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Submarine cabling. The core of our global connectivity

Having in mind that more than 70% of Earth’s surface is covered with the oceans, we can ask a question – how we wired our planet to allow global connectivity? For most of the time we use Internet services – doesn’t matter where in the world, we assume there is a way to establish a connection (which is not exactly true, of course). Internet – for good – seems to be a part of our reality right now. In developed countries we cannot imagine proper living without the Internet services, the same way as we think about water availability or electricity. Honestly, the things are not so easy, even if we don’t see how much effort is required to provide all these goods worldwide. So, if we would like to see where the most important cables are placed, there is a good reference available on the web…

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Lenovo will use Motorola's name to enter the US smartphone market

According to the Verge’s article (by Jacob Kastrenakes), Google sells Motorola to Lenovo. This is "just in time" information, as we have learnt that Lenovo bought x86 server business from IBM quite recently. This seems that there will be a new – huge – player on the IT hardware market. Lenovo will be able to cover the following market sectors: x86 servers, smartphones and, thanks to the deal from 2005 when Lenovo acquired ThinkPad business from IBM, they currently are doing quite well with their notebooks. So, what exactly we can read in the Verge’s article to update our yesterday thoughts?

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Microsoft joins OCP project, IBM sells its x86 server business. Will cloud services boost the data center market changes in 2014?

Open Compute Project, OCP, which was announced by Facebook in April 2011 and presented on Turing’s Man Blog at the beginning of 2012, is going well, however, not so many news are published and publicly discussed in the industry. Why? That’s an interesting question. All in all, this seems to be very important initiative, which gained lots of popularity among, at least, some of recognizable industry leaders. Now, Microsoft decided to join Open Compute Project and share the designs of their servers and related technology. This might be an important moment not only for OCP, but also for the whole data center industry.

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openDCIM 3.1 and video tutorials by Scott Milliken


Open Source Data Centre Infrastructure Management System – openDCIM – now has reached the 3.1 version. We've covered the initial releases here, so it is very nice to see the project is still progressing. Data center industry definitively needs tools like this. Also, there is a new developer…

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Data center planning, construction and maintenance good practices on "GigaCon. Data Center & Private Cloud 2013"

On 14th of November 2013, there was a conference "GigaCon. Data Center & Private Cloud" organized by SW Konferencje Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. and BAMT Sp. z o.o. Sp. k. at Hotel Mercure, Poznań, Poland. My friend, Sebastian Jary, attended this conference with an interesting presentation, which – no doubts – is worth to be distinguished on Turing's Man Blog. It was titled (in Polish): "Dobre praktyki w procesie planowania, budowy i eksploatacji ośrodków przetwarzania danych z perspektywy inwestora" (in English: "Good practices in the process of planning, construction and maintenance of data center facilities from the investor's perspective").

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