Networking jobs continue high demand

Demand remains high for skilled pros in networking jobs, but these positions require up-to-date skills. Data centers, in particular, are having trouble finding people to design, build and manage data centers. A survey by the Uptime Institute showed 61 percent of data center staffing experts said they have significant difficulty retaining or recruiting staff for [...]

Enterprise data centers expect continued growth

Data centers aren't going away any time soon. Enterprise data centers are expected to continue growing, with one study reporting most survey respondents expect to at least double the amount of physical servers in their data centers by 2019. 151 North American organizations surveyed by IHS Markit said the investment is primarily designed to [...]

Underwater data centers bring new definition of remote management

Today's winner for remote networking is Microsoft's Project Natick. The idea of a shipping container self-contained data center isn't new, but they've taken it to new heights, ahem... depths. The pre-built underwater data center was deployed via crane barge on a rock shelf 117 feet below the water's surface off the coast of the [...]

Florida data center supports the public good

NWRDC promises leading-edge technology solutions at affordable pricing for government and educational stakeholders. This allows NWRDC customers to focus on their organization’s mission and reduce or eliminate IT capital expenses and infrastructure costs. The shared solutions offered benefit from Uplogix by reducing operational costs while improving service levels. Some of the reasons NWRDC chose Uplogix [...]

Oracle’s 80/20 rule for the data center

At this week's Oracle OpenWorld conference, CEO Mark Hurd said that the move out of the corporate data center and full-on into the cloud will provide the innovation dollars CIOs are desperately looking for. Hurd said IT groups are forced to spend about 80% of their budgets on old, inefficient IT infrastructure and applications, including [...]

How many comatose servers do you have?

There might be 10 million physical servers deployed inside data centers worldwide powered-up, connected and operating, yet not delivering any information or computing services over the last six months, according to a recent study by Anthesis Group. They partnered with Stanford University and TSO Logic to determine that roughly 30 percent of servers deployed worldwide [...]