How to retrofit the cloud for security: 2 essential steps

At the majority of enterprises that migrate applications to the cloud, security is an afterthought. This doesn’t mean it’s not important, but that they looking to address security requirements after the workloads and data have already settled in the cloud.…

Cloud-Native Tools Compressing App Release Cycles

Automated releases of enterprise software are on the rise as the frequency of those releases moves from months to days thanks to the proliferation of micro-services architectures that “allow companies to cut releases as often as they need,” a cloud-native…

AMD announces dual Radeon GPU for data centers

At VMworld 2018, chipmaker AMD revealed a new flagship dual-GPU for data center visualization workloads, the Radeon Pro V340, set to release in the fourth quarter of 2018. AMD also announced that it would be turning to TSMC for all its…

To learn cloud skills, community colleges are the place to be

Last week, Amazon Web Services said it is partnering with community colleges and high schools to offer cloud-computing certificates. “The 19 community colleges—which include Citrus College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles Trade Tech, Pasadena City College, and Mt. San Antonio…

The biggest risk in cloud computing is not doing it

Gartner’s latest quarterly report “Emerging Risks Report” surveyed 110 senior executives about risk, audit, finance, and compliance at large global organizations. Not surprisingly, they identified cloud computing as the top concern for the second consecutive quarter. Why? Moving to the cloud…

DeepMind AI bots tell Google to literally chill out: Software takes control of server cooling

Oh good, we’re out of the board games phase, then DeepMind’s artificially intelligent algorithms are directly controlling the cooling systems within Google’s data centers to improve efficiency. Google’s vast warehouses are filled with hundreds of thousands of heat-generating servers, chugging…

Choosing the right DCIM solution

Every vendor believes in itself and knows that its solutions have some great merits. But as a service or solution user, how do you know what’s good, and what’s great, for your case? Source: DCD In the world of data…

Intel Updates For AI: $1B Now, More Growth Ahead

Intel held a full day event last week to lay out its strategy and products for growth in the datacenter. Senior executives took the opportunity to talk about CPUs, ASICs, FPGAs, memory, and networking, while sprinkling in a healthy dose…

6 Lessons Nintendo Can Teach The Data Center Industry

There are several lessons the data center industry can learn from Nintendo’s Switch, the company’s history, and its design philosophy. Drawing parallels to the video game industry might seem like a stretch; like perhaps I’ve been playing Dead Cells so…

Filings Reveal Planned Microsoft and Google Data Center Expansions

Microsoft and Google have both filed paperwork to expand existing data center campuses. Microsoft filed permits to add 72 Diesel generators at its Quincy, Washington campus, while Google filed paperwork under its Maguro entity to expand a Charleston, South Carolina…