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  • Google Cloud Has Disruption, Bringing Snapchat, Spotify Down
    by Bloomberg, Yevgeniy Sverdlik on July 19, 2018 at 1:01 am

    Issues with Google's cloud service disrupted some popular applications, including Snapchat and Spotify, Tuesday • The outage was resolved less than an hour after it started • Google hasn't explained the cause of the issue, but a status report points to a problem with the global load balancing servic […]

  • LinkedIn Joins OCP, Continues Open19 Deployment in Its Data Centers
    by Yevgeniy Sverdlik on July 18, 2018 at 10:39 pm

    LinkedIn has joined the Open Compute Project, the Facebook-led open source data center initiative • OCP has lots of answers to LinkedIn’s questions about scaling its infrastructure to support exponential traffic growth • LinkedIn continues charging ahead with its own open source data center standard, Open19 • While there is some overlap between OCP and Open19, the two are fundamentally different […]

  • Managing Unstructured Data at Scale
    by Industry Perspectives on July 18, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    As-a-service delivery means that IT staff can minimize the time they spend on non-strategic tasks such as executing backup and archives. […]

  • Google’s Cloud Data Centers for Hollywood Come Online in Los Angeles
    by Yevgeniy Sverdlik on July 18, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Google has launched a cloud availability region in Los Angeles • It is marketed primarily to the area’s media and entertainment industry • The company says the vertical’s bursty workloads are uniquely suited for cloud • Users in California can now enjoy lower latency if they choose L.A. over the previous closest region in Oregon […]

  • Google is Building a Second Intercontinental Cable of Its Own
    by Yevgeniy Sverdlik on July 18, 2018 at 1:42 am

    Google is investing in its second private intercontinental cable • Called Dunant, the system will connect Virginia Beach in the US to the west coast of France • The cable will boost bandwidth between Google’s rapidly growing data center cluster in Northern Virginia and its data center campus in St. Ghislain, Belgium […]

  • Amazon Suffers Tech Crash and Strikes During Prime Day
    by Bloomberg on July 17, 2018 at 8:58 pm

    Amazon's big Prime Day sales promotion was disrupted by website glitches for many customers Monday • In addition to the shopping site, users reported glitchy Alexa and Prime Video connections • The cloud infrastructure service, Amazon Web Services, reported global problems with its Management Console • The company has not said publicly what caused the outag […]

  • Data Center REITs in the First Half: Dare to Defy the Herd
    by Bill Stoller on July 17, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    DCK Investor Edge: While data center stock performance was weak in the first half of 2018, these companies offer plenty of opportunity for investors […]

  • Xen Hypervisor Update Includes Key Security Upgrades
    by Todd Weiss on July 17, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Fixes for the Meltdown and Spectre security vulnerabilities are integrated, as well as a myriad of other improvements and upgrades. […]