For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Verizon Bringing Cloud Down for Maintenance May Serve as Wakeup Call - Last week, Verizon notified users of the new Verizon Cloud services that all nodes of the cloud will undergo maintenance, beginning early morning Saturday, 10 January. The provider told users to be prepared for up to 48 hours of downtime.
What Pundits Think: Cloud Predictions 2015 - While some trends in the cloud market in 2015 will signal maturity – trends like consolidation and cloud service portfolio pruning, for example – some are shifts of non-organic nature. Examples of the latter include a growing focus on Asia and the effects of new data privacy legislation around the world on cloud decisions.
Amazon Data Center Project in Virginia Stumbles Over Power Line Opposition - Group of residents opposes Dominion Power's plan to build a new substation and a transmission line to serve the Amazon data center planned in Haymarket, Virginia.
First Modular Data Center Unit Arrives at Keystone NAP's Steel Mill Site - Keystone NAP has delivered the first modular “KeyBlock” unit to its data center on the border between Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The modules were co-developed with Schneider Electric and are configured to each individual customer’s power, cooling, and network connectivity needs.
Amazon Data Center Construction Fire Linked to Welding Mishap - Workers on site were welding roof components from inside the structure, “which ignited nearby combustibles.”