For your weekend reading, here are some of the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge this week:
Why HPE Chose to Ship Docker in All Its Servers – The three big reasons why HPE including Docker is at the very least not a small deal involve how this decision plays into the needs and desires of the service provider-style enterprise customer base.
New LinkedIn Data Center Strategy Similar to Microsoft’s – While Microsoft has pledged to let LinkedIn “retain its distinct brand, culture, and independence,” after its $26.2 billion acquisition of the biggest social network for professionals is closed, it is likely that its new parent will eventually want LinkedIn to adopt its data center strategy to match its own.
LinkedIn Deal Means More Microsoft in Digital Realty Data Centers – LinkedIn is Digital Realty’s sixth-largest customer, judging by the amount of rent it pays to the San Francisco-based data center REIT annually.
Hackers Found Selling Access to 70,000 Company Servers – Cyber-security firm Kaspersky Lab says it has uncovered an online marketplace where criminals from all over the world sell access to more than 70,000 hacked corporate and government servers for as little as $6 each.
How Much Water Do Apple Data Centers Use? – In fiscal year 2013, Apple data centers for the first time consumed more energy than each of the two other major elements of the company’s operations: corporate offices and retail stores. The following year, data centers outstripped retail in terms of water consumption.
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