Watts to Bits: Your Daily Data Center News Briefing update from January 2017

Here are the enterprise technology and data center news stories you need to know about today

Data Center Knowledge

January 5, 2017

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Watts to Bits: Your Daily Data Center News Briefing
Rendering of Singtel’s DC West data center (Image: Singtel)

Here are the enterprise technology and data center news stories you need to know about today.

Singtel Launches Humongous Singapore Data Center

Singtel has launched a massive, seven-story, 570,000-square-foot data center in Singapore, its eighth in the city state. The telco is the largest data center provider in Singapore, and its new DC West facility is one of the largest data centers in Asia.

Details at DatacenterDynamics

Hacker Wipes 2,000 MongoDB Instances, Demands Ransom

A hacker who goes by the name Harak1r1 has been wiping unprotected instances of MongoDB, a popular NoSQL database, leaving in place of the stolen data ransom notes, demanding about $203 in bitcoin to restore it. According to one expert, MongoDB instances running on AWS are especially vulnerable.

Details at IT Pro

Rutgers University Struggles with Oracle Expense Management Outage

An expense management system put in place as a stepping stone in Rutgers University’s transition to Oracle’s cloud is suffering a prolonged outage. As a result, the school was unable to pay some of its bills to vendors and service providers, reportedly leading to power being cut to some offices.

Details at The Register

Apple Invests in SoftBank’s $100B Tech Fund

Apple has confirmed plans to participate as investor in the fund created by the Japanese conglomerate SoftBank Group to invest in next-generation technologies, such as artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. The SoftBank Vision Fund’s goal is to raise $100 billion.

Details at The Wall Street Journal

SQL Server’s Popularity Grew Faster than Any Other Database’s in 2016

SQL Server, Microsoft’s already popular database, grew in popularity faster than any other database product last year, an Austrian IT consulting firm found. It’s unclear what exactly caused the surge, but potential reasons include the company’s announcement in the first half of 2016 that it would soon launch a version of SQL Server that runs on Linux, a popular OS among web developers.

Details at Wired

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