Top Five Data Center Stories – Week of Nov. 14


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

Is a Retreat from Private Cloud Also Under Way? Cisco Weighs In – A less-than-stellar earnings report this week from Cisco is blamed, in part, on a technology that its CEO admits may be too complex for its customers. But is OpenStack to blame for everything going wrong?

LinkedIn’s Award-Winning Hillsboro Data Center Goes Live – After more than a year in the works, LinkedIn took its new, 8-megawatt Hillsboro, Oregon data center live today—the first of its kind to implement a new hyperscale infrastructure strategy

Google Cloud Platform Expands Asian Footprint with New Tokyo Region – If you can’t score as highly as China’s Sunway monster in raw performance, maybe you can prove you’re using all that power more efficiently. In that case, GPUs will certainly help you out.

Nvidia Makes Its Mark in Top 500 Supercomputers List for Power Efficiency – What is behind the huge drop in data center REIT share prices which began in mid-July and has continued through the Q3 2016 earnings season?

Data Center Experts Weigh-In On Trump Economy – In a move that was anticipated before, during, and after its $34 billion acquisition deal for Level 3 Communications announced earlier this week, CenturyLink — America’s third-largest phone service provider — now says it is selling its colocation business, which includes some 57 data centers in North America, Europe, and Asia.

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About the Author

Technology writer and editor Karen Riccio spent 15 years as managing editor for Data Center Management magazine, published by AFCOM – a leading industry association whose mission is to advance the professional development of individuals in the field of data center and facilities management. She is currently content editor for AFCOM.com as well as its weekly newsletter. Karen also oversees the Industry Perspectives section of Data Center Knowledge. She can be reached at karen.riccio@penton.com.


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