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Technology Innovations for Data-Center Security

Ryan Kh, @ryankhgb
10.15.16
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When it comes to innovations in technology that help data-center security, there are always new and exciting things happening. If you own a business or have important information, you need to be aware of data-center security measures coming out. Another aspect of data-center security you need to think about is webhosting and choosing an appropriate webhost. There have been many innovations in technology that have led to an increased security, and here are just a few of them.
Cloud Storage
When it comes to data-center security, a lot of companies are moving to the cloud solutions available. The cloud allows you to put all of your data in one location for easy storage and backup. You can keep your information secure on the cloud to keep it away from the public. There are still a few concerns with cloud storage, such as cost, but it has become a lot cheaper within the past couple years.
Artificial Intelligence
One of the biggest innovations for data-security has come through artificial intelligence. Artificial intelligence has ramped up over the past year, becoming a big goal for tech giant Google. Google acquired the artificial intelligence company DeepMind back in 2014 for over $600 million. In 2015, Google began using artificial intelligence to optimize aspects of data centers including IT load, cooling equipment, and temperature control.
RDMA
RDMA, which is Remote Direct Memory Access, is also a huge innovation in data-center security. RDMA allows for a lower-latency networking. The network adapter is able to transfer the data from the memory of one machine to another directly. This is the fastest interconnected technology available right now, and it can be used through either Ethernet protocols or InfiniBand.
Underwater Data Centers
Underwater Data Centers are now becoming a reality as well, thanks to Microsoft's Project Natick. The ocean water is used to cool the hardware down and prevent damage to the data. This is a really big innovation because it can stop overheating, which is a common cause of data-center malfunction or failure. This new innovation worked out so well that Microsoft is now onto the second generation of the Natick data center. This new project will be much larger than the first one.
Choosing Your Webhost Wisely
When it comes to data-center security, you will need to choose your webhost wisely. You will need to pick a webhost that has 24/7 customer support and service available, such as choosing Siteground for your webhosting needs. You will also need to look at whether you want VPS hosting, dedicated hosting, or managed web hosting. Server uptime is also going to be an important factor when it comes to choosing your webhost because loading speed of your site is very important for clients or potential clients.
Conclusion
These are just a few of the newest technological innovations in data-center security. There are always new things coming since both Google and Microsoft seem to be really digging into ways to improve security. You also have to remember that when it comes to data-center security that webhosting is also just as important. If you combine the webhost and the new technological innovations, you will find that data-center security is getting better and better every day.

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