Myths of modernizing legacy information technology systems

INDUSTRY INSIGHT The days of holding onto legacy IT systems are over. The Trump administration’s executive order on IT transformation has made data center and network modernization an issue of “how” and “when,” not “if.” Despite that mandate, federal agencies often struggle to transition from legacy facilities and mindsets. Why? …

The Future of Computing Must Have Innovation in Energy

Unless we find a new form of electronic technology that uses less energy, computing will become limited by an “energy crunch” within decades. There’s little doubt the information technology revolution has improved our lives. But unless we find a new form of electronic technology that uses less energy, computing will …

Microsoft wants to put data centers at the bottom of the ocean

Earlier this week, Microsoft announced the second phase of Project Natick, a research experiment that aims to understand the benefits and challenges of deploying large-scale data centers under water. In this second phase, the team sank a tank the size of a shipping container with numerous server racks off the …