Data Center News Roundup: VMware, Nvidia, and Arm Eye AI

In this week's top data center news stories, AI is at the center of moves and announcements by VMware, Nvidia, and SoftBank's Arm.

Dylan Fisher, Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

August 25, 2023

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Data Center News Roundup: Top Data Center News
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With data center news moving faster than ever, we want to make it easy for data center professionals to cut through the noise and find the most important stories of the week.

The Data Center Knowledge News Roundup brings you the latest news and developments across the data center industry — from investments and mergers to security threats and industry trends.

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1. What’s the Future of Data Center Air Cooling?

Demand for liquid cooling systems continues to increase. But it’s not the only contender. As data centers dedicate the more-expensive liquid cooling deployments to AI subsystems, operators have turned to high-efficiency air cooling solutions to handle their less-demanding workloads. In this article, learn about the relationship between these two cooling methods and what it bodes for the future.

2. VMware Reveals New Partnerships and Tools

At VMware Explore 2023, the company addressed its pending acquisition and introduced an enterprise AI partnership with Nvidia alongside updates to its VMware Cloud, Tanzu Kubernetes, and edge solutions. Wylie Wong was on the ground to cover the highlights of the conference in Las Vegas.

3. Arm Files for 2023 IPO

After a regulatory filing on Monday, SoftBank's Arm is one step closer to a 2023 IPO. Arm’s stock debut could be the biggest of the year — and tech’s third largest ever. Betting on recent trends, the Japanese chipmaker, known for its smartphone chips, is planning to design more-complicated chips and processors for data centers and AI applications.

4. Data Centers Drive Nvidia’s Earnings Call

On Thursday, Nvidia, at the center of the AI race, delivered a third-straight revenue forecast that surpassed Wall Street’s estimates. Nvidia’s data center division was the company’s biggest moneymaker with sales of $10.3 billion in Q3.

5. New and Old Open Source Tools for the Data Center

From DCIM to network mapping to bare-metal provisioning, the open source community offers a number of tools to manage data centers' infrastructure and operations. Christopher Tozzi reviews seven of these tools that can help operators optimize workload efficiency and agility while simultaneously reducing costs.

That’s all for this week. Which of these stories is most important to you? Let us know in the comments below!

About the Author(s)

Dylan Fisher

Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor

Dylan Fisher is the Digital SEO Content & Copy Editor at ITPro Today, Data Center Knowledge, Information Week, and Network Computing. He's the author of "The Loneliest Band in France." He lives with his wife, Danielle, and their two adopted dogs, Rosie and Daisy, in Atlanta, GA.

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