Information security, data breaches, ransomware, malware, viruses, trojans, zero-day, side channel attacks, back doors, and many others are becoming almost the daily norm. Various cyber attacks and statistics are published daily in many international headlines with many victims who are never aware that they’ve been hacked – it’s costly for all organizations. Not to be forgotten and just as susceptible, attacks are occurring more frequently on energy sectors and power grids, Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA), Internet of Things (IoT), Industrial control system (ICS), trans-oceanic cables, and other infrastructure.
Take a peek inside one of the technology world's greatest wonders: the 13.7 petaflop MareNostrum supercomputer located inside a decommissioned chrurch in Barcelona, Spain.
Data centers are massive consumers of energy. In 2014, data centers in the US consumed 70 billion kilowatts of power. A large part of this power consumption is used for cooling, meaning inefficiencies in the cooling system can hurt the bottom lines of data centers.
Lighting is often an overlooked part of data center design, yet it plays a vital role in data center visibility and power savings. Poor lighting can lead to operational hazards and energy inefficiency.
There’s no doubt that cloud is king and the expansion continues into a new year. Revenue has doubled in 2017 compared to 2013 and there appears to be no slowing the growth and expansion of IT infrastructure – this included server, storage, compute platforms, and Ethernet switching equipment that reached $11.3bn or 26.3 percent year-on-year during the third quarter of 2017.