Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of March 10th

Intel this week released its Xeon Processor E5-2600/1600 series, which triggered a wave of announcements of updated OEM servers incorporating the new chip. (Photo: Intel Corp.)

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

With Xeon E5, Intel Targets the Data Center – Intel this week unveiled the next generation of its Intel Xeon processor, the E5-2600 product family, designed to bring improved computing power and energy efficiency for servers in enterprise data centers. “The E5 family is truly the heart of the data center,”said Diane Bryant, Intel vice president and general manager of the Datacenter and Connected Systems Group. “And we mean ALL data centers.

Facebook Seeks Patent on Cooling Automation – Engineers from Facebook are seeking a patent on a data center cooling system that uses a load balancer to automatically shift workloads among racks of servers. The system can also manage fans that adjust the volume of air in either the hot aisle or cold aisle.

Yahoo Restructuring: What About Hosting? – It’s been a full six months since corporate upheaval at Yahoo prompted us to wonder whether there are changes in the wind for the company’s hosting and data center operations. This week plans leaked of anther major restructuring for the company.

The Data Center Build or Buy Decision is All About Risk – Build or Buy? The real answer is elusive. Finding what is right for your enterprise is about understanding risk. A data center has a very specialized design. The build vs. buy decision isn’t about KW or cost per square foot. An Enterprise Insight from Jerry Gentry of Nemertes Research.

Akamai Now Running 105,000 Servers – Akamai Technologies is now running more than 105,000 servers in its global content delivery, the company confirmed today. The Cambridge, Mass. company places its caching and content optimization servers at data centers and ISPs in 78 countries and more than 1,900 networks.

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Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.