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Five Minute Briefing - Data Center
November 21, 2022

Five Minute Briefing - Data Center: November 21, 2022. Published in conjunction with SHARE Inc., a bi-weekly report geared to the needs of data center professionals.


News Flashes

IBM is unveiling the IBM Cloud for VMware as a Service, a direct result of the ongoing, 20-year partnership between IBM and VMware that elaborates upon their workload modernization and time-to-value acceleration ventures.

IBM Research and PyTorch are partnering to enable foundation models with billions of parameters to easily run on standard cloud networking infrastructure, such as Ethernet networking. Researchers at IBM have been working with the distributed team within PyTorch, the open-source machine learning platform run by the Linux Foundation, to find a way to train large AI models on affordable networking hardware.

Mission Critical Facilities International (MCFI), a leader in data center, power, and cooling infrastructure solutions, is collaborating with Iceotope, the global leader in precision immersion cooling, and nVent, a leading global provider of electrical connection and protection solutions. The alliance is beneficial to enterprise data centers, high-performance and edge computing, smart manufacturing, content delivery, telemedicine, AI, and virtual reality.

Red Hat, Inc., a provider of open source solutions, is offering Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.1, the latest version of the enterprise Linux platform. Along with the recently announced Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.7, these minor versions add and refine capabilities for a wide range of enterprise IT needs, from helping to streamline complex infrastructure environments to improving the security stance of containerized applications.


Think About It

When designing a data center, a recognized set of principles is typically followed. Scalability, resiliency, reliability, and sustainability are all essential, but the most important common feature for data center products may be flexibility. The equipment cabinet should likewise be flexible, but this has not always been the case. There has been a rethinking of the way IT infrastructure, power, and cooling converge—and the data center cabinet is starting to adapt.

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