A data hall inside the eBay Phoenix data center uses water-cooled rear door cooling units to tame power densities of up to 35kW per rack.

A data hall inside the eBay Phoenix data center uses water-cooled rear door cooling units to tame power densities of up to 35kW per rack.

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of May 24th

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For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

eBay Shifts to Water-Cooled Doors to Tame High-Density Loads - eBay recently reconfigured a high-density server room in its Phoenix data center, switching from in-row air cooling units to water-chilled rear door cooling units from Motivair.

Cloudera Selects Vantage Data Centers in Santa Clara - Enterprise Hadoop specialist Cloudera will house its data center infrastructure with Vantage Data Centers in Santa Clara. The deal includes “significant data center space,” according to Vantage, with the ability to expand across an even larger footprint if Cloudera needs more space.

SingleHop Raises $14.8M To Accelerate SMB Cloud Business - SingleHop, provider of Infrastructure-as-a-Service and cloud-enabled managed hosting for SMBs, has secured $14.8 million in venture debt financing.

Cisco Sharpens SDN Focus on Enterprises, But Will They Accept Lock-in? - Cisco chose to lead the stream of news announcements from its big conference in San Francisco this week with Application Centric Infrastructure. ACI is the company’s vision for software defined networking proposed as an alternative to the two other ways of automating network management: OpenFlow and virtual overlays.

Schneider to Integrate Vigilent Into DCIM Suite - Schneider Electric is going to integrate Vigilent’s cooling-system optimization solution into its data center infrastructure management software suite StruxureWare for Data Centers.

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