Cooling plant at a Google data center in Oregon. (Image: Google)

Cooling plant at a Google data center in Oregon. (Image: Google)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of May 31st

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

Google Using Machine Learning to Boost Data Center Efficiency – Google has built a computer that knows more about its data centers than even the company’s engineers.

Salesforce CRM to Be Integrated With Microsoft Windows, Office 365 – Microsoft and Salesforce are integrating Salesforce’s highly successful Customer Relationship Management Software-as-a-Service offering with Microsoft’s Windows operating systems for PCs and mobile devices and its Office 365 suite of SaaS applications.

Internap Sees Three Outages in Manhattan Caused by UPS Failure – In an unfortunate series of unrelated equipment failures, Internap recently experienced three outages at its Manhattan data centers in one week’s time.

Joyent’s Cloud Experiences Ashburn Data Center Outage – The San Francisco-based provider of high-performance cloud infrastructure services, saw one of its data centers go down Tuesday as a result of an error made by an administrator.

IBM Shakes up Its Traditional Enterprise IT Business With Bet on Cloud Solutions – The new approach to services takes away guaranteed multi-year contracts or big upfront software license sales, but these are risks IBM is willing to take.

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San Francisco-based business and technology journalist. Editor in chief at Data Center Knowledge, covering the global data center industry.