The lack of upfront funding and other budget woes could stymie federal agency efforts to reduce the number of data centers in operation across government, according to a new Input report on data center consolidation.
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has announced that an independent commission will be formed to review the weeklong computer failure that affected many state agencies. The contractor, Northrop Grumman Corp., has agreed to pay for the review of the failure.
After a week when a data storage failure in a relatively new statewide system created havoc for Virginia agencies, the final three – including the 74 branches of the Department of Motor Vehicles – are expected to resume services today. But the problems of state agency computer systems are national in scope.
Virginia has enticed Microsoft Corp. to invest up to $499 million to locate its latest-generation data center in Mecklenburg County, Va.
A failure in a critical component in a data storage unit at a state facility near Richmond, Va., last week led to a massive computer failure that affected the networks at 27 agencies. Most are back online now, but three are still experiencing problems.
On Aug. 16, Dell announced an agreement to acquire 3PAR Inc. in a $1.15 billion deal. A week later, HP says it has submitted a proposal to buy 3PAR for $1.6 billion.
The company will provide wavelength services that will connect several Social Security data centers with multiple 100 gigabits/sec solutions.
Old mainframe computers stay at a company longer than the employees who know how to run them, according to a news report.
Texas puts IBM on notice that if it doesn't shape up in the next 30 days, it might get fired from the state's data center consolidation contract.
Dell Computer Co. has signed an agreement to acquire Scalent, a private manufacturer of software that manages data center servers and infrastructure. Financial terms of the agreement were not released.
William Brougham, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s vice director for network services, said the chances of the Pentagon outsourcing data centers are slim, but he stopped short of ruling it out all together.
Dell plans to double the size of its $16 billion data center and technology services business and move away from being a PC supplier.
Hewlett-Packard Co. will spend $1 billion to automate data centers and other company functions of its Enterprise Services business, a move analysts say will affect some 9,000 employees between now and about 2013.
Harris Corp. is building what it calls the nation’s first cyber integration center to provide government and commercial customers with a unique managed hosting service in a trusted environment.
The GCN Lab offers a few ideas on new products worth checking out during this year's FOSE exposition.
General Dynamics Information Technology will provide information technology and engineering services to the Navy under a five-year, $18.6 million contract.
The winners will be the companies that successfully build on their strengths to broaden the scope of their offerings.
Hewlett Packard's announcement that it plans to buy network equipment maker 3Com Corp. for $2.7 billion in cash is largely viewed as a smart move by the giant computer maker and a salvo fired across the bow of its chief rival, Cisco Systems Inc.
ManTech International Corp. will continue providing information technology services to the Defense Intelligence Agency under a prime contract valued at $76 million.
Technology companies that expect to beneift from cloud computing must creatively adapt licensing, pricing and revenue models.
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