Growing Interest in Data Center News

Interest in news about the data center industry appears to be on the rise, at least given some of the metrics here at Data Center Knowledge.

Interest in news about the data center industry appears to be on the rise, at least given some of the metrics we track here at Data Center Knowledge. Last week we had the highest site traffic in our history. Here are some of the stories that were popular with readers and generating discussion around the web:

  • Microsoft Confirms 'Data Center In A Box': Microsoft (MSFT) is actively working on container-based data centers and hopes to deploy some of them in the company's massive new data center in the Chicago area.
  • Sun's Goal: No In-House Data Centers by 2015: A data center architect at Sun (JAVA) discusses the company's intention "to eliminate all SunIT data centers" by 2015.
  • Microsoft Building Own CDN Network: Bracing for a surge in traffic from online video, Microsoft is building its own content delivery network using technology it recently licensed from Limelight Networks (LLNW).
  • Google Processing 20 Terabytes A Day: Two engineers at Google (GOOG) have provided details on its use of MapReduce, the company's technology for processing the huge datasets for its web index.
  • Data Centers on Cargo Ships: A Bay Area startup called IDS is planning to build data centers on cargo container ships, which will dock at piers in major cities.

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