Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of April 21


Oracle Co-CEO Mark Hurd speaking at Oracle Open World in September 2013 in San Francisco. Hurd was then the company’s president. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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

Top AWS Engineer Calls Hurd’s Cloud Data Center Bluff – Oracle co-CEO Mark Hurd said the company doesn’t have to spend as much on data centers as the top cloud giants do and still be competitive, allegedly because of superior technology. James Hamilton, one of the top minds behind Amazon Web Services data centers, begs to differ.

The New York Times to Replace Data Centers with Google Cloud, AWS – As it continues to modernize its infrastructure, the publisher is planning to shut down three of the four data centers hosting its content and internal applications in the near future, migrating most of the workloads to Google Cloud Platform and Amazon Web Services, Nick Rockwell, the company’s CTO, told Data Center Knowledge.

How The New York Times Handled Unprecedented Election-Night Traffic Spike – When he woke up the morning of October 21, 2016, Nick Rockwell did the same thing he had done first thing every morning since The New York Times hired him as CTO: he opened The Times’ app on his phone. Nothing loaded.

How Reno Became a Data Center Hub: a Timeline – Cheap real estate, low taxes, a business-friendly regulatory environment, access to renewable energy, and proximity to Silicon Valley have all contributed to Reno’s rise as one of the fastest-growing new nerve centers of the cloud.

RagingWire Launches Its First Dallas Data Center – Located near data center clusters in North Dallas, including Richardson, Plano, and Carrollton, this is RagingWire’s first foray into what is becoming one of the top and fastest-growing data center markets in the US.

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