The Department of Justice appealed the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in favor of Microsoft that said American service providers are not required to honor warrants seeking data outside the United States. In this case, which was decided in July, the data the DOJ was asking for belonged to a non-U.S. citizen and was stored in a data center in Ireland. […]
Microsoft on Tuesday announced new advancements to its government cloud offerings, which will expand its ability to store Department of Defense data and increase the number of regions in which their data centers are available.[…]
The third largest cloud computing company in the world, OVH, will be investing $47 million to establish its first U.S. data center, and North American headquarters, in Fauquier County, Va.[…]
Verizon announced on Thursday the release of their Verizon Global Enterprise IT Management (GEITM) service, which is designed to provide a unified framework through which CIOs can have visibility into their entire infrastructure’s operations.[…]
The U.S. law enforcement and intelligence communities will not be able to access information stored on Microsoft’s new German data centers, according to a former NSA official.[…]
Despite expected shifts in government data center spending due to cloud services and advancing technology, the data center will still be a large part of government IT practices, according to industry experts.
In the five years since the government has encouraged agencies to transition to the cloud, spending on cloud-based technologies has increased to about 9 percent, which is a good pace, according to Tom Ruff, vice president of Public Sector America at Akamai.[…]
The Delta power outage worried many chief information officers about the stability of their own data center power chains. Data center power outages happen frequently and many cause damage, according to Mark Gaydos of Nlyte.[…]