Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of May 5

A Bloom Energy server installed at CalTech. Bloom confirmed this week that its technology will supply power for Apple's data center in North Carolina. (Source: Bloom Energy).

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

iDataCenter Will Use Landfill-Powered Bloom Boxes – Apple will use biogas from landfills to generate electricity for its massive data center in North Carolina, the company said in a regulatory filing. The biogas will be converted into power using fuel cells from Bloom Energy, which is ramping up its production to meet demand from Apple and other new clients.

European Giant OVH to Enter US Hosting Market – One of Europe’s largest web hosting companies is entering the North American market. French hoster OVH, which operates more than 120,000 servers, has begun testing its new data center in Beauharnois, Quebec, which will serve as the launchpad for its entry into the U.S. hosting business.

Equinix Boosts Asia Footprint With $230M Deal – Equinix continues to expand its data center footprint in Asia, opting to buy rather than build with a $320 million acquisition of Hong Kong-based data center provider Asia Tone. The acquisition expands Equinix’ presence in three key growth markets – Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore – and includes five data centers and one disaster recovery center, as well as one data center under construction.

IPO Planned for Colo Provider CyrusOne – Cincinnati Bell plans to sell shares in its CyrusOne data center business through an initial public offering, the company said late Thursday. Cincinnati Bell (CBB) confirmed that it may operate CyrusOne as a real estate investment trust (REIT).

Digital Realty Adds Colo in St. Louis Expansion – Digital Realty Trust will begin the expansion of its colocation offering in St. Louis, where the data center developer has just completed a major expansion of power and space at its 210 N. Tucker property.Most importantly, the improvements have added 16 megawatts of new power capacity, which effectively quadruples the power available to the facility.

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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.