Here is a quick rundown of a few newsworthy articles that people are talking about it the world of IT, including cloud computing trends for 2015, some M&A activity, new products/services being offered, and organizations leading the technology pack.
Amongst the many revelations at VMworld this year were the renaming of VMware’s hosted cloud service product to vCloud Air and the announcement of their new converged infrastructure appliance, EVO:RAIL.
Just in case you missed it - here's a quick look at a few top industry news articles from last week: Recap of StrataCore Blog Posts: Internet Shellshocked Today: Bash Vulnerability a Webwide Problem A vulnerability reported in the GNU Borne Again Shell (Bash) has been exploited and used to take over Web servers as part of botnet. This newly discovered security hole has been dubbed “Shellshock” and is similar to the Heartbleed bug that appeared last spring in that it allows anyone with knowledge of the vulnerability to exploit a large number of Web servers.
Facebook's data center in North Carolina has been producing about 5,000 jobs throughout the state. The social media giant has also been involved with the local communities awarding local non-profits and organizations $450,000 and PANGAEA internet for kids to have Wi-Fi to help with school work in their homes.
The drought crisis in California’s Monterey County has prompted officials and entrepreneurs to consider building a desalination plant that draws from the Monterey Submarine Canyon, one of the largest marine canyons on the U.S. Pacific coastline.
VMware recently announced two initiatives intended to promote its datacenter virtualization leadership. The first is compatibility with the Open Source Cloud framework OpenStack, and the second is a new partnership with hardware providers to build an easy-to-use, scalable, datacenter-in-a-box. Both are expected to be available soon and will enhance the functionality of the virtualization giant’s already powerful set of software tools.
Are commodity data centers the next big thing?
Managing your own servers can be a difficult and time consuming task, especially for companies with thousands of servers. When you add security and compliance management to the mix, the task becomes even more daunting. IBM Endpoint Manager for Datacenters simplifies this process without the need for technical skills.
DCIM systems are critical to many processes within a data center and having them integrated is essential. This may seem like a daunting task and shouldn't be tackled in a single pass. Start with systems that will add the most value, and split up into four key areas from there.
We may be headed towards a nearly data center free future in which all computing infrastructure is consolidated in a handful of "uber" locations around the globe. The XaaS model is becoming more and more common due to the appealing business case for this type of service, such as OpEx vs CapEx, no need for staff to upgrade and maintain resources, and greater agility.
Rarely a day goes by in the data center sector without a new vendor springing up in the market or an existing business expanding. The reasons are clear: the market is buoyant and there is money to be made.
Despite improved datacenter temperature technology from a decade ago many companies still face cooling problems which lead to wasted energy of datacenters. Ten common issues that lead to energy wasting include: