Here are the top stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:
VMware Sells Off Cloud Services Business to OVH - The Palo Alto, California-based data center software giant (now a subsidiary of Dell Technologies, following its merger with EMC) changed its cloud strategy last year, acknowledging that it was better off focusing on technology and leaving the costly business of infrastructure operations to those who do it best.
This Hacker Can Talk His Way inside a Data Center - When a credit bureau hired Kevin Mitnick’s company to test its security defenses, he went straight for the crown jewels. He decided he would try to get inside the bureau’s data center, physically, on his own two feet.
Google Invests in Submarine Cable to Speed Up Its Cloud in Asia Pacific - The 9,000-kilometer Indigo cable will land in Singapore, Jakarta, Perth, and Sydney, boosting bandwidth between the three countries by 18 terabits per second, which is enough for people in Singapore and Sydney to hold 8 million high-definition video calls, the company said.
Facebook to Build Data Center in Clean Energy-Friendly Nebraska - The next Facebook data center will be built in Papillon, Nebraska, something the social media giant said it couldn’t do without a new renewable energy tariff program designed with the help of the Omaha Public Power District.
Microsoft: OCP Forced Hardware Makers to Rethink Interoperability - Before Facebook started the open source hardware and data center design initiative in 2011, every hardware vendor had its own proprietary solutions that only interfaced with each other through standards developed by various standard bodies, such as PCI Express. Today, there’s an entire ecosystem of component manufacturers, hardware vendors, and end users designing products meant to be compatible from the start – disaggregated components that can be mixed and matched to create entire platforms.