For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Firmer Pricing in US Data Center Market Expected in 2015 - Despite healthy market dynamics and strong leasing activity, pricing trends in the U.S. data center market have been somewhat at odds. Pricing was largely soft in 2014, but the real estate company expects firmer pricing in 2015.
Pivotal Opens Big Data Suite, Forms Enterprise Hadoop Consortium - The components of Pivotal’s Big Data Suite being open sourced are its Hadoop distribution, called Pivotal HD; its massively parallel processing SQL engine called HAWQ; Greenplum Database; and GemFire, its in-memory NoSQL database.
VMware Vets Unveil Software Defined Storage Startup, Raise $34M - Springpath, a startup founded by VMware veterans that hasbeen building a software defined storage platform that isn’t tied to any specific hardware, came out of stealth today, announcing $34 million in funding by New Enterprise Associates, Redpoint Ventures, and Sequoia Capital. The Sunnyvale, California-based company operated in stealth mode as Storvisor.
Survey: IT Concern With Green Data Centers Marginal - While the respondents generally agreed that operational cost savings that come with having a green data center make business sense, most IT department’s don’t really look at energy efficiency or sustainability when comparing different service providers.
HP to Ship Commodity Switches With Cumulus Linux OS - The Palo Alto, California-based company said its differentiation in the competitive commodity switch market would be a global supply chain that extends across more than 160 countries and a smorgasbord of support and consulting services.