CapRE’s Data Center Industry Round Up for January 5

Jan 5, 2018
by Josh Anderson

Check out the latest in deals, development and disruptive technology in the data center space for January 5, 2018:

  • Dell EMC Releases Patch for Critcal Vulnerability: Dell EMC has announced a critical vulnerability in their storage appliances and swiftly responded with a patch. This occurred almost immediately after a related problem in the VMware vSphere Data Protection backup product (which runs on Dell EMC) was patched as well. Mike Cotton, Digital Defense’s Vice-President for  Research & Development suggests IT teams check their data center environments for these platforms immediately.
  • Samsung Overtakes Intel in Chip Race: According to a recent report by Gartner, Intel has ceded its 22-year rein as the leading chipmaker to Samsung. Samsung shipped silicon totaling $61.2 Billion USD in 2016, while Intel shipped $57.7 Billion USD worth. However, Gartner warns that the lead may not last long, since Samsung benefited from a temporary shortage of memory chips. This shortage led to an increase in price for DRAM and flash-based products, boosting chip profits.
  • Data Center Power Market to hit $27bn by 2024: Global Market Insights has released new research predicting that the data center power market will exceed $27 Billion USD by 2024. GMI cites the rising cost of energy and the increasing awareness on the part of end-users in saving electricity, leading manufacturers to design intelligent power management products. Furthermore, the industry shift towards hyperscale and colocation facilities is expected fuel the demand for data center power market.
  • French Cloud Gaming Startup Set for U.S. Rollout: Paris-based Blade will open up their new cloud-based gaming platform to the U.S. market in the new year. Blade’s claim to fame is an Equinix-based subscription service called Shadow, that eliminates the need for the expensive hardware inherent to the gaming hobby. For $35 a month, gamers will enjoy a dedicated VM to run all Intel, Nvidia and ADM hardware-requisite games.
  • Pareteum Corporation (NYSE American: TEUM): Cloud Communications Platform Pareteum Corporation has activated service to one of its Application Provider IoT customers. This deployment is expected to reinforce the efficiency of Pareteum’s Global Cloud Platform, which enables its customer’s subscribers, including members of their widely growing Application Programming Interface (API) Developer Community, to add mobility services directly to their Banking, Social Media, Call Centers, consumer facing applications, and App Store Products.
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