Urs Hölzle, senior vice president of technical infrastructure at Google, at 2014 Google I/O conference in San Francisco.

Urs Hölzle, senior vice president of technical infrastructure at Google, at 2014 Google I/O conference in San Francisco.

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of June 28th

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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.

Google Replaces MapReduce With New Hyper-Scale Cloud Analytics SystemGoogle has abandoned MapReduce, the system for running data analytics jobs spread across many servers the company developed and later open sourced, in favor of a new cloud analytics system it has built called Cloud Dataflow.

Some Data Center Downtime Causes are Unpredictable: 10 Strangest Ones - Every once in a while, utility power goes out and the backup systems fail, or a technician makes a mistake, and the data center goes down. While outages have become less frequent, as the industry’s practices continuously improve, things still occasionally go wrong. But sometimes there are also instances when something strange and completely unexpected causes the dreaded unplanned data center downtime.

Day-Long Microsoft Exchange Outage Angers Customers - A network problem took down Microsoft’s hosted version of Exchange for nine hours on Tuesday.

DataBank’s 20MW Minn. Site to Offer Robust Network Connectivity - Colocation specialist DataBank is known for sturdy infrastructure and connectivity. Those two traits will be the building blocks for a major expansion in the Minneapolis market.

Data Center Firms Neutral on Microsoft’s Data Privacy Protection Fight – U.S. data center providers choose not to take sides publicly in Microsoft’s battle with the U.S. government over validity of U.S. law enforcement warrants seeking access to customer data stored in a data center in Ireland.

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