The company says the deal will bolster its portfolio of large air handling solutions for free cooling for its data center customers, in addition to airports, hospitals, universities, and other critical commercial segments.
No doubt somebody somewhere is pitching an executive about the wonders of robotic IT staff or a data center completely run by HAL or IBM Watson. A better approach for data center managers is to gravitate toward the tangible, obvious implementations.
The company announced a 10MW facility in Buenos Aires with support from the government and a group of telco partners that serve the region. Cloud providers are increasingly targeting South America for data center expansion.
As the data center shifts to support more digital strategies, the business will rely on the capabilities of your IT ecosystem to support new initiatives.
The solution, called Retpoline, was created by Google software engineer Paul Turner to mitigate the Spectre vulnerability without a loss to performance.
Intel cautioned against going too far with software techniques to fix the vulnerabilities, implying slowdowns might be the fault of overzealous coders. It praised Google’s fix while withholding any recommendation for Microsoft’s approach.
Critical Thinking: Machine learning promises to usher in a new era of advanced data center management, but many facilities still have a long way to go from arcane, spreadsheet-based management habits to the automation Promised Land.