Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of July 24th
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, Week of July 24th

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.

CenturyLink Completes Data Center Expansion in Six Markets - While the Monroe, Louisiana-based company provides a plethora of upper-layer services, from dedicated hosting to Platform-as-a-Service, its colocation customers continue to take up the bulk of the space in its 55-plus data centers in North America and Europe

Samsung Launches Next-Gen Data Center SSD Line - Thanks to Samsung’s 3-bit V-NAND technology the new data center SSDs are able to achieve impressive densities in the 2.5-inch form factor.

Russian Data Localization Law Spurs Data Center Strategy Changes - It will be difficult for companies that have been operating globally distributed services, where data is stored in multiple locations around the world, to build out new data center infrastructure in Russia to comply. Difficult, but not impossible, and some companies are rethinking their infrastructure in the country.

Cleaning Up Data Center Power is Dirty Work - The tech sector’s investment in renewables is on the rise, growing faster than any other sector’s, and some of the biggest investments are in connection with massive data center projects.

The IoT Standards Wars - Several early standards and frameworks have emerged in attempt to define the wider framework that will enable IoT interconnection. The problem is consortia, foundations, and standards are multiplying.

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