For your weekend reading, we present a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.
Windstream to Sell Data Center Business for $575M - WindStream Communications has agreed to sell its data center services business to TierPoint, a rollup that’s been focused on buying companies that provide data center services in under-served regional markets.
Modular Cooling System Enables On-Demand Data Center Capacity - A data center service provider formed just seven months ago is using modular cooling systems designed by a sister company to introduce a higher degree of elasticity to the colocation model.
The Billions in Data Center Spending behind Cloud Revenue Growth - Every quarter, cloud giants Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, and Google collectively spend billions of dollars on servers and other hardware for their cloud services and data centers around the world to house all that gear, and the quarter that ended September 30 was no different.
Who is Winning in the DCIM Software Market? - IDC this week released its latest MarketScape report on the DCIM software market, finding that while the very top players are the same, competition for their market share is heating up, as new vendors enter the market, and as previously existing ones step up their game.
Amid Poor Results Overall, IBM’s Cloud Business Growing - Good news was scarce in IBM’s third-quarter earnings report released Monday, and its cloud business growth was one example.