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AI and the Evolution and Automation of Live Chat - with LivePerson CEO Robert LoCascio
"So rob. I want to dive in to the future of a and chat in the enterprise and the little bit of your journey there. But before i even do even ryan this company for quite some time when you guys started online chat in the ninety s companies public firm for twenty years. Here when you look to your business something. Like i don't know how many seventy or eighty million conversations you're handling in any given month when you look down at your business tried to find where. Ai could layer value for your clients. How did you think through that process. Because it seems like that's almost an endless There's almost an endless number of answers. They're basically looking at the data center. We do about seventy eighty million conversation month. I kinda you know that data we could take and look at how are use cases around banking and telco and and and retail and healthcare. These are big customer bases. Come from these verticals. How can we automate those conversations and so we basically just dove into the data we aggregated. The data looked at across customer. And we could see that there were patterns that made really good conversations. So that drove is to say okay. Let's build a host of tools and a new platform called conversational cloud in which we could enable large enterprises market customers to scale their conversation. Automate them and with the onset of covid the there was a massive massive impact contact centers the contact center agents help and nope he was there. They couldn't take calls so so they went home now. They're taking calls there and so there's been a massive drive to automation now because having someone work at home and answer calls just not the way to go. How do you automate that through a digital experience. That's really what's happened and obviously with the onset of covid firms like yourself or now in this position to potentially catch the opportunity to major way when you look at serve. What's potentially automated man even there so much to get into. I mean there's for each individual business that you work with you know maybe a work in with a one. Eight hundred flowers may be. You're working with us. The citibank guys work with some of the biggest companies in america here. The use cases are relatively bespoke And i know you. You worked on building a tool. That's at least understandable for nontechnical people. We definitely need subject matter. Experts to layer context and to structure or flow flows for these conversational systems. But you determine what the bounding box would be because even that feels feels endless and you need to kind of focus in somewhere yes we. We're all this under the header of commerce. And i fundamentally believe that conversation. Commerce is going to be the next leg of digital so we had ecommerce and now we're shifting see commerce and e commerce is is a very interesting thing when you think about like show up at a website and basically every website looks the same right. I mean top nab. Yeah data and google set those rules instead of you don't do that. We won't index you and that's why everything looks the same so what you're seeing is digital each brand doesn't have its own personality now with conversational commerce. You develop your own personality and you develop your own way to engage your consumers too like chapultepec. We had obviously during covid. What happened was people didn't want to go in and get a burrito and make They don't want to sit there for five minutes. Make freedom so chapultepec turn to us said we want to build an automation that somebody could come into their mobile device to any messenger front facebook. I message app and we want to configure a burrito and or whatever they want and they built. We built this Automation called pepper. It's called pepper and you can communicate with pepper. And then you show up at the door and the handed to you. And so that's the poultry. One we've got David's bridal which also people didn't want to come and people get married but do you want to go and sit in the store and try and addressing the one of the largest bridal companies in the world. We automated looking at different things for your body type for your style making an appointment. So you're the only one that's in that store. Don't have a crowd in the store. We built all that. This is just examples during kovin but every one of our customers get the ability to create a conversational experience. That's unique to them. And that's what makes commerce Yeah i i could certainly see the argument that linear text back and forth actually has potentially less less opportunity for really robust customization than you know. Really fancy dancy website. But but i get where you're where you're coming from. I think that there is like a. There's a certain flavor of the brand that you get from talking that maybe you wouldn't get from from a website and obviously what you're saying is that we can tailor that of course with a website. There's a lot we can do with color and features and video and whatever but certainly there's personalization on the conversation side. I could kind of see arguments on both sides there with respect to working with these big brands again. You're you're dropping some pretty pretty big names here. Names of almost everybody listening in has heard of what does it look like to set up these unique systems for them because obviously chipotle's use case which by the way feels very accessible. The number of burritos you can build is not unlimited right as opposed you guys work with delta airlines. The number of things i can complain about to my airline is. There's probably two dozen. You could tackle off the cuff. But but there's gotta be another four hundred that are just we're handing this to a human being but cipolla feels. Wow that feels like almost like dominoes. Chat bot was pretty popular. Winning hundred flowers was doing some stuff. Because there's only so many purchase options but when you go into different clients you got big airlines. You got these restaurant chains. What's that process of really working with them. Because there's got to be a bespoke build out part. You got your core platform you guys are able to use. You have a tremendous amount of data and a lot of staff obviously which it looked like to hop into these big brands and build out. Something that really drives value for our platform conversational cloud. We really broken into three areas in and around the three areas of need when you're looking at scale automation. One is the intent. We called intent manager in its technology that ingests all the conversations and then organizes the intense. So we talk about intense anti-business. What is it consumers. They haven't intention to do something with you. They want to buy something. They wanna customer care question answered and that's an intention and we call that technology intent so we organized the intense and it turns out as we all know. We all asking and attentively. So i may ask a bill differently than you do. But the technologists differences aggregate them. And then what you get to see a list of all the intense in your business. And what are the contents and where the mid level. I'm usually what we say. Let's go solve the top intense bam one and is thirty percent of all the voice calls. You're having
The Fourth Industrial Revolution and the Evolution of Compute Platforms
"Like to pick your Brain when it comes to the cloud definitely most of those new develop technologies are very late to the cloud of aleutians. Who are all in to the to the hips game. Giants bringing as close as possible to all the organization and enterprises. How do you see this fitting. And what future do you see or the next gen of clouds. How do you see them evolve. That's a great question. I really do. Think you know people think well cloud it's big. It's you know it's been here for y.'all. It's sort of maturing. I think there's a next a next generation Coming and here's a couple of a couple of three reasons right. If you look at enterprise data in america only ten percent of the day is in the cloud today only ten percent so that feels like the beginning of something containerized compute platforms cloud kuwaitis. Or whatever you want you want to think about. That stuff was only invented. Five five and a half years ago. I remember being in a room. The first time. I heard about docker Kinda weird right. I think it was five and a half years ago. That feels like the beginning of something the levels of efficiency on how you manage the orchestration stack and the compute stack for cloud. That is still evolving right. So this really feels like when i stand back from cloud look at the patterns. It's the patterns of a baby rape. This baby is going to grow mature into something much more complicated. It's the early days of that saw. So i'm very excited. The other big thing that's changing with cloud is cloud is essentially becoming the fabric for compute. A apology right. You're you're gonna have you're always gonna have some devices with a lot of computing and you can match those out of the edge. I do think with five g. you're going to see some very skinny devices. Start to A start to appear. We're in several conversations with people that make machines different things that they're full of computers. Why wouldn't you just put that at the edge. Lower the cost structure of your your cleaning. Robots increase the the meantime to improve the meantime to failure. Give it more features because now it's in a networked environment so but still you have a lot of these things out on the edge. You have sensors and sensor nets. Apology will be clouded. The edge cloud at the cdn edge right especially because in talent. And i'm really now going to start to use video to do synthetic iot and to really trigger lots of different environmental processes and procedures. So the cd endpoints at the edge near the edge of the network. Which are globally very very close to most most common of those also become part of the compute to politics behind that you've got the data centers and the new as your unwavering things. You're starting to see move out into metro areas so you're really gonna have a different compute topology and you're going to start designing platforms in administration layers to take advantage of that. Do i really need comput- right at the edge. George needed the cdn layer. Need it back in some data center in the middle of nevada somewhere. And you will design bill to that and you're putting your workloads where where you were needed to. The other thing that's gonna happen is the cost. Structure of that stuff will continue to shrink. Which is gasoline on the fire of growth right when the cost structure of iot a and cloud continue to go down things that weren't computerized and digitized in the past because it was marginally profitable becomes easy. I think we look back in ten years and everything that could be connected will be connected so in that sense. Do you see as a phenomena. The web scatters becoming more for utilities. Play or do you see them. Continuing to innovate in other fields. You've mentioned mentioned. Vr and others. Where do you see them or on around players as they are today. You know. I think when you look at the web taylor's they they sort of have a schizophrenic environment. Right they have this giant stream of web scale revenue which is hugely important a giant gravitational pull but every one of them has some other innovative clever thing. They're doing and then when when you go and you look at the portfolios that They're microsoft or an ibm has those are extremely road. Also right so. I think you're seeing players move into each other's environments right we partner With all of those folks. And i think just a little point on that right. We reorganized our entire company. Seven quarters ago to make us. Structurally better at partnering and structurally better to engage with. We think in this future world as You know lots of very large tech companies. Start to overlap with each other. We think the partnering might be one of the competitive skills that companies have to have right if you are a good agile partner. That will matter a lot in the future. And it's it's an easy thing to say to really hard really hard to do right. You have to have a lot of humility and you have to be really great at listening in. You have to put the other person's the other person's had on most big companies are traditionally very bad
Nashville Blast Suspect Died In Explosion, Officials Say
"The massive explosion in nashville on christmas morning is gaining momentum. Police have identified sixty three year old. Anthony warner as the focus of the investigation. As npr's john burnett reports a source in the city administration. Familiar with the investigation says federal. Investigators now suspect the bombing was a suicide. Investigators are working with the assumption that an individual parked in our the entertainment district before dawn on christmas and detonated explosive material. That blew himself up along with the vehicle. The blast heavily damaged buildings along second avenue including a major. At and t. Data center that knocked out telecommunications for hundreds of miles a city official tells npr that forensic investigators are now trying to match dna from human remains found at the blast site to dna collected from anthony. Warner's house in a nashville suburb. Google street view shows that a similar. Rv had been parked at that house until recently john burnett
Amazon asks CDC to prioritize its essential workers for COVID-19 vaccine at ‘earliest appropriate time’
"Amazon asked the federal government to allow essential workers get shots at the earliest appropriate time. That includes its warehouse, grocery store and data Center employees. Amazon noted It supports giving health care workers the vaccine first, but once essential workers to come next.
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Nvidia's Graphics Cards Drive Growth
"Let's talk about invidia guys and video. In the news this is a huge story. from venturebeat and the headline is and videos. Q3 revenues rise fifty seven percent to four point seven three billion as gaming and data center. Stay strong huge numbers And a huge sort of just increase in revenue given the size of invidious business. Right this is not like a small startup that has grown fifty seven percent The article goes on and talks about earnings per share and things like that But basically the thrust of it is gaming and their new. gp's used their new graphics. Cards drove much of this growth. That basically they're they can't keep anything in stock they continue to be out of stock This surprising for anyone. This story is i. it's quite pod like they're bigger than intel right now from a market cap. I was staggered by like normally when you see fifty seven percent growth. It's like three million dollars face or like this is like a billion dollar base at. It's you know what stunned me about. This story is not that their business had improved. Because obviously there are a lot of factors that would lead you to think they would have another strong quarter. It's that it had capacity to improve this much right like i. i would have told you that. A billion dollars the business. It would like there. Wasn't this much headroom to add to this. But i think it does show look one is interesting. That data centers are a piece of this results. Right we can't say this is entirely gaming driven so we do call up fundamentally. I think it's next generation cards and consumer adaptiveness in this environment. Like it's unbelievable how much that's proven to be corporate results. I just unbelievable to me. Lindsay are you. Are you surprised at all. I mean i don. I don't know how much you followed the hardware market or has anyone been trying to buy an nvidia graphics card over the last like two months but in some ways the user experience has been very telling like in probably could have predicted the stock price increase. Yes so i'm invidia has actually been in the news as a chipmaker completely. Different reason in the policy world in a not so good ones are gonna glaze right over that i have to be the news good ball but no as someone who has been looking at graphics cards seeing that they're completely sold out everything and just the fact that the home pc market i think has grown since coronavirus i. It's not surprising at all in videos. The top dog and they also just acquired when someone starts with an a. Dna acquire the other chipmaker. This i think they were talking about buying arm. I don't know if the deal is done. Arm arm makes is like a cpu or chip architecture Which is interesting because the there may be. You know if nvidia gets into sort of the cpu market or at least like a total system on a chip kind of solution where you have cpu and gp one same silicon. That could be interesting like And especially also because apple is now producing laptops with their own arm based yet so it seems they can do no wrong and if you look at the stock price it seems like they can do no wrong. We're where does nvidia end up. William in your mind like two or three or five from now like even continue this kind of gross well it. It's a challenge. Because this is you know it's not partly it's just. It's just a cycle in the chip business. And you do well like when it's almost like there's console cycles and console sales spike in those years chip cycles so i do think it's. It's not like they're going to sustain this result. Quarter to quarter right like. It's not like this. There is gonna be a tail off. It's natural. I think navidi is even messaging that right now. Like hey guys you know. Don't don't expect results desist. But i do think that for nydia. The path forward is through something like the arm. Acquisition right like the way for them to sustain this level of growth and success is basically to position themselves as the like the v. computing company. That's it. They have to be a solution where they start looking at more integrated software solutions more like expand their category of products right and they have to really be entering across the hardware market and my prediction for sort of new video on the back of these results as they have the resources in the success. I expect you see them. Moving into other types of chips in development. And i wouldn't even be surprised to see to be moving into actual or some types of actual hardware production like beyond the what they do already. Yeah they do. They do but expand expanding that like expanding our hardware lights more
Bill Gates looks back at ‘The Road Ahead’ after 25 years and some hit-and-miss tech predictions
"A look back at what Bill gates got right and got wrong in his book road ahead. This is based on a bill gates blog. Post talking about that stuff. And it's interesting because i had kinda forgotten this but back in nineteen ninety-five when this book was written. He was talking about What do you call digital agents. Which today we call digital assistance. Cortana syria lexus. Google assistant Was pretty forward looking. You know although he says These things are not as sophisticated as envisioned that they would you know twenty five years ago which is kind of interesting but you know what he doesn't say and i find i find this to be somewhat fastening. This book was really controversial Because when it came out it barely mentioned the internet. You know And i mean a month after this came out microsoft its giant pivot where they embraced the internet and You know announced internet explorer and a and they fully embrace the web and he actually came out with a second edition of the book that added the word internet about one hundred and fifty times just to make wa So year later almost a year later they came out with a revised version of the book. but yeah. I mean back. Then you know microsoft well you know. Proprietor proprietary software company there still thinking very proprietary so he saw the need for networks obviously and worldwide global. And all that. But i'm sure he envisioned microsoft being a gatekeeper. That thing you know at the time So that was kind of but yeah. I remember when this came out. It kind of solidified my distaste for these kinds of books. You know i. I was reading the wikipedia entry. But they're like it coulda reception is being very tepid mike. That's a good word for how this book was. Because he used a lot of management jargon and like big ideas. And i'm like yeah but tell us what you actually think about. What's going to happen next because you actually have done. A lot of comdex presentations used to tell us stuff all the terrain and it used to be great. It used to be amazing. You'd be like wow. Is that really the future. And then you read this and you're like wait. What happened between that and the book right. I mean look i. It's anyone who knows anything about bill. Gates it probably has a little bit of a problem with the tech visionary thing but i mean he did foresee the digital transformation stuff that we're that's happening today. He saw video on demand very early. They had a project tiger that was seeking to basically make net flicks back in the nineties He saw pocket computers of course Many years before we have iphones and androids and things like that. So i mean he you know but he'd been spot on the internet aware then he you. You did mention this but he is now going to write another book Which is called how to avoid climate disaster where he's talking about climate change and Yeah this this could be given what he does now with the gates foundation. I think a little more sweeping and maybe more interesting. We'll definitely be more sobering in it. Just yeah yes if we can turn off all those data centers. We wouldn't have. I told you the internet was bad. I don't know why did pay attention in one thousand nine didn't mention it back losing it. That's it's twenty five years. it's amazing. It was twenty five years ago. Nathan myhrvold Was one of his collaborators on the book which is interesting given that he went onto intellectual ventures. Yeah i still have the contents of it on my nass somewhere i of the day. Yeah don't know if it would install these days. It's probably a what they built. Probably some base thing also we have in in. This is interesting microsoft and joins apple and amazon. In saying hey so so in this court case with google. We'd really like it if you didn't share all of our data with jewel 'cause that wouldn't be great also. At and t. Comcast duck duck go oracle sonos and t mobile. Wow i just find this interesting. Because the all of these Big tech Internet anti-trust cases are all based on this notion of the gatekeeper. Right apple is the gatekeeper. I s amazon is the gatekeeper to online shopping. Google is the gatekeeper basically to the internet or the web in the idea. There is that you're searching for things. And they those companies control the search. They see what you're searching for and they can see what's popular. They can offer up their own stuff. Instead you know amazon. Does that with amazon basic stuff. They're like oh look. Batteries are selling great. Let's make batteries. Find the cheapest chinese batteries and get slap a log autumn. And we'll set. We're under price. Them will sell a million of. It's worked out pretty great right so basically no one goal to do this to us through the evidence for providing in this case the idea being that google's lawyers will see the evidence. Go back to google and say hey Apples working on this thing that you might want to know about ever and they would like the stuff to be marked as confidential not in not be something that google's lawyers could bring back to google so it'll be in gogol has said We would never do that. What do you mean. Of course not having with alaska do better say this. If it did happen. I mean we would disclose that. That'd be
Nvidia Crushed Earnings Estimates. Its Stock Is Slipping
"It was another big quarter for invidia. Third quarter profits and revenue both higher than expected for the chipmaker shares. Down a little bit today though. I'm assuming it is around the guidance. They gave on their data center division. Which to be fair they came out and said yeah. This number's going down. I always caution people not to spend too much time worrying about what happens right around earnings with companies and i think in twenty twenty and we've gotten the exact wrong lesson whenever companies beat by just a little bit. Their stock goes up twenty percent whenever they lose by a little bit. Their stock goes down twenty percent. That's actually weird. That's actually weird. It doesn't usually work that way. You're exactly right. That generally speaking stocks are driven by guidance. So now they've reported those earnings those are in the bag but invidious stock has gone up by two hundred and thirty billion dollars market cap this year. Two hundred and thirty billion. So what happened on this day is is is is really nothing there. Crushing it on certain fronts. Their chips are in the twitch by nintendo which sold seven million units last. You know they're they're absolutely doing great. So the earnings report was fabulous. The stock doing. There's probably the stock was ahead of itself and that's all you need to know.
The Promise of Cloud-Native Gaming
"The first voice. We hear his jade as she explains how. She became obsessed with a young age. None of the thongs. We take an investment advice. Ca six nc dot com slash disclosures for more information. So i always knew. I wanted to make games. I figured it out. When i was about twelve years old i was visiting my uncle. Who lived in san francisco at the time. And i made it my mission to beat him at all of his games before i left for the and it was during that time that it dawned on me that someone gets sneak games and i thought awesome. Why not me. I had already been into robotics and done a little bit of programming. That's when i really decided to focus on that as a creator and started working on game projects mice airtime so how does building for cloud differ from what you've done before have always been attracted by the bleeding edge of games aims constantly. Reinvented if you look at what. A video game was ten years ago. It was totally different twenty years ago. What drew me to for example working on the assassin's creed franchise in building that up. The next consoles were coming in. That was big opportunity. Go okay what can we do with eight x the processing power and so a lot of those questions not have pushed me towards my career decisions all along as what attracted me to google this time which is okay. It's not ajax. It's the cold data centers processing power. Okay it's the whole model for how we think about client. Server multi-player games needing to work is totally offended and change some of the largest games today fortnight clans. They run most of their network on the cloud. So john what distinguishes what we have now from true cloud streaming or what you call it gaming. Which is what we're seeing now. Looks like it's actually mostly being hoisted existing council enters title development for playstation Stocks on and it was been found. These gains fundamentally different popcorn in some most excited about the second way of games that might become around the corner be called in cloud needed games. What really on any game. It's built around four cloud that's only play of all in the cloud infrastructure as opposed to something. We are currently in the first wave of cloud gaming and really what. We're seeing the convenience of cloud gaming. What we're seeing is okay. It's all the games that we can play another places but we get rid of the download time. We can play more instantly. We don't have to worry about dates to play on different screens other great benefits by the really exciting thing. And i think that's what's gonna be kind of the cleveland of what. Tv was radio is when we unlock. What the second wave of cloud gaming one of the things is obviously the client server model right. Now you're limited to the interactions and simulations that can run the locally on people's machines no matter what even if you're running your example fortnight is running on the cloud and a lot of other games are as well in the back end. There's still designed with the idea that they have to run on a local pc or a local consoler local mobile device in some cases. And really what's going to unlock not only the processing power and what we call elastic q. Of the data center but also the idea that essentially any game can be designed like one big land party. So you don't have to worry about networking times. You can at least know exactly what those are in an designed for them. Measure them in a consistent way and also hits up against a limit of how big of a shared experience you. Are there new game mechanics or even game genres that. You find uniquely enabled through the cloud. Johnny britain about how it might help solve games. Cold start problem. But what are some of the other mechanics. You see enabled by cloud gaming when you think about the magic of cloud gaming. You're being sent a stream that from the pipes and stuff. It looks exactly like a stream of video data when you think about this new paradigm there can be a one to sort of infinite and very strange connection of what in quits impact that stream so if you think about it someone. Typing in the side of a youtube shot can have an input into my environment. They type tomato tomatoes. Start falling from the sky in my game. Thousands of connected to my game could be. They're playing the rule of. Let's say zombie hoard. That's attacking those all could be real players right and they're in quicker just on a mobile phone in a very simple interface for doing that. Because the zombie needs controls. I think a lot of the really exciting things that disassociation of direct relationship between number of people connected to client either one or exceed or whatever. Hundred is ugly. The biggest we've seen and this way. That huns of inputs can impact. The simulation live
Interview With McAfee's Head of Products for the Cloud Business Unit
"Mcafee. I lead product management for mcafee cloud business unit and business unit is basically sky high s. Many of your listeners might only in the security space by no lead us in the cloud access security broker space. Has there been a noticeable change in the adoption of ritualized security tools and services since covid nineteen has forced many organizations to really shift to a remote workforce. Oh absolutely we have seen a dramatic a noticeable change across the board In fact it's quite timely. We just came up with a Work from home. Cod report card stands for cloud Sorry clouded options security to vote. Maybe talk about the coalition between the increased use of cloud services and collaboration tools such as cisco webex zoom teams slack the covid nineteen pandemic along with an increase in cyber attacks targeting the cloud and public cloud environments impacting. What allies increased workloads. So it's really across the board and what v. seen right based upon customer data. What we've seen is a significant and potentially long lasting trends that include an increase in the use of a out services more than fifty percent but also access unmanaged devices that is what we call cloud native threats and this threat actors targeting clough fahd outweighs the this brought on by changes implied behavior. And it's very important that me are well equipped to be to mitigate this kind of risk and Tragedy impacting public structures for both competitors. And what's your life's work notes. Increasing instep with doubted option. All industries need to evaluate the security posture to protect against accomplish Data exultation definitely. I've definitely been talking about in. This episode is how organizations need to be shifting their focus to security for remote workforce indefinitely towards the cloud so on a longer time line. What else has really influenced the growth of ritualized. It security. i think a lot of factors lead the growth of Security watch well as asian in fact just yesterday reading that says that the global which was asian security market is expected to grow to two billion dollars by the end up twenty thirty four s pretty much growing at the annual compounded rate of a sixteen percent. These can be activated Blue growth of cloud and the journey that all organizations have embarked on as you know i. I follow nemec donald Back now analysts. And in one of block specifically saying as data centers are increasingly which lies used a becoming more and more mobile organizations increasing adopt public cloud services security controls must shed. They call the physical shackles and exist a software based enforcement binds. That can replace. Need it right. The which means to godless the future of information security is a set of all context of software based security policy enforcement. Points can be pleased when and where needed within what lies on a containerized computing architecture. Second part of it is it security selflessly imagining except right. Think about this and the security team with an organization looks like it's developers de moving to a more What allies denies Based architecture they don't want to behind so they want there's security for these new sets of workloads to be containerized As well and At end of the day that is immense benefit right they think about security utility the want to able to be agile and be able to react little the next shock to the system as quickly as possible.
The Case for UCaaS with SMP
"First does. Smp thanks dogs lesson. Peers and solution provider who was founded in nineteen ninety seven and we service national and international organizations with a focus on cloud data center networking security and collaboration solutions. So sean you know when we think about s. unified communications as a service moving to the subscription model. We still have many readers and listeners. Who are primarily on prem. If i'm on prem why should i go use cast yeah great question so as you know as well as empty does report on premise install base solutions for unified communications. Lets what we're seeing in. The natural transition over the past few years not just driven via the pandemic was to move to op ex model right and get out of the business in the operational overhead of managing those large complex systems that also requires specialized skill sets. There's a lot of value in consolidating your platform that results in cost savings and extended our ally giving their users the flexibility that they need depending on the services that they require most of the has platforms out there today. Native integrations and plug into pretty much anything. Right and at the end of the day provide a unified experiences to the end user population. So as we move through our podcast we're going to be talking about some of those specific things such as contra conferencing context center points services but for now with recast is a big topic. Why pick smp is a partner. Thanks so snp as a couple of wonderful offerings for our customers right now when it comes to uk's with the freedom of choice they're looking for organizations that still have premise based system. We have a wonderful engagement with regards to assessing where they currently are in their unified communications journey and what it will take to get them to the cloud for organizations that are leveraging multiple platforms. We have a journey map that will also allow them to consolidate to one platform cisco has two offerings right now. One being webex going and the other. Ucla cloud that has an incredible package. Bundle that we work hand in hand with cisco to develop that includes a fully installed fully managed offering by smp that includes pstn services and also allows you to conform with the latest in. I'm on one regulatory complaints. Sean i wanna thank you for joining me today and doing this. First of a five part series. I you cast in all the aspects of you. We're gonna be talking next conferencing. So sean where can we learn more about. Smp thanks talk folks can go to. Www dot snp corp dot com to learn more about everything that we have to offer
Fortinet's John Maddison Discusses the Current Security Landscape
"What's going on across the digital landscape that's causing increased cybersecurity risk do you think that traditional cybersecurity approaches are working? Well, it's great to be here. Thanks for the invite I. Don't think they'll let me explain why. So when I look at the cybersecurity landscape the first thing that's happening of course is digital transformation innovation acceleration, and that's really increasing the digital attack surface whether it be devices that you've Ip enabled or whether it be. US A moving around. It could be that the workloads of moved from center to the cloud maybe back to H. Compute. I think the network itself is expanding a new edges of forming in the win in the cloud edge manage even the home edges go forward threats themselves. Changed dramatically but they have. been more focused and targeted when you get that. They're gonNA have more success and so definitely seen customers want to invest more in detection versus protection but also it's just really hard for customers to look through the sheer volume of information that hits them. What's most important Another big conversation was seeing is that customers enterprises are looking to? Take aim more platform approach this debate between point products and platforms being going on for a long time. And I think right now. Enterprises are saying if I could put a platform in place. Because I've got too many vendors that don't really work together I can't build automation to get that speed and then finally sometimes people don't realize the operational costs of running a cyber security team network across a large enterprise. It's very expensive. Miss very complex. You've got to find the right people There's always a skills shortage you gotta make sure you report the Roi by into the board. So I would say it's not working as well as should do. I. Think there's reasons full that around you know too many point products too many to many areas expanding attacks service where you need to provide that cybersecurity and I think the industry needs to get together bit better and collaborate but I definitely see enterprises work into more of a five-year holistic architecture than making a point decision. Right now. Support Matt talks a lot about the convergence of infrastructure and security. What does that mean? Why is it so important? I think it's important because I think traditionally. Enterprises of built NSMBC SAP customers as put about ransoms provided. The most have built a network then decide Oh, I need some security here. So they overlay but a security and maybe some security here now because this is becoming interface over the different trust level. I do think that's really slow and really expensive to do. In online's a converged solution, we call it security driven network networking. was founded on that concept the way we do it is to accelerate it through some security processing units, author, virtual machine, all through cloud, what it really does take networking functionality or infrastructure for that whether it be wider in networking data center role access to the land, and we bring security together. So you have the single stack symbol policy at member you need to do is to accelerate that. This allows you to do is to apply security anywhere anywhere. You've got that networking or infrastructure. You can swim simply switch on the security at any place any time maybe small amount security simple encryption, a firewall sequel firewall, maybe more sophisticated around. Detection. So this what we call security driven networking is a really important concept enterprises like it because it gives them flexibility to put security anywhere. It also accelerates and gives a a great user experience because information is being processed for quickly and so I see this convergence of networking and security finally come to fruition.
Stock Market: Deals of the Day
"Day. What you looking at this morning? Well, he kind of looking at the deal of the days. You just mentioned Paul Xilinx shares off 14% in early trading. By the maker re programmable chips accepted that takeover offer from advanced Microdevices is you mentioned valued at $35 billion your time about it all stock deal that will add to aim these data center product line and move the company into new markets. Now Andy the most active stock in early trading, It's basically moving between gains and losses at the moment, up about a quarter of a percent. Caterpillar, though down, 2.5%, the farming construction equipment maker said machinery sales fell 20% in September on a rolling three month basis Caterpillars lower even though third quarter results beat ANALYSTSAVERAGE Estimates of Bloomberg Story survey. You're seeing three M lower down about three quarters of a percent. The industrial company declined to reinstate year and forecast after third quarter earnings and sales investment instead three and will continue to provide monthly sales. Updates through year
AMD Agrees to Buy Rival Chip Maker Xilinx for $35 Billion
"Micro Devices has Greed to buy Xilinx for $35 billion in stock, taking the chipmaker into more diverse and profitable markets and adding to its data center offerings. The deal value Xilinx at about $143 a share. That's a 25% premium for its closing price. Yesterday. The deal is a coup for AMG CEO Lisa Su. It creates a company with a larger research and development budget and a broader array of products to take on Intel.
Facebook steps into cloud gaming arena
"Facebook's web and android users can try free to play games in seconds without leaving the social network users play a game that's streamed from facebook's data centers without having to first download the game onto their devices. The idea is similar to services offered by Microsoft, and Google but without the console quality games offered by those. Services the exclusion of devices from facebook cloud gaming is the latest shot fired at a long running feud between the company's facebook could bring cloud gaming to IOS if it enables the new product on the mobile web version of its service, but the company wants users to go to its APPs instead said Jason. Rubin. FACEBOOK's vice president of special gaming initiatives. Quote we don't want people going to Web facebook twenty times a day we have a great APP Rubin said we would have to use apple's technology and browser on Ios, and that is an optimized to the benefit of Cloud Games and quote facebook cloud gaming on IOS. Allow iphone and IPAD users to find out what games their friends are playing. See List that show top games on facebook or play games with facebook unique features. Rubin said quote.
Stock market news today: Dow, S&P waver on stimulus holdup, earnings
"Most stocks rose after the Trump administration resuscitated hopes for a spending package. Treasuries remained higher. 10 Year Yield 100.83% on this Friday the S and P up 12 closing at 34 65. That was a gain of 650.35%. Today, The Dow tumbled 27 points lower by 1/10 of 1% at the worst level but now have been down. 213 dropped their of 7/10 of 1% NASDAQ up 42 for the NASDAQ composite index. That was a game Just about 4/10 of 1% on the week as MP had a weekly loss of about 10.55% Bob Doll is chief equity strategist of Nuveen. He was our guest moments ago, right here on Bloomberg BusinessWeek. So the market is saying, and I think they're a lot of fundamentals to suggest. The largesse of policymakers, monetary and fiscal all around the world are going to provide us with some grist for the mill. If he will, economy is going to be okay now that's dependent on covert behaving itself with some point And eventually a vaccine. Intel after earnings dropped 10.6% today until slumped after a surprise drop in data center. Sales of tepid forecast added to concern that the company is losing its lead in computer chips. American Express is constituting program fell short in the third quarter. American Express shares shares today today down down by by 3.6%. 3.6%. Mattel Mattel rallied rallied after after third third quarter quarter results results shattered shattered expectations expectations Motel Motel up up today today by by 9.6% 9.6% rival rival Hasbro Hasbro Up Up by by 2.4%. 2.4%. So So again, again, recapping recapping turned turned out out to to be be a a mixed mixed day. day. The The down down lower lower SNP SNP NASDAQ NASDAQ Quoth Quoth Higher Higher Gold Gold Little Little Change Change Down Down 72 since the ounce at 1903, West Texas, Intermediate Crew down 2.2% re capping SNP up 12 gain of 4/10 of 1%.
Pennsylvania’s voter services website back online following outage
"Pennsylvania Online voter services are restored after a contractor's computer problem took down the online registration and mail ballot applications system for almost two days. Wolf Administration says an equipment failure at a data center caused online outage is for the Department of State and other agencies. Officials say there's no evidence of malicious interference. The outage also affected online services for the liquor system and the revenue and human services departments.
What it Means to be "AI Ready" - with Matthew Mattina
"This is Daniel Magellan. You're listening to the and podcast. We speak this week on the topic of. Readiness. What is it look like to truly be ready as an enterprise if you're a consultant, you're selling into enterprises and you want to build a success wave. This client stands in what might need to be worked on or if you are an AI champion within an enterprise, you want to get an understanding of where do we stand how ready are we should be an awfully helpful episode our guest. This Week is Matthew Martina who's the head of The machine learning research lab, A. R. M. A. R. Ramsey multibillion dollar semiconductor and software development company wholly owned by Softbank Softbank One of the biggest venture funds in the world based out in. Japan, and Matthew speaks to us about his criteria and his way of thinking through with Ai Readiness looks like in an enterprise again, if you WANNA a checklist to list of features away to assess take view on your own company or that of your clients. I think at this episode should be awfully helpful. If you're just getting started with deploying a, we have a free guide called beginning with Ai. It's special guy for non technical professional. So if you do not have a technical background, but you still want to understand what is it realistically look like to deploy artificial intelligence were the key factors to understand for a adoption. If you're not the person writing code, you're more focused on the business strategy side. Of things then you'll WANNA download that free pdf brief it's an e. m. e. R. J. dot com slash B e g, and then the number one. So bg like beginning and then the number one that's RJ DOT COM slash bg one that pdf should give you some extra details to layer on top of some of the insights that Matthew provides for us here today. So further ado this is Matthew mcconaughey with arm on the and business podcast So I'll kind of dive in first here on this topic of Ai Readiness and ask you about what you consider to be sort of the core components, the core aspects of Iranian s within the enterprise obviously a lot of moving parts here what comes to mind for you? Yeah. That's a good question I think. One of the core questions is one that I think people sometimes miss with respect to a I is. Now there's the problem that you're trying to solve. Of course, understanding that from the get go is key in pretty much any scientific or engineering discipline, but then with Ai. Knowing how your machine learning or a model actually going to be deployed. So what is that model gonNA run on in the field as it can run on a some kind of a big server in a cloud data center somewhere with no terabytes of memory and an of GPS and processors, or is that model ultimately going to be deployed on some kind of you know very constrained embedded device say you know in a in a o not censor or mobile phone or a car and everything in between? So think what we sometimes see is that a model will be developed by a data scientist or or. application will be developed without a good understanding deployment and where that gets prickly as you've developed this model, it uses you know. Fifty gigabytes of memory and then Lo and behold actually want to deploy it on a constrained device that has you know two hundred and fifty six kilobytes of memory, and now you need to do some surgery. Got It. So readiness here you're talking about you know not only involving the model, but involving sort of what are we going to run it on DC? This is potentially part of the four thought process for companies obviously, not everybody's GonNa have devices. Out in the field, people have security cameras, La- run things on mobile phones you know in in cars or maybe heavy industry the have it on a boat somewhere maybe other folks are just GonNa have stuff up in the cloud but for you, it sounds like maybe that thought process should happen as we're coming up with ideas not sort of after we've developed a great model idea that those have to be married to hardware sort of at the brainstorm phases kind of what you're getting at. That's exactly right as part of the upfront? Planning. Stage of enterprise preparing for a readiness. Yes. Some consideration for. What devices is this actually gonna run on and what are the key characteristics of those devices and and the interesting about it is that like I said, you can build models you know and build ai applications that you know recognize faces and use lots and lots of memory or they can have models at recognize faces and use very little memory. And making that trade off and understanding that that trade off will need to be made between accuracy and memory upfront will save people pain down
"data center" Discussed on The Interchange
"Why data centers are the epicenter of the Clean Energy Economy? Now we've all seen headlines like this year. netflix binge maybe frying the planet cutback on email. If you want to save the environment, every Google search you do contributes to climate change. Bitcoin could be the final nail in the coffin for climate. These are all real by the way. I presume she'll that encountered this framing before shirt. I feel like you see this pop up every three months in some random like Gizmodo article or something like that. Yes, and I have written headlines that are not this inflammatory but I have definitely written stories about energy use of the Internet and do you buy into this framing well? No, now that I've I mean. I think it is true. We'll go into this in much greater detail, but it is definitely true that are increasing computational load and data storage requirements have resulted in a bunch of new electricity demand, significant sort of like over percent globally of electricity use now comes from data centers on the other hand. It is not the. Harbinger of doom I think the those headlines imply, and that's what we're going to talk about today, because those headlines and stories like that. Rely on this perception that the physical Internet the actual data centers that hold the giants, super computers that now run society are this out of control energy suck, and that's actually not true, says our guest. Yes, of course, data centers collectively use a lot of energy, but they're becoming hyper efficient there now this magnet for renewables development, and they're helping us. Unlock the powerful thumbs and computational tasks that run the clean energy economy and our. Our guest has been researching data centers for decades. It is Jonathan Kumi an expert on sustainable it. A John was a scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley. National Lab. He's a former lecturer at Stanford. University and he now runs his own research and consulting outfit on the environmental impacts of information technology. John Welcome to the show. Thanks for having me so before I start this show i. do have a disclosure. My production company is making. Making a podcast about the world of data centers and the physical infrastructure behind the Internet, it is a four one of the larger tech firms. It's coming out later this year I actually interviewed John for that show as an independent outside expert, and it was such a good conversation. I want to invite him here on this show because he's the go to person focused on the environmental impact of these supercomputers in the sky, that. That have so much influence on our lives, so let's start by getting our listeners up to speed on the scale of today's data centers. They're often called hyperscale data centers. What are we talking about here? Terms of size and computational ability hyperscale data centers can be hundreds of thousands or even millions of square feet, so there are industrial scale facilities that can draw tens of megawatts of power, a comparable to big show plant like. An aluminum smelter, so they're very big facilities. And they've expanded dramatically over the last decade and a half two decades I. mean a couple of decades ago, a data center could be a few thousand square feet, and now we're talking. Hundreds of thousands or millions so so who's building them, so the big hyperscale providers are tech companies whose names you now Google Microsoft facebook. Apple. A Amazon all of these companies are building these giant facilities. Now it's important to understand that as these facilities are being built, they are taking computing loads from older. Much less efficient data center some of them like the small one. Thousand Square foot one that you describe, so it's not just that new ones are being built that they're much more efficient than the old ones and the old ones are going away as we shift the computing loads from the old inefficient data centers, typically what we call inhouse corporate data centers those are getting. Eliminated as the computing load, go to these big hyperscale facilities. These hyperscale facilities? What does it mean in terms of like total percentage of energy use around the world. Well for all data centers, it's about one percent of elected. All Electricity Use goes to Davis. Is that to law? What does that mean well to me? That is WLI small amount of electricity given the amount of value that we get from that computer, so hyperscale data centers all other data centers for that matter are delivering computing services to people and businesses, and those computing services are incredibly valuable. They allow you to for example on zoom call. Avoid a trip to do your commuting or they allow a company to analyze a product in a way that they never could before using some sophisticated. Sophisticated modeling or they allow company to restructure itself to better take advantage of current technology in and better optimize their operations, so so these facilities allow for a restructuring of the of the economy they allow for people to garner a huge amount of value from them and to me. It's a it's a very good use of one percent of the world's electricity. will most people don't realize is that that's actually a decline compared to where we were about ten years ago when it was close to two percent of the world's electricity. So what we see is that data centre electricity use is. Relatively flat over the last ten years, and as computing loads have grown tremendously, we've been able to keep. Electricity is relatively flat. While still delivering much more in the way of computing services when we talk about. Energy use you know. I think it's relatively widely understood. There heavier of load I. Think they are generally speaking like hyperscale data centers are the most electricity load per square foot of anything that we have including more so that aluminum smelters, and so on but we we think of them I. Think on the outside is like a monolithic thing. It's a data center. To what degree does the energy consumption the total load of? Of Data Center depend on the purpose of that data centre the actual compute tasks that are being done within. This is a complicated question. There are data centers who are that are specifically focused on a certain kind of load, so for example Google, has very substantial loads forgiving search so when you type in Google Query, it comes back to you sense the request their data center, and it comes back to with some answers those. Kinds of very. Homogeneous loads that are very similar. Those can be highly optimized and so. Companies that have big loads like that they can actually highly optimize their data centers to make them the most efficient data center. They can possibly have for this particular load, and that turns out to be one of the the great ways for any computing devices to become a lot more efficient. You could depend on a hardware changes like people have done in the past with Moore's law and making semiconductors better, but also there's ways to optimize special purpose computers for specific loads to get vastly more efficient so. So those ones that are that are focused on a specific kind of load could be incredibly efficient the ones that are more general purpose tend to have lower utilization. They tend to have slightly less optimize configurations, but even the those less efficient facilities if they're.
"data center" Discussed on Packet Pushers - Datanauts
"I think okay those are those are very valid reasons fair enough an i'll just challenge those listening to the show if you tweeted did not to underscore show at what was your favorite certification exam and why or lease favorite and i'm just curious just the name of the certification josh your favorite one just the name these yet at adjacent to you as well saved have through the process of the old lay all right oh man i totally remember those cisco unified fabric whatever type certifications that had basically zero roots of the practical world i i was pretty proof of london when i had to take them and i had to choose through one a new one like every couple of months or satellite i really did not a joy that at this was ironically to give cisco like a kudos one of the primary reasons i started to pursue the cca data center examined obviously was interested in the technology but when i found out that the written example refresh all of the expiration dates of these thirty plus check boxer it's i had to take a gap going down that route south i was happy that they enabled me to do that it was a nice thing for them to do so that i can keep everything up to date but let you eat them just in case someone the heard me talking about certain a disparaging way and we talked about test king and some with cheating that's gone um i just want to make it clear i still think certifications are really a fantastic way to learn if you use them in the right way and so if you're going.
"data center" Discussed on Packet Pushers - Datanauts
"Both with their partners internally next rallies always horses goats as a goodwill but that's always a struggle especially when you bring on new people you've got gotta run count wraps gotta run presales engineered you i run deliberate near julius certified in the other side of it is is that you obviously will not have qualified individuals in you know there are times customers do request certified people especially when you respond to light and rfp that you wanna have served by people do this or do that but it's a hamster wheel especially in the bar world because i mean remember when i was with barrow we would hit novemberdecember every year in all of a sudden cisco would want us to have thirdyear these randall data center fabric version three point two serb up to maintains all of a sudden i'm handed now you know to fifty in five hundred dollars steps for people to go get these things just a we check those boxes you know i think it's interesting we can get into those sorts of people may want to go four but from a consulting in side there's a lot of forced certification if you will just a con a tread water inmate which back before i was managing a group i was just you know one of the engineers in hey how you wanna go get gets a compact certification or whatever it was back in the day why does dated myself big time now contacts hurts yeah as way back there because we needed someone that had this particular compact certification onsite so that we could do x whatever the business was or hit some sort of a discount level that would help us earn a little bit more margin and so right that hamster wheel the goes on and then just the pressure that you felt as an engineer to keep and maintain those sorts when some of these tests are bloody hard that sounds like it's kind of the ceos if a struggle especially those especially those partner only circle if you're not a partner these things really never hit you there these no these very specific differ ones and and you know if nothing out there to study for on so it's like look disco take the test next week fail figure at which need to go do.
"data center" Discussed on Packet Pushers - Datanauts
"These are the benefit of consuming public loudest to try to reduce calls with you on premises data center and then if you don't it kind of puts a little bit of a wrench in the works but i don't think we're seeing people really reduce yet but i faked you know talked me in five years and will crowded really start to see the leading edge of that is more and more organizations really start to re factor their applications air software vendors start to deliver clout radio locations right now we're in this weird inbetween phase where some people are doing it well a lot of people are doing it badly and a lot of people are still sitting on the sidelines kinda waiting to see what they need to do what's gonna happen you mentioned cloud ready apps is that indeed coming we seen noises from vendors the gonna start repackaging so that companies can the plant cloud if they want i've seen it josh involving speed even more but i mean were i'm starting to see more and more assets either sas obviously that's really a separate discussion but you know we're seeing a lot more lease on npr i'm lasko sas offerings but more and more starting to see things being offered around we owe using containers so that they can be easily horrible and they're just offering veto aws or addresses certified platform to run it also you know it's funny i don't think it's quite as fast as i thought it would it's not like with people kinda said you can run this whole vmware note keeps us out of the hardware certification game nazi that quite as much i think in the public out space on enterprise app splitters definitely this drip is turning into a steady stream yeah mad at say that anyone developing new applications today obviously you're making them for the cloud typically the not like hey let me make this with this big monolithic mainframe most people aren't doing so new apps shore and price apps it's such a mixed bag of of what's out there in in allow the dependencies that go along with it and if it can even be made cloud ready so yeah from that perspective it's you know a mixed bag like nash said people.
"data center" Discussed on Packet Pushers - Datanauts
"They'll have maybe one application in azure gcp and another one at aws that would be made with the second one but you have to realize you know that the implications that come with that around egress traffic having just take a look at some i'm and i hate to invoke like these big names but i'm going to because it it it's going to illustrate a point with a net flex netflixing huge company tons of assets and aws that i have a multi clouds strategy bright if they can operate the scale that they do with the up time that they do wise anybody else a multi clout i knew you're gonna volknant flex as soon as you were like our our trustee alexander i was waiting for the and the other netflix logan anonymous anoca's say hoover poodle get well let's switch gears a little bit because i think that's cassettes semantics game let's focus back on the data center for a bit going back to the theme of data center transformation is the data center shrinking that's really a high level question but is part of the transformation that may be folks are undergoing or witnessing as they approach now will say goals for 2020 is to shrink footprint or shrink the amount of virtual workloads that are our their curious that first and then whereas going if you think it is shrinking i think i use the analogy like you know a going back to like you know up high right i think we have to talk to telling high heels of percentages or in terms of total number workloads because percentagewise obviously things are removed outboard bore were just now at the beginning faces of that but i fake sure numbers of workloads it probably stabilise within you know private is centers everybody utah tools to shrink the data center sizing they want to reduce set foot read but hino from what i have seen time and time again at the end of the day what they're doing is slowing growth of the old red data's and so they're not really reduce nearly as much i think is is originally expected sometimes up to crawl because when you talk to ceos late sort working under cloud initiatives in cloudshrouded.
"data center" Discussed on Packet Pushers - Datanauts
"As says the tourney private public what i would consider to be really a hybrid or we have stuff you're in our data center and we have stuff there in aws roane azure gcp and just being to this era places that they're managing individual it wine from my perspective multi cloud today's kinda like single pane of glass it's a pipedream in a really hard to get them you really people can't even that like the processes that have to be in place just the have a wellrun public or hybrid cloud is is not out of menial tasks so now you can put multiple clouds in there where construction different and then you're architect into the lowest common denominator half the time if you're trying to get portability people talk about it and maybe have a multi clap requirement but they don't really have a multilateral arm is something they retina sky magazine yeah yeah yeah it i think it also depends upon you know have our definitions for these sorts of things you know hybrid cloud being i have an apple i've kind of spaghetti did across on pramon some public provider and then multi cloud it tends to get a little bit murkier you know it's the idea of in some camps i'm using multiple public lob providers which has gone more harm trump bone it's not really what it's all about it's it's more i'm using multiple clouds to provide a platform for my service or my applications and that tends to be a bit more challenging i think as now we're talking about potentially hitting those challenges that you bring up josh the least common denominator across all these and potentially having to build a lot of code or or or processes on top of that that commonality that that sounds like a challenger are people kind of doing that saying like okay i'm going to have the the front end spread across as you're an edgy cp or something like that or or what do they mean when you're talking to customer you say multi cloud woken of is the light bulb moment for them really it's around twofold right the example that you gave around heaven web servers or something spread across her.
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"Of the amount of effort it takes to physically get in the environment is pretty impressive and anything of catches your thoughts or or you want to share the audience is a can of new ways to do security or things to be aware of yes so when it comes to like physical access and your data center there's there's a lot of different ways to do it you probably want to make sure that every one of your doors that has some kind of electronic key mechanism also has a mechanical key mechanism because of your day center goes off line or the power goes down on like your security server equipment and your doors won't unlock or your yard by the key won't be recognised at that point you want some kind of way to get into that room to fix the problem and not be locked out so so that's definitely something to keep in mind if you're building your own if you're putting your stuff in a colo they will give you some kind of physical key or sometimes i've seen 'electronic he's becoming more popular at which is all connected to a system that they control themselves in you like we don't but if you're doing it yourself make sure you have an old school analog way to get into the room as a backup to your nice fancy electronic way what boy folks because just about an hour and we actually at the skip a lot of things on the flags we had so much mature of talk about on the data center but so we hope we plant that a lot of seeds in your mind about to what it's like the build out a data center and things to consider as you run such a facility now john you've done some writing on packer pushersnet about this if i if i remember did up a power cooling series there right i did yeah so i have i have a few blog post in there on the sort of the basics of how to calculate power power consumption if you're if you're a scoping data center to that you're going to build how'd you calculate some cooling in one of the more important things is is is getting some of the terminology having some of the understanding of how these things work because your most likely going to be working with contractors.
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"There are electoral systems their connections to different telecommunication providers and ups's and things like that it's it's generally speaking probably not a technical person that's actually overseeing the you know the configuration of the data center or the cabling itself other than maybe trying to enforce some sort of clean cabling standards or something like that that will generally be in a large data center built or in article location facility i i know i've talked about this a backup bridge before but i worked worked for a guy was by bosses pause one of the best guys i learned so much from him and he in addition to his many other responsibilities play the role of a data centres data center facilities manager and if a cable is out of place meaning it wasn't labelled wasn't the right colour et cetera and it was there for too long he'd cut the cable and leave it on the person suggest that had put it in there like it was he was just brutal so yeah that's a great way to keep that data sent a clean that's funny what about dealing with environments where they have really strict policies around you know you have to step on the sticky mats no cardboard allowed like it's going to you merely combust a what's a thought behind that 'cause i don't think alike to understand why unilaterally those things ended the data center and be is it real is this is this you know blue spoke what is it a lot of data centres especially colocation facilities will have house rules where you are not allowed to bring any cardboard on the on the raised floor if it's race floor or or in the actual data center space and that's that's there's usually two reasons behind that one of them is a fire hazard they don't want things that are flammable in the data center although all of that plastic is probably quite flammable but the the second big reason is actually the dust and not dust because it's going to make the your dirty but because of the paper the of the cardboard in the way that their fire detection systems work their firedetection actually detects the smoke in the air which is sort of like dust in the air and if you're bringing in cardboard and ripping it apart and you know chopping it up to take it outside you're throwing a whole bunch of p.
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"Ups as the name implies is supposed to be uninterruptable on the source side of that ups is where you can actually have interrupted power with something like an automatic transfer switch or some kind of manual transfer switch flipping between eur generator and your street power and when you have larger systems like that and you have a data centre you really don't wanna go down i have seen a lot of people with some kind of maintenance contract on their generator systems where they'll they'll have them fired up and have the diesel fuel changed out every six like every month or every quarter and then maybe once a year they will they'll fired up intellectually flip their transfer switch over to it so they put under load dactually test that the generator part of that system is working and not just that the diesel motor itself john we've talked about cabling and cabinets and power guy yeah and it's it's it's it's do we can't we can't hardly get into as deep as uh as we could on a lot of these topics the so much to talk about but but at least we're we're we're giving people a lot of good things to think about here in another topic i want to bring up is managing this whole massive we've built this thing we've got these huge data center here and and how we manage it and i think that the first thing to raises the role of a data center manager 'cause i've worked in facilities where there is a body who is dedicated to managing that data center i'm wondering if you have and then uh what's your what's your thoughts are on that yeah so in larger data centres i have seen the role of syllogies manager or of a data centre manager to usually more of the facilities role than it is a technical one where this person would be likely a mechanical engineer uh wellversed in things like cooling and different types of cooling systems electrical.
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"The things that made the cable useless if you're one to try to reuse it jibran cables in from outside and into the building i just your might take on it is if you're building a unique facility you want to try to avoid the fengs that can several cable outside the building and make sure you've got one cable that would be immune from that sort of problem so maybe you do things like i'll one set of cables coming in the building is ariel the other set of cables are going to come in underground so someone hits a telephone pole the underground cable still okay if someone digs up the underground cable the telephone cable the ero cable still okay uh and so on any ever thoughts along those lines yet if you can if you can get diverse paths through the ground or one aerial one through the ground absolutely do it if you can't because it's too expensive you know you're moving into a building uh uh so this is generally when you are building a when you're building your own data center in your own facility it can get very expensive to try and pull new fiber in through a diverse path because most buildings do not have that they have one run a fiber from the street and that is where everything comes in and if a backhoe digs that up then it's too bad for everybody if you don't have the money to be able to do whatever's path through the ground a better option might be a radio connection so there's a lot of companies especially in metropolitan areas that will hand you a microwave circuit uh they'll go up on your on the river you're building they'll put a little and ten up there and they'll give you anywhere between 100 megson i've seen up to about three hundred megabits of internet capacity over a completely wireless system where you don't have to the only thing that can really break it is trees growing in the way which is not as in communism.
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"The colder the better and you know the cold your data center the better you slept at night and and the more uncomfortable your engineers were in there then you know the fast with a workout done when they had to go in and do something that's a good motivator yeah i guess so more moderately i've seen a lot of a lot of data centres that are in a much more comfortable range for at least for us humans the actual range and classifications of different data centres in what temperature's and relative humidity she can run the my is actually a lot larger than most people think for some of the higher higherclass data centres the higher tears you can actually run between like 60 and up to even ninety degrees which seems counter intuitive to anybody who stepped in a in like a modern data center a colocation facility but the equipment can actually handle lot more heat than we usually give it credit for we you know a lot of us engineers like to try and tiptoe around the the concept of temperature and we think it's you know it's like packed meet that runs one degree out of this very slim arrange it's it's going to fail all my hard drives are going to go bad and i'm gonna lose all my data that's typically not as accurate as we seek we seem to think it is if you are designing your own data center you'll likely have a contractor coming in that has has a lot of experience with this at a lot of recommendations for temperatures and you'll also have datasheets on your equipment that has recommended running temperatures for your gear that would be something good to stick to is is really just get a general idea of what temperature range and relative humidity arranged yorke year is recommended to run it by the manufacturer and train stick in there but for the most part i've seen most data centres run around like seventy five degrees fahrenheit and it's usually with a and humidity is generally speaking a a large factor here because the drier you run your data center the more static you get in your internal equipment on your mother words what they are moving through but.
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"Uh they sort of slide together they really just give you a a simple trade at runs front to back that has a a nice brush in the front for a restricted airflow that lets you run all the cables you want front to back in a way that you can always get to them and run new cables are remove them things like that rather than trying to liked run it around the side where you can never get to again once you mount a bunch of equipment in the way and things like that those front about cable trays are lifesaver when you would allow we are going to act only if they're blue that's right that's right had better get the right color because i am but i i think the only coming one unfortunately too the obstinate and that's all was annoying because it's always at one switch or something that you're having to run backwards rights equipment on a top adds it's a it's a bummer yeah you have like you know 48 cat five cables going from front to back to try and run them through the side rails and you'll never be able to pull those back out a run another one again you know back through it if you have all if your full of gear in your acquitting in your cabinet there while other topical airflow than we have to talk about temperatures you know the the hvac system itself traditionally you keep the data center at just above freezing essentially or at least yana feels like would you putting your jacket and buffs and everything in there although i have seen than than it's not correct then it's stuff jali that's the litmustest but let movie forward at eight vehicles like there's been some effort to get more humane or or even some cases hot type data center temperatures slips to get it at a bit you know what are we looking at for temperature humidity et cetera you know some thoughts on data center temperatures and h bag classically like i dunno ten years ago few into a data center it was.
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"Also today i will say i'll bring up one thing that i noticed premiers of doing data center works people are really particular about their rack especially when it's an enterprise environment i at one environment where we bought a solution it was all in the black typical gunmetal or black type rack comes in and like well we only have blue racks and literally had deconstruct the entire environment put it back together in a blue cabinet instead of the black cabinet because color inflates like racing stripes on a car apparently it influences these speed in which your it operates the add some people have very particular about the look and feel of a data center and the rats and the cable colouring and things like that it i don't know how often they really spin looking at it i don't usually see them behind might glass doors and on display with lights and things but i mean do we were able to clear out if it's it's some way to cable code through colouring but to me it was like the cabinet color like whose re i don't know that was just it's a it's a hey be aware if you doing services for an enterprise check what galileo up for their cabinets because that's a fake that i didn't realize it definitely is here now we mentioned apc cabinets along the way and i know they have accompanying software that goes with that you can use to manage the racks in the inventory in the racs you can get pretty granular with it so you know in rack x four rocky yoon units thirty three and thirty four you've got this to rack unit thing is there a special inventory management tool that you like john i know abc has their own and if you're buying their equipment than you can licensed that and use it and they they do have some cool stuff built into the racks they have like management systems where you can do like rfid keyed doors and things like that but generally speaking for inventory management but i guess in the past of used a of spreadsheets which is probably where a lot of engineers how gravitate towards sort of the goto right but as far as infrastructure management and tracking net box from jeremy stretch a packet life i think about a year ago now he released he he works rhodesia lucien.
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"Well we're still focused on the like dealer meal ask pitch that you did in the intro are we are we get a start like a fitness programme for let off one of those maybe in a outstretched all right at of shenanigans yes yes i i was doing a bunch of our ps four data centres and that's when i realised because the marketing folks at the data center sir wanted me to know about the tearing scale and essentially tier one through four tier 4 being like basically if a tier 4 data center survives of things it's designed to survive no one's going to care because it's like apocalyptic levels there libel earthquakes floods and if there's no one left to use the taste his tier three israeli where you're shooting for that's like dual everything multiple pops are coming into it for internet links and nieto generators can run 48 hours i kinda jazz at any below that it's kinda risky to some degree just because the redundancy start to lower a data centre level functions have redundancy but not necessarily the ecosystem plugging into the data center tier one is my home lab that's basically how it goes okay so there you go to their third dc tears there's four of them and if you do a quick internet search you can find out more of the detail of that is interesting to you all right moving onto racks now traditionally i've installed a nineteen interacts john your take is there a favoured kind of raqi like for environments or you know special considerations we should have yes so typically in a data centre build most of your equipment is going to go in in a cabinet so that iraq that has fourposter for connecting points for rails inside of it typically has some kind of containment for airflow so it has like sides on it's not just an open rack those are the most expensive way to go if you're building your own data center if you're moving into a colo that's most likely what they are going to have for you and sizewise again if you're moving into a cold though typically you don't really have a choice they are going to have their standard right configuration sometimes it to their own proprietary build i've seen that sometimes it's just a you know some ma abc or something like that.
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"And the can the eight and and and strengthened and let's get physical later knots at no we're not going to talk about getting up for my desk senda leaving our many single pane of glass alone what we get some exercise although that wouldn't be a bad episodes now instead today we are going to talk about the key elements of building a physical data center data cable racks eight track power than managing all that stuff the death of the physical data center is greatly exaggerated and today we built the perfect data center beast here on the date amounts podcasting big in fact it pushes done that you can find this an all of our data not shows what infrastructure engineering or just search for data not spilled like astronauts in your favorite podcast directory you can follow us at dayton outs underscore show i am ethan banks at ec banks and with me is chris wall at chris while on twitter whose data center designs bring all the enterprises to the yard joining us today is a john gerns john please introduce yourself to the data knots audience hey guys i'm john currency among principle networking engineer at a it services vare base in southern california all right let's first talk about containing this perfect data center beasts you know putting it in braxton h fact all as some of that kind of stuff first starting off to levels that we should mention this concept of data center tearing that there are multiple tears out there i dunno the need to know the we need to get super deepen it'd be chris you i know you worked at one point with a with different data center tears because of some eu requirements i would you some that up.
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"Absolutely eaten so revellers essentially an overly cloud that enables data center like capabilities on top off public clouds such as oracle cloud infrastructure amazon web services gulu compute dot com and it essentially enables the ability to run be enver applications native leave a data centre likelier to networking and a because of these data center like capabilities walked off public klaus will reveal enables enterprises to move their applications to the cloud with the same began very m's networking and storage as they have on their data center okay so to pull that off it's kind of a uh is a fair to describe it hyper of run hyper visor manure kind of obstructing way those cloud resources to make it easy to stand up infrastructure familiar with from your own data center than put that into the cloud and have it look and feel and act and be interconnected in the same way that's correct yeah so our key capability is to make the underlying of the cloud infrastructure look and feel exactly like adidas enter environment and that essentially helps us eliminate the need for an enterprise to modify their applications because the application can new to the cloud as as and as a result this can be done very quickly accelerating the entire process and saving the price a lot of time and money we had our high provides edge we x is able to operate in a nest had which relation whopper flex runs on top of other high provison that but the cloud has in place and it also supports a capability where it can run directly on the bend metal service as well.