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"The field of silicon photonics has received more attention in recent years as optical fiber takes the lead as the stand...
12/12/2018
What Fiber Optics and Photonics Offer Data Centers

"The field of silicon photonics has received more attention in recent years as optical fiber takes the lead as the standard information carrier for long distances. Optical interconnections between servers and clients have increased data speeds dramatically, but data centers must make similar improvements to keep up with the growth of their clientele."

Technologies such as cloud computing and big data have made once luxurious computing speeds commonplace. Central computing offers scalable solutions to companies, universities, individuals and others who are offloading computationally intensive tasks (data mining and artificial intelligence in parti...

Why Does Colo Matter in the Era of Cloud-First?
12/10/2018
Why Does Colo Matter in the Era of Cloud-First?

Why Does Colo Matter in the Era of Cloud-First?

Cyxtera's Randy Rowland explores how colocation can play an even more important role as an alternative to on-premises environments.

“Northern Virginia is the focal point for the explosive growth of cloud computing, which has made the region the large...
12/03/2018
Northern Virginia Data Center Market Extends Leadership Position

“Northern Virginia is the focal point for the explosive growth of cloud computing, which has made the region the largest and most active data center market in the United States. It is currently undergoing an extraordinary data center building boom, the likes of which the industry has never seen.”

Northern Virginia is the focal point for the explosive growth of cloud computing, which has made the region the largest and most active data center market in the United States. Download the latest report from Data Center Frontier and RagingWire Data Centers that explores the Northern Virginia coloca...

Happy Thanksgiving from Portal Systems!
11/22/2018

Happy Thanksgiving from Portal Systems!

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11/21/2018

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Data Center Frontier
08/31/2018
Data Center Frontier

Data Center Frontier

CoreSite has gotten the go-ahead to add 100 megawatts of data center capacity to its campus in Northern Virginia, providing expansion capacity in the world’s largest cloud computing hub. #datacenter #NorthernVirginia #cloudcomputing

Underwater data centers are an interesting idea, although servicing these data centers will be a bit of a challenge.
02/11/2016
Microsoft Plumbs Ocean’s Depths to Test Underwater Data Center

Underwater data centers are an interesting idea, although servicing these data centers will be a bit of a challenge.

Microsoft sank a data center on the ocean floor, where the sea water acts as a coolant, and plans to use the waves to power it. The results were encouraging enough to try a bigger version.

May the 4th be with you!
05/04/2015

May the 4th be with you!

How strong are your passwords?
03/26/2015
Many password strength meters are downright WEAK, researchers say

How strong are your passwords?

Website password strength meters, like a spouse asked to assess your haircut or outfit, often tell you only what you want to hear. That’s the finding from researchers at Concordia University in Montreal, who examined the usefulness of those pesky and ubiquitous red-yellow-green password strength tes…

Can I get some data center space next to the Cinnabon?
11/04/2014
Malls Fill Vacant Stores With Server Rooms

Can I get some data center space next to the Cinnabon?

As America’s retailers struggle to keep up with online shopping, the Internet is starting to settle into some of the very spaces where brick-and-mortar customers used to shop.

05/15/2014
Moving Tips for Startups

Our customers like us, they really, really like us.

Thanks for the shout out GMG!

GMG CEO, Leah Nurik and VP of Strategy and Marketing Development, Sanford Diday, give tips for startups making the move to a new office space.

What's the SLA on the Data Center coffee maker?
01/16/2014

What's the SLA on the Data Center coffee maker?

The Most Interesting IT Man in the world says...
01/07/2014

The Most Interesting IT Man in the world says...

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12/13/2012

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And we were worried about the zombie apocalypse...
08/02/2012
Your robot boss is watching you

And we were worried about the zombie apocalypse...

Microsoft is developing a mobile robot with video, speakers and a microphone to allow teleworkers to move around the office.

Just to get you pumped for the Olympics, check out these tech world records!
07/19/2012
15 amazing tech feats and world records

Just to get you pumped for the Olympics, check out these tech world records!

Not to be outdone by athletes at this summer’s Olympic games, techies have been setting some world records of their own of late.

How prepared is your company for when disaster strikes?
07/09/2012
Severe weather intensifies focus on disaster planning

How prepared is your company for when disaster strikes?

Severe thunderstorms, wildfires and droughts should put companies on alert to look into their business continuity planning. Disaster recovery plans that only back up data regionally may need to be rethought, experts say.

06/27/2012
Network World Video Library

What do you think about adding a gaming component to your enterprise to boost employee productivity?

Network World videos cover the network industry and enterprise technology with weekly videos; including the Cool Tools reviews video.

Avoid zombies in your data center, a how-to guide.
05/30/2012
Are Zombies Sucking the Life Out of Your Data Center?

Avoid zombies in your data center, a how-to guide.

If your organization operates its own servers and switches, it's likely that a percentage of them are zombies--steadily gobbling up resources but doing no work. Cleaning up a zombie server infestation takes good management and stringent documentation.

05/25/2012
How to avoid 5 common email management mistakes

We all have hundreds of emails in our inboxes. How can you manage your company's email better? Network World offers some sage advice!

Email managers have a lot at stake. After all, the volume of global electronic messages sent via email dwarfs all other forms of electronic communication, including social networking. Since the inception of electronic mail, which, according to some Internet historians, can be traced to a small mainf...

Some helpful hints about how to get what you want from your cloud service provider!
04/18/2012
How to negotiate a contract with a cloud or SaaS provider

Some helpful hints about how to get what you want from your cloud service provider!

Contract negotiation is an opportunity to engage your cloud or SaaS vendor in a thorough discussion of the level of service, and support you expect for your company. It has also traditionally been under-emphasized as an important skill set in IT. But as more companies adopt cloud and SaaS solutions...

How do you view the cloud? Check out this handy infographic to see how others do.
04/04/2012
How Secure Is the Cloud? IT Pros Speak Up

How do you view the cloud? Check out this handy infographic to see how others do.

The cloud promises reduced costs and increased flexibility, but it also raises security concerns. Most IT professionals cite cloud security as a high priority, but a whopping 82 percent also trust it enough to use it. For more on how your peers view cloud security, check out our data-packed infograp...

Will you try the new one?
03/28/2012
The Browser You Loved to Hate

Will you try the new one?

Some people are trying the new Internet Explorer and actually liking it. Not that they would say that out loud. Curious? It's a new browser.

See how March Madness can actually help you adapt your network policies AND let you watch those last few minutes of the ...
03/21/2012
Controlling your March Madness traffic outbreak

See how March Madness can actually help you adapt your network policies AND let you watch those last few minutes of the big game.

As the NCAA men's college basketball tournament begins to unfold, March Madness takes on a more literal meaning for those tasked with controlling activity on the enterprise network.

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03/15/2012

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03/07/2012
5 simple ways MSPs and integrators can mitigate cloud lock-in

Check out these helpful questions you should ask your Cloud Service Provider BEFORE you beam everything up!

MSPs and systems integrators risk becoming victims of cloud lock-in when they partner with a larger cloud provider rather than build their own cloud services. Here are five tips to mitigate cloud lock-in.

01/06/2012
The Great Office War HD

The epic battle between I.T. and Sales.

Witness the biggest and greatest office confrontation ever! Now in HD!

11/11/2011

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Think Different - Steve Jobs 1955-2011
10/06/2011

Think Different - Steve Jobs 1955-2011

09/09/2011
ISR 819 Machine-to-Machine Gateway

Epic Cisco router video. All network gear should be tested to these standards :)

See how the industry's most compact hardened services-rich enterprise class IOS router for machine-to-machine gets stress tested in extreme conditions. For m...

07/29/2011

Happy SysAdmin Day! If you can read this at work, thank your network/system administrator for not blocking Facebook. Now back to work people! :)

Check out Cisco's infographic about the "Internet of Things."
07/14/2011
Cisco Reminds Us Once Again How Big the Internet Is, and How Big It’s Getting

Check out Cisco's infographic about the "Internet of Things."

As of 2008, there were more devices connected to the Internet than there were people on the planet. And there are soon going to be a lot more. How many? Networking giant Cisco Systems would like you to know that, well, let's just say it's a lot and leave it at that.

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