Provided is a weekly snapshot of the recent data center, sustainability and mobile related news that HOBI’s blog reported during the week 6/10-6/14.
How to make decommissioning your data center easier
The larger the organizational footprint, the more challenging a cloud mitigation will be. Provided are a few tips to help make decommissioning your data center a little easier. Most companies underestimate the time and expense of moving to the cloud. During the transition, organizations can often incur costs from having to maintain both a cloud infrastructure and service stack as well as their legacy, on-premise equipment, which can add an additional 20-25 percent to the cost. Therefore, it pays to maximize the time spent in this transitional state. Check out the tips below that will help ensure your enterprise makes a smooth and cost-effective migration to cloud computing.
What a trade war could mean for the secondary mobile market
Over the last few weeks, the U.S. and China trade-war has reached new heights due to significant steps being made against Chinese technology manufacturer, Huawei. Due to a U.S. administration ba against the Chinese technology company, many are anticipating major implications for global smartphone manufacturers and consumers across the globe. In fact, many speculate that the Huawei ban is likely to result in the global increase in the price of first-hand mobile devices. When significant developments happen within the device industry, like the banning of a manufacturer or trade-war, there is always a change of a domino effect hitting the secondary device industry.
The ugly truth about green batteries
In an effort to avoid the worst consequences of climate change, we’ll need to enter an energy revolution. Specifically, we’ll need to find ways to replace dirty, fossil fuel-based grids and vehicles with clean, carbon-free grids and electric vehicles (EVs). However making this into a reality will be a challenge due to the fact that an increase in renewable energy means an increase in the need for batteries to power EVs and store energy from solar panels and wind turbines. And as a new report by researchers at the University of Technology Sydney warns, that’s likely to drive demand for the metals used to build green batteries, solar panels and wind turbines through the roof.
Is Amazon looking to become a wireless carrier?
Last week, Reuters, an international news organization, reported that multinational e-commerce tech company, Amazon may be working towards becoming the fourth U.S. wireless carrier. Amazon first entered the picture as a potential buyer of Boost Mobile after Sprint announced that it would be selling the prepaid plan as a condition to gain approval for the T-Mobile-Sprint merger from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Additionally, T-Mobile and Sprint received recommendation from the Department of Justice that the carriers lay the groundwork for an entirely new carrier to emerge from their deal to be approved. However, while Amazon’s interest is buying Boost Mobile may help through the stalled $26 billion T-Mobile-Sprint merger, it may not be the boom that the telecom carriers had in mind.