Wall Street Rethinking Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

US financial services giants shifting to open hardware approach pioneered by internet giants Read More. Blades Enterprise Featured Open Compute

Guide to Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Mark Zuckerberg’s social networking giant is the world’s biggest open source hardware design factory Read More. Blades Cooling Data Center Design Facebook Featured Networking Open Compute Power Storage

Meet Microsoft, the New Face of Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

If you’re running a cloud platform at Microsoft’s scale (30-plus regions around the world, with multiple data centers per region) and you want it to run on the best data center hardware, you typically design it yourself.

LinkedIn Pushes Own Data Center Hardware Standard

Data Center Knowledge

Blades Data Center Design Data Center Strategies Infrastructure LinkedIn Open Compute Racks and EnclosuresCan Open19 take hold given OCP’s wide support, including by Microsoft? Read More.

Google Expands Cloud Data Center Plans, Asserts Hardware, Connectivity Leadership

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Featured GoogleCompany touts its infrastructure might as it fights for enterprise cloud market share Read More.

The Commoditization of Server Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Hardware infrastructure developers will have to cope with commoditization, either by recalibrating their efforts toward commoditization, or by forging partnerships with other data center ecosystem contributors, writes Jake Iskhakov of ServerLIFT.

Twisted Pair Ethernet Hardware Troubleshooting Part 2

IT Toolbox

Starting at the Data Link layer, ARCNET, IEEE 802, or Ethernet LANs have been frequently implemented for network access

What (Hardware) You Need to Build an Azure Cloud in Your Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Microsoft releases hardware specs for Azure Stack in anticipation of preview release Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Microsoft

OCP Launches Marketplace for Open Source Data Center Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Online catalogue lists servers, storage, network gear and vendors ready to deliver Read More. Blades Networking Open Compute Storage

Cheap Ways To Connect Data Centers

The Accidental Successful CIO

Data centers are only valuable if they can share data Image Credit: Sean Ellis. As the person with the CIO job at your company, you have the added responsibility of maintaining your company’s data centers. Facebook’s Data Center Problem.

Forget Hardware, Forget Software, Forget the Infrastructure

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Computing Data Center Strategies Enterprise FeaturedBusiness users think IT is there to say “no,” and it’s IT’s job to change that Read More.

Bitcoin Hardware Player BitFury Enters Cloud Mining With 20MW Data Center

Data Center Knowledge

Leading mining ASIC supplier launches massive data center in the Republic of Georgia. Read More. Bitcoin Featured

Report: Cloud Providers Will Spend $23B on Data Center Hardware This Year

Data Center Knowledge

IDC predicts 19 percent uptick in hardware spend by public cloud providers, while traditional IT spend contracts slightly Read More. Blades Cloud Computing Colocation Infrastructure Networking Storage

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Storage

Chuck's Blog - EMC

While many of us are enamored by the vision of a software-defined data center (SDDC), we also know that hardware will still be a very important consideration: how much, how efficient, how fast, etc. Hardware Matters.

IBM Stakes POWER8 Claim to SAP Hana Hardware Market

Data Center Knowledge

Big Data Blades IBMLaunches Power Systems optimized for SAP's in-memory database management software Read More.

Closer Look: IO’s Open Compute Cloud Hardware

Data Center Knowledge

Here’s a closer look at the hardware powering IO.Cloud, which is housed inside IO.Anywhere data center modules in the company’s New Jersey and Phoenix data centers. Cloud Computing IO

Microsoft: OCP Forced Hardware Makers to Rethink Interoperability

Data Center Knowledge

Blades Cloud Computing Data Center World Featured Microsoft Open ComputeThe industry went from interfacing strictly through standards devised by standard bodies to building interoperable components from the start. Read More.

Cumulus Gets Behind LinkedIn’s Open Data Center Hardware Push

Data Center Knowledge

Open19’s membership shaping up to be similar to Open Compute Project’s Read More. Featured LinkedIn Networking

Amazon unveils new data center hardware to get you securely into the cloud

Tech Republic Data Center

At the 2016 re:Invent conference, AWS CEO Andy Jassy unveiled two new products, the Snowball Edge and Snowmobile, to make it even easier to get your data into the cloud

Hardware Import Tariffs Could Change Microsoft Data Center Plans in UK

Data Center Knowledge

Data Center Strategies Europe MicrosoftUpcoming trade-deal renegotiation by UK and by US carries heavy implications for cloud providers Read More.

HPE Bets on Core Data Center Hardware Sales to Drive Profits

Data Center Knowledge

Getting out of low-margin services business, company now has to boost hardware sales volume Read More. Blades Hewlett-Packard Infrastructure

What Thailand Floods Taught AWS Hardware Team about Supply Chain Management

Data Center Knowledge

Amazon Cloud Computing Data Center StrategiesInfrastructure team combines supply-chain insight with Fulfillment Center wisdom to turn supply chain management into strategic advantage Read More.

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything - Chuck's Blog

Chuck's Blog - EMC

Hardware In An Era Of Software-Defined Everything. The next mountain to climb is clearly in sight: it's the software-defined data center, or SDDC.   But, in this new world, we start thinking about hardware differently as well -- especially at scale. big data.

LinkedIn’s Data Center Standard Aims to Do What OCP Hasn’t Done

Data Center Knowledge

Open19 aims to make new breed of data center hardware easy to source for smaller IT shops Read More. Cloud Design Featured Hardware LinkedIn

Attackers can use CPU hardware bug for data

IT Manager Daily

Threat: Two vulnerabilities have been found in CPU hardware that utilizes speculative execution. The vulnerabilities also make it possible for attackers to read arbitrary privileged data using less privileged code with timing side-channel analysis. The post Attackers can use CPU hardware bug for data appeared first on IT Manager Daily. Multiple vulnerabilities found in CPUs could put you at risk.

Aging Hardware Could Corrupt Evidence in Megaupload Case

Data Center Knowledge

Defendant's former service providers Cogent and Carpathia refuse to be responsible for preserving data on DOJ's behalf Read More. Shared

Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Storage IO Blog

It turns out, serverless BS (SLBS) and hardware less are still trendy, and while some might view the cloud or software-defined data center (SDDC) virtualization, or IoT folks as the culprits, it is more widespread with plenty of bandwagon riders. To me what’s ironic is that many purveyors of of SLBS also like to talk about hardware. The post Did you want a side of SLBS (server less BS) with your software or hardware FUD?

Google’s new ‘data echoing’ technique speeds up AI training

CTOvision

AI accelerator hardware like Google’s Tensor Processing Units and Intel’s Nervana Neural Network Processor promise to speed up AI model training, but because of the way the chips are architected, earlier stages of the training pipeline (like data preprocessing) don’t benefit from the boosts.

One Click and Voilà, Your Entire Data Center is Encrypted

Data Center Knowledge

IBM says its new encryption engine will allow users to encrypt all data in their databases, applications, and cloud services with no performance hit. Design Featured Hardware IBM SecurityRead More.

Google Designs Data Center Appliance to Ship Client Data

Data Center Knowledge

Cloud Design Google Hardware StorageTransfer Appliance has higher storage capacity than Amazon’s Snowball and costs less per TB Read More.

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Deep Learning Driving Up Data Center Power Density

Data Center Knowledge

Hosting AI hardware is an engineering puzzle all its own. Data Center Design FeaturedRead More.

Microsoft makes Windows 10 hardware change for PC security

Network World

Microsoft is rolling out a change in minimum hardware requirements for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices, and expects hardware makers to comply in order to make their devices more secure. Starting Thursday, PC makers should include a hardware-based security feature called TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0 security layer -- which can be in the form of a chip or firmware -- can safeguard user data by managing and storing cryptographic keys in a trusted container.

Building the Agile Data Center

Eric D. Brown

T he modern data center is a complex environment with many different systems and many different objectives. Over the years, many data centers have become the dumping ground for all things technology. Hardware will simply be the delivery system for the software defined data center.

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Open19: The Vendor-Friendly Open Source Data Center Project

Data Center Knowledge

Its licensing framework is one of the key differences between LinkedIn’s data center tech foundation and OCP. Design Featured Hardware LinkedIn Open SourceRead More.

12 hardware and software vulnerabilities you should address now

Network World

It's not a stretch to say that most organizations have at least some old hardware and software still in use. Walker White, president of BDNA, a company that tracks and analyzes end-of-life (EOL) data for hardware, software and medical devices, says that the main problem with out-of-date software and legacy hardware is that once they pass their EOL cycle, the vendor no longer maintains or supports the products, resulting in security vulnerabilities and risk to organizations.