Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of June 9


DuPont Fabros Technology’s ACC2 data center in Ashburn, Virginia (Photo: DuPont Fabros)

Here are the five most popular stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this week:

DuPont Fabros Deal Gives Digital Realty More Firepower in the War for Cloud Deals – Once the acquisition is closed, Digital Realty will become the largest multi-tenant data center provider in North America with 18 percent market share, knocking Equinix down from number-one to number-two with 16 percent market share.

Playboy’s First Data Center, or Birth of the Internet Colo – Equinix’s Peter Ferris has sat in a front-row seat to some of the seminal moments in the development of internet infrastructure as we know it, both as a spectator and as an active participant. Because of his experience, we figured he would be an ideal guest for the debut episode of The Data Center Podcast, which we launched this week.

Switch Backs Away from Uptime’s Tiers, Pushes Own Data Center Standard – The company is proposing a new standard it calls Tier 5, which includes data center design elements other rating systems cover, as well as elements it says they lack.

British Airways: Engineer Wrongly Disconnected Data Center Power Supply – An engineer had disconnected a power supply at a data center near London’s Heathrow airport, causing a surge that resulted in major damage when it was reconnected, Willie Walsh, chief executive officer of parent IAG SA, told reporters in Mexico.

Most Data Center Outages aren’t Caused by Tech Failure – Many critical industries such as nuclear energy, commercial and military airlines—even drivers’ education—invest significant time and resources to developing processes. The data center industry … not so much.

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