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Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of July 23

Here are the most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:

10 Things Every CIO Must Know about Their Data Centers – While data centers aren’t necessarily something CIOs think about on a daily basis, there are some essential things every executive in this role must know about their organization’s data center operations.

You Can Now Earn a Bachelors in Data Center Facilities Engineering – Developed after lengthy consultations with Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, The Institute of Technology in Ireland said the studies will focus on traditional enterprise data center practices with the hopes of graduating a class ready and able to help fill the skills gap in technology management and operation of data center facilities.

Report: VMware, AWS Mulling Joint Data Center Software Product – No details about what that product would be are available at this point, but VMware’s value for AWS is its enormous enterprise data center install base, while helping customers create and run environments that combine their on-premises data centers with one or multiple public cloud providers is currently the big business focus for VMware.

Here’s How Azure Stack Will Integrate into Your Data Center – What it gives you is a system that’s not exactly the same as Azure running in an Azure data center but that’s consistent with it, using the same management API and portal, with many of the same services, giving you a unified development model.

Quantum Computing Could Make Today’s Encryption Obsolete – Quantum computers — which use quantum bits, or qubits — are capable of running computations impossible for existing technology. The technology promises to open up new possibilities in areas like medical research, artificial intelligence, and security. Oh, and they would also easily crack current encryption algorithms.

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