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Increase Flexibility with Cisco’s Programmable Cloud Infrastructure

  • Today, Data Center Networking customers look for the latest innovations in both hardware and software, wanting flexibility to consume them at their own pace.
  • Cisco is working closely with web scale and service provider customers to help them rapidly deploy open source technology and third party silicon to best meet their needs.
  • In collaboration with ecosystem partners, Cisco extended support of the SONiC operating system to the Nexus 3000 series switches, giving customers an open source software option for this platform.
  • Tencent, one of the leading Internet service providers in the world, has worked closely with Cisco and will adopt the Nexus 34180YC with the SONiC operating system in their data centers.
  • “This close collaboration with Cisco has given us the flexibility to adopt new innovation quickly and choose the hardware and software we need,” said Wade Shao, Director, Network Architecture Center, Tencent.

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Cisco Intersight: AI-Driven Proactive Support

  • The Cisco Customer Experience organization works closely with the Intersight engineering team to ensure customers have seamless access to Cisco’s unparalleled device knowledge.
  • BORG serves as an automatic problem detection, alerting and reporting engine that provides users with diagnostic information and Cisco best practices developed by thousands of our expert Customer Service Engineers.
  • My role as a CX product manager is to define the requirements and work with the engineering teams to achieve our goals of enhancing the customer support experience.
  • We have been working closely with the Intersight development team for over 18 months to develop a holistic means of enhancing the customer support experience.
  • When an issues occurs on a connected Cisco UCS or HyperFlex device, a case is opened automatically, if the customer has Smart CallHome.
  • We will work with the Intersight development team to implement updates to continually enhance our customer support experience.

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Which Data Center Design Standards to Follow?

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  • This series of articles will focus on the major best practices applicable across all types of data centers, including enterprise, colocation, and internet facilities.
  • We will discuss best practices with respect to facility conceptual design, space planning, building construction, and physical security, as well as mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection.
  • Following appropriate codes and standards would seem to be an obvious direction when designing new or upgrading an existing data center.
  • Data center design and infrastructure standards can range from national codes (required), like those of the NFPA, local codes (required), like the New York State Energy Conservation Construction Code, and performance standards like the Uptime Institute’s Tier Standard (optional).

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Plugging Your Data Center Into the Cloud: Azure ExpressRoute and AWS Direct Connect

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  • I’ve been a part of numerous hybrid cloud conversations revolving around connecting on-premises resources to public cloud providers.
  • Cloud services help with agility and reliability and allow you to become truly distributed.
  • As Garter recently pointed out, the growth of cloud and industrialized services and the decline of traditional data center outsourcing indicate a massive shift toward hybrid infrastructure services.
  • The firm predicts that by 2020, 90 percent of organizations will adopt hybrid infrastructure management capabilities.
  • Most of these hybrid cloud projects revolve around two leaders in the public cloud space: Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.
  • Each has its own service to create dedicated links to your on-premises resources.

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Data Center Jobs in a Post-Cloud World: How to Adapt in a New Job Market

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  • The data center job market is changing as companies adopt cloud computing and close or scale back their on-premises facilities.
  • In some cases, the move to the cloud or to a hybrid environment means layoffs, and in other cases, it means a change in job responsibilities for technician-level data center workers like network administrators, systems engineers, and storage engineers.
  • An “evolution” is coming to data center jobs, Quigley added.
  • But data center IT workers can take several steps to keep up with the changing nature of their profession, many IT job experts said.

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Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: December 8, 2018

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  • Is AWS Glacier Deep Archive the Tape Killer?
  • - Bottomless cloud storage at cents per gigabyte for your cold tier might sound like the end of tape, but there’s more to consider than cost.
  • Why AWS Is Getting into the Satellite Data Business - As more satellites are hurled into space, ground-station access becomes the biggest satellite-data bottleneck.
  • Are Virtual Cross-Connects Equinix’s Friend or Foe?
  • - Interconnection giant’s execs address Wall Street’s concern that virtual fabrics like Megaport may eat into its bread-and-butter cross-connect business.
  • - The technology holds a lot of promise for security, but there’s still a long way to go before it sees serious enterprise adoption.

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Rethinking the Cloud After Recent Microsoft Azure Outages

  • Recently, two high-profile Microsoft Azure outages relating to multi-factor authentication in an eight-day period negatively impacted customers using Azure-based services such as Office 365, Active Directory, and Dynamics.
  • Outages happen in all three of the scenarios I mentioned above, but when a significant security-related service is impacted twice in a very short period of time it will cause many to pause and consider the ramifications of being purely in the cloud.
  • Relating to this specific Microsoft Azure outage, Ortega said it would be wise for companies to consider whether they should be using a local physical key-based token or cloud-based MFA for securing their accounts.
  • Having both options enabled, if possible, would be a good way to mitigate the potential risk of cloud-based outage for MFA on any providers platform.

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Data Center Networks are Getting Faster and Smarter

  • DCK spent a part of August looking at some of the trends in data center network technology, examining in addition to speed the way some networking innovation by operators of hyperscale cloud platforms like Facebook has been seeping into the enterprise data center market.
  • In another report, Branscombe highlighted the growing amount of attention enterprise operators now pay to automating network management and being able to apply the DevOps principles to their work, so they can better support the teams of developers that write software that runs on top of their infrastructure.
  • Looking to take network automation even further, incumbent vendors and a handful of startups are actively working on technologies that support the concept of Intent-Based Networking, or IBN – the idea that networks could tune themselves based on policies set by the administrators, removing the need for all the manual network management processes used today.

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Qualcomm lays off 269 employees in North Carolina and California

  • Qualcomm’s struggling data center business was hit another massive blow as the company laid off hundreds.
  • The news, first revealed by the Information, has since been confirmed by TechCrunch.
  • The chipmaker laid off 269 employees in all, including 144 in Raleigh, North Carolina, where its data center business is located, and an additional 125 in San Diego, the company’s hometown.
  • The news comes at the tail end of what ought to have been a celebratory week, as the chipmaker unveiled its 2019 roadmap — including the Snapdragon 855 — at an event in Maui.
  • These latest layoffs follow an announcement in June that the company intended to lay off 241 people in a data center business that has been struggling to compete with Intel.
  • With a reported ~50 or so employees currently left in the Research Triangle location, however, Quacomm’s prospects appear to have dimmed considerably.

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Dell Reports Rising Sales Before Vote on Stock Market Return

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  • Nico Grant (Bloomberg) -- Dell Technologies Inc., the world’s largest private technology company, reported robust sales growth in its last financial disclosure before investors vote on a transaction that would return the company to public markets.
  • Sales rose 15 percent to $22.5 billion, the Round Rock, Texas-based company said Thursday in a statement.
  • Dell also has offered investors the option of receiving 1.5 to 1.8 shares of its tracking stock DVMT, depending on the value on the 17 days around the Dec. 11 vote.
  • The company has secured the support of 17 percent of current holders of DVMT shares and activist investor Carl Icahn has dropped his lawsuit against the company that claimed Dell’s offer wasn’t fair -- making it very likely that a majority of holders will approve the offer.

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