company as among the most energy efficient in the world.

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Thu, 4/19/12 @ 14:39 - From ZDNet

Riverbed falls below revenue expectations, even after the company lowered its outlook for 2012.

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Thu, 4/19/12 @ 11:52 - From ZDNet

The Electronic Privacy Information Center wants to see the full, unedited report the Federal Communications Commission published on its investigation of Google and possible violations of wiretap laws.

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Thu, 4/19/12 @ 11:00 - From ZDNet

You know what sucks worse than Java alternatives? Java patent infringement lawsuits.

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Thu, 4/19/12 @ 09:52 - From ZDNet

The Consumer Electronics Association reports 53 percent year-over-year growth in its collection of gadgets; mobile phone trade-ins also increase.

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Thu, 4/19/12 @ 08:43 - From ZDNet

A Forrester analyst warns that enterprises must evolve their IT systems of record into systems of engagement which allow customers, partners, suppliers and machines to engage seamlessly with...

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Thu, 4/19/12 @ 03:00 - From ZDNet

Microsoft's announcement that Windows 8 will ship in only two retail versions cleared up some uncertainty. But it left a handful of interesting questions unanswered.

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Thu, 4/19/12 @ 02:00 - From ZDNet

Setting up a business for the cloud might not get much easier than Amazon's new, all-in-one AWS Marketplace.

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Wednesday, April 18th


Wed, 4/18/12 @ 16:15 - From ZDNet

GOP chair says Google helped with unprecedented snooping bill CISPA, widely opposed by organizations and individuals alike.

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Wed, 4/18/12 @ 14:00 - From ZDNet

T-Mobile is the first carrier to secure one of the new HTC One series devices with the One S. It is a beautiful device that will appeal to many consumers.

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Wed, 4/18/12 @ 01:34 - From ZDNet

Since Google is the oracle of all information, it seems strange that it can't tell you who owns a given phone number.

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Tuesday, April 17th


Tue, 4/17/12 @ 20:28 - From ZDNet

Windows 8 will come in only two retail flavors. One is the base edition, with no fancy marketing label, nothing to say it's a home or consumer edition. So what do you get with the Pro edition? The...

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Tue, 4/17/12 @ 18:24 - From ZDNet

This time, Apple, Amazon and Microsoft bear the brunt of the environmental group's criticism about data center electricity choices.

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Tue, 4/17/12 @ 14:13 - From ZDNet

Intel's smartphone strategy is being closely watched since it represents future growth for the company.

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Tue, 4/17/12 @ 13:13 - From ZDNet

By business unit, Intel's results were mixed. PC client, data center and other products all fell compared to a year ago.

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Tue, 4/17/12 @ 09:35 - From ZDNet

Google is betting on an open source network management architecture and its own routers.

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Tue, 4/17/12 @ 08:33 - From ZDNet

It's a big week on the Windows branding front, with Microsoft officially releasing the final names for Windows 8 client and Windows 8 Server.

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Tue, 4/17/12 @ 08:43 - From ZDNet

Netgear is serving a gratuitous handful of Blu-ray movie rips for download, but why? I get to the bottom of it in this post.

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Monday, April 16th


Mon, 4/16/12 @ 14:31 - From ZDNet

We were ahead of schedule on our time-frames and ahead on all of our budget numbers. Once we got everything in our physical production environment virtualized, then we could start building new...

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Mon, 4/16/12 @ 09:58 - From ZDNet

Ubuntu is best known as a popular desktop Linux, but it also wants to be your Linux of choice for both your data-center and your cloud.

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Mon, 4/16/12 @ 09:36 - From ZDNet

The cloud discussions have been changing rapidly over the last months, focusing away from infrastructure to applications, services and industry requirements.

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Mon, 4/16/12 @ 08:12 - From ZDNet

Redmond is bringing Microsoft Dynamics AX to the Ariba commerce cloud integration table, joining other major CRM and ERP online and hybrid providers, such as Salesforce.com, SAP and Oracle.

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Mon, 4/16/12 @ 08:47 - From ZDNet

Thinking about signing on the dotted line for a SaaS solution? Guest columnist Tom Ryan tosses out a few points to ponder.

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Mon, 4/16/12 @ 04:00 - From ZDNet

Can something as benign as a QR Code be malicious? They can. What we need is a bit of regulation. Self-regulation.

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Mon, 4/16/12 @ 03:05 - From ZDNet

It is clear that the community behind Red Hat Storage has run directly into the challenges of adopting virtualized computing environments, cloud computing and adapting Big Data technology without...

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Friday, April 13th


Fri, 4/13/12 @ 11:29 - From ZDNet

Finalists are picked for the $10 million pilot program being run by the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).

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Fri, 4/13/12 @ 11:35 - From ZDNet

The project in Topaz, Utah, will handle about 10 percent of the e-commerce giant's data center power requirements for the site.

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Fri, 4/13/12 @ 09:13 - From ZDNet

While profiling yet another malware and exploits serving malicious campaign, security researchers from ESET have stumbled upon a new feature introduced in the Nuclear Pack web malware exploitation...

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Thursday, April 12th


Thu, 4/12/12 @ 14:05 - From ZDNet

Security researchers from TrendMicro, F-Secure and Dr. Web have intercepted two new ransomware variants currently circulating in the wild.

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 13:38 - From ZDNet

According to researchers from Avast, the high trafficked Assassinscreedfrance.fr web site, has been serving ZeuS crimeware variants to its visitors for over 8 weeks.

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 13:04 - From ZDNet

Single-tenant, Multi-tenant, Mixed-tenant, Mega-tenant, Tenant-tenant, Loo-tenant, ..... It's ridiculous what lengths software vendors go to when they really want to confuse buyers.

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 13:09 - From ZDNet

The company reported first quarter earnings of $2.89 billion, or $8.75 a share, on revenue of $8.14 billion excluding traffic acquisition costs.

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 12:18 - From ZDNet

In its rise to leadership of the ERP market, SAP shrewdly placed bounds around its strategy

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 10:16 - From ZDNet

According to a tweet posted by Aleks Gostev, 50% of the visitors to their newly launched Flashback information site, are still running outdated versions of Java.

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 10:47 - From ZDNet

Security researchers from Sophos Labs, have detected yet another bogus version of Angry Birds Space.

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 09:23 - From ZDNet

EMC VSPEX's architecture was cooked up with Brocade, Cisco, Citrix, Intel, Microsoft and VMWare.

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 05:31 - From ZDNet

Screen shots of a Microsoft product roadmap for partners have leaked to the Web. Here are the key take-aways.

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 05:25 - From ZDNet

Lately, I have been using the HTC One X, One S, and Samsung Galaxy Note. These devices have fantastic hardware specifications and they overwhelmed me a bit so I was having second thoughts about my...

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 04:18 - From ZDNet

India has hired Microsoft to roll-out student cloud email services to 7 million students in the country; thought to be the world's largest cloud deployment to date.

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 04:00 - From ZDNet

China Mobile, the world's biggest carrier, turns the buses in the capital city of Zhejiang province into moving 4G hot spots and provides Internet service with a downloading speed of 70Mbps, free...

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Thu, 4/12/12 @ 03:03 - From ZDNet

SnapLogic clearly understands that application systems seldom go away. What typically happens is that they continue to serve their intended purpose and that the data that they collect is...

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Wednesday, April 11th


Wed, 4/11/12 @ 05:00 - From ZDNet

The HTC One X and One S are fantastic new smartphones and I can't wait to see the US models released over the next couple of months.

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Wed, 4/11/12 @ 00:01 - From ZDNet

If you need high-speed data on your iPad 3 Verizon LTE trounces AT&T in pretty much every category.

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Tuesday, April 10th


Tue, 4/10/12 @ 21:01 - From ZDNet

Big Blue's new family aims to create integrated data center building blocks for infrastructure and applications with "expertise" built in.

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