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.
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.
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.
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.
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.