1. Innovation, Data and the Big What If

      Innovation, Data and the Big What If

      Over the past decade, economies around the world have been driven by innovation in terms of how we play, work, connect and stay informed. It’s changed the way businesses are run, how children learn and products are designed, developed and manufactured. For many, this drive to innovate has been built on a road paved by the information highway. While the world has seen technology move forward in leaps and bounds, one fundamental part of the innovation infrastructure has been built on has languished and that is the power grid. 

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    2. Samsung's IoT jumpstart should be a wakeup call

      The Internet of Things (IoT) has been plodding along with everyone jockeying for positions. Carriers want to make it a 5G thing, Microsoft wants to make it a cloud thing and so on. Samsung is going for market leadership plain and simple, holding a high profile launch announcement in Washington, DC this week under the line #VisionForTech along with a $1.2 billion R&D commitment. 

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  1. News From Around The Web

    1. Mind the Gap: Energy Availability and the Disconnect with Data

      Mind the Gap: Energy Availability and the Disconnect with Data

      The demand and risks on the data center have never been higher. The source, availability and reliability of the power grid infrastructure, as well as the ability to scale as compute requirements grow, need to be considered a as part of the risk assessment factors when choosing a data center site location. The Mind the Gap report is a comprehensive look into the World’s energy availability and the disconnect with big data.

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    2. Data Center SDN: Comparing VMware NSX, Cisco ACI, and Open SDN Options

      Data Center SDN: Comparing VMware NSX, Cisco ACI, and Open SDN Options

      The data center network layer is the engine that manages some of the most important business data points you have. Applications, users, specific services, and even entire business segments are all tied to network capabilities and delivery architectures. And with all the growth around cloud, virtualization, and the digital workspace, the network layer has become even more imporant.

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    3. HPE Wants to Give Data Center Automation a Fresh Start

      HPE Wants to Give Data Center Automation a Fresh Start

      When Hewlett Packard Enterprise announced its Data Center Automation Suite [PDF] a little over a year ago, it was with the promise of providing tools for automating provisioning, patching, and compliance across “the full stack.” On Tuesday, the company gave the idea another try, indicating that it’s learned some things about heterogeneous data centers over the past year.

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    4. Yahoo Wants to Sell Its ‘Chicken Coop’ Data Center Designs

      Yahoo Wants to Sell Its ‘Chicken Coop’ Data Center Designs

      Yahoo garnered a lot of attention in 2009, when it announced the unusual design of a data center it was building in Lockport, New York. Shaped like a chicken coop, the facility would rely primarily on outside air for cooling, use a flywheel-based energy storage system, and have an annualized PUE (Power Usage Effectiveness) under 1.1, which was better than the average data center PUE Google was reporting at the time.

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      Mentions: Apple Google Yahoo
    5. Flash Storage and the Future of the Data Center

      Flash Storage and the Future of the Data Center

      Flash-based storage, which has long been established in the consumer market—think mobile phones and laptops—is now making significant inroads in the enterprise, where it’s quickly becoming preferred over hard-disk drives owing to the improving cost-to-performance ratio. Thus, although hard-disk-drive storage…

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    6. Views from the top: Inside Microsoft's corporate energy strategy with Brian Janous

      Views from the top: Inside Microsoft's corporate energy strategy with Brian Janous

      Brian Janous, Microsoft's director of energy strategy, has been instrumental in the company's journey to reduce the company's carbon emissions through renewable energy sourcing and energy efficiency over the years. Given his unique insight into corporate energy management and involvement with REBA, Smart Energy Decisions recently spoke with Janous to get his take on Microsoft's mission with REBA and learn more about the company's strategy for reaching its aggressive renewable energy targets.

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      Mentions: Microsoft Corp
    7. Africa's Future Challenge Is For Power To Fuel Its Data Revolution

      Africa's Future Challenge Is For Power To Fuel Its Data Revolution

      Much has been made of the mobile revolution in Africa, not least the success of mobile money platforms, which have forced Western banks to transform their digital offerings to customers. While mobile has changed the perception of Africa as a benighted continent to that of an enlightened and innovative one, there are several challenges ahead if it is to build on this momentum.

       

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    8. Uptime: Colocation Firms are Building Fewer Data Centers

      Uptime: Colocation Firms are Building Fewer Data Centers

      If you look at recent earnings reports by the biggest data center providers, you’ll get the impression that the industry is booming. And it is. Enterprises are moving more workloads either to the cloud or to commercial colocation facilities, and data center providers are benefiting from both.

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    Lisa Rhodes is Vice President of Marketing and Sales at Verne Global. Lisa is responsible for all aspects of customer interaction, marketing, and public relations. Over the past twenty years, she has held senior sales and operations roles in several global information and communications companies.