For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
How Data Center Providers Have Become Cloud Leaders - Although the workload is considered to be cloud-based, there is still a very real physical point to all of that information. In creating a data center platform ready for the cloud, administrators must take a few important details into consideration.
Oracle Launches Cloud Data Center in Canada - The new site in Canada will support Oracle’s cloud application services for human resources, enterprise resource planning, and customer relationship management.
Cloudera Aims to Replace MapReduce With Spark as Default Hadoop Framework - While IT organizations will be able to continue to layer other data processing frameworks on top of Hadoop clusters, the One Platinum Initiative is making a case to essentially replace MapReduce with Spark as the default data processing engine.
Google Partners with CDNs to Lower Cloud Prices for Users Who Cache Content At "The Edge" - Customers who use CloudFlare,Fastly, Highwinds, or Level 3 CDN services together with Google Cloud Platform will pay less for in-region egress traffic from their cloud environments.
ASHRAE Invites Industry Comment on Data Center Efficiency Standard Draft - One of the biggest changes in the second draft of 90.4P is removal of telecommunications facilities from its scope. The draft also revises data center, computer room, and telecommunications exchange definitions as well as paths to compliance with its PUE requirements.