For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Facebook Turned Off Entire Data Center to Test Resiliency - A few months ago, Facebook added a whole new dimension to the idea of an infrastructure stress test. The company shut down one of its data centers in its entirety to see how the safeguards it had put in place for such incidents performed in action.
Provider of Managed Cloud Rackspace Acquisition Off Table for Now - Rackspace leadership announced they will not be selling the company. After reviewing a number of “alternatives,” the company’s management decided to press on with its strategy to pursue greater share of the managed cloud market and appointed its president Taylor Rhodes as new CEO.
Open-IX: Netflix and Google’s Plan to Break Out of Equinix’s Gilded Cages - Just as the early carrier-neutral data centers jumped at the opportunity to provide alternatives to carrier-controlled exchange points more than a decade ago, companies behind the Open-IX organization have created an alternative to today’s exchanges that are carrier-neutral but not data center provider-neutral.
Facebook, Google and Others Partner to Make Open Source Easier - Facebook has teamed up with Google, Twitter, Box, Github and a handful of other companies on a collaboration to “make open source easier for everyone.”
Schneider Intros Its Strongest Perimeter Data Center Cooling Units to Date - Starting in early September, Schneider Electric began shipping the two latest models in its line of in-door perimeter data center cooling units called Uniflair LE.