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Data Center News Roundup: Data Center Demands and AI Regulations

In this week’s top data center news stories, chip wars, unmet data center demands, and the role AI can play in data center management.

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. How Is Your Government Regulating AI?

Following concerns — from individual privacy to national security — over the implications of artificial intelligence, governments around the world are scrambling to determine if and how to regulate the AI Wild West. However, different countries are approaching regulation in wildly different ways. In this article, learn how Brazil, China, Israel, Japan, and the EU are regulating (or not regulating) artificial intelligence.

2. Could AI Fix Data Centers, Supply Chain Woes?

When properly regulated, artificial intelligence is showing the promise of positive change, particularly in addressing the challenges of energy efficiency and decarbonization in the data center — from power use scheduling to predictive maintenance. Moreover, research is showing that these tools might also be the key to managing and improving the world’s convoluted supply lines. Let's look at its potential applications — and where these still fall short.

3. Data Center Demand Is Way Up

With the continued adoption of AI and edge computing, a recent report by JLL predicts a prolonged data center supply-demand imbalance, exacerbated by supply chain disruptions, land scarcity, and power constraints. As a result, shortages in colocation space (alongside surging prices) are expected to persist through 2024.

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4. SMIC Is the Latest Focal Point Amid Ongoing Chip War

Washington lawmakers are calling for an investigation into Chinese chipmaker Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. (SMIC) over potential violations of U.S. sanctions. Find out how these allegations fit into the larger ongoing complexities of the global chip landscape.

5. Is There a Future for OpenStack?

Once popular in the cloud computing space, OpenStack has since been eclipsed by the likes of AWS, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. But while talk around OpenStack’s tech has quieted, it’s still alive and thriving in certain cloud circles. Given evolving trends in cloud technology, this article examines a possible resurgence and the potential for increased adoption of this versatile solution and its role in building private clouds.

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

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