DISRUPTION

Radical shake-up proposed for the internet

Changes may be in the cards for the internet. Primarily, the global information system that we know as the World Wide Web could be up for some radical blockchain-concept re-thinking. It could take us back in time, but in a…

New AI Processors from Huawei for Data Centers, Devices

Huawei Rotating Chairman Eric Xu Even as technology stocks fell off the market cliff this week, the march of technology innovation and product launches goes on. Tech giant Huawei has thrown a new chip into the rapidly expanding processor ring…

Is there a white-box server in your data center’s future?

The stagnant server market has heated up over the last few years, due in no small part to the advent of “white box” server vendors grabbing an increasing share of the cloud business. Enterprises have been reluctant to follow the…

Michael Dell and Silver Lake in showdown with shareholders over VMware plan

A showdown is looming between Dell Technologies and the shareholders who own the tracking stock for its 81 percent stake in VMware. Amid widespread opposition to the plan for buying that tracking stock, Dell’s owners, Michael Dell and Silver Lake…

Amazon quietly launched a new ‘accelerator’ program to create more exclusive brands for its website

As Amazon revs up its private label business with new household goods and clothing brands, the company is quietly rolling out another way to get more exclusive products onto the site. Amazon is inviting outside companies to “join the Amazon…

Cloudera shares skyrocket on merger with rival Hortonworks

Cloudera stock jumped as much as 20 percent on Wednesday after it announced an all-stock merger of equals with competitor Hortonworks. Hortonworks stock was halted just prior to the announcement and jumped as much as 21 percent when it resumed…

Cisco sets $2.3B deal for unified access, multi-factor authentication security firm Duo

Cisco said today it had closed the $2.35 billion deal it made for network identity, authentication security company Duo. According to Cisco, Duo’s zero trust security model authorizes secure connections to all applications based on the trustworthiness of users and…

Over $9 billion wiped off of XRP value after surprise spike in the cryptocurrency’s price

The price of cryptocurrency XRP tanked on Tuesday following a surprise spike last week. XRP, which is often incorrectly referred to as Ripple, fell over 18 percent from the day before at around 8.25 a.m. London time, according to Coinmarketcap.com.…

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…

The DCT MidWeek Brief 2: Vantage, Cologix, Cyxtera, IBM, Fortnite

Welcome to MidWeek Brief 2: Electric Boogaloo. Every Wednesday, we’ll take a rapid-fire run-through of all the big stories of the week so far, as well as preview emerging stories we’re keeping an eye on. Why Wednesdays? It knows what…