Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of April 28


A solar array generating energy for the Apple data center campus in Maiden, North Carolina (Photo: Apple)

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

Apple’s Leased Data Center Use Skyrocketed Over Last Four Years – Fiscal 2016 was the first year Apple started tracking its exact energy use in colocation facilities using meters and reporting it as part of the company’s global footprint in its environmental report, offering for the first time a glimpse into the scale of its leased capacity and how quickly that scale has increased over the years.

Investors Take Over 365 Data Centers, What’s Next? – The market continues to consolidate, and the new owners are likely to be on the look-out for more roll-up opportunities in “edge” markets.

IBM Launches Four Cloud Data Centers in US – Cloud has been one of the few bright spots in the company’s overall picture of declining revenue in recent years as it struggles to adjust to the new world where enterprises are not signing nearly as many big data center hardware and services contracts as they used to, opting instead for cloud services by the likes of Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure.

Going Green in Silicon Valley is Expensive, but Not for Everyone – At least one data center provider in Silicon Valley has managed to make buying renewable energy for its campus there easier for itself. And it pulled it off by taking advantage of a window of opportunity that opened only briefly in 2010 and has since been shut.

Cloud Giants Disagree on the Future of Corporate Data Centers – We heard two very different perspectives on the future of on-premise enterprise data centers from top executives on this week’s earnings calls by two of the world’s largest cloud providers.

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