Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: June 26th
The Widows Creek coal power plant in Jackson County, Alabama. Google plans to build a data center on the site of the power plant, which is scheduled for shutdown. (Photo: Google)

Top 5 Data Center Stories of the Week: June 26th

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.

First Wholesale Data Center Suite Opens at Dallas Infomart - The Dallas Infomart is one of the most important interconnection buildings in the south, providing access to an array of carriers for connectivity within the US or into Latin America.

Alabama Power Plant to Be Converted to Google Data Center - The approach is highly unusual, but a lot of power-plant equipment can be reused for a data center project, according to Google.

New IBM Tools Aim to Prep Docker Containers for Enterprise - IBM envisions an IT world where Docker containers can move seamlessly between open heterogeneous cloud computing environments.

VMware Embeds Docker Container Capabilities in Hypervisor - The end result, VMware hopes, should be a sharp reduction in the need for IT organizations that have standardized on VMware management software to have to master and deploy management frameworks that are specifically optimized for Docker containers.

Commodity Data Center Storage: Building Your Own - Does it make sense for everyone? What are the actual ingredients in creating your own commodity system?

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