Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: April 2021

Experts weigh in on the foiled AWS data center bombing plot, Microsoft takes a serious look at immersion cooling, Cisco bets on SaaS, and more.

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Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: April 2021
Federal law enforcement officers patrol the grounds of the Department of Justice on January 17, 2021 in Washington, DC, as preparations are made for Joe Biden's presidential inauguration.Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Foiled AWS Data Center Bombing Plot Poses New Questions for Operators - Targeting of data centers is a new development. Experts believe the incident should spur review of physical security posture, investment in dark-web monitoring.

Microsoft’s Tiny Data Center Liquid Cooling Experiment Is a Big Deal - It’s even bigger than that time its researchers sunk a submarine-like data center in the ocean.

Cisco’s Plan for Delivering the Data Center (and More) as a Service - The networking giant is joining HPE and Dell in the pursuit of cloudifying the experience of consuming data center tech.

Equinix Expanding Capabilities of Its Open Source Bare Metal Automation Platform Tinkerbell - More enterprises are said to be taking interest in the platform now that it's been open sourced as a Cloud Native Computing Foundation project.

HPE OneView: An Overview of the Popular IT Management Platform - The platform is designed to turn servers, storage, and networking equipment in your data center into software-defined infrastructure.

Google’s New Custom Data Center Chip Improves YouTube Videos - The company says its Video Coding Unit (VCU) enabled it to handle the massive spike in YouTube usage during the pandemic.

Open19, the LinkedIn-Born Data Center Standard, Kicks Off a Second Act - The project has joined the Linux Foundation, with a version 2 in the works, which will increase power density and bandwidth, add liquid cooling options.

Submer Designs Liquid-Cooled Data Center In a Box for High-Power Edge Computing Sites - The Barcelona-based startup’s container submerges servers in dielectric fluid, enabling 800kW of IT load in a 40-foot-long box.

One Year After Bankruptcy, INAP Stable, Focused on Growth, Says CEO - Mike Sicoli joined INAP to fix it. He says the company is now steady, prepared for the “street warfare” for share of the booming digital infrastructure market.

How Colocation Providers are Positioning for Hybrid Cloud: Equinix - The world’s largest colocation provider sees hybrid cloud as more than merely integrating with the hyperscalers’ hybrid offerings.

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