Numerous connectivity service providers had trouble maintaining services when global BGP routing table reached a critical threshold. (Photo by ServerCentral)

Numerous connectivity service providers had trouble maintaining services when global BGP routing table reached a critical threshold. (Photo by ServerCentral)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of August 15th

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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.

BGP Routing Table Size Limit Blamed for Tuesday’s Website Outages – Many websites, including Data Center Knowledge, responded sporadically from certain locations Tuesday, but the outages did not result from loss of power at a hosting company’s or a cloud provider’s data center, a flood or a network cable severed by a squirrel. The problem was attributed to a structural problem in the way the Internet is built.

Google, Others Building $300m Trans-Pacific Undersea Cable – Google and five other companies are building FASTER, a new trans-Pacific cable system that will connect major U.S. west coast cities with two coastal locations in Japan with initial speeds of up to 60 terabits per second.

IO Building Modular Data Center Beachhead in New Jersey – This 829,000-square-foot building overlooking the New Jersey Turnpike was once a printing plant for The New York Times. It now serves as the East Coast beachhead for IO and as a proving ground for the company’s bid to transform the way data centers are built and deployed.

Is Direct Liquid Cooling Making a Comeback? – The idea of bringing liquid coolant directly to the heat source in the data center is enjoying somewhat of a renaissance, according to a recent report by 451 Research.

IBM Opens SoftLayer Data Center In Toronto, CA – IBM opened a SoftLayer data center in Toronto, Canada. This is the first SoftLayer facility in the country and the fifth of the planned fifteen data centers this year as part of a broad $1.2 billion investment program to expand the SoftLayer cloud capacity. Total capacity in Toronto is more than 15,000 physical servers.

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