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Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of February 19th

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

What IT Managers Need to Know about Data Center Cooling – For any data center cooling system to work to its full potential, IT managers who put servers on the data center floor have to be in contact with facilities managers who run the cooling system and have some degree of understanding of data center cooling.

CoreSite Reports Strong Q4 but Shell Capacity in Key Markets Short – CoreSite signed more rents in 2015 than it has in any previous year and generated the highest investor returns in its sector, but the company is close to maxing out its existing building capacity in several key markets.

Data Center Stocks: Rackspace Pivot to Cloud Support Fails to Impress Investors – From an investor’s point of view, Rackspace Hosting is now operating in uncharted territory, and Mr. Market hates uncertainty.

Edge Data Center Geared for Cloud Launches in Minneapolis – Just like a popular YouTube video is cheaper to deliver from a data center that’s in the same geographical region than from a remote one, both providers and users of enterprise cloud services benefit if the services are delivered from a local data center.

Equinix Mulling Purchase of CenturyLink, Verizon Data Centers – Equinix is one of the companies involved in talks with Verizon and CenturyLink about potentially buying data center assets the two big US telcos are looking to offload, as they hit the brakes on expansion into the cloud services market.

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