Jack Woods

Jack Woods is a regular contributor to SiliconANGLE, covering the cloud market. Please send news and requests to news@siliconangle.com

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Futuristic data center designs [Image Gallery]

As we’ve written about previously, data center architectures are evolving to meet the demands and complexities imposed by increasing business requirements.  Due to ever-increasing amounts of data storage and computing power, data centers are popping up in the most unlikely of places, including a retrofitted nuclear bunker, a cavern buried within the mountains of Norway, […]

8 informative cloud security issues + insights videos

As software-defined data centers emerge in the IT industry, CIOs have a number of critical decisions and considerations on their plate. For companies considering whether or not to use cloud computing, traditional data centers, or a combination of the two for data storage, three primary factors commonly play into their decision: business needs, overall system […]

The evolution of the data center : Timeline from the Mainframe to the Cloud

As mentioned in Wikibon’s “The Data Center: Past, Present and Future” post, “Data centers are at the center of modern software technology, serving a critical role in the expanding capabilities for enterprises.” The concept of “data centers” has been around since the late 1950s when American Airlines and IBM partnered to create a passenger reservations […]

What’s the future of the data center? The big list of thought leadership perspective

As detailed in a recent article on Wikibon, “Data centers are at the center of modern software technology, serving a critical role in the expanding capabilities for enterprises.” Data centers have enabled the enterprise to do much more with much less, both in terms of physical space and the time required to create and maintain […]

30 cloud computing & data center profiles, pages & communities on Google+

In today’s increasingly competitive world of cloud computing, it’s imperative to take advantage of social media, especially if you want to be heard and communicate with stakeholders.  As we’ve written about previously, Twitter can be an invaluable resource for discovering what IT industry analysts, authors, publishers, bloggers/writers, journalists, advocates, entrepreneurs, and vendors are discussing. But, […]

5 Must-read cloud computing reports on the Future of the data center

To stay competitive and agile in today’s shifting digital landscape, data center architectures are evolving to meet the demands and complexities imposed by increasing business requirements.  Gartner, in fact, predicts the importance, role, and function of data centers will change over the next five years, which may leave many organizations wondering how to plan their […]

5 software defined networking myths

As defined by Margaret Rouse, editorial director of WhatIs.com, software-defined networking (SDN) is “an approach to networking in which control is decoupled from hardware and given to a software application called a controller.” This term has gained significant traction among network engineers and administrators of late, but due to its immaturity and a small repository […]

10 of the best data center infographics online today

Emerson Network Power’s “2013 State of the Data Center” illustrates that global dependence on everything digital is pushing IT to the forefront of the organization.  In fact, a recent Data Center Knowledge article reports Google’s unprecedented level of spending ($7.35 billion in capital expenditures) on data center expansions in 2013.  And, according to IO’s George […]

5 critical attributes of the successful software-defined data center

Software-defined data centers have endeavored to bring software-enabled optimization that exists at all layers of the stack today (storage layer, CPU layer, network layer, etc.) into the physical data center, giving adopters the ability to manage those assets in a way that correlates to the workloads utilizing them. While this concept is still an emerging […]

60+ Top social media conversationalists talking cloud computing on Twitter

In today’s fast-paced digital landscape, the adoption of cloud services for business is well beyond the tipping point.  With 2014 predicted to be the year the IT organization will be judged on its speed and agility to keep pace with business demands, the use of the cloud is no longer a business convenience but a […]