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Topics: hacks

Spectre and Meltdown Malware: What You Need to Know

Instor Feb 21, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: supercomputer

A Supercomputer Inside a Church? You Have to See it to Believe It.

Instor Feb 16, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Keepin' It Cool: Data Center CRAC, CRAH and Other Cooling Systems

Instor Feb 7, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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Best Practices for Protecting Your Data Center Against Physical Threats and Intrusions

Instor Jan 31, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Modern data centers are becoming the central nodes that control today’s wealth and information. These facilities guard critical and sensitive data. As a result, over the last five years, more than $45 billion of investment capital has flowed into the industry.

 

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Lights, Server, Action! Data Center Lighting Considerations

Instor Jan 24, 2018 9:08:00 AM

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.

 

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Energy Continues to be a Growing Problem for Data Centers

Instor Jan 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

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.

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