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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of February 7th

Here are 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.

EdgeConneX Plans to Add 10 Edge Data Centers in 2015 - Edge data center colocation provider EdgeConneX expects to be north of 30 data centers this year. The company currently has 20 facilities, all but two of which were added in 2014.

Apple Data Center Coming to Arizona - Apple will spend $2 billion to convert a former 1.3 million square foot manufacturing plant in Mesa, Arizona, into a data center. The facility will be powered entirely by renewable energy, supplied partially by a new local solar farm, the company said.

Hybrid Cloud Turns IT from a Cost Center into a Revenue Center - Hybrid cloud – it means many things to many people. This past year, as both a concept and a practical solution, hybrid cloud finally came into its own.

Internap Lights Up OpenStack Public Cloud in New Jersey - Internap has made its OpenStack-based public cloud services, called AgileCloud, available in the New York metro region. Hosted in the company’s new Secaucus, New Jersey, data center, it is the fourth location of the cloud launched in 2014.

Report: $2B Worth of AT&T Data Centers May Be Up for Sale - AT&T wants to sell about $2 billion worth of data center assets as it looks for ways to pay down debt after making huge investments in spectrum and acquisitions, Reuters reported, citing three anonymous sources.

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