DCK Exclusive: Chinese Data Center Leader GDS Holdings – IPO Update

On Wednesday, November 2, GDS Holdings Limited (NASDAQ: GDS) rang the bell at the NASDAQ, becoming the latest publicly traded data center operator listed for trading on a US stock exchange. There are currently six publicly traded US data center REITs. However, GDS Holdings represents an entirely different type of investment […]

How To Reduce Data and Network Latency Where Others Fail

David Trossell is CEO and CTO of Bridgeworks. Data is the lifeblood of business. So a slow data transfer rate makes it harder to analyze, back-up, and restore data. Many organizations have to battle data latency on a daily basis, hampering their ability to deliver new digital products and services, […]

Not Really a Bro-mance: Broadcom Wanted Brocade’s FC Storage

When Brocade Communications completed its acquisition of municipal Wi-Fi provider Ruckus Wireless last May, it informed investors that the deal would create a new kind of pure-play networking company.  That seemed to be what the networking technology market wanted… up until this morning, when networking IP giant Broadcom Limited announced […]

Broadcom to Buy Brocade for $5.9 Billion to Expand in Cloud

(Bloomberg) — Broadcom Ltd, a maker of semiconductor chips, agreed to buy Brocade Communications Systems Inc. for $5.9 billion, a move that will help it play a greater role in meeting increasing demand for cloud computing. Broadcom will pay $12.75 a share for the company in an all-cash transaction valued at […]

High Density Compute is Here; Are You Keeping Up?

Steve Lim is Vice President and Head of Marketing for Vantage Data Centers. The connected lifestyle is here, and whether you are reaching consumer or business users, the growth in the use of devices and data is staggering.  In the U.S., the number of devices and connections is expected to […]

Cisco Unveils Modular, High-Capacity S-Series Storage for UCS

Making the case that public cloud-based storage loses its cost effectiveness after so long a period of time or so great a capacity of data, Cisco announced Tuesday the availability, beginning next week, of a new series of modular storage appliances geared for high-bandwidth applications, such as the emerging field […]

Firehouses from space

By: Doug Mohney Earth observation data company, Planet, provided an update on its operations this week. The amount of information it is collecting right now is stunning, with over 50 million square kilometers of imagery coming down every day. That’s around 1.6 Terabytes (TB) and around 300,000 images per day. […]

CyrusOne Q3 Earnings – Trick or Treat?

Halloween got off to a spooky start for data center REIT CyrusOne shareholders after the company reported Q3 earnings on Monday, before the bell. However, CyrusOne’s solid earnings, raised guidance, strong leasing, and massive pipeline of new deals appeared to be overshadowed by uncertainty surrounding the revelation of an unexpected CFO […]

Brocade Communications in Advanced Talks to Sell Itself

(Bloomberg) — Brocade Communications Systems Inc. is in advanced talks to sell itself, according to people familiar with the matter. The network-equipment maker is nearing the final stages of a sale process, said the people, who asked not to be named because the discussions are private. Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd. is one […]

Top Five Features to Look for in a Visibility Solution

Michael Fimin is CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. The IT marketing community is masterful at creating buzz words — “big data,” “cloud,” the “Internet of Things,” “artificial intelligence” and more. Now the new buzz word “visibility” is popping up everywhere. During the RSA Conference 2016, nearly every vendor talked about visibility […]