Wednesday, 24 August 2016

A hyperscale future ahead for the data center

In this day and age, Inspur says data centers are moving towards more structural, modular and intensified upgrades and modifications.

The company’s latest launch has been specifically designed for public cloud users, cloud service providers and telecommunication operators.

SmartRack 4.5 is based on the 2.0 integrated infrastructure, with a newly added SAS, PCI-E switching technology.

Inspur says these elements will help to centralize external IT resources and allow the reconstruction and pooling of internal resources.


According to a new report by Allied Market Research titled World Hyperscale Data Center Market, the world hyperscale data center market is expected to reach a revenue of $71.2 billion by 2022, with a CAGR of 20.7% from 2016 to 2022. Hyperscale data centers are most widely adopted by cloud service providers to house cloud-based resources and cloud services, accounting for a market share of around 63% in 2015. North America is the largest revenue-generating region for hyperscale data centers, followed by Europe and Asia-Pacific in 2015.

Tuesday, 16 August 2016

Facebook Is Not a Technology Company

At the close of trading this Monday, the top five global companies by market capitalization were all U.S. tech companies: Apple, Alphabet (formerly Google), Microsoft, Amazon, and Facebook.

Bloomberg, which reported on the apparent milestone, insisted that this “tech sweep” is unprecedented, even during the dot-com boom. Back in 2011, for example, Exxon and Shell held two of the top spots, and Apple was the only tech company in the top five. In 2006, Microsoft held the only slot—the others were in energy, banking, and manufacture. But things have changed. “Your new tech overlords,” Bloomberg christened the five.

The Rise of the Build-to-Suit Cloud Data Center

Cloud computing is changing data center development, with action now shifting to a build-to-suit model in which cloud builders pre-lease entire buildings for themselves, representing 12 megawatts or more of new capacity. Wholesale data center providers, who have previously built multi-tenant buildings and leased them one data hall at a time, are adapting their model to accommodate the build-to-suit demand.

In the latest example, CyrusOne has just acquired a building in Northern Virginia, which has already been fully leased to a hyperscale data center customer. The 130,000 square foot building will provide 12 megawatts of IT capacity for the fast-growing cloud provider.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Etisalat rolls out Voice-over-LTE service

Service brings improved quality to voice, video calls, with Samsung S6 and S6 Edge devices enabled in first phase

Abu Dhabi: Etisalat announced on Sunday the launch of the UAE’s first Voice-over-LTE service (VoLTE) allowing mobile customers, both pre-paid and post-paid, to use LTE for full voice and data services.

The service will bring about improvements in the quality of voice and video calls, and will provide customers a range of advantages including high-definition voice calls and many rich-media services.

At the time of the launch, the VoLTE service will be enabled on Samsung S6 and S6 Edge devices, but there are plans to roll it out to other devices soon.

The new VoLTE service is based on Single Radio Call Continuity (SRVCC). It will reduce call set-up time significantly as compared to the current call set-up time and will provide high quality HD voice over Etisalat’s 4G LTE network.

It does not require users to download any application. Converged network infrastructure will also allow Etisalat to maximise network capabilities and speed up the deployment of many more LTE-based innovative services for its customers.

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The next phase of SDN: Software defined campus networks

Enterprise and university campus networks have enjoyed decades of architectural permanence. For years, these networks have been built with cookie cutter designs, with the only critical decision points being the number of ports and users. But new challenges presented today – more devices (both in number and type), mobility, security, and diverse application traffic – the management of these networks is finally coming to the forefront. Software-defined networking (SDN) is an ideal methodology to push policies to campus networks in a systematic and automated way. 

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Victoria leads employment demand for ICT professionals

Demand for ICT professionals in Victoria is strong with the state’s employers projected to seek to fill ICT roles over the next few years at an annual rate of 2.7% – well above the national average of just 2%. Cyber security skills are in high demand across a number of the state's business and industry sectors.

The forecast demand for ICT professionals covers the period between this year and 2020 which continues the strong ICT growth Victoria has seen in previous years.