A newly introduced Wi-Fi standard could mean big business opportunities for data centers. The Wi-Fi Alliance has introduced a new standard called Wi-Fi HaLow, which addresses many of the issues plaguing Internet of Things devices. HaLow makes changes to the IEEE 802.11ah standard that increases range, removes clutter, and lowers power requirements. IoT is an important element in the future of data centers because the devices heavily rely on external servers to process data. Read More
A distributed system (generally running in a datacenter) consists of some large number of servers (nodes) running very similar code, sharing data and talking to each other. Compared to a non-distributed system (everything happening on just one computer), distributed systems have the potential to handle much heavier workloads and to continue to perform well in spite of individual nodes going down. Read More
Barring some cataclysmic unforeseen event, the world’s demand for increased server capacity is pretty much a sure thing.
How do we know this? Let’s look at three buzzwords that continue to be popular in the tech sector: Big Data, Mobile and the Internet of Things. Read More