Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: September 2021

Azure-based vulnerabilities garnered headlines and mind share in September; colocation managed services emerges as a new business model among data center providers; and more.

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October 1, 2021

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OMIGOD Vulnerability Exposes Virtual Machines Running Inside Azure: New Azure-based OMIGOD vulnerability is easy to exploit and has already been attacked by Mirai botnet.

Colocation Managed Services: Pros and Cons for Providers: Colocation managed services is emerging as a new business model among data center providers. Find out why, as well as the reasons some colos are steering clear of it.

Zero-Trust Model Gains Luster Following Azure Security Flaw: Microsoft Azure vulnerability, ChaosDB, exposes the fact that enterprises can’t simply trust cloud providers to protect the infrastructure. Experts point to the zero-trust model and ID-based authentication as critical to cloud security strategy.

‘Forever Changed’: CEOs Are Dooming Business Travel — Maybe for Good: Businesses around the world are signaling that innovative new communications tools are making many pre-pandemic-era trips history.

CloudLinux Adds TuxCare Support for CentOS 8 Through 2025: Extended support will give CentOS 8 users time to determine which of the CentOS clones will work best for them.

Paying Hackers’ Ransom Demands Is Getting Harder: The U.S. Treasury Department has sanctioned a cryptocurrency exchange for its role in facilitating ransomware payments and issued an advisory to private companies against making such payments.

Smart-Grid-Ready UPSes Bolster Clean Energy Efforts: New smart-grid-ready UPSes can help data center operators reach sustainability goals, generate new revenue and reduce their energy bill. Microsoft and Eaton say they have successfully piloted the battery backup technology to help power grids shift to renewable energy.

Kentik Labs Launches With Open Source Networking Tools Leveraging eBPF: The networking startup says the new platform is aimed at "the other side of the house" from its usual network engineering customers.

Colo Interconnection Services: Everything You Need to Know: Now more than ever, colo providers have been offering interconnection as a service to customers, often as a premium feature. You’d think interconnectivity would be a standard feature. So what it is exactly?

How Submarine Cables Are Redrawing the Colocation Map: One of the world’s most critically important channels for international trade and commerce is being completely renovated, now that content cultivators and data center operators have become partners.

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