Global data centre provider CyrusOne is sacking 55 employees as it seeks to save costs in response to oversupply and dwindling demand in the US market.
The Dallas-based company announced the cuts in a statement on Monday and expects the move to provide nearly $11m in savings.
Affected employees will receive severance as well as customary transition assistance.
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A group of computer scientists at the University of Bristol are teaming up with nine major media companies to create an online tool for measuring the carbon impact of digital content.
Sustainability consultancy Carnstone will facilitate a 12-month collaboration between University of Bristol researchers and sustainability and tech teams at the BBC, Dentsu Aegis Network, Informa, ITV, Pearson, RELX, Schibsted, Sky and TalkTalk, to map the "carbon hotspots" of digital media content and services.
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Insight Partners has announced the acquisition of Swiss software startup Veeam for $5 billion, just months after the private equity firm invested $500 million in the data management company.
Veeam, which posted revenues of $1 billion last year and has 365,000 customers worldwide, helps companies manage data backup and recovery across public clouds and their in-house data centres. Following the deal, Veeam will become a US company.
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Schneider veteran to replace Dave Johnson as executive VP Pankaj Sharma has replaced Dave Johnson as executive vice president of Schneider Electric’s Secure Power division. Sharma, previously senior VP, home & business networks at Schneider Electric, has held a range of leadership roles at Schneider, spanning strategy, marketing, mergers and acquisitions, and line of business.... Read More
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IBM is on track to lead the quantum computing revolution with the news that over 100 organisations have signed up to the company's initiative to advanced practical uses of the technology.
The latest members to the program, which gives participants access to quantum experts, developer tools and cloud-based quantum systems via IBM Q Cloud, include Delta Airlines, Wells Fargo and Stamford University.
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Microsoft has overtaken rival Amazon to become the world's most popular cloud services supplier, in another sign that Satya Nadella is poised to win the next stage of the cloud war long-dominated by Amazon's AWS.
According to Goldman Sachs' latest biannual survey of IT spending at large companies, first reported by CNBC, Microsoft has "demonstrated continued momentum" in IaaS (infrastructure-as-a-service) and PaaS (platform-as-a-service), placing the tech giant's cloud arm, Azure, ahead of AWS in terms of workload volume in the two cloud deployment areas.
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Open source is not new. As far back as the early 1900s, engine designs were shared freely between automotive manufacturers. In the spirit of knowledge sharing that encapsulates academia, universities shared computer fixes to software bugs in the 1950s and 1960s.
But when we think of open source our minds tend to focus on the 1990s and the rise of the great Linux Kernel. This changed everythin
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It was once the preserve of older-style legacy mainframe computers, and until recently was considered by many as only applicable for high performance computing (HPC) requirements. However, today liquid cooling is becoming a serious contender for mainstream applications, especially those emerging at the edge of the network.
Deployed in unmanned, remote sites where high levels of reliability and low maintenance are key considerations, edge computing environments must remain as secure and resilient as their larger counterparts. Furthermore, energy consumption at the edge is fast becoming another key consideration, edge data centres must also be powered and cooled both as cost effectively and efficiently as possible.
Many data centre operators strive to build facilities that are energy efficient and increasingly ‘green’ as concern for the environment, combined with ever more stringent regulations, encourages users to minimise their carbon footprint.
Mid-December is upon us, which means it’s time for – you guessed it – our yearly data centre predictions roundup.
As usual, we’ve handpicked four industry experts, all of whom have kindly consulted their crystal balls to serve up some digestible summaries of what lies ahead for the data centre in 2020.
Without question, the chief takeaway from this year’s roundup is the centrality of sustainability.
True, the environmental impact of IT has been scrutinised for several years now, but whereas once the interrogation was audible, now it is deafening. This is a consequence of the broader elevation of the issue around the globe, reinforced by the Greta Effect and the hellish wildfires that tore through the Amazon in November.
In recent times, cloud platforms have rightly taken their seat at the forefront of mainstream IT plans, alongside on-premise servers. Cloud’s ability to enhance business agility, deliver cost savings, open new streams of revenue, improve application performance and unlock routes to leverage emerging technologies is widely acknowledged.
As a result, businesses have adopted cloud in their droves. Yet while the technology is thriving, the sheer myriad of choices available can make it a daunting task for IT managers when looking to find a cloud platform which meets their specific organisational needs.
The skills gap is striking multiple industries and is making headline news across the many facets of the technology industry. The data centre industry is certainly not immune to this issue, central as the industry is to the technology ecosystem. Cloud technology has carried this issue for a long time by shifting on-premise workloads away to help mitigate the skills gap within enterprises, however, as the complexities of the data centre increase and IT strategies grow, the gap is still widening.
Busy data centres are lavished with new technological advances making it extremely difficult for the put-upon data centre managers to stay trained with the new skills and abilities necessary to utilise the technologies that can optimise the business experience for their users. Quite often there it is a ‘one-person band’ holding down the fort and trying to offer the business the best experience possible.
Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) is no longer a buzzword. As noted by Justin Warren in his article on Forbes, most HCI vendors now offer HCI as an overall offering and that’s how it should be. The technology is not dead; it has become a natural part of the data storage technology world. Now that it has been transformed into an essential cog in the engine that drives the enterprise data storage world forward, it's important to recap the true promise of HCI and why it's now taken so seriously..