Data center operators have to take a number of contingencies into account, but many are failing to pay attention to the increase in natural disasters, such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires. That’s the word from The 451 Group’s Uptime Institute, which published a report on the impact of natural d..
As we explore the new features appearing in 802.11ax, the list is unbalanced. Some would say there’s a pig in the python. One feature – OFDMA – seems much more significant than the others. First, a brief background, then a view of its implications. A Quick Review of OFDMA OFDMA (Orthogonal Frequency..
ORLANDO – IBM has rolled out a multi-cloud management system that promises to help customers manage, move and integrate apps across multivendor cloud infrastructures. IBM’s new Kubernetes-based Multi-cloud Manager runs on the company’s year-old IBM Cloud Private platform but lets customers manage an..
When SD-WANs first began to be discussed, the focus of the discussion was on the potential cost savings that would result from incorporating more cost-effective broadband connectivity into the WAN. Reducing cost is clearly an important goal, but achieving that goal is only meaningful if the WAN is a..
Offshore, underwater data centers are going to be powered using wave motion, says a sustainable energy developer. And it's going to happen soon. Commercial wave energy company Ocean Energy says it’s almost completed a marine hydrokinetic wave generator build and that the 1.25 Megawatt power-pro..
Private cloud is a well-defined term that government standards groups and the commercial cloud industry have pretty much agreed upon, and while some think its use is waning, recent analysis indicates that spending on private cloud is still growing at a breakneck pace. A study by IDC projects that sa..
Linux systems maintain quite a collection of log files, many of which you are probably rarely tempted to view. Some of these log files are quite valuable, though, and options for exploring them might be more interesting and varied than you imagine. Let's look at some system logs and get a handl..
Today we focus on when new 802.11ax access points and client devices will become available. The Wi-Fi industry has made these questions uniquely difficult to answer, but this blog explains what we expect to happen. If you have the patience, save these predictions for rereading toward the end of 2019..
ORLANDO – If you are a CIO or business leader an are having trouble moving forward on a new or existing digital business project, you should hack your current IT culture to get things moving. Digital business is accelerating, disrupting the way businesses and governments are doing business, said Mik..
Microsoft co-founder, philanthropist, space enthusiast, owner of the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers and the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, Paul Allen, has died. He was 65. Allen’s family issued a statement today through by Vulcan Inc., Allen’s privately held company, on behalf of the Allen Family, ..