1. The Trouble with Data Centers: People!

      It was good to hear more about Microsoft’s underwater data center this week. It provoked a lot of interest earlier in the year when the results of the first test were announced, and the project’s leader Ben Cutler gave plenty more details at the DCD Enterprise event in New York last week.

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    2. Tis the Season for Video

      With the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in full swing in Las Vegas, 4K video has clearly arrived. In addition, Oscar-winner Ang Lee kicked open the door to a high resolution cinema experience that could be the future of the movie industry. But we've only seen the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the potential for video storage throughout society.

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  1. News From Around The Web

    1. IoT Past and Present: The History of IoT, and Where It’s Headed Today

      IoT Past and Present: The History of IoT, and Where It’s Headed Today

      The Internet of Things (IoT) is one of the hottest IT buzzwords of the moment. Yet the term is actually almost two decades old already. If IoT is not actually a new idea, what is the concept’s history? And why is it suddenly trending now? Keep reading for an overview of the history of the Internet of Things, and what makes it a bigger deal today than ever.

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      Mentions: Google MIT
    2. Does OCP Compute for Rack Makers?

      Does OCP Compute for Rack Makers?

      SAN JOSE, Calif. – Can the largest players in the data center power and cooling business benefit from the Open Compute Project? Schneider Electric and Emerson Network Power are actively engaging with the open hardware movement, introducing racks, power equipment and even new business units designed to build upon the community’s progress.

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    3. Dean Nelson Enlisting “Infrastructure Masons” to Advance Data Center Industry

      Dean Nelson Enlisting “Infrastructure Masons” to Advance Data Center Industry

      Dean Nelson is on a mission. The majority of internet users expect instant connectivity to their online services without much awareness of the complexity and scale of the physical infrastructure that makes those services possible. Like water, electricity, or transportation, people take connectivity for granted, and eBay’s former data center chief wants people that enable connectivity to get more recognition. Earlier this month, he launched Infrastructure Masons, a data center industry group he hopes will help him advance this mission.

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    4. Apple's Irish data center faces new hearing

      Apple's Irish data center faces new hearing

      Apple’s proposal to build a data center campus costing up to $950 million (€850m) in County Galway will face a hearing by the local planning board, as objectors raise fears that it would flood golf course, and make inordinate demands on Ireland’s power grid. Meanwhile the EU is investigating the Irish government’s tax deal with the consumer electronics giant.

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      Mentions: Apple
    5. Transforming your Data Center – The Impacts of Emerging Power Architecture

      Transforming your Data Center – The Impacts of Emerging Power Architecture

      Today – we’re facing a digital evolution where new technologies are allowing users and organizations to be a lot more productive and agile. This has created a massive movement towards adopting cloud and data center services. Consider this from the latest Cisco Cloud Index report:

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    6. The future of network analytics: supercharge with SDN

      The future of network analytics: supercharge with SDN

      The arena of enterprise networking has been struggling to balance two major issues. First, such environments have an inherently large-scale, shared infrastructure, yet the network architecture is typically static in nature. When IT on-boards a new application or equipment upgrades are made or simply scaled up, this is where problems can start. 

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      Mentions: Cisco IBM
    7. Implementation of Green Data Centers is a Key Trend for the Growth of the Data Center Construction Market in the US

      Implementation of Green Data Centers is a Key Trend for the Growth of the Data Center Construction Market in the US

      Technavio’s latest report on the data center construction market in the US provides an analysis on the most important trends expected to impact the market outlook from 2016-2020. Technavio defines an emerging trend as a factor that has the potential to significantly impact the market and contribute to its growth or decline.

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