Editor's Pick Flash memory is getting cheaper and faster, and the companies that specialize in it are becoming major acquisition targets.
SolidFire, a maker of high-performance solid-state storage systems, has picked up $31 million in new funding and launched a new flagship storage node.
SanDisk has agreed to acquire enterprise solid-state-drive maker Smart Storage Systems for $307 million in attempt to get more business from enterprises.
Microsoft is outed as the company behind a mystery data center in West De Moines, Iowa. The plan has been dubbed “Project Mountain.”
Guest Post Will flash or disk drives win out? The answer might surprise you.
Every like and comment and photo shared on Facebook has some ecological cost. The machines that process and store them use power, which still mostly comes from coal; and they need to be cooled.
Fusion-io, a leader in solid-state storage devices for high-volume datacenters, has acquired ID7, a maker of an open-source software-defined storage subsystem.
Microsoft and Symantec shut down servers at two data centers today, pulling a botnet that could be up to 900,000 infected computers strong offline.
When competitors become collaborators in an open-source race to the ecological top, everyone wins.
Flash storage business Fusion-io has launched its new ioScale product line, which promises to make all-flash-memory data centers a more feasible proposition for companies.
Google is telling Asian users to expect Google services to run up to 30 percent faster once a trio of new data centers come online.
Network virtualization company Pluribus Networks received a $23M holiday investment from Menlo Ventures and NEA.
IBM says the technology is ready for commercialization, just in time for the era of Big Data.
Editor’s Pick When you’re looking to scale quickly, it helps to be a high-growth company in a high-growth industry in a high-growth country.
Facebook’s data center in North Carolina saw record temperatures this year. How did its open-source efficiency scheme work?
After having its data center taken out by Hurricane Sandy, Gawker’s network of sites decided to invade Tumblr to continue posting its engaging, irreverent content.
Dell showed off its latest line-up of enterprise products in San Francisco.
Google calls it “where the Internet lives.” Now we can see inside.
The New York Times has published an in-depth piece today that purports to document how wasteful the Internet industry is, but some critics say the report is misleading. The issue is important, because no doubt, there’s a lot of waste, but here’s an analysis of where critics think the Times falls short.
For every 120 tablets sold, a server has to handle the web traffic they generate.
Pop star Will.i.am endorsing Megaupload
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCTzXGmhS2Y&w=560&h=345] How do you sex up an input-output system that will blow away data center bottle necks? Have Verne Troyer announce it at a groovy DEMO party with drink serving go-go girls!
Editor's Pick Better grab an umbrella, because it’s about to get real cloudy. A new study by Cisco estimates that global traffic generated by cloud computing services will increase a staggering 12 times by 2015 compared to cloud traffic in 2010, while data center traffic will increase at a less-showy-but-still-impressive four times by 2015.
Today, Facebook announced it is opening up its fancy, redesigned data centers to help hardware hackers learn from and improve on their designs.
Fusion-io, a flash storage company, announced its latest product ioCache, a virtualization solution that ties into the company’s focus on data center efficiency.
Editor's Pick This is the first of a two-part exclusive on Facebook’s involvement with and creation of open source technologies. For these articles, we spoke with two of Facebook’s open source gurus, David Recordon and Amir Michael, about how the company is opening its infrastructure to other developers and organizations.
IT infrastructure software maker Sentilla wants to turn IT departments into profit centers instead of financial burdens, and they’ve just raised $15 million to work towards that goal.
Centrify, a company securing on-premise and cloud servers, raised $16 million in its fourth round of funding yesterday.
One of the little-known facts about social game giant Zynga is that it’s one of the biggest operators of cloud computing infrastructure, built to support its current customer base of more than 281 million monthly active users.
CloudFlare is on fire. The plucky startup, which aims to speed up and protect any website, announced today that it has added seven additional data centers in the US, Europe and Asia. CloudFlare now boasts a total of 12 data centers around the world “at the Internet’s strategic points.”
JouleX, a company that creates software that monitors data center energy usage, announced today that it has raised $17 million from Intel Capital and a batch of other investors.
Looking to expand its presence in the cloud, Apple has reportedly hired Kevin Timmons, the former head of Data Center Services at Microsoft, whose departure from the company was confirmed to Data Center Knowledge.
To increase the power efficiency of its data centers, Facebook decided to build its servers for its Pineville, Ore., data center from scratch.