These racks of high-density Bitcoin mining rigs stretch the length of the building in the first BitFury hashing center in  the Republic of Georgia. (Photo: BitFury)

These racks of high-density Bitcoin mining rigs stretch the length of the building in the first BitFury hashing center in the Republic of Georgia. (Photo: BitFury)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of August 2nd

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

BitFury ASIC Maker Builds 20MW Bitcoin Mining Data Center – Fueled by $20 million in recent venture funding, the company is rolling out a global data center network, anchored by a new 20 megawatt facility in the Republic of Georgia.

Bitcoin Mining Heavyweight Takes Space at CenturyLink Data Centers – CenturyLink Technology Solutions has signed with Austin-based CoinTerra, a major player in the Bitcoin-mining-infrastructure ecosystem, as a tenant starting with four of its data centers.

Cable Company Shaw Acquires ViaWest For Data Center Play – Canadian telco Shaw Communications has agreed to buy Colorado-based data center provider ViaWest for $1.2 billion in a massive expansion of its data center play. 

Q2 Was Good to U.S. Wholesale Data Center Providers – DFT and CoreSite’s results indicate a very positive market environment for companies that deal in large amounts of space and multi-megawatt power deals. 

Hulu Chooses Cassandra over HBase and Riak – Hulu depends on the open source distributed database management technology to store and provide real time-access to subscriber watch history. Cassandra keeps Hulu’s content infinitely scalable and always available.

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