You need to know more about your datacenter

 

The cost and operations of a datacenter are affected by many different factors which, until recently, did not impact business competitiveness significantly enough to matter. Hardware utilization, as long as it was twice as good as a few years ago, was acceptable. Software patching, as long as it didn't break anything, was acceptable. The cost of cooling, the cost of facilities, the efficiency of operations, as long as they were not too bad, as long as they let the business make a profit, were acceptable.

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Creating the datacenter you need with software-defined infrastructure

"Software-defined infrastructure (SDI) implements hardware disaggregation with the nimbleness to adapt infrastructure resources to business needs in real time."  This comes from a post by Tomas Fredberg that explored how software-defined infrastructure will drive hyperscale and lower TCO.

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Exploring IoT, 5G and cloud at IDF 2016

The Internet of Things (IoT) 5G and, of course, cloud came together in an exciting way at the Intel Developer Forum 2016 this week.  We featured IoT solutions like smart parking, NB-IoT sensors, IoT-in-a-box and smart building applications.  In this video, Warren Chaisatien, Ericsson's Director of IoT Marketing, gives a short rundown of these top IoT showcases from the event.

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The future of application development

By 2020, it is forecast that tens of billions of connected devices will be in use worldwide. The exponential growth in the number of networked devices requires more-capable and sophisticated software functionality that meets the demands of cross-industry consumer use cases. This goes beyond the vast number of devices. The capabilities expected by the increasing number of users will require further optimization as well as increases in raw processing power and the intelligence of the devices. The services provided by these devices will be organized and delivered at greater scale and efficiency.

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Building “sh**ty robots” out of beer cans at IDF 2016

We talk a lot about the future here, and we do it with urgency – digital industrialization, hyperscale datacenters, trusted data and new application architectures. But the future needs to be fun too, and we proved it Monday with the help of the “Queen of Sh**ty Robots.”

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Video: 5 reasons IT organizations should care about hyperscale

Speeding up the pace of innovation is only one of the reasons IT organizations should care about hyperscale. In this video, experts from Intel and Ericsson share their insights into the datacenter of the future, including how Ericsson's implementation of Intel® RackScale Design reduces total cost of ownership.

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Blockchains for Integrity Assurance

The key to keeping data safe is to constantly verify its integrity. And that's properly done through hashtag cryptography and a private, scalable blockchain-based solution.

Comedian Bill Maher recently remarked: “Taking your work home with you used to mean that you were stealing office supplies.”

He was joking about the extent to which 21st century American office workers don’t take enough time for themselves. But he was also saying something profound about the relationship between business, physical space, security, and trust.

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Networking: The Final Frontier For Software Defined Application Visibility

As applications and services move into virtualized environments, and network speeds leap from 10Gbps (yesterday) to 25/40Gbps (today) to 100Gbps in coming years, the legacy methods of monitoring application flows don’t scale. At the same time, with overlays and underlays and associated complexity, there is a bigger need to monitor every application and every application flow.

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