The interior of an Equinix data center. Box uses Equinix facilities in California to host its primary infrastructure. (Photo: Equinix)

The interior of an Equinix data center. Box uses Equinix facilities in California to host its primary infrastructure. (Photo: Equinix)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 19th

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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.

Five Most Interesting Things About Box Data Centers – The biggest upcoming IPO in the high-tech world everybody is talking about is by Box, so here they are: the five things in the cloud storage and collaboration firm’s recent SEC filing data center pros would find most interesting (well… at least the five things we found most interesting).

BitCoin Infrastructure May Grow by $600M in 2nd Half of 2014 – Bitcoin mining operations are expected to spend at least $600 million to deploy infrastructure in the second half of 2014 to process transactions using the fast-growing cryptocurrency.

After a Year SoftLayer Proves Itself as One of More Successful IBM Acquisitions – IBM spent $2 billion to anchor its cloud portfolio and has racked up several clients, integrated numerous services and expanded its infrastructure footprint since. 

Microsoft’s 175MW Wind Farm Deal is its Biggest Power Purchase Agreement to Date – Microsoft took a big step toward transforming the energy supply chain with its biggest power purchase agreement to date with the Pilot Hill Wind project near Chicago, Illinois, a 175 megawatt wind farm.

ByteGrid Buys NetRiver, Expands to West Coast, Hooks Clients With Incentives on East Coast – Data center developer and service provider ByteGrid has bought data center provider NetRiver, whose 45,000 square foot data center in Lynnwood, Washington (just outside of Seattle), will be its first property on the west coast.

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