For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Lightning in Belgium Disrupts Google Cloud Services - Google engineers estimated that about five percent of persistent disks in the zone saw at least one I/O read or write failure over the course of the roughly five days the problems appeared.
Five Critical Layers of Next-Gen Data Center Automation and Orchestration - As more users utilize content delivered directly from cloud resources, the data center will need to be able to handle the influx of new demand.
Why QTS Dished Out $326M on Carpathia Hosting - Besides about 230 additional customers, the acquisition added substantial managed hosting capability to the QTS product portfolio and more than doubled the amount of data centers in its fleet, including, for the first time, facilities overseas.
Bloom Fuel Cells to Supply Data Center Power to Vapor Chamber - Vapor IO has partnered with Bloom Energy to integrate its Vapor Chamber with Bloom’s fuel cells, which use natural gas or biogas to generate energy.
PlumGrid, Cisco, et al. Launch Open Network Virtualization Project - As the virtualization of compute, storage, and networking continues to grow, fundamental changes to the way IO and networking subsystems are designed is now required.