05 Mar 2017

How to Get a Data Center Job at Facebook

If you’re a mechanical or electrical engineer, know how servers work, or simply someone who enjoys building computers at home and lives near one of the sites where Facebook is building data centers, chances are the company wants to hear from you.… Read more

05 Mar 2017

Tech Primer: Clarity on Containers

Container ecosystems from the likes of Google, Docker, CoreOS, and Joyent are easily one of the more intriguing IT innovations in the enterprise and cloud computing space today. In the past year, organizations across all major industries, from finance to e-commerce, took notice of containers as a cost efficient, portable, and convenient means to build an application.… Read more

05 Mar 2017

This Company Owns the High-Density Data Center Niche in Silicon Valley

Not everybody needs a high-density data center to host their equipment, but if you do, options are limited if you want to outsource to a colocation provider. While you can find a provider that will design a custom environment to support your load (if your deployment is big enough), that’s not exactly the same as simply leasing a rack in a colo, and certainly much more expensive.… Read more

05 Mar 2017

Charitable Computing: Microsoft Donated $465M in Cloud Services in 2016

Microsoft has made significant headway on its goal to provide $1 billion in cloud services for non-profits and researchers over three years, donating $465 million in cloud services to 71,000 organizations so far in its first year of the effort.

Microsoft Philanthropies was created just over a year ago “to realize the promise and potential of technology for everyone,” according to a blog post this week by Mary Snapp, corporate vice president of Microsoft Philanthropies.

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09 Feb 2017

Data Centers Scrambling to Fill IT Skills Gap

It’s a tough world when it comes to recruiting and retaining staff. According to a study by TEKsystems, 81 percent of IT leaders say it’s difficult to find quality candidates, and almost half don’t expect to fill an IT position within the anticipated time frame.… Read more

09 Feb 2017

Machine Learning Gains Momentum in MSP Space

Broad adoption of powerful cloud computing has unleashed innovation in artificial intelligence technologies, and 2017 is poised to be the year that AI and machine learning applications make their way into the hands of the general public.

For those in IT and – more specifically – the managed services space, tools driven by AI are increasingly popping up in everything from customer service and security, to CRM and remote monitoring and management.… Read more

09 Feb 2017

Four Ways to Survive the IT Operations Big Data Deluge

The days of managing monolithic style applications running on a single platform are over. Organizations are now committed to delivering their customers a far richer variety of digital services using multiple channels. This means applications are more likely to execute from the cloud, via a multitude of microservices interacting with virtualized resources, containers and software-defined networks.… Read more

07 Feb 2017
07 Feb 2017

Getting to a Digital State: What’s the Rush?

The world is changing and evolving every day. Technology is at the forefront of this with a velocity that we have never seen before.

Very recently, Cisco released its latest Cloud Index Report in an ongoing effort to examine the growth and digitization of the modern industry and the data center.

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06 Feb 2017

A Cloud for the Artificial Mind: This Data Center is Designed for Deep Learning

While we mostly hear about Artificial Intelligence systems like IBM’s Watson, which won Jeopardy! six years ago, Google’s AlphaGo, which won a game of Go in a match with the ancient Chinese game’s human world champion last year, or Carnegie Mellon’s Libratus, which last month beat one of the world’s top poker players, many computer scientists around the world are working on AI systems that will never appear in the news.… Read more

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