Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of May 26th

A photo Google released last week showing servers in one of its facilities. (Photo: Google)

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

A Glimpse Inside Google’s Data Centers – Last week Google published photos of some of its 900,000 servers. The images show rows of racks, fully packed with servers and bathed in the green light of the LEDs on each server tray. And racks with wheels?

How Open Compute is a Win for Rackspace – In the battle for the hyper-scale data center, long-dominant server OEMs like Dell and HP are doing battle with a growing challenge from firms offering custom server designs. If you’re looking for the front lines in this battle, look no farther than companies like Rackspace Hosting.

Data Center Real Estate Showing Maturity – This week GI Partners and CalPERS announced that they would again team on a fund to invest in data center real estate. But the new fund will differ from their first collaboration in significant ways, which reflect how the industry has matured in the past decade.

Modular Monday: Closer Look at 4 Offerings – One of the key features of The Uptime Symposium was the Modular Data Center Campus, a section of the expo hall which featured full-size products from four providers of pre-fabricated modular infrastructure. To provide our readers with better understanding of this emerging product sector, the Data Center Knowledge staff conducted video overviews and walk-throughs of each of the modules.

ViaWest Leases 10 MW Facility in Las Vegas – Las Vegas continues to be a hot market for data center development. Data center services firm ViaWest said this week has completed a lease agreement on a 110,000 square foot facility in North Las Vegas, Nevada.

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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.