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Trends and Insights
As Workloads Change, ‘Scale Up’ Augments ‘Scale Out’ in Cloud Data Centers
via Data Center Knowledge
Machine learning and big data analytics are making hyper-scale data centers less and less homogeneous.
Public cloud requires huge capital expenditure, not just for the massive scale of millions of servers in data centers, but also because those servers need to be replaced regularly as workloads become more demanding.
Colocation vs. Cloud: It’s Not Either-Or for Mission-Critical Data 
via Data Center Journal
To say that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has lost a few “friends” would be a glaring understatement. His reputation and his company’s have taken a huge hit in the wake of revelations that the social-media giant’s lax data-security policies allowed Cambridge Analytica to access the data of about 50 million people without their knowledge or consent. Apple CEO Tim Cook says things must change. “I think that this certain situation is so dire, and has become so large that probably some well-crafted regulation is necessary.” According to Cook, “The ability of anyone to know what you’ve been browsing about for years, who your contacts are, things you like and dislike, and every intimate detail of your life—from my own point of view, it shouldn’t exist.”
CRN Software Defined Data Center Roundtable: Internet of Things, AI Is Reshaping The Data Center Of The Future
via CRN Magazine
Data is spreading everywhere and is no longer bound to a central location, said top industry executives attending the CRN Software Defined Data Center Roundtable. They said the partners that are able to connect the increasing data from Internet of Things devices, then make sense of it in real time to drive business outcomes via software defined solutions will be the big winners.
Google Brings Liquid Cooling to Data Centers to Cool Latest AI Chips
via Data Center Knowledge
Alphabet’s Google has for the first time introduced liquid cooling in its data centers to cool the latest processors that underpin AI capabilities in everything from the latest Gmail updates to upcoming capabilities in Google Photos.
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5 Reasons to Prioritize Rack-Level Management Now

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Customer Support Update
Xerus™ Firmware v3.4.0 Generally Available

This firmware release is for General Availability (GA) on all existing Raritan PXE, PX2, PX3, PX3TS, BCM, BCM2, and EMX2 models.
Release 3.4.0 General Guidelines:
The User Guides for PX Release 3.4.0 contains all enhancements and fixes which are listed here.

• Transfer Switch
• PX iPDUs
• Branch Circuit Monitor

PX2 and PX3 PDUs are End-Of-Life and End-Of-Support (EOL)
Raritan has initiated a global transition of all PX2 and some PX3 models towards a new PDU architecture, leveraging the latest PDU controller, the iX7. To see a complete list of PX2 and PX3 part numbers scheduled for end-of-life and end-of-support visit the link below.
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