A data center without data is... well, just a center, I guess. But it’s quite fascinating to actually see inside one, before all the server racks arrive.
Chinese and U.S. digitial policies don't always see eye-to-eye, but now China's government agencies, including the People's Bank of China and the Ministry of Finance, are asking the nation's banks to remove the IBM servers over security fears.
There's not much in rural Washington, but there are lot of dams. And dams mean hydroelectric power. Following the lure of cheap electricity, Bitcoin miners and their power-hungry server farms are making out for sleepy little towns in the Pacific Northwest.
You're about to watch a video via YouTube. Hell, you watch dozens of videos every day on YouTube. But do you have any idea how it works?
The eBay auction for the server that once hosted the WikiLeaks documents, including Cablegate, has finally come to a close with a winning bid of $33,000. There's only one problem: the winner is a 17-year-old boy who used his dad's account to bid and is in no position to cough up the cash.
Shopping for a new server? Want a piece of whistleblower history? Want to piss off Julian Assange? You can do all three of these things at once, if you buy the server that hosted hundreds of thousands of diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks a few years ago. And it still works!
If you had your heart set on getting back some of the data you had stored on Megaupload, now would be a good time to stop hoping. According to Kim Dotcom, petabytes of user data have already been deleted off old Megaupload servers. Thousands of pirated movies cried out in terror and were suddenly silenced.
Facebook's new Graph Search is an ambitious project, and brings with it the need for some serious computational grunt. Here's how Facebook is taking on that challenge.
If you're hankering for an Xserve, you've been out of luck since 2011. But there's always an alternative. You can make your own by squeezing a whole 160 Mac Minis into a custom rack, for instance. That's what a fellow named Steve did, and the results are staggering.
Steve Wozniak recently lost his calendar. Mat Honan saw his iCloud security breached and his entire digital life was obliterated. In the cloud, when something goes wrong, you are screwed. There are no rules to stop it, no protections in place. There's no responsibility. Companies like Apple or Google or Microsoft or…
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Hidden inside a Norwegian mountain, next to a cold fjord which supplies cooling water, Green Mountain is the world's most environmentally-friendly data center. It also sounds like it was built by hobbits.
Amazon and Google generally get all the attention for their data centers and cloud services. But you know who has the fastest servers around? Microsoft. Yep.
The enemy of my enemy is my data center server provider, or something. Anyway, rumor says Apple is using Microsoft and Amazon servers to power iCloud. How cozy! [AppleInsider]
For reasons unknown, the F.B.I. raided a data center and seized several servers, causing known online brands, including Pinboard and those in the Curbed network (like our friends at Eater), to go offline.
Apple's ginormous data center in North Carolina has—or had?—been shrouded in mystery for some time now. But did you know that they just inked a deal on another iData haven, nearly as big, in SoCal? But what for?
Facebook recently took the wraps off its shiny new data center in Prineville, Oregon and—courtesy the Open Compute Project—we've learned the whole massive thing sounds lean, mean and relatively green.