Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: August 2020

Hardware

Hackers Can Turn Off Your Dell Servers Remotely Using the Newly Found iDRAC Vulnerability – Researchers who found the path transversal vulnerability also found hundreds of exposed servers via the internet.

Nutanix’s Hyperconverged Infrastructure Comes to AWS – The world’s second most popular HCI software now available as a service running in AWS data centers.

New RISC-V CTO On Open Source Chip Architecture’s Global Data Center Momentum – With more big international players on board, the foundation’s new head of technology sees signs of “state of the art moving forward.”

Renewed Interest in OpenStack Bare Metal Project Ironic, as Software Moves Closer to Hardware – “As long as we have access to x86 or Arm, we can run Linux, and Linux can run anything.”

Is Kubernetes Changing Data Centers in Perceptible Ways? – Containerization has promised to carry the torch further after virtualization catalyzed a re-imagining of the data center. Has it delivered?

Equinix Enters India with a $161M Mumbai Data Center Acquisition – Acquires local provider GPX’s network-dense two-data center campus

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GitHub delivering open source code for safekeeping at its Arctic Code Vault on a Norwegian island in the Arctic Ocean.

GitHub’s Arctic Vault Makes Sure Open Source Code Survives the Apocalypse – In early July, GitHub deposited 186 kilometers of photographic film, containing 21TB of digitized snapshots of all the public-facing code in its repository, to its underground Arctic Code Vault, located on a Norwegan island in the Arctic Ocean.

Will Growth at the Edge Shrink the Core? – When a human population spreads out, it tends to spread thinner. Will computing capacity follow the same pattern?

IBM Watson AI to Help CBRE Manage Client Data Centers – AI, augmented reality, and analytics technology will provide remote management and predictive maintenance support globally.

Jens Schlueter/Getty ImagesA Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, Germany

A Volkswagen plant in Zwickau, Germany

Industry-Tailored Clouds Give Platforms More Marketplaces They Can Run – Their internet marketplaces under regulatory scrutiny, Google, Amazon, and others are building more ecosystems – but of a different kind.

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