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Alibaba vs Amazon: The Competition Heats Up

Katrina at Rack Solutions May 31, 2016

Alibaba vs Amazon: Alibaba’s New Partnership Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group is continuing to expand its footprint in the technology world. A recent Bloomberg article says the giant company has teamed up with Softbank Group to start a new cloud computer service that will target customers in Japan. Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba Group is continuing… Continue Reading »


The Impact of Technology on Employees

Katrina at Rack Solutions March 10, 2016

While technology can improve productivity and communication, there is also the impact of technology on employees. For this reason, technology itself is not what empowers employees to be at their best. As a recent article in the Harvard Business Review noted, the technological advances have been amazing, yet many businesses have not created a culture that… Continue Reading »


New Toyota Data Center Being Built To Bring Connected Smart Cars to the American Market

Katrina at Rack Solutions February 12, 2016

Technology has made modern cars more reliable and safe. Most people are aware that manufacturers employ robots in their plants. These devices help engineers design efficient vehicles that meet the needs of consumers. Yet, it is less known that Toyota, which has become one the most prominent brands in the United States, mass produces smart… Continue Reading »


Technology 2016 Predictions From The Experts: Security, IoT And More

Katrina at Rack Solutions January 14, 2016

What are the big technology 2016 predictions? The data center experts from SearchDataCenter have given their predictions for major IT trends in the coming year. As the year comes to a close, experts in all industries strive to predict the top market trends for the new year. To shed some light on what 2016 may… Continue Reading »


Home In Hillsboro: New LinkedIn Data Center on the Horizon

Katrina at Rack Solutions December 22, 2015

In the past year, LinkedIn data center storage and processing needs have increased by leaps and bounds – by 34 percent to be exact. Note also that this growth is in addition to 29 megawatts of capacity in our current data centers worldwide – 26 megawatts of which are domestic, while the other three are… Continue Reading »


How Long Before Another San Francisco Data Center Building Is Up For Sale?

Katrina at Rack Solutions November 9, 2015

The Silicon Valley boom has led to higher real estate prices, in an already largely exclusive environment. There are increasing complaints about the lack of affordable housing in the Bay Area, in general, and San Francisco, in particular. Such is one of the drawbacks of success. Things are not any easier in the commercial real estate sphere. Hi-tech… Continue Reading »


Should Certain Methods of Collecting Data be Outlawed?

Katrina at Rack Solutions October 20, 2015

Recently, presidential hopeful, Senator, Rand Paul posted a statement affirming he would shut down the National Security Agency’s (NSA) largest data center, the Utah Data Center (UDC). In his status update, Senator Rand Paul stated, “bulk data collection must end!” It’s ironic that Senator Rand Paul took to Facebook to post his disdain for bulk… Continue Reading »


6 Tips for Coping with Windows 10 Update Problems

Katrina at Rack Solutions September 23, 2015

Windows 10 update problems have been extensively experienced by its users ever since it was released nearly two months ago, and the complaints are rolling in. It’s gotten so bad that Microsoft has promised to start giving skeletonized versions of it away for free. It’s a meltdown that had been in the works since at… Continue Reading »


A Top MySQL Alternative has Been Released: Amazon Aurora

Katrina at Rack Solutions September 16, 2015

Amazon Aurora has finally been released and it’s an excellent MySQL alternative. MySQL is the industry leader when it comes to the world of free database software and the majority of dynamic websites are now running on what has become the industry standard – the LAMP stack. LAMP stack The LAMP stack is Linux, Apache,… Continue Reading »


Cloud Computing Examples that Answer 3 FAQs

Katrina at Rack Solutions August 21, 2015

I remember a time when a cloud was a white puffy thing in the sky that, when you laid on your back, you looked at and tried to make shapes with. I remember when it was where the rain came from. But those were simpler days and with new technology, our vocabulary is changing. Allow… Continue Reading »

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