Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: July 2021

Jim Whitehurst leaves IBM, Xilinx wants to flip the CPU-Accelerator script, CISA releases China cyberattack playbook, and more.

Data Center Knowledge

August 2, 2021

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Jim Whitehurst Left IBM Because He'd Rather Be CEO - Contrary to what some may have feared, the exec's departure wasn't a sign that IBM was trying to make Red Hat more like IBM, reneging on its promise earlier.

Xilinx Wants to Flip the CPU-Accelerator Relationship Upside Down - The new Versal HBM accelerator is a kind of self-adapting micro-supercomputer for servers and server clusters.

Why CISA’s China Cyberattack Playbook Is Worthy of Your Attention - The advisory outlines the tactics, techniques, and procedures China’s state-sponsored cybercriminals use to breach networks.

Equinix Sees 5G as a Chance to ‘Seed’ a New Interconnection Ecosystem - Blurring of the boundaries between 5G and cloud infrastructure may be an opportunity for the colocation giant.

Vertiv CEO Rob Johnson On the Pandemic, Supply Chain Woes, and Data Center Tech - The Data Center Podcast: Managing through a global health crisis and parts shortages amid a demand crunch.

Security Problems Worsen as Enterprises Build Hybrid and Multicloud Systems - Under pressure to accelerate cloud adoption, IT orgs often skip over crucial security planning steps.

Microsoft Pledges to Emit ‘Zero Carbon’ By 2030 - Taking another climate moonshot, Microsoft has set out to crack a problem that will require a complete rethink of the world’s electric grids.

Vertiv CEO Says Data Center Supply Chain Crunch Is Driving Up Costs - Rising component and materials costs and skyrocketing data center demand make “a perfect storm.”

The Kaseya Ransomware Attack Is a Wakeup Call for MSP-Reliant IT Shops - The pandemic has driven more outsourcing to MSPs, making them prime targets for cybercriminals wanting to scale their attacks.

Azrieli Makes Bigger Data Center Bet with Green Mountain Acquisition - The Israeli developer has agreed to acquire the Norwegian data center operator for $850 million.

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