New DatacenterDynamics Magazine – July/August issue
So, Why does the planet’s biggest engineering project require tiny data centers? Micro data centers, bred for the edge, make sure the cloud reaches all the places it has to. Built from standard components, these units are deployed in remote sites and controlled from a distance.
We profile Ten leaders from “North of the rack,” helping to usher in the software-defined data center (SDDC) with software which can control and manage pools of virtualized data center resources.
What’s a software-defined data center? If you’re not clear what that is, we describe what we’re aiming for - and point out a glaring omission in too many SDDC roadmaps.
Surprise! A government report from the US reveals data centers aren’t the energy hogs we all thought they were. If you’re interested in the new Department of Energy sponsored report, you still have a chance to check it out, and talk with the report’s authors, at our DCD Webscale event in San Jose this month.
And another surprise: government interventions get a bad press, but it looks like the US federal “cloud first” initiative is helping to promoted, deliver and secure the cloud marketplace.
Finally, Max gives us a possibly-reassuring explanation of why your data center could be the best place to wait out a zombie apocalypse.