Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of March 6th
Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group Jack Ma (L) attends the company’s initial price offering (IPO) at the New York Stock Exchange on September 19, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of March 6th

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.

Is it Time You Considered a Data Center Sale-Leaseback Deal? - If you are a corporation that has a data center that’s reasonably up to date, this may be a good time to sell it.

Equinix Data Center Footprint to Grow in Five Global Markets - New data centers in New York, Toronto, London, Singapore, and Australia—all key global financial and network interconnection hubs—will contribute close to a half-million square feet to the Equinix data center footprint this year.

e-shelter Deal Makes NTT Third in Europe Data Center Market - Balance of power in the European data center market has transformed completely in a matter of a few weeks as a result of two big acquisitions – one announced in the first half of February and the other just this week.

IBM's SoftLayer to Launch OpenPOWER Cloud Servers - The cloud servers join SoftLayer’s growing stable of POWER-based systems. IBM and SoftLayer worked closely with fellow OpenPOWER Foundation members Tyan and Mellanox on the design.

Alibaba Subsidiary to Open Cloud Data Center in Silicon Valley - Alibaba‘s cloud services arm Aliyun is preparing to open its first overseas cloud data center in Silicon Valley. The Chinese tech giant is making a global push, with the data center a first important step.

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