Bill Gates at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Bill Gates at the 2015 Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting in New York City. (Photo by JP Yim/Getty Images)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of March 11th

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

Bill Gates: Quantum Cloud Computing is Coming (Soon) – While you’re busy explaining to some clients why cloud is the best option for their data, Bill Gates is predicting that quantum cloud computing could arrive in as soon as 6 years.

How Much Is Spotify Paying for Google Cloud? – While flexibility of cloud infrastructure and the ability to outsource the scaling headaches are big benefits over running your own data centers, cost is the single most crucial factor, especially at the scale of a service like Spotify.

Google Contributes 48V DC Data Center Rack to Open Compute – Google has joined the open source data center and hardware design community created and led by Facebook, called the Open Compute Project.

Will Hybrid Cloud Vanish Into Thin Air? Data Center Execs Weigh In – Will the hybrid cloud fade away over time as enterprise customers continue to migrate existing workloads and launch new applications specifically designed for the public cloud?

Equinix to Use Facebook Data Center Switches for Interconnection Platform – Deployment of the switches is the first step in what Equinix expects will be an “open source” platform for software and hardware inside its data centers around the world.

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