Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of December 12th
A look at server for a a Cray CS400 supercomputing cluster, which is cooled with an Asetek system that brings warm water to the chip. (Photo: Rich Miller)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of December 12th

Here's a look at some of the most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge this week

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

Rise of Direct Liquid Cooling in Data Centers Likely Inevitable - The industry has seen major advances in the efficiency of air cooling, while liquid cooling has been largely confined to specialized computing niches. Experts in high performance computing say that will begin to change over the next three to five years due to increased data-crunching requirements of scientific research, cloud computing, and big data.

Data Center Power: Phoenix Utility Wants to Ax the Generator - The data center will receive power directly from a “bulk transmission” line, which is more reliable than distribution infrastructure, since, as the name implies, it is designed to transmit massive amounts of electricity over long distances.

Microsoft's Government Cloud Comes Online - Services on Microsoft’s cloud computing infrastructure designed and built specifically for serving government clients are now in general availability. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella made the announcement at the company’s event in Washington, D.C., Tuesday.

OVH Raises $327M to Build Data Centers, Grow OVH Cloud - The company has several international expansion plans and has been busy in North America.

CenturyLink Acquires Cloud DR Provider DataGardens - CenturyLink has acquired Disaster Recovery-as-a-Service provider DataGardens. Building on an existing relationship, the acquisition gives CenturyLink a proven, fast cloud DR service it can offer its customers and technology that enhances data migration capabilities.

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