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 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: March 2016

Here are the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge in March:

ASHRAE Strikes PUE from Data Center Efficiency Standard Draft – 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.

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.

Moving Away from AWS Cloud: Dropbox Isn’t an Anomaly, and Here’s Why – As Amazon Web Services was blowing out the candles on its 10th birthday cake, AWS customer Dropbox was not afraid to be a bit of a party pooper.

Drew Houston, Founder and CEO of Dropbox, in conversation with Laurie Segall from CNN on the center stage at the 2014 Web Summit in November 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Drew Houston, Founder and CEO of Dropbox, in conversation with Laurie Segall from CNN on the center stage at the 2014 Web Summit in November 2014 in Dublin, Ireland. (Photo by Tristan Fewings/Getty Images)

Merger of Two Healthcare Giants Makes IT Transformation Inevitable – How do you scale your IT infrastructure to three times its capacity while your budget stays about the same?

Google Contributes 48V DC Data Center Rack to Open Compute – The company said it will contribute a spec for a data center rack with 48V power distribution and a new form factor that will enable OCP racks to fit into Google data centers.

Urs Hölzle, senior VP of technical infrastructure at Google, speaking at Open Compute Summit 2016

Urs Hölzle, senior VP of technical infrastructure at Google, speaking at Open Compute Summit 2016

How Juniper IT Went from 18 Data Centers to One – Most applications were moved to cloud services of all flavors: Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Platform-as-a-Service, and Software-as-a-Service; public and private.

Photo: Juniper Networks

Photo: Juniper Networks

Facebook Data Centers: Huge Scale at Low Power Density – Many data center industry experts predicted several years ago that the overall amount of power per rack is going to grow in data centers – a forecast that for the most part has not materialized.

Jason Taylor, Facebook's VP of infrastructure, speaking at the Open Compute Summit in March 2016 in San Jose, California (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

Jason Taylor, Facebook’s VP of infrastructure, speaking at the Open Compute Summit in March 2016 in San Jose, California (Photo: Yevgeniy Sverdlik)

LinkedIn Adopting the Hyperscale Data Center Way – LinkedIn’s need for scale has never been higher than today, and the social networking company is adopting a lot of the same approaches to building hyperscale data center infrastructure companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft have been using.

LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

LinkedIn headquarters in Mountain View, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Why Google Doesn’t Outsource Data Center Operations – Only 15.4 percent of incidents at Google data centers were caused by human error over the past two years, according to the company’s top data center exec.

Joe Kava, Google's VP of data center operations, speaking at the company's GCP Next 2016 event in San Francisco (Source: video by Google)

Joe Kava, Google’s VP of data center operations, speaking at the company’s GCP Next 2016 event in San Francisco (Source: video by Google)

Why Data Center Managers Should Care about DevOps -Even if you aren’t providing cloud services as an IT organization, your customers, be they marketing directors or developers, generally expect you to provide services the way a cloud provider would.

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