Here is a recap of 10 of the most popular stories that were published on Data Center Knowledge in November.
Why CenturyLink Doesn’t Want to Own Data Centers - CenturyLink’s colocation business, the business whose seeds were sown primarily four years ago with the $2.5 billion acquisition of Savvis, is not doing well. Colo revenue is not growing, and the telecommunications giant is looking for ways to avoid investing more capital in the segment.
Who May Use the World’s First Floating Data Center? - Nautilus staff have taken many IT execs on tours of the prototype and the construction site on the barge, the company’s execs said. Those who participated in the proof of concept include Silicon Valley’s A10 Networks and Applied Materials, as well as the US Navy itself.
Data Center Network Traffic Four Years from Now: 10 Key Figures - Five years from now, cloud traffic will account for most data center network traffic, according to Cisco.
Telecity Data Center Outage in London Dings Cloud, Internet Exchange - Two consequent power outages at one of TelecityGroup’s data centers in London disrupted operations for many customers, including the London Internet Exchange and AWS Direct Connect, the service that connects companies to Amazon’s cloud through private network links.
Why CA Stopped Selling its DCIM Software Suite - While CA was considered a market leader – because of its vision for DCIM – the vision never translated into a lot of sales, save for several big contracts, including with Facebook and the NTT-owned data center provider RagingWire.
Europe Greenlights Equinix-Telecity Merger, With Caveats - The European Commission issued the approval on the condition that the two companies sell eight specific data centers in London, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt.
Linus Torvalds: Perfect Security in Linux is Impossible - Does Linus Torvalds fail to take security in the Linux kernel seriously, and is the world doomed because of it?
When is the Best Time to Retire a Server? - There is always a point in time at which holding on to a server becomes more costly than replacing it with a new one. Finding out exactly when that point comes requires a calculation that takes into account all capital and operational expenditures associated with owning and operating that server over time.
Juniper Opens Data Center Network OS - Both the open version of Junos and Juniper’s new QFX5200 access switches, which support 25/50 Gigabit Ethernet, can be bought together or separately. When bought together, however, they enable deployment of third-party network services or applications directly on the Juniper platform.
US Data Center REITs Enjoying a Booming Market - US data center providers operating as Real Estate Investment Trusts all reported high rates of revenue growth in the third quarter compared to one year ago. All of them are building out more capacity across major US markets in response to high demand.