Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of September 9


Travelers wait in line at the Delta check-in counter at LaGuardia Airport , August 8, 2016 in the Queens borough of New York City. Delta flights around the globe were grounded and delayed on Monday morning due to a system outage. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

For your weekend reading, here are this week’s top five stories from Data Center Knowledge:

Delta: Data Center Outage Cost Us $150M – The number is extraordinarily high, illustrating that major airlines have a lot more at stake when designing and managing critical infrastructure than most other data center operators.

Virtustream, VMware to Vie for Hybrid Cloud After Dell Reorg – Wednesday was the first official day of operation for the new Dell and its infrastructure provider subsidiary, Dell EMC.  Last year, EMC acquired managed cloud services provider Virtustream in a move that at the time appeared to have been driven by certain EMC investors.  Since 2013, however, EMC-controlled VMware has been assembling its own hybrid cloud service, known today as vCloud Air.

Brexit Doesn’t Stop Microsoft from Launching UK Data Centers – In what may be the starkest illustration of the fact that Brexit will not put the biggest companies’ data center plans in the UK on hold, Microsoft announced the launch of its first cloud regions in the UK.

Largest Google Data Center in Asia Plugs into FASTER Cable – The fiber-optic link between Japan and Taiwan, where the largest Google data center in Asia is located, was lit up just recently, enabling speeds up to 26 terabits per second for Google users across Asia.

Cologix Building $130M Data Center in Growing Columbus Metro – Columbus is a good example of secondary US data center markets Cologix has primarily focused on. While it isn’t as big as New York, Northern Virginia, or Silicon Valley, it has a growing population and a robust business ecosystem.

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