Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: February 2021

COBOL alive and kicking, Elastic and Elasticsearch drama, Nutanix and VMware rivalry, the hyperscale effect, and more.

Data Center Knowledge

February 28, 2021

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No, COBOL Is Not a Dead Language - While there may not have been enough COBOL programmers to fix New Jersey's unemployment system, the language still runs the world's economy.

Is Elastic Stretching the Truth in Its Spat With AWS Over Elasticsearch License? - The Elasticsearch and Kibana license change may have less to do with alleged abuse by AWS than Elastic's public statements would have you believe.

The Pros and Cons of Kubernetes-Based Hybrid Cloud - Whether to use Kubernetes as the basis is one of the biggest questions any journey to hybrid cloud begins with today.

How Hyperscale Cloud Platforms are Reshaping the Submarine Cable Industry - They have changed how cables are funded, where they land, and how they’re designed.

Nutanix and VMware Started as Partners. They’re Now Bitter Rivals - VMware’s lawsuit against its former executive shows how much of a ‘perceived threat’ Nutanix is.

What Data Center-as-a-Service Means for Juniper Networks - The networking giant’s CTO explains its opportunity for a SaaS play and his vision of data center automation.

Google Hires Walmart Exec for New Server Operations Strategy Role - Monique Picou will oversee server-floor operations, data center planning, and staffing across Google’s global data center fleet.

How Cloud Giants (Hyperscalers) Go About Leasing Data Centers - Data Center Podcast: Stack Infrastructure’s Tim Hughes on the business of hyperscale computing facilities.

Ex-CyrusOne Execs Tapped for Planned Digital Infrastructure SPAC - Gary Wojtaszek and Kevin Timmons are said to be involved in one of three SPACs being put together by InterPrivate.

How Microsoft and ByteDance Balanced Out the Northern Virginia Data Center Market - After a relatively sluggish start, 2020 turned out to be a “monster year” for landlords in the region – thanks mostly to only two companies.

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