For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Equinix Will Acquire Telecity Group Ending Proposed Interxion Merger - Equinix will acquire Telecity Group for $3.6 billion in a cash and stock deal. The deal halts an earlier proposed merger between Interxion and Telecity Group.
VMware Doubles Size of EVO:RAIL Clusters - VMware has doubled the number of virtual appliances that can be configured using VMware EVO:RAIL software, going from from four to eight for a total of 32 nodes in a single cluster.
Firefighters Put Out Fire at Future Apple Data Center in Arizona - Emergency crews Tuesday morning put out a fire on the roof of a building in Mesa, Arizona, slated to become an Apple data center.
Sony Acquires Cold Storage Blu-Ray Innovator Optical Archive - Instead of a medium for video, Facebook saw in Blu-Ray a potentially cost-effective data storage medium. Sony will likely develop a similar system that may someday be used in data centers. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
EMC's $1.2B Virtustream Acquisition Takes It Deeper Into Services - The IT giant is acquiring cloud service provider Virtustream for $1.2 billion in a bid to strengthen cloud services offerings. Virtustream will operate as a managed cloud services business arm of EMC following transaction close.