October 9, 2014

Data Center Security Breaches Are Human’s Fault, Claims IBM

Never thought I’d be saying this, but the time has probably come. Yes, you know what I’m talking about—the time when it’s indistinguishable to determine whether or not something is human or robot. You’ve seen it in a bunch of […]
October 8, 2014
american pride

The US Military Is Outsourcing Data Centers to the United States?

In the most bizarrely American thing you could imagine, the United States Department of Defense (DoD) will start “outsourcing” its data centers to commercial providers here in the states. Okay, admittedly “outsourcing” might be the wrong word, but it’s no […]
October 6, 2014
netflix cloud

A Cloud Reboot Causes Panic At Netflix

Raise your hand if you’ve ever watched an entire season of a favorite television series in one sitting, realized it’s the morning of the next day, called in sick, and then watched the second season all because, well, you could? […]
October 2, 2014
White House Data Center

The White House Struggles To Improve Data Center Efficiency

Despite that fact that it’s the United States’ government, the White House proposed a new voluntary program for data centers to become 20 percent more energy efficient by the year 2020. For the unapologetic, curious, and somewhat naive crowd: they haven’t […]
September 30, 2014
eBay PayPal split

Why The eBay-PayPal Relationship Is Coming to an End

One of the longest lasting and adorable internet relationships is coming to an end. eBay and PayPal, companies synonymous with each other since the first time you heard of either one of them are announcing a split in 2015 after […]
September 29, 2014
Mount10 Entrance

What’s Inside the Swiss Secret, Underground Data Center Bunkers?

When you think of Switzerland, what comes to mind? Utility knives? Chocolates? Off-shore bank accounts? And then what? I can’t think of anything. I know their flag is square, which is weird. But other than that, my ignorance of Switzerland […]
September 25, 2014
Facebook Saves Electricity

How Facebook Balances Its Load to Save Electricity

Have you ever been browsing your Facebook late at night, sifting through all those baby pictures, wondering why you’re still friends with that kind of racist guy you met at your cousin’s wedding? I think we all have been there […]
September 22, 2014
Apple Security

Apple Posts New Webpage With an Open Letter on Privacy

Amid accusations of loose security of their iCloud application, Apple has launched a website with an open letter from CEO Tim Cook assuring customers that Apple’s systems are safe.  Some may say that the letter is twofold:  To put customer’s minds […]
September 16, 2014
latency map

How ‘Fastpass’ Will Eliminate Data Center Latency

Just when you thought those nerds at MIT had quieted down, they’re back at it. This time with FaceBook! But what they’re developing could change the way you “internet.” Alright, I’ll just get to it: they’re eliminating data center latency. And […]
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