Recent Datacenter News
Cryptojacking: The Hot New Type of Attack on Data Centers
Servers hijacked for cryptocurrency mining may lead to higher bills from your cloud provider or your power utility.
Data Center Automation: Fact vs Fiction
The ability to streamline automation workflows in the data center is where the value lies.
India's HCL Sees Shares Slide After Agreeing to Buy $1.8B Worth of IBM's Software Assets
Indian software maker HCL has agreed to buy some of IBM's software assets for $1.8 billion
• Its shares declined on the news, making it the worst performer among India's 50 to companies
• Investors are worried about the assets' revenue-generating potential
• HCL CEO defended the decision, saying the deal instantly brings 5,000 new customers
Gartner: Immersive Augmented Reality is Coming to the Enterprise
Mass adoption of augmented reality (AR) has been limited thus far. That's about to change, and the enterprise may lead, according to Gartner Research, which says IT teams should prepare to support immersive, data-intensive media experiences.
Why Does Colo Matter in the Era of Cloud-First?
By 2025, 80% of enterprises will have shut down their traditional data center, versus 10% today. Hear from Randy Rowland, President of Data Center Services at Cyxtera, on how colocation can play an even more important role as an alternative to on-premises environments.
Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: December 8, 2018
For your weekend reading, here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on DCK this week.
Are Virtual Cross-Connects Equinix’s Friend or Foe?
Interconnection giant’s execs address Wall Street’s concern that virtual fabrics like Megaport may eat into its bread-and-butter cross-connect business.
Why AWS Is Getting into the Satellite Data Business
As more satellites are hurled into space, ground-station access becomes the biggest satellite-data bottleneck.
The Next Wave in Integrated IT Departments: DataOps
What makes DataOps smart is that it’s based on culture and process changes, not radical new technology, because the foundation of DataOps is data.
Is AWS Glacier Deep Archive the Tape Killer?
Bottomless cloud storage at cents per gigabyte for your cold tier might sound like the end of tape, but there’s more to consider than cost.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Cloud
Integration PaaS needs to go beyond basic application and data integration to address the full capabilities of cloud data management.
Goldman Uses Gear From This Startup to Run Some Data Centers
Barefoot says a new version of its networking chip will help its effort to shake up how computer networks are built and operated.
Gartner: Replace Your Data Center with a ‘Digital Toolbox of Possibilities’
The analyst firm lays out ways enterprise IT leaders can stay relevant in a future where “infrastructure is everywhere.”
RISC-V Summit Debuts to Showcase Open Source ISA
Vendors at the first annual RISC-V Summit announce new products built around the open source processor specification.
Cloud Players Are Redrawing the Subsea Cable Map
The subsea cable world is being disrupted by hyperscale cloud players, who are investing to reroute traditional undersea lanes to bring data traffic ashore near their giant data center campuses.
Frontier Spotlight: Top Data Center Stories for November 2018
Frontier Spotlight November 2018 covers the latest movement in the Northern Virginia data center market, as well as closer looks at the economics of vertical data center design and Microsoft's undersea data center.
US Financial Firms to Further Increase Cybersecurity Spending
US financial firms expect higher cybersecurity spending in 2019 as they face bigger threats and more attacks, a new survey report by Thales eSecurity said
• About 36 percent of companies said they experienced an intrusion in 2018, up from 24 percent in last year’s survey
• Most financial firms still spend too much on defending personal computers despite awareness that it’s the least effective strategy, the survey found
• More attention should be paid to network security, according to Thales
Migrating Veritas Enterprise Vault to Modernized Storage Platforms
Organizations will need to target an S3 platform that also supports the EV Streamer interface.
Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: November 2018
Here are the 10 most popular articles that appeared on DCK in November
Can Blockchain Fix Cybersecurity?
The technology holds a lot of promise for security, but there’s still a long way to go before it sees serious enterprise adoption.