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.