Inside a Verizon data center. (Photo: Verizon)

Inside a Verizon data center. (Photo: Verizon)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of January 9th

For your weekend reading, here’s a recap of five noteworthy stories that appeared on Data Center Knowledge this past week.

Report: Verizon Kicks Off Auction Process for 48 Data Centers – Verizon Communications has kicked off the process to auction 48 data centers as it looks to sharpen focus on its core business, hoping to make more than $2.5 billion from sale of the assets, which include the data center portfolio it gained through its $1.4 billion acquisition of data center provider Terremark Worldwide in 2011.

DuPont Fabros Wants to Sell New Jersey Data Center, Exit Market – DuPont Fabros Technology wants to sell its Piscataway, New Jersey, data center and exit the New Jersey market, which it said was best-suited for retail colocation providers, rather than for companies whose business model is to lease wholesale data center capacity, such as itself.

An aerial view of the massive solar power array on the roof of the DuPont Fabros NJ1 data center in Piscataway, New Jersey (Photo: DuPont Fabros Technology.)

An aerial view of the massive solar power array on the roof of the DuPont Fabros NJ1 data center in Piscataway, New Jersey (Photo: DuPont Fabros Technology.)

Toyota to Build Data Center for Connected-Car Data – Toyota, the world’s largest automaker, is planning to build a data center specifically to collect and analyze data from cars equipped with a new type of Data Communication Module, an upcoming feature that will enable the company’s next-generation connected-vehicle framework, which will transmit data over cellular networks.

Toyota's Takaoka Plant in 2005 in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Toyota’s Takaoka Plant in 2005 in Toyota, Aichi Prefecture, Japan. (Photo by Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Apple Doubling Down on Data Center Construction in Reno – Codenamed “Project Huckleberry,” the plans call for a new shell with multiple data center clusters and a support building. Its design is similar to the company’s existing campus at Reno Technology Park, called Project Mills.

The Apple logo hangs in front of an Apple store in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

The Apple logo hangs in front of an Apple store in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Seven Biggest Cloud Outages of 2015 – Which cloud outages topped headlines last year? Here’s a closer look at seven of the biggest cloud outages from 2015.

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