Top Five Data Center Stories: Week of June 30

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

Will You Build a Data Center Storage Tier With Next-Gen Storage? Not for a Few Years – Despite the way SSD prices have fallen, the all-flash data center continues to be something of a rarity.

Lenovo’s Bid for Data Center Growth – The company sees the data center, and especially hyper-converged infrastructure, as its “growth engine.”

Alibaba’s Increasing Cloud Data Center Footprint – It’s no AWS — not yet — but it’s serious about growing.

Wal-Mart Prods Partners, Vendors to Leave AWS for Azure – On the heels of Amazon’s announcement last week that it planned to acquire grocer Whole Foods Market, retail giant Wal-Mart revealed it has been asking some of its vendors, developers and other tech partners to no longer host applications on AWS, the Wall Street Journal reported.

Microsoft Acquires Cloud Management Company Cloudyn – Although many may see the cloud as an unlimited resource, that is far from the case and the capabilities Cloudyn brings to Microsoft Azure will continue to improve that process for end users.

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