Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: March 2021

The OVH fire in Strasbourg, the Microsoft Exchange hack, the Texas blackouts, and more.

Data Center Knowledge

March 31, 2021

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OVH SBG2 data center in Strasbourg destroyed by fire on March 10 2021
OVH SBG2 data center in Strasbourg destroyed by fire on March 10 2021PATRICK HERTZOG/AFP via Getty Images

Fire Has Destroyed OVH’s Strasbourg Data Center (SBG2) - No OVH, firefighting, or local government services staff members were injured.

Microsoft Exchange Hack Could Be Worse Than SolarWinds - The massive hack’s scope keeps growing. Unlike the SolarWinds exploit, this one can be automated.

Is openSUSE Leap Ready to Be the New CentOS? - OpenSUSE Leap is set to become an identical twin to the commercial distribution SUSE Linux Enterprise in a way that CentOS never was to RHEL.

What Is Zscaler and How Does It Secure Enterprise Networks? - The SASE company’s technology takes a zero-trust approach to protecting everything from your data center network to SaaS and users at home.

RISC-V Is On a Roll. Is It Ready to Take a Seat Alongside Intel, AMD, and Arm? - RISC-V International's CTO says the open source ISA is bound for the data center as CPU in everything from IoT to HPC.

Most Texas Data Centers Weathered the Storm, But Things Did Not Go Smoothly - From generator fuel delivery issues to mechanical and electrical systems failing because of the extreme cold, it was one giant corner case of a week.

OVH Founder: Data Center Fire Incident Shows All Backup Should Be Free - Octave Klaba says the industry should rethink the idea that backups and availability are an extra service that comes at a premium.

Nvidia Says It's Achieved ‘Near-Bare-Metal’ AI Performance on vSphere - Its new AI Enterprise software suite aims at simplifying AI for enterprises, which includes making it easier to do on VMware.

Why Your Servers Suck and How Oxide Computer Plans to Make This Better - The startup is designing a rack-scale computer for enterprise IT shops that have “good reasons” to run applications in their own data centers.

A Truly Sustainable Data Center Industry Will Require Regulation - The Data Center Podcast: Ed Ansett, of i3 Solutions, says business drivers alone won’t be enough.

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