Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of March 3


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

AWS Outage that Broke the Internet Caused by Mistyped Command – This past Tuesday morning Pacific Time an Amazon Web Services engineer was debugging an issue with the billing system for the company’s popular cloud storage service S3 and accidentally mistyped a command. What followed was a several hours’ long cloud outage that wreaked havoc across the internet and resulted in hundreds of millions of dollars in losses for AWS customers and others who rely on third-party services hosted by AWS.

No Shortage of Twitter Snark as AWS Outage Disrupts the Internet – As with any major outage of a popular cloud service, the sarcasm flowed across the tweetosphere as Amazon Web Services engineers struggled Tuesday to figure out what was wrong with the infrastructure behind its hugely popular cloud storage service S3.

How to Get a Data Center Job at Facebook – If you’re a mechanical or electrical engineer, know how servers work, or simply someone who enjoys building computers at home and lives near one of the sites where Facebook is building data centers, chances are the company wants to hear from you.

Equinix Heats Up Data Center Alley’s Landgrab Rush – Land near the main Equinix data center campus in Loudoun County, Virginia, core of the Northern Virginia data center market, is now more valuable than ever, as evidenced by a recent land deal in the area by the colocation and interconnection giant itself.

This Company Owns the High-Density Data Center Niche in Silicon Valley – Data center power densities have remained largely steady in recent years, but some workloads have emerged that require the kind of power-per-rack that’s usually reserved for supercomputers. The high-density data center as a service has become a niche market, and some companies have emerged to fill it.

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