Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: May 2021

DCK examines the chip shortage's impact on the DC industry, Google designs new DC chips, VMware appoints new CEO, and more.

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Google CEO Sundar Pichai announcing the TPU v4 at Google IO 2021
Google CEO Sundar Pichai announcing the TPU v4 at Google IO 2021Google IO 2021 livestream screenshot

'It's Little Things' – How the Chip Shortage Is Affecting the Data Center Industry - Server CPU supply may be fine, but it takes more than a CPU to build a data center.

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.

Red Hat Talks CentOS Past, Present, and Future - Making the case for CentOS Stream, Red Hat experts promise that the much more frequently released updates will be stable.

Google More Than Doubles Its AI Chip Performance with TPU V4 - CEO Sundar Pichai said TPU V4 clusters were a “historic milestone” for the company.

Thinking About Cloud vs On-Prem vs Colocation Has Gotten Smarter - Companies aren’t rushing to move all workloads to the cloud, but they aren’t sticking to old on-prem models either, survey shows.

Red Hat Brings Its Managed OpenShift Kubernetes Service to AWS - The software company has been adding more and more flavors of managed OpenShift, as managed services grow in importance for its business.

VMware Names Company Veteran Raghu Raghuram Its Next CEO - Sanjay Poonen, who was reportedly vying for the job, is leaving the company.

Pandemic, AWS Bombing Plot Heighten Data Center Physical Security Concerns - The failed AWS plot highlights ongoing rise in physical threat activity accompanying the pandemic and social unrest.

Cologix CEO Bill Fathers on the Pandemic, the Colocation Market, and Strategy - The Data Center Podcast: After a nervous pause at the start of the pandemic, the major North American data center provider’s business skyrocketed.

Arm Builds Secure Enclaves for the Data Center - Confidential computing in Armv9, called Arm CCA, builds on TrustZone secure enclave technology in mobile chips.

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