Artificial intelligence and the impact on our data centers

Source:  Tony Robinson   It never ceases to amaze how filmmakers are able to introduce concepts that at the time seem so far from reality, but in time those concepts make it into our daily lives. In 1990, the Arnold…

The proof is in: Devops and cloud go great together

Devops needs cloud, and the cloud needs devops. Having one wthout the other means you don’t get the full potential of either. Why? Well the ability to build applications at the “speed of need” that devops provides, if done properly,…

Google, Iron Mountain Take on the Data Growth-Analytics Gap

Source: Shutterstock There’s an institutionalized, seemingly intractable and ever widening gap in enterprise IT between data growth and HPDA’s (high performance data analytics) ability to access more than a small piece of it and convert it into “actionable insight.” Sadly,…

Land of the Giants: Building the hyperscale cloud

Source:  DCD Analysis The construction of the world’s digital infrastructure has been a uniquely collaborative affair, with governments, research institutions and corporations all playing their part in the creation of a monumental web of data centers, cables, towers, satellites and…

Why high-performance computing has moved to the cloud

Two leading analysts’ reports, from Intersect360 Research and Hyperion Research, show the high-performance computing market has reached an inflection point. The cloud segment includes Microsoft, Amazon Web Services, and Google. Intersect360 says high-performance cloud spending by high-performance computing customers grew by…

No blank checks: The value of cloud cost governance

How much does you’re public cloud cost month to month? If you don’t know, you’re hardly alone. Most people in IT don’t have a good understand of what a public cloud service costs per month. Most wait to find out what…

A new cooling frontier

When trying to cool a data center, consideration is often given to outside temperatures, to the cooling capacity of chillers, and the airflow of fans. Less thought is given to the coldness of space, the vast bleak void that envelopes…

The DCT MidWeek Brief 4: Amsterdam and Non-Traditional NAM Markets Heating Up

Welcome to Midweek Brief 4: 4 Brief 4 Furious On Wednesdays, we like run through some of the big stories we’re noodling here at DCT. I’m not going to touch on current global politics, other than to say that current…

Oasis Labs Lands $45M for Privacy-First Cloud on Blockchain

Oasis Labs raised $45 million for privacy-first cloud computing on blockchain. Oasis’ mission is two-fold: bring privacy and security protections previously not available on a blockchain, and deliver processing capabilities with greater performance than existing systems. Every startup—at least the good…

You can no longer afford to indulge cloud blockers

Cognitive dissonance occurs when beliefs or assumptions are contradicted by new information. People address that tension with one of several defensive maneuvers: Often, they reject or avoid the new information, or they resort to other defensive means of preserving order in…