Inside a Google data center (Photo: Google)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of June 6th

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

Artificial Intelligence: A New Frontier in Data Center Innovation – Google isn’t the first company to harness artificial intelligence to fine-tune its server infrastructure.

Bare-metal switches and SDN controller now online in Facebook data centers – Facebook’s wish to disaggregate networking hardware from networking software has been granted.

Digital Realty Launches Marketplace for Cloud Services – The data center space wholesaler has launched a web portal where its data center tenants will be able to buy cloud infrastructure services from its other tenants who offer them.

Uptime Institute: PUE Improvements Slow Among Operators – While the majority of data center operators who participated in a recent industry survey measure Power Usage Effectiveness, their average efficiency ratio has not changed by much over the past four years.

Canonical and Mirantis Partner On Enterprise OpenStack – The two are collaborating on private cloud solutions based on Mirantis OpenStack and Ubuntu GuestOS.

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