For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Second Yahoo Data Center Comes Online in New York State - While CEO Marissa Mayer’s attempts to reinvigorate Yahoomay mean cutting costs by laying off thousands of employees, pivoting to grab more market share in mobile advertising, video, and social networking requires hefty investment in data center infrastructure.
Report: Internet of Things to Spur Data Center Demand Explosion - While the tiniest of devices come to mind when thinking about the Internet of Things, the fact that the already massive amount of tiny network-connected devices is growing relentlessly will have serious implications for huge buildings where servers those devices talk to live.
Supermicro Ships ‘Cumulus-Ready’ Bare-Metal Switches - Supermicro, one of the top suppliers of low-cost data center hardware, often referred to as “commodity hardware,” launched a line of bare-metal data center switches that come pre-loaded with an install environment that allows user to load a Linux-based network operating system.
Report: Telx Exploring Potential $2B Sale - The company’s private equity owners ABRY Partners and Berkshire Partners have allegedly interviewed investment banks to appoint financial advisers that will help run an auction for the company.
PayPal Deploys ARM Servers in Data Centers - ARM servers were cheaper but offered performance levels equivalent to regular servers that power the company’s popular online-payment applications.