Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of February 17


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Here are the top stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:

How to Get a Data Center Job at Google – If you haven’t worked on Google’s data center team in the past, you won’t have the exact expertise you’ll need when you join, so, although expertise is important when applying for Google data center jobs, what’s more important is a sharp and flexible mind.

LinkedIn Vacates Lots of Space at Equinix Data Centers – The social network company has been revamping its data center strategy, switching to an infrastructure that is more like other hyperscale cloud platforms, such as the ones operated by Facebook, Google, or LinkedIn’s new parent company, Microsoft. A part of this shift appears to be consolidating much of its retail colocation footprint into few large wholesale facilities.

Alibaba Doubles Hong Kong Data Center Capacity and Other APAC Data Center News – Alibaba has substantially expanded its Hong Kong data center capacity, more than doubling the physical footprint of its cloud in one of Asia Pacific’s key financial and connectivity hubs.

You Can Now Plug Directly Into Salesforce Servers at Equinix Data Centers – Equinix has added a new big name to the list of cloud providers accessible directly from its data centers. Its colocation customers can now buy private network links to Salesforce, getting direct public cloud connectivity while bypassing the public internet.

Equinix Accelerates Global Data Center Expansion – The world’s largest retail colocation data center provider said Wednesday that it expects to spend $175 million on data center construction in Chicago, Toronto, Amsterdam, Rio de Janeiro, and Dubai. “We are scaling significantly faster than our peers,” Equinix CEO Steve Smith said on the company’s fourth-quarter earnings call the same day.

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