In 2018, Microsoft sank a viable data center in Orkey, Scotland. They dropped the submarine-like data center 117 feet; the facility held over 864 servers and 27.6 petabytes of storage. Microsoft’s team believed that placing a data center underwater would lead to more reliability and energy-efficiency. Now two years later, Microsoft retrieved the tanker. The tech giant explained the project successfully revealed considerable benefits. For example, the underwater data center had just one-eighth of a land-based data center’s failure rate. Conventional data centers face issues with corrosion from oxygen, humidity […]
Many big companies such as Google, Amazon, Morgan Stanley, and Jetblue have committed to reducing or even possibly eliminating their carbon footprint in the next decade. In the infographic below, we provide a visual snapshot of the timeline.
Recently, security researcher Josh Frantz explored the security of refurbished devices. He started by purchasing devices from businesses that sold refurbished, donated, and used computers. The haul included desktops and cellphones. He discovered that none of the machines were encrypted or had passwords. Frantz was able to easily access the devices’ old data. On the devices, he found social security numbers, emails, credit cards, and passport information. Leaving data like this exposed could lead to identity theft or other malicious attacks. In addition, this could cost companies hefty fines and […]
Enterprise Becomes Sustainable Sustainability has become a growing trend for enterprises. In the next decade, several companies have pledged to contribute to the circular economy. A circular economy is a systemic approach to economic development designed to eliminate waste and pollution, keeping products and materials in use, and regenerating natural systems. This summer, Apple pledged to be carbon neutral by 2030. Ecommerce giant Amazon committed to being carbon neutral by 2040. In the next decade, Microsoft is working to become carbon negative. Carbon negative is the reduction of an entity’s carbon footprint to […]
Recently, Morgan Stanley discovered they possibly exposed customers’ data. Reportedly, the incident stems from the closure of two data centers in 2016. Morgan Stanley hired a recycler to remove data off servers and hardware.