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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of January 30th

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

Data Center Colocation in 2016: What to Expect – Edge data center users and companies with Internet of Things applications may breathe new life into secondary data center colocation markets in 2016. However, when it comes to large-footprint deployments, it appears 2016 will unfold in a similar manner to last year.

Equinix, AT&T, Verizon Join Facebook’s Open Source Data Center Project – As their networks become increasingly virtualized, telecommunications company offices will function and look more like data centers, and the companies are looking for the most effective and low-cost modern ways to build this new infrastructure.

Report: Digital Realty Mulling Interxion Acquisition – Following the $1.9 billion acquisition of US retail colocation heavyweight Telx with a big acquisition in the market across the Atlantic would give Digital a much stronger international retail colo story.

Startup Envisions Data Centers for Cities of the Future – Imagine exhaust heat from server racks helping keep water warm in an all-season community swimming pool; or a four-story data center where one side of the building is a bouldering wall; or a community playground with rows of IT racks under a skateboarding ramp.

Data Center Stock: M&A Silver Lining in Internap’s Plunge – Internap operates in a fast-growing sector with remarkable cloud-driven tailwinds. Most Wall Street analysts are bullish about the prospects for the data center industry overall.

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