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.
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.
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.
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.