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The next-gen tech disrupting data centre management

New features leveraging DevOps, AI and data science offer companies unmatched visibility into infrastructure performance before, during and after each modernisation step, says Jeff Klaus, general manager of Intel Data Center Management Solutions How are DevOps, AI and data science transforming data centre management? Data science has created a new understanding that the data we… Read More


IoT & Cybersecurity: Where we are and what needs to change
Threats are now emerging beyond home and medical devices towards IoT control systems connected to national infrastructures. It is no exaggeration to say that IoT vulnerabilities are a threat to our national and personal security - dangers brought into sharp relief by the growing weaponisation of cybersecurity on the world stage Cybersecurity agenda Over the... Read More

Modular reasoning: why DC standardisation makes sense

Data centre builds will increasingly comprise standardised, modular building blocks configured to address special power and thermal requirements Much like snowflakes, no two data centres are identical. Although they may be home to similar IT equipment, the business needs of the owners and operators of the equipment along with legal requirements, financial considerations and business… Read More


The Stack is moving

To connections old and new,  Coming on board as Junior Editor for The Stack in 2014, I could never have dreamed of the success we have achieved in such a small space of time – at our peak, reaching a global readership of one million. The idea to forge a small editorial team within the… Read More


BlackBerry brings secure smartphone tech to IoT devices

Former phonemaker to license secure technology to manufacturers to improve safety and security of IoT devices BlackBerry is jumping into the IoT space to boost the security of connected devices, it announced at CES Monday. Despite their burgeoning popularity approximately 80 percent of consumers in the U.S, U.K and Canada do not trust their internet-connected devices… Read More


ConsenSys and AMD partner on blockchain cloud infrastructure

W3BCLOUD touted as ‘first independent cloud computing blockchain infrastructure’ Blockchain heavyweight ConsenSys is partnering with hardware giant AMD and Abu Dhabi-based Halo Holdings to develop W3BCLOUD – a new cloud solution built for blockchain workloads. It’s no surprise that ConsenSys is in charge of software duties for the new platform and that it will be… Read More


Huawei expands data centre efforts with new CPU and servers

Firm determined to expand data centre presence with new ARM-based CPU and servers, despite growing political resistance from abroad Huawei has unveiled its new ARM-based Kunpeng 920 chip, a next-generation chip for servers, despite mounting resistance to its hardware from abroad. Huawei said the chipset, developed in partnership with UK-based ARM holdings, is faster and… Read More


What to expect from CES 2019

Starting Monday, the world’s largest consumer technology fair will focus on AI and 5G amid heightened tensions between Huawei and U.S. Monday marks the start of this year’s Consumer Electronics Show (CES), which will attract 180,000 tech evangelists keen to get a glimpse on the freshest, most advanced (and often most bizarre) tech concepts, and… Read More


Researchers discover new custom web font phishing attack

Proofpoint observes novel technique that uses custom web fonts to help phishing pages evade detection Cybersecurity researchers at Proofpoint have discovered a new phishing technique that allows cybercriminals to hide phishing pages via custom web font files. The researchers found the new technique after observing strange encoding in a credential harvesting scheme impersonating a major retail… Read More


Qatar Cabinet gives green light to Microsoft global data centre

Cabinet officially authorises Microsoft global data centre, Reuters reports Microsoft has been granted permission by the Qatari government to construct an Azure data centre in the Gulf country. The news comes from local newspaper The Peninsula, that reported the announcement after it was made at the Cabinet’s regular meeting in Amiri Diwan on January 2nd. News on… Read More


Qianhai data centre designed as a ‘digital lighthouse’

Mecanoo, the international architectural firm, has released the innovative design for its new 63,000 sq m data centre, to be located in the Qianhai business centre in Shenzhen, China The data centre will provide communications infrastructure for companies and for public services and utilities in the Qianhai zone. It also provides an ideally-located communications hub between… Read More


IoT cryptomining exploits on the rise

December 2018 McAfee Labs threat report shows sharp increase in malware targeting IoT devices, which can then be used for cryptomining exploits IoT malware threats have increased from just over 5,000 in Q4 2016 to over 45,000 incidents detected in Q3 2018. IoT threats may target any kind of connected hardware including routers, smart devices,… Read More


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