Topics: Current Events

Pirates Breach Data Center Security and Hold Movie for Bitcoin Ransom

Jeremy Snead May 17, 2017 3:15:22 PM

Digital pirates seem to have hacked into servers and have stolen a digital copy of Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, the fifth installment in the movie series. These hackers are holding the stolen copy for ransom, proving that "not all treasure is silver and gold, mate". The hackers are demanding that Disney pays the ransom, or they will release the movie in twenty-minute increments online. Both Disney and Netflix have had digital media stolen by hackers demanding ransom within the last few weeks. This hacker is demanding that the ransom is paid in Bitcoin due to its unconventional financial network’s structure.

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Topics: Current Events, Data Center

Jack Vonich Promoted to Instor President

Instor Apr 19, 2017 1:00:00 PM

With a Focus on Customers & Employees, Jack Vonich Promoted to Instor President 

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Topics: Current Events

How To Protect Servers & Data to Survive an Imminent Zombie Apocalypse

Jeremy Snead Mar 28, 2017 10:16:29 AM

Data center managers work daily to maintain the best data center infrastructure. This means protecting data from various risks such as fires and subsequent water damage from fire mitigation systems. In the event of a doomsday apocalypse, data center management will be busy running for their lives rather than running data centers and colocations. The ioSafe Server 5 claims it will provide data protection from fire, water submersion, and even loss of Internet so that we can all focus on survival when the zombies attack.  

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Topics: Infrastructure, Powering, Cooling, Current Events

Linkedin's New Data Center Earns Efficient IT Stamp of Approval

Jeremy Snead Nov 22, 2016 11:00:00 AM

Linkedin’s new 8 MW data center in Hillsboro, Oregon went online last week. The data center uses low-carbon power, uses a highly evolved cooling design, and is scaled to provide 32 kW of power for each rack. Linkedin’s new build is the first enterprise colocation partnership to receive the Efficient IT (EIT) Stamp of Approval by Uptime Institute and currently holds the highest Efficient IT rating worldwide.

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Topics: Current Events, Data Center, data centre

Google’s New Trans-Pacific Cable Provides 2X Capacity of Last Project

Jeremy Snead Oct 18, 2016 2:40:35 PM

Last week, Google announced that they will work in partnership with Facebook, TE SubCom, and Pacific Light Data Communication to build a trans-Pacific submarine cable that connects Hong Kong to Los Angeles, California, with a much higher fiber optic capacity. The project is called the Pacific Light Cable Network. It will have double the capacity of the FASTER cable, which previously held the trans-Pacific record. The Pacific Light Cable Network is set to be completed by the summer of 2018.

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Topics: Management, Current Events, Data Center Planning and Design

2017 Report Shows Salary Increases for Data Center & IT Professionals

Jeremy Snead Oct 17, 2016 8:28:11 AM

As technologies evolve, the IT field continues to expand at a rapid pace with new data centers being built and new COLOs being deployed regularly. As a result of this growth, some businesses might have a hard time finding qualified candidates to fill vacant positions within the company.

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