For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
No More Uptime Tier Design Certifications for Service Providers - Uptime has received lots of complaints from data center providers that had gone through the expensive facility certification process and were competing for the same business with providers that had not certified their facilities but claimed that they had high tier ratings.
Cloud Needs Drive Consolidation in Colocation Data Center Market - The market is increasingly being driven by service-provider clients rather than enterprises.
UPDATED: “Configuration Issue” Halts Trading on NYSE - NYSE-listed securities continued trading on other exchanges. The issue did not affect NYSE Amex and Arca options.
Washington State Extends Data Center Tax Breaks - The bill was passed by a wide margin by the state legislature and signed into law by Governor Jay Inslee last week.
United Airlines Grounds Flights Due to IT Issues - The airline issued a statement saying a network connectivity issue kept flights grounded, later adding that the connectivity issue was caused by a faulty router.