Attendees at Google Cloud Platform Next 2016 conference in San Francisco in March viewing the 360-degree virtual tour of a Google data center (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

Attendees at Google Cloud Platform Next 2016 conference in San Francisco in March viewing the 360-degree virtual tour of a Google data center (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

Top 5 Data Center Stories, Week of March 18th

Here are this week’s most popular stories on Data Center Knowledge:

Microsoft Tackles Big Problem with Fuel Cell-Powered Data Centers – While promising, the approach has one big problem that’s yet unsolved.

Go on a Virtual 360-Degree Google Data Center Tour – You can use your computer, a tablet, or a smartphone, but Google says that the best way to view it is on Google Cardboard

Data Center Construction Update – Large data center builds underway in North and South America

Why OCP Servers are Hard to Get for Enterprise IT Shops – First part of our interview with Amir Michael, co-founder of the Open Compute Project, who spent many years designing servers for Google and Facebook.

Why Google Doesn’t Outsource Data Center Operations – Human error is the root cause of most data center outages. It is the data center industry’s maxim backed by data, collected and published by companies that study it. At Google data centers, however, it simply doesn’t apply. Why? Because Google data centers are operated by the one percent.

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