Back in the late summer of 2015, Microsoft set its first experimental underwater data center 30 feet under the Pacific waters off the California coast. The prototype, built under Project Natick, was dubbed Leona Philpot after a character in an Xbox game. Phase 2 of Project Natick was launched in 2018, when Microsoft sank a 40 feet-long dock with 12 racks housing 864 datacenter servers, replete with Field Programmable Gate Array (FPGA) acceleration and 27.6PB of disk space, in the North Sea off the Orkney Islands (Scotland).
On October 8, 2019 at the Intel Federal Summit in Washington, D.C., Intel announced it has partnered up with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Mercury Systems and Supermicro (SMCI) in an effort to design advanced solutions for security systems market based on the Intel Select Solutions for Hardened Security with Lockheed Martin.
At VMworld 2019 in San Francisco, VMware introduced a toolkit for managing virtual machines and containers in a single space. The new addition to the company’s family of products and services goes under the package name VMware Tanzu and includes a variety of Kubernetes-related solutions built using Heptio technologies.
Microsoft has recently added satellite connectivity for its Azure ExpressRoute service. In essence, Azure ExpressRoute is an additional communication channel that allows clients to establish a secure connection between their on-premise infrastructure or colocation environment and Azure cloud.
In recent years, IT organizations are almost unanimously turning to hybrid cloud to ensure the optimal environment for their applications. However, “no other vendor spans the hybrid cloud as...comprehensively as VMware...We deliver an unparalleled level of consistent infrastructure and operations, from the data center to the cloud to the edge”, proudly says Raghu Raghuram, VMware’s chief operating officer.
The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at the University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) announced the official launch of its new Frontera supercomputer, the world's most powerful academic supercomputer that already ranked fifth on the TOP500 list of fastest supercomputers in June 2019.
What are AWS Managed Services? These facilities include configurations of services and tools that Amazon avails for the sole purpose of automating infrastructure management functions for Amazon Web Services deployment.
As savvy businesses pursue excellence, technology is increasingly becoming an essential facet. Undeniably, the IT department plays a crucial role in complementing business functions. And with the way things are today, it's not a wonder for you to see tech supplying the infrastructure needed for firms to develop and roll out new products and services.
Most online businesses today are using infrastructural services to increase efficiency and enhance digital transformation. And to achieve this efficacy, industry leaders in their day-to-day work environment use the Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) model.
Over the past decade, businesses and consumers alike have become increasingly more drawn to and reliant on remote, cloud-based storage and processing instead of local, on-premise storage. In this list, we have compiled our top four cloud storage providers for 2019 that will help keep your costs low, your productivity high, and your data secure.