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CIO.com: The Deepening Data Center Skills Crisis

With a state-of-the-art data center recently opened in Georgia, PricewaterhouseCoopers is on the prowl for a few good people. The challenge looms just about as large as the 80,000-square-foot building housing the IT infrastructure. PwC is looking for IT professionals to fill vacancies on its network operations, security and facilities staffs, for example. Some positions …

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Equinix (and Lifeline): On-Ramp to the Cloud?

With the current enthusiasm about cloud computing, some have argued that cloud platforms will replace the data center, or reduce the need for physical infrastructure. Or perhaps that all the world’s applications will run out of just five huge cloud computign facilities. more of the Data Center Knowledge article from Rich Miller

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ComputerWorld: IT execs turn to leasing data centers instead of building their own

Enterprise data center construction has slowed to a crawl in the recession, but there is one spot that’s growing brighter every day. That’s because most companies aren’t building their own data-center space, but they are leasing it in ever-increasing numbers. In turn, businesses like Digital Realty Trust — which offers move-in ready, enterprise-scale data center …

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Global CIO: CIOs Bet Big On Data Center Strategies

Part of the irresistible appeal of the term “cloud computing” is the imagery of computing power as light and floating. For most CIOs, nothing is so immovable as the data center. The whopper data center bets they must make still pivot around brick and mortar. Here are a few companies that made very different decisions …

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Colocation power costs can justify the trouble of moving a data center

Good data center strategy includes considering the long-term costs of power for the data center, and managing those costs on a long-term basis. Many companies have found that outsource data center facilities (colocation) can help them reduce data center power costs, while improving critical systems availability (uptime). Companies that pay over 6 centers per kilowatt …

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