October 17, 2012 |
For the first time, Google has invited the world to explore its secretive data centers. The Internet giant Wednesday took several steps to show users how its data centers work, including putting out a YouTube video, which you can see above. Among the video's highlights, at the 1:15 mark you can see how Google destroys its hard drives after they break so no one can steal the data. Recently, Google and others in the tech sphere have come under criticism for their energy-hogging data centers.
October 3, 2012 |
A federal domestic security effort to help state and local law enforcement catch terrorists by setting up more than 70 information-sharing centers around the country has threatened civil liberties while doing little to combat terrorism, a two-year examination by a Senate subcommittee found. The so-called fusion centers were created in 2003 after the Sept. 11 commission concluded that federal, state and local law enforcement agencies needed to collaborate more in counter-terrorism efforts.
May 3, 2012
Yahoo has warned Facebook that the social networking giant may be infringing on 16 more of its patents. Yahoo sent a letter to Facebook last month alleging that the patents “may be relevant” to technology Facebook uses in its servers and data centers, Facebook disclosed in a regulatory filing Thursday. Facebook has data centers in Oregon and North Carolina. It developed its own servers to power those data centers. Facebook said Yahoo had not threatened a lawsuit but had said "it may do so in the future.
January 22, 2012 |
The largest industrial property transaction of 2011 in Orange County closed at the end of the year with the $47-million sale of Irvine Crossings, a real estate brokerage said. Palo Alto-based real estate investment company Menlo Equities bought the 420,000-square-foot industrial warehouse and data center on 21.7 acres from a limited liability corporation, brokerage Voit Real Estate Services said. Irvine Crossings at 17871 Von Karman Ave. and 17836 Gillette Ave. is 100% occupied by tenants Savvis and 3PL Global.
October 25, 2011 |
Larry Ellison just paid $1.5 billion to secure a place in the cloud. Ellison's Oracle Corp. on Monday unveiled a deal to acquire RightNow Technologies Inc., expanding its cloud-computing arsenal three weeks after rival Salesforce.com sought to minimize the tech giant's efforts in the major corporate IT trend. Shares of RightNow soared $6.98, or 19.4%, to $42.94 after Oracle announced the pact with the Bozeman, Mont., company for $43 a share. Oracle shares gained 75 cents, or 2.3%, to close at $32.87.
September 30, 2011 |
While most of Southern California's office rental market remains as anemic as the economy, one niche is experiencing robust growth: heavily secured offices where businesses house their all-important computer servers. Nearly all of us send and receive signals through data centers every day. Simple tasks like browsing a website, paying a restaurant bill with a credit card or making a phone call may require their services. In Los Angeles County, there are only about a dozen of these specialized buildings that protect the precious data of banks, oil companies, stores and all manner of other firms.