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With new applications and opportunities demanding new technologies and IT strategies, the digital world is changing and evolving by the day. Of course, with this development, there is widespread excitement over new and valuable opportunities for businesses and end-users alike to streamline, augment and optimize. However, rapid technology change also gives businesses much to think about as the learning curve becomes steeper and the pace of shifting operations becomes harder to keep up with.
As enterprises continue to forge ahead into the future defined by 5G, Artificial Intelligence, the Internet of Things and more, there are a few top considerations that should be managed carefully as they implement and plan for new and exciting changes.
As quickly as new strategies and processes are introduced across the range of business verticals, the old and outdated are being just as quickly thrown out. For example, January 14, 2020, marks what is essentially the end of Windows 7 — and this end will come even sooner for those who have not implemented a recent security update.
While this software may seem long left behind, the truth is that it’s still very popular. Reports note that in 2019, 79 percent of organizations still had at least one Windows 7 system on their network. With no more updates or support being offered for this software iteration, many enterprises are facing a sudden need to revisit and revitalize their business frameworks, meaning that operations may be disrupted and value may be lost. Furthermore, events like these are likely to become more frequent as the pace of digital transformation quickens.
Security is undeniably one of the most vital elements of any business in our digitally-dominated world. As more technologies and operational frameworks arise, cybersecurity threats and weaknesses tend to proliferate. Additionally, as newer implementations cause more IT turnover, more devices reach their end-of-life stage and must be disposed of. The data that still resides within these lingering assets must not be forgotten, as it can lead to vulnerabilities, breaches and subsequent financial and reputational risks. In fact, in 2019, U.S. data breaches incurred an average cost of $8.19 million for affected businesses, up from $7.35 million in 2017.
As enterprises look to ensure end-to-end security measures across their operations and remove barriers to valuable digitization, companies must adjust their traditional security frameworks and consider more comprehensive approaches.
As we collectively head into the future of ubiquitous technological innovation, e-waste is subsequently growing as a global concern. As more devices and equipment are introduced, more are getting thrown away. In 2018, it was predicted that around 49.8 million tons of electronic waste would be produced on a global scale. Furthermore, it’s been reported that in the past, only 20 percent of e-waste was recycled through appropriate channels. This poses risks not only for businesses facing tightening state, local and federal regulations, but for global populations and ecosystems that may be harmed by the toxic chemicals and metals contained in these objects. As such, remaining ethical and compliant as IT turnover quickens is in everyone’s best interest.
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Additionally, Liquid Technology is available to guide any businesses looking to phase out Windows 7, helping to formulate the best plan of action and serve as a partner to ensure security, efficiency and thorough care throughout the process.
The rapidly-evolving technology industry keeps businesses on their toes, and as 2020 brings new strategies, applications and beyond, businesses need not worry about their ability to keep pace. By partnering with an expert in end-of-life asset management, businesses can enjoy reduced complexity, enhanced security and enhanced compliance throughout the future, even as the digital world grows and changes.
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- Chicago Suburb Considering Allowing Data Center Development: The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the village of Sugar Grove, a suburb of the Windy City, is considering a zoning amendment that would allow the construction of a data center in the municipality. “At a meeting of the Village Board this week, staff was instructed to begin looking into possible locations and drafting an ordinance that would allow for a data center, something Sugar Grove Village President Sean Michels calls a highly specialized use,” writes the Tribune. “This would involve adding a data center as a permitted use in our industrial and business park zoning districts,” he said. “We were contacted by a firm but we have not disclosed things until now as there was competition for other sites.”
- Cyxtera Technologies Elevates Manuel D. Medina to Executive Chairman, Promotes Nelson Fonseca to CEO: Cyxtera Technologies today announced that Cyxtera founder and CEO Manuel D. Medina has been elevated to the position of Executive Chairman for both Cyxtera and its recently announced AppGate spin-out, where he will provide strategic guidance and counsel for the two companies. Current Cyxtera President and Chief Operating Officer Nelson Fonseca has been promoted to the role of CEO for Cyxtera. Fonseca has more than 20 years of experience as an executive in the I.T. infrastructure sector. He served in several leadership positions alongside Medina at Terremark, ultimately as President of the Verizon Terremark unit after Verizon’s acquisition of the company for an enterprise value of $2 Billion USD.
- ABB Powers the Electrification of Dutch Colocation Data Center: Dutch Colocation data center and infrastructure provider Serverius has chosen ABB as a strategic partner for the renovation and expansion of its electrical infrastructure across two of its leading sites. With its own IP network and a growing global customer base, Serverius currently operates two data centers located on the data highway between Amsterdam and Frankfurt. Following rapid growth in recent years, Serverius (serverius.net) selected a range of solutions and services from ABB to modernize its data center in Meppel and Dronten. These solutions will deliver fast and safe connectivity with greater efficiency, reliability and uptime for its colocation customers. Based on the current demands of the business it was critical that the two facilities could be upgraded and renovated within a short timescale and protect the future vision of the colocation data center with the capacity to flex and scale according to Serverius’ customer demands.
- Report | IT Professionals Want to Embrace Cloud Services, Update IT Infrastructure and Expand Job Roles: Internap Corporation has announced the results of its annual State of IT Infrastructure Management report, which surveyed more than 500 IT professionals about their organization’s current and future plans for IT infrastructure.
While the majority of IT professionals would give their current IT infrastructure an above average grade, only one in four would say it’s worthy of an “A.” When asked why their infrastructure didn’t receive top marks, the top two reasons were that the infrastructure is not fully optimized for the organization’s applications and the fact that IT professionals are spending too much time managing and maintaining the infrastructure (both at 42 percent). Additionally, nearly 9 in 10 organizations (88 percent) with on-premise data centers will be moving at least some of their workloads to the cloud, managed hosting or colocation in the next three years. Overall, IT professionals expect a 38 percent reduction in their on-premise workloads by 2022. Where infrastructure is located does have an impact on how IT feels about their systems, as a majority (70 percent) feel that hybrid and multicloud strategies have made management easier to some extent.
- Kaloom Participates in a Cloud Native 5G Multi-Vendor Demonstration at Kubecon: Kaloom has announced a live multi-vendor demonstration at Kubecon of a 5G cloud native network that includes public, edge and private clouds. The multi-vendor demonstration is being conducted together with the Linux Foundation’s LF Networking and OPNFV projects, Red Hat, Alibaba, China Mobile, A10 Networks, Commscope, Intel, Lenovo, Loodse, Turnium, and OpenAirInterface. Kaloom’s User Plane Function (UPF), Software Defined Fabric and Cloud Edge Fabric 5G offerings are well-suited for new emerging 5G Cloud Edge, Hybrid 4/5G and 5G Packet Core deployments. It offers the most scalable, lowest latency with the highest performance solution in the industry. The Kaloom UPF is the only solution in the marketplace today that is cloud native with built-in network and data center slicing capabilities for end-to-end multi-tenancy. 3GPP release 15 with an enhanced feature set including slicing, automation, packet-based and flow-based visibility in real time, SRv6 and data model driven management.
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Global colocation and interconnection company Equinix has announced an expansion of its European data center presence with the development of a new data center in Warsaw, Poland.
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This month, maincubes has announced its plans for the development of a new large-scale colocation data center in Frankfurt, maincubes FRA02.
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- TMGcore Unveils Groundbreaking Data Center Platform: TMGcore has unveiled its evolutionary technology, OTTO, a completely automated, self-contained, two-phase liquid immersion-cooled data center platform (2PLIC) that features a closed loop system, uses zero water and is a tenth of the size of a traditional data center. By using OTTO, clients can cut operational costs by 80 percent while receiving ten times more processing power per square foot. Clients can select from four different OTTO platforms: OTTO 600kw, OTTO Edge 120M, OTTO Edge 60XS and OTTO O.T.E. 60XS. The largest model, OTTO 600kw, is only 160 square feet, which is about the size of a Chevrolet Suburban. All OTTO models have lights out operations. They have fully automated server, PSU hot swapping and can be controlled either locally or remotely. Every platform is environment neutral, meaning OTTOs can fit into existing systems or can tie directly into a new facility.
- Digital Realty Launches PlatformDIGITAL and Unveils Platform Roadmap to Underpin the Next Wave of Digital Transformation: Digital Realty has unveiled PlatformDIGITAL, a first of its kind global data center platform designed to enable customers to scale digital business. With the digital economy set to reshape both private and public enterprises across all industries, organizations recognize the need to transform their IT infrastructure so that they can operate ubiquitously and on-demand, informed by real-time intelligence. PlatformDIGITAL provides a trusted foundation enabling customers to solve global coverage, capacity, and ecosystem connectivity needs with a single data center provider; tailor infrastructure deployments and controls matched to business needs irrespective of data center size, scale, location, configuration or ecosystem interconnections; operate deployments as a seamless extension of any global infrastructure with the consistent experience, security, and resiliency that business demands; enable global distributed workflows at centers of data exchange to remove data gravity barriers and scale digital business Platform Roadmap.
- Fidelity Digital Asset Services Gets Green Light for NYC’s Growing Crypto Marketplace: The New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) has granted a charter under New York Banking Law to Fidelity Digital Asset Services (FDAS), to operate as a limited liability trust company as part of the state’s rapidly growing virtual currency marketplace. DFS has authorized FDAS to provide a virtual currency custody and execution platform, on which institutional investors and individuals can securely store, purchase, sell, and transfer Bitcoin. FDAS is a subsidiary of the Fidelity financial services company, which had assets under administration of nearly $7.0 Trillion USD as of December 2018. Including the charter granted to FDAS, to date DFS has approved 23 charters or licenses for companies engaged in virtual currency business activities.
- ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation Partners with Volterra for its Distributed Cloud Platform: ITOCHU Techno-Solutions Corporation has began reselling and integrating Volterra’s solution for distributed cloud services to enable its customers’ distributed applications. The Volterra distributed cloud platform provides a full set of capabilities required for edge and multi-cloud computing, such as deploying virtual environments (containers), seamless and secure multi-cloud and edge communication, and application security within and between devices. The solution is particularly well-suited for ITOCHU Techno-Solutions customers in the manufacturing, distribution, and information and communication fields that use distributed applications and IoT technology. The company is targeting to deploy Volterra’s platform across 50 customers over the next three years.
- Wind River Expands Ecosystem Collaboration on 5G Distributed Edge Solution for Service Providers: Wind River, a leader in delivering software for the intelligent edge, today announced that it is collaborating with Dell EMC as a key hardware partner for distributed edge solutions. A combined software and hardware platform would integrate Wind River Cloud Platform, a Kubernetes-based software offering for managing edge cloud infrastructure, with Dell EMC PowerEdge server hardware. The initial target use case will be virtual RAN (vRAN) infrastructure for 5G networks. Wind River Cloud Platform combines a fully cloud-native, Kubernetes and container-based architecture with the ability to manage a truly physically and geographically separated infrastructure for vRAN and core data center sites. Cloud Platform delivers single-pane–of-glass (SPoG), zero-touch automated management of thousands of nodes.
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- Google Signs Healthcare Data and Cloud Deal with Ascension: Ascension, one of the nation’s leading non-profit health systems, will work with Google to optimize the health and wellness of individuals and communities through technology. The goal of the partnership is to enhance the experience of patients and clinical providers across the continuum of care, improving outcomes and saving lives. In addition to moving its infrastructure to Google Cloud and its productivity software to G Suite, Ascension is also working with Google to pilot tools for doctors and nurses to use in patient care. Specifically, we are piloting tools that could help Ascension’s doctors and nurses more quickly and easily access relevant patient information, in a consolidated view.
- FBI Cuts Ribbon for New Data Center in Idaho: The FBI and its partners at the Department of Justice (DOJ) participated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new data center at the FBI’s facility in Pocatello, Idaho. This endeavor has been years in the making and is a significant milestone in the FBI’s broader information technology transformation initiative. The new data center will optimize infrastructure, information, and services by consolidating almost 100 data centers throughout DOJ. It substantially expands the footprint of the FBI’s existing Pocatello facility, which has been maintained for more than three decades. This expansion provides the FBI and DOJ with approximately 140,000 square feet of additional space, accommodating both data center and office space capacity. This consolidation will enable the FBI to reduce operational costs, create efficiencies (most notably through energy reduction), and modernize the technological architecture.
- Digital Colony Acquires Beanfield Technologies Inc.: Digital Colony, the global digital infrastructure investment platform of Colony Capital, Inc.and a leading investor, owner and operator of companies enabling the next generation of mobile and internet connectivity, today announced Digital Colony Partners’ acquisition of Beanfield Technologies Inc. an independent bandwidth infrastructure provider in Canada serving the enterprise, carrier and multi-dwelling units markets. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed. Beanfield’s portfolio includes 366 route kilometers of pervasive and dense metro fiber infrastructure in Toronto and Montreal and over 76,000 strand kilometers of fiber infrastructure, representing an average of 208 strands per route kilometer. The company also has 541 on-net locations, including 367 commercial locations, 161 MDUs and 13 data centers. Beanfield owns 100% of its assets.
- Northern Bitcoin Merges With Leading US Competitor: Northern Bitcoin has entered into a merger agreement with its US competitor Whinstone US, Inc. The company already successfully operates its own Bitcoin Mining Site in the US state of Louisiana and is currently building by far the largest Bitcoin Mining Facility worldwide with a capacity of one gigawatt on an area of over 100 acres in Texas. The Whinstone Group and its management team have a successful track record in the blockchain industry since 2014 and have established and operated their own mining facilities in the Netherlands, Sweden and the USA. A few weeks ago, the company started building its latest site in Texas. On an area of 100 acres (equivalent to around 57 soccer fields), the largest data center in North America and the largest Bitcoin mining facility in the world are built in three phases with local construction partners. With the completion of the first construction phase planned for the first quarter of 2020, the company will already have over 300 megawatts of capacity and will rank number one worldwide.
- Sysdig Supports Serverless Computing with Google Cloud Run for Anthos: Sysdig, Inc., the secure DevOps leader, today announced support for Google Cloud Run for Anthos as a launch partner. Cloud Run is a serverless compute platform that automatically scales stateless containers. Anthos, which Sysdig was a launch partner for in April 2019, is a managed Kubernetes offering that enables enterprises to run and manage workloads across multiple clusters, clouds, and hardware — including managing environments that mix public clouds and on-premises hardware. With the Sysdig integration, cloud, DevOps, and security teams have the security, control, and auditing capabilities needed to confidently run cloud-native workloads in production, including serverless applications.
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Dataplace, a colocation provider from the Netherlands, has acquired Datacenter Nedzone – a data center services provider in the south of the Netherlands. The acquisition brings Dataplace’s facilities across the Netherlands to six in total.
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- Amazon to Challenge Loss of Pentagon Cloud Deal: Bloomberg is reporting that Amazon.com Inc. will file a lawsuit that will challenge the Defense Department’s decision to award Microsoft a cloud computing contract over Amazon. The “JEDI” contract valued at as much as $10 Billion USD over the next decade. “The e-commerce giant plans to lodge its complaint against the contract in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, Seattle-based Amazon confirmed. The company’s challenge was earlier reported by the Federal Times,” writes Bloomberg. “A representative for the Defense Department said the agency wouldn’t speculate on potential litigation. Oracle Corp. is also mounting a legal challenge to the cloud contract, known as the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, or JEDI. The project is designed to consolidate the Defense Department’s cloud computing infrastructure and modernize its technology systems. Amazon spokesman Drew Herdener said in a statement that the procurement was tainted by bias and evaluation deficiencies.”
NUVIA Raises $53 Million USD to Reimagine Silicon Design for the Data Center: NUVIA Inc., a leading-edge silicon design company, has announced the close of its Series A funding round raising $53 Million USD. The funding round was co-led by prominent Silicon Valley investors Capricorn Investment Group, Dell Technologies Capital, Mayfield and WRVI Capital, with additional participation from Nepenthe. NUVIA was founded in early 2019 with the goal of reimagining silicon design to deliver industry-leading performance and energy efficiency for the data center. The company was founded by John Bruno, Manu Gulati and Gerard Williams III, who have collectively driven system engineering and silicon design for more than 20 chips, with more than 100 patents granted to date. NUVIA’s founders bring a rich silicon design heritage, having held a diverse array of engineering leadership roles at Google, Apple, ARM, Broadcom and AMD.
- EDJX Launches Public Beta of Serverless Edge Computing Platform for IoT: EDJX, a distributed edge computing platform, today launched the public beta of its EDJX Serverless Edge, allowing industry-first access to a secure platform for IoT, M2M, and Mobile edge apps. EDJX developed the software platform coupled with its EDJX Nanoserver Infrastructure to enable developers to write, test and deploy their own computing to the near-edge, and to meet the demand for data processing that will serve billions of IoT and industrial IoT devices. EDJX Serverless Edge allows customers to build serverless IoT applications at the near-edge, at ultra-low latencies to IoT devices and connected things, through the EDJX cloud and their own edge infrastructures. Users can now sign up to get free trial access during the public alpha to write and deploy serverless functions. Customers can manage an unlimited number of edge computing nodes and deploy an unlimited number of applications and serverless functions.
Zayo Wins Corporate Partner Service Award: Zayo Group Holdings was presented with the University of Colorado (CU) Boulder Leeds School of Business Corporate Partner Service Award at the Distinguished Alumni and Service Awards Ceremony on Friday, November 8. The CU Corporate Partner Service Award recognizes sustained commitment, support and exceptional service to the Leeds School of Business, the University of Colorado Boulder and the community. Zayo received the award for their ongoing role in supporting the school by teaching classes, mentoring students, participating on panels, hosting case competitions and hackathons. More notably, Zayo has forged a partnership with Leeds to develop a strong, multi-disciplinary curriculum, drive collaboration and advance entrepreneurship.
Unstoppable Domains Launches $1 Million Grant Program for Wallets, Browsers and Exchanges: Unstoppable Domains, a software company building domains on blockchains, today announced an additional $1,000,000 to help wallets, browsers and decentralized applications integrate blockchain domains. Blockchain domains improve user experiences in wallets by replacing cryptocurrency addresses with a human, readable name. The same domain can be used to simplify cryptocurrency payments and to build an uncensorable website. Users can now use their blockchain domain for payments in wallets such as Coinomi and Trust Wallet. The goal of the $1,000,000 grant program is to accelerate blockchain domain adoption across all types of applications, including browsers and decentralized applications. Unstoppable Domains created both the .zil and .crypto domain registries, and has sold more than 150,000 domains.
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