Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of April 2

Rows of cabinets inside the new HP research data center in Fort Collins, Colorado.

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week:

  • New HP Data Center Will Test Green Technology: A new HP data center in Fort Collins, Colorado will double as a working data center and a testbed for researching the most efficient and sustainable approaches for operating data centers.
  • Nasdaq: NYSE Deal Would Close A Data Center – The head of Nasdaq OMX Group says that if his company succeeds in its bid to acquire NYSE Euronext, at least one major data center would be closed in the resulting consolidation of the exchanges’ IT infrastructure.
  • AFCOM: Workloads Scale, But Staffing Doesn’t – AFCOM’s new State of the Data Center survey highlighted the growing divergence between the amount of work being done in data centers and the staff available to manage that work.
  • Cloud Stocks Are Big Winners on Wall Street – It was a breakout quarter for stocks of companies focusing on cloud computing, as a pair of acquisitions boosted several shares across the sector. The top five performers in our quarterly Data Center Investor roundup were cloud computing plays that saw their shares soar by 35 percent or more in the recent quarter.
  • Cisco Expands Data Center Switch, Fabric Offerings – Cisco Systems today announced technology innovations across its entire Data Center Business Advantage portfolio, including new products to manage and extend next-generation fabrics, and a new switch targeting the low-latency trading market.

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About the Author

Rich Miller is the founder and editor at large of Data Center Knowledge, and has been reporting on the data center sector since 2000. He has tracked the growing impact of high-density computing on the power and cooling of data centers, and the resulting push for improved energy efficiency in these facilities.