Equinix: Our Customers Are Pushing Out Our Global Footprint

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It’s good news, or at least it should be, for the global leader in the colocation space:  Equinix’ revenue for the last quarter is a little better than 3 percent greater than analysts’ expectations, and somewhat greater than its own guidance in the last quarter.  A good chunk of that gain, the… Read More

Google Cloud Customers Can Now Use their Own Encryption Keys

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The Customer-Supplied Encryption Keys (CESK) option for Google’s Compute Engine has been released to general availability, the company announced Monday. Google will continue to encrypt customer content by default, but making CESK generally available allows customers to better control their data security. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) automatically uses one or more encryption… Read More

White House to Fund Tech Growth ‘Beyond Moore’s Law’

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On the one-year anniversary of the White House having launched its National Strategic Computing Initiative, the group’s Executive Council published a report detailing new and revised topics for collaboration between academic research, the private sector, and government agencies.  In that report, NSCI presents its strategy for discovering a new way to… Read More

AppDynamics Adds Microservices Monitoring for Hyperscale

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It’s a new style of application development that is having an impact on how modern, hyperscale data centers are managed: microservices.  It’s a design that enables individual functions of an application to scale up to meet high demand, as an alternative to replicating entire virtual machines.  Following the example of… Read More

Canada Considers Keeping Public Data Stored Within Borders

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The Government of Canada has released a cloud adoption plan this week which restricts cloud storage of much of its data to Canadian data centers. The plan calls for “secret” and “top secret” data to be stored internally, while “classified” information, including personally identifiable information, will be stored in the… Read More

HPE Cloud, Storage Chiefs Out in Another Strategy Shift

Former HPE SVP/GM for Cloud Bill Hilf.

An HPE corporate blog post Monday, with the benign sounding headline, “Sharpening our Focus in Hybrid IT, Global Sales, & Storage,” announced a corporate re-alignment that leaves two of its most outspoken executives out of the company. Bill Hilf, formerly HPE’s senior vice president and general manager for cloud [pictured… Read More

Line-of-Sight Antenna Paves New Data Routes for NYC

Antenna locations staked out atop 375 Pearl Street, New York City.

Almost a century ago, it was the very symbol of technology and ingenuity: the giant transmitter tower beaming signals into the heavens.  The crown jewel of the Empire State Building has always been an antenna. Today, we’ve renewed the word “wireless” into the common vernacular; no longer does it sound… Read More