Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: Sept. 10, 2021

Google and Cisco are teaming up to make videoconferencing across collaboration tools easier; the zero-trust model gains luster following news of the ChaosDB Azure vulnerability; smart-grid ready UPSes can help data center operators reach sustainability goals; and more.

Data Center Knowledge

September 13, 2021

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Google Teams Up With Cisco WebEx to Make Videoconferences Easier: Customers will be able to log into a Google meeting on a Cisco device and vice versa, helping businesses that use multiple hosting platforms or have switched from one to the other.

Zero-Trust Model Gains Luster Following Azure Security Flaw: Microsoft Azure vulnerability, ChaosDB, exposes the fact that enterprises can’t simply trust cloud providers to protect the infrastructure. Experts point to the zero-trust model and ID-based authentication as critical to cloud security strategy.

Smart-Grid-Ready UPSes Bolster Clean Energy Efforts: New smart-grid-ready UPSes can help data center operators reach sustainability goals, generate new revenue and reduce their energy bill. Microsoft and Eaton say they have successfully piloted the battery backup technology to help power grids shift to renewable energy.

Colocation Managed Services: Pros and Cons for Providers: Colocation managed services is emerging as a new business model among data center providers. Find out why, as well as the reasons some colos are steering clear of it.

United Nations’ Computers Breached by Hackers Earlier This Year: In the latest breach, hackers sought to map out more information about how the UN’s computer networks are built, and to compromise the accounts of 53 UN accounts.

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