Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of September 23


Facebook data center under construction in Fort Worth, Texas (Photo: Facebook)

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

Ex-eBay Infrastructure Chief Takes Over Uber Data Center Strategy – As Uber expands from being a provider of a mobile app that connects drivers with passengers into everything from restaurant deliveries to on-demand helicopter rides and self-driving cars and trucks, it needs to expand its data center infrastructure to massive scale. This week, the man the company has appointed to lead that expansion is starting his new job.

Digital Realty Challenges Equinix With Cloud Connectivity Platform – For many of the largest enterprises, up until interconnections became a market, the whole “cloud” metaphor was not making that much sense.  “Cloud” is supposed to be about workload portability, which ends up being a lot less feasible when your infrastructure is all in one place — whether it be your place or theirs.

Apple, Amazon Unveil Major Renewable Energy Projects to Power Cloud Data Centers – The current surge of data center construction projects by internet and cloud giants is accompanied by a surge in investment in renewable energy generation capacity to compensate for much of the energy the future data centers will consume. The latest examples are recent renewable energy projects by Apple and Amazon.

Everything You Wanted to Know About Facebook Data Centers – Wondering how many data centers Facebook has? What kind of servers and networking gear does Facebook run on? How much is Facebook spending on all this stuff?

 Silicon Valley Billionaires’ Data Center Investment Fund Makes Its First Move – Iconiq Capital, the wealth management firm that lists some of Silicon Valley’s richest as its clients, has made its first data center investment since creating a subsidiary focused specifically on the data center sector.

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