The Cisco Nexus 3408 400GbE switch Cisco
The Cisco Nexus 3408 400GbE switch

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: November 2, 2018

For your weekend reading, here are some of the most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week

Cisco Readies 400G Network Switches for Data Centers - Two of the switches are aimed at hyperscale cloud platforms, while the other two are for tech-savvy enterprises, and service providers. There is pent-up demand for 400G among hyperscalers, and all big network vendors are expected to ship the technology in 2019.

OpenStack Foundation Says Its Open Source Edge Platform StarlingX Is Ready to Fly - It incorporates existing open source applications like Kubernetes with Wind River and Intel's Titanium Cloud code. The platform offers a compute, storage, and networking solution for a wide variety of edge applications.

CyrusOne Is Expanding to Silicon Valley and Amsterdam, Eyeing Southern Europe - CyrusOne has acquired land for its first data centers in Silicon Valley and the Amsterdam market. On its earnings call, executives said Southern Europe might be next on its expansion agenda.

Troubled GE’s Digital Unit Cooks Up Private Cloud Version of Predix - GE Digital announced a private cloud version of its industrial IoT cloud platform Predix. The troubled industrial conglomerate is reportedly looking to sell at least some parts of its software unit, but the unit’s management said revenue and usage of Predix have been growing and pledged to continue pursuing their roadmap.

En Route to Exascale, Cray Designs a Supercomputer Enterprises Can Use - Eyeing expansion beyond the HPC market, the supercomputer maker designs a system that’s friendlier to traditional enterprise data centers.

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