Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of March 24

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

Mashape, Creator of Top Open Source API Management Tool Kong, Raises $18M – Mashape, a rising star in the quickly growing API management space, has raised its second funding round led by Andreessen Horowitz, which is among Silicon Valley’s top VCs who invest in enterprise technology.

Why Isn’t Hyperconvergence Converging? – There’s an intriguing new partnership between HPE and one of the pioneers in software-defined systems.  No, not with SimpliVity.

Google Invests in Avere, a Data Center Storage Supercharger – Its appliance and software, when put “in front” of a massive disk storage repository in a customer’s data center or in the cloud, accelerates data delivery to and from applications to nearly match the speed of flash that sits in the same data center as the compute resources.

Microsoft Probes Cause of Global Web Outage – The outage, which affected large swaths of the U.S. and Europe, was the second this month of Microsoft’s online services.

Amazon Looks to Build Ninth Oregon Data Center – This will bring the total of data centers either already built or under construction along the Columbia River to nine. The company is said to be considering a third Boardman location though nothing has been filed yet.

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