Photo of the devastation being circulated on social media (Reddit, BitcoinTalk)

Top 10 Data Center Stories, November 2014

From Facebook launching its Iowa data center to a fire at a bitcoin mine in Thailand, here are the 10 most read articles on Data Center Knowledge during the month of November. Enjoy!

Fire at Bitcoin Mine Destroys Equipment – Reports of a fire in a warehouse-style facility in Thailand have raised tough questions about the wisdom of hosting expensive bitcoin mining equipment in low-cost warehouse facilities.

Facebook Launches Iowa Data Center With Entirely New Network Architecture – Facebook announced the launch of its newest massive data center in Altoona, Iowa, adding a third U.S. site to the list of company-owned data centers and fourth globally.

Photo Tour: New Facebook Data Center in Iowa – Earlier this month, Facebook announced the launch of its newest massive data center in Altoona, Iowa, adding a third U.S. site to the list of company-owned data centers and fourth globally.

Microsoft Opens Zero-Carbon Methane-Powered Data Center In Wyoming – Microsoft has opened a zero-carbon, biogas-powered data center in Wyoming that combines modular data centers with an innovative way to leverage waste from a nearby water treatment facility.

Microsoft Intros Docker Command Line Interface for Windows – Microsoft launched a command line interface for Docker that runs on Windows. Until now, users could only manage Docker containers using a Linux machine or a virtualized Docker environment on a Windows machine.

Netcraft: DigitalOcean Now Third-Largest Cloud – DigitalOcean is a late comer to the cloud provider scene that initially popped up on people’s radars because of its phenomenal growth. That growth has continued unabated, and DigitalOcean is now the third-largest cloud in the world among web-facing clouds, according to Netcraft, an English Internet services company.

Intel Designs Custom Chips for AWS’ New C4 Instances – Intel has designed custom Xeon processors for Amazon Web Services that will power the cloud provider’s new server instances optimized for high-octane computing. The chips will provide the highest level of CPU performance EC2 has ever seen.

French Web Host Builds ARM-Powered Bare Metal Cloud – The French government’s 2012 decision to give upward of €280 million to two companies so they could build cloud computing infrastructure that would keep French data within the country’s borders quite predictably upset a lot of people.

IDC: Amount of World’s Data Centers to Start Declining in 2017 – The number of data centers being built around the world will continue growing until it peaks at 8.6 million in 2017, at which point it will begin to decline, according to a recent report by IDC.

Linux Foundation: Open Source is Eating the Software World – In every sector of the technology world there is now an open source project that is defining that particular technology. Software drives value in nearly every industry, and open source projects are where most of that value comes from.

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