Cooling pumps at the French telco Illiad's data center outside of Paris. The data center relies primarily on mechanical cooling but does use free cooling about 30 percent of the year (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

Cooling pumps at the French telco Illiad's data center outside of Paris. The data center relies primarily on mechanical cooling but does use free cooling about 30 percent of the year (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of March 4th

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

ASHRAE Strikes PUE from Data Center Efficiency Standard Draft – The data center industry spoke, and ASHRAE listened. The society is no longer proposing the use of PUE to set data center efficiency standards in a new standard document that’s currently in the works.

Amazon Will Ship Your Cloud Data to You … on a Truck – It saves a lot of time. According to Amazon’s estimates, it can take more than 100 days to transfer 100TB of data over a WAN.

Equinix to Open New Data Centers on Four Continents – Once the four sites are fully built out, Equinix’s global footprint will reach 14 million square feet of data center space.

White House Orders Federal Data Center Construction Freeze – US government agencies are no longer allowed to build or expand data centers unless they prove to the Office of the Federal CIO that it’s absolutely necessary

Telx Beefs Up Digital Realty’s Interconnection Revenue and Cloud Strategy – Telx’s interconnection capabilities and the interconnection ecosystems it has built in its meet-me rooms over the years are a major part of Digital Realty’s new strategy

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