Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of August 12


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For your weekend reading, here are this week’s most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge:

How Renewable Energy is Changing the Data Center Market – While good publicity and the promise of energy cost savings sometime down the line are good enough reasons for a company like Google to commit tens of millions of dollars to renewable energy purchase contracts for its data centers, companies that provide various data center services to many users are working with a very different set of considerations. It just has to make business sense for them.

Delta Data Center Outage Grounds Hundreds of Flights – While the immediate impact of any data center outage is disruption of business and its customers, there is also the longer-term cost impact.

Google Gives Facebook’s Open Rack a 48V Makeover – While data center racks designed by Facebook and Google share many common principles – a shared power source for multiple servers in the rack is one example – two aspects have been radically different.

Survey Ship for Amazon’s Transpacific Cable Sets Sail – This is one of the early steps in constructing the system – a project that secured its last bit of the necessary financing earlier this year, when Amazon Web Services agreed to become the future cable’s fourth anchor customer.

Hortonworks: Making Big Data Pay Off Takes Time – The biggest problem facing modern data centers with respect to software is integration — blending new methodologies and technologies with existing assets and methods.

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