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Federal agencies could save money by eliminating or re-provisioning ghost servers in their data centers, according to Susanna Kass, executive vice president and head of Innovation and Sustainability Strategy at BASELAYER. […]

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At MeriTalk’s webinar on Preparing for the Federal Data Deluge, big data experts said that data storage and protection, which includes managing data centers, is a balancing act that only gets harder as the amount of data increases.






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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.






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Intel released its Intel Silicon Photonics 100G optical transceivers, which allow companies and cloud service providers to transfer data between data centers at up to 100 gigabit per second over several kilometers using fiber optic links.






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The General Services Administration’s Office of Government-wide Policy released its goals for how it will serve as the managing partner for the Data Center Optimization Initiative.






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The National Security Agency gave Unisys Stealth the National Information Assurance Partnership certification, which means the company has met the standards of more than 20 countries to protect secure information and systems.






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