Compute

Inside Facebook’s Future Rack And Microserver Iron

The hyperscalers and cloud builders have been setting the pace for innovation in the server arena for the past decade or so, particularly and publicly since Facebook set up the Open Compute Project in April 2011 and ramping up as Microsoft joined up in early 2014 and basically created a whole new server innovation stream that was unique from – and largely incompatible with – the designs put out by Facebook.

Cloud

AWS Weathers The Coronavirus Storm

With much of the world in lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic, it is not a surprise that much of the attention that is being paid to Amazon’s financial results for the first quarter of 2020 focused on its online retail operation, which is literally a lifeline to many in the United States, and the massive warehousing and shipping infrastructure behind it.