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Topic 1: Azure in a box?

Microsoft is rolling out data centers “in a box.” Earlier, we reported on Microsoft putting data centers on the ocean floor. This containerized project has been in the works since at least 2008.

Note: We hereby claim copyright to the phrase, “Dude. I need a data center.”

Link:

https://www.zdnet.com/article/microsofts-azure-modular-datacenter-whats-special-clouds-got-to-do-with-it/

Topic 2: Net Neutrality Revived for 2021

Dead? Not at all! With the recent election, the Democratic version of Net Neutrality could see the light of day. We use this as a launching pad to discuss access in a larger context, including bandwidth availability, and its effect on education, business, and opportunity.

Link:

https://www.theverge.com/2021/1/6/22216843/georgia-runoff-net-neutrality-fcc-jon-ossoff-raphael-warnock-democrats-senate

Topic 3: Amazon to compete directly with UPS, FedEx, and USPS?

Amazon is buying 11 used Boeing 767-300 jets from Delta and WestJet, the first time it has bought rather than leased. We speculate about what Amazon’s up to . . . and several non-obvious related technologies. Once again, supply chain is a huge topic for 2021.

Link:

https://transporttmsandlogisticstms.com/2021/01/10/amazon-is-buying-11-used-boeing-767-300-jets-from-delta-and-westjet-the-first-time-it-has-bought-rather-than-leased/

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