Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of April 22nd

Microsoft data center modules, called “ITPACs,” deployed in Boydton, Virginia

For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Microsoft Moves Away from Data Center Containers – Google has taken the container route for building out data center capacity in the past but eventually decided against it. Now, Microsoft has also found that containers just aren’t the best way for it to scale.

Coca-Cola Selling Atlanta Data Center as it Shifts Apps to Cloud – Coca-Cola is one of the big corporations shrinking the amount of data center capacity they operate on their own by moving more and more applications to cloud service providers.

Data Center Chief Dean Nelson Leaves eBay – Nelson has been the face of data center innovation at eBay during his time there. On his watch, the company deployed in production some of the more unusual critical infrastructure ideas, such as containerized, or modular data centers, ultra-high-density power and cooling infrastructure, and fuel cells.

Data Center Guru Mark Thiele Makes a Switch, Joins Cloud StartupThiele has been a prolific blogger and conference speaker on all things related to data centers and IT infrastructure. In the past, he has led data center strategy at VMware and overseen global IT infrastructure at Brocade.

Intel: World Will Switch to “Scale” Data Centers by 2025 – Between 70 and 80 percent of systems going into data centers ten years from now will be what the processor giant calls “scale computing” systems.

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