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A Data Center on A Yacht ... And 15 Other Strange Designs

Instor May 11, 2018 10:04:20 AM

Data centers don't always promote their creative aesthetics, designs or locations. Often, they would rather be known for their performance and efficiency. However, there are a lot of data centers that will dazzle you with their beauty or intrigue you with their mystique and straight up weirdness. Here's a look at some of the oddest ones around.


 

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Data Center Trends for 2018: Part One

Instor Jan 3, 2018 9:00:00 AM

2017 is in the books. In keeping with New Year traditions, we will explore the data center trends in a two-part article: Part one includes a review of 2017, current insights, and emerging technologies. Part two will continue with predictions and hot technology trends for 2018.

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Getting Ready for Black Friday; Exploring Data Centers without Buildings

Instor Nov 23, 2017 9:00:00 AM

 

Ah, Thanksgiving. It’s a day of too much turkey, televised parades, football, avoiding politics at the dinner table and settling in for a long, well-deserved weekend. It’s also time to give thanks for everything your data center manager does and to make sure your data center is all set for the Black Friday and holiday shopping onslaught. We look at this and other stories in this week’s news roundup.

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America's First Exascale Computer in the Works

Instor Oct 31, 2017 9:00:00 AM

No longer the stuff of science fiction, supercomputers are getting more and more powerful each year. Learn about Intel's plan to build America's first exascale supercomputer by 2021 and other data center news here. 

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Managing Data Centers Like a Boss: Part 1

Instor Oct 17, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Modern data centers are becoming more complex. The demand for virtualization, private clouds and multi-tier services are requiring data center managers to look for more ways to optimize hardware and software performance. They have to think about both the short-term and the long-term implications of their decisions. We explore this topic in two parts. 

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Spending Less Time Putting Out Fires, More Time On Solutions

Instor Oct 12, 2017 3:22:00 AM

There is a phrase which has been used by many in the Amish community and one which is quoted by the 17th Century English writer Lewis Carroll, “The faster I go, the behinder I get.” This is so true in an age where technology rapidly changes while data center staff is chasing proverbial fires.

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