One of the first data centers I ever visited was somewhere outside of Las Vegas – right in the middle of the desert. With my limited knowledge of data center requirements, it seemed like an odd location choice for a data center, but I later learned the cool desert nights and arid climates made it ideal.
The folks at Peak 10 obviously like their weather warm, but they also like their data centers hurricane-proof.
Amazon Web Services came under fire from Greenpeace last year for not using more green energy, but the public cloud giant has since come a long way toward changing its ways. The latest example of its greenness? Amazon has partnered with Community Energy to build the Amazon Solar Farm US East, an 80 megawatt solar farm in Accomack County, Virginia.
Without sufficient investment in corporate data centers, the deployment of Internet of Things devices and services in enterprises could overwhelm those data centers.
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The sale of high-end tablets is forecast by Gartner to decrease as tablet penetration passes 50 percent of U.S. households with the next wave of adopters more attracted to lower-priced utility tablets.
The Internet of Things will overtax data centers and open up the enterprise to greater security risks, warns Gartner.
Unexpected growth in spending on premium mobile phones has prompted research firm Gartner to boost its estimate for device spending growth this year.