Dell acquires Force10 to expand its data center offerings

Dell Inc. continues its shopping spree to expand its services offerings, announcing a definitive agreement to acquire Force10 Networks Inc., a provider of high-performance data center networking. Terms of the acquisition were not reported.

Why can't agencies track data center consolidation savings?

Federal agencies significantly trail their private sector counterparts when it comes to tracking the key metrics that determine data center consolidation savings, according to a newly released survey.

LSI’s Engenio storage business now a NetApp unit

LSI Corp. has completed the sale of its external storage systems business to NetApp Inc. for $480 million in cash, the Milpitas, Calif., company said.

SAIC wins $90M award to support DISA computing center

Science Applications International Corp. will provide technical support to the Defense Information Systems Agency under a five-year task order valued at more than $90 million.

The IT lessons of 50 years of space flight

May 5 marks the 50th anniversary of Alan Shepard's flight as the first American in space. IBMer Art Cohen was part of the team that tracked him across the sky. He shares his story with Editor Nick Wakeman.

Dell ‘very bullish’ on buying more companies to boost fed sales

Despite tight federal budgets during the next several years, Dell Computer Corp. will continue to acquire companies to further deepen its footprint as a government services provider. And it has $15 billion in cash to do so.

Dell to sink $1B into its cloud push

Dell said April 7 that it plans to spend $1 billion in cloud technology over its next fiscal year.

HP ramps up data center services for Special Ops Command

Hewlett-Packard Co. has won a four-year, $68.1 million data center services contract from the U.S. Special Operations Command to support its worldwide missions.

Winners and losers in cloud computing

Cloud computing's acceptance across a wide swath of government is inevitable. For contractors, some will get hurt and others will flourish. Which side will you be on?

NetApp to buy LSI's Engenio video and data storage business

NetApp to purchase Engenio in a $480 million all-cash deal.

SAIC continues software, geospatial support for EPA

SAIC will provide software engineering and technical support to the Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Information under a task order that could be worth as much as $20 million.

Verizon makes $1.4B cloud play with Terremark acquisition

Acquisition of cloud service provider moves forward Verizon's 'everything-as-a-service model.'

Navy freezes server purchases

The Navy has frozen its server purchases and halted the creation of new data centers in a move seen as a step toward reducing its IT infrastructure.

GE's $500M bet on data center consolidation and cloud computing

General Electric's energy division has agreed to acquire Lineage Power Holdings in a $520 million deal that will get the company into the cloud computing and data center game.

Teradata sees revenue growth in data consolidation

Following 18 years of growth in the commercial sector, Terabyte is seeking to expand its footprint in a federal market that is intent on spending less on data centers.

Dell adds storage solutions provider to its portfolio

Dell Corp. will pay $27.75 per share in cash for each share of Compellent Technologies Inc., a provider of virtualized storage solutions, for a total equity value of approximately $960 million.

CACI upgrades data systems for Customs and Border Protection

CACI International Inc. has been awarded a five-year, $29 million task order from the Homeland Security Department to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency. The work was awarded through the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) contract vehicle.

Crazy prediction, or crazy serious?

Tell us what you think of these six views of the future of IT.

How did the government miscount a thousand data centers?

The federal government has found that there are nearly 1,000 more data-centers than previous estimates indicated after a rigorous peer-review process resulted in a more complete picture of agencies' data-center assets, according to the Office of Management and Budget.