Top Five Data Center Stories – Week of Dec. 5


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

Why Equinix is Buying Verizon Data Centers for $3.6B- Colocation giant gains key strategic assets in North and South Americas.

HNA Acquisition of Ingram Micro Closes – China-based HNA Group’s $6 billion acquisition of distributor Ingram Micro closed this week, marking the completion of one of the most significant M&A deals in the channel this year.

Intel’s New Nemesis? Qualcomm Shows Off 10-nm Server Processor – The 10-nanometer server processor market officially opens its gates in the second half of next year, and today, we’ve seen the first physical evidence that Intel will not be taking the field alone

GoDaddy Acquires Host Europe Group for $1.78B – GoDaddy has made a huge bet in expanding its international presence Tuesday with the acquisition of Host Europe Group for €1.69 billion (US$1.79 billion).

AOL CEO ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ Yahoo Acquisition Will Happen  – Verizon’s $4.8 billion deal to acquire Yahoo and merge it with AOL has stalled following a widespread hack of 500 million Yahoo users. But AOL CEO Tim Armstrong believes the deal will ultimately close.

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