Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: May
Mural on one of the walls of a Google data center in St. Ghislain, Belgium (Photo: Google)

Top 10 Data Center Stories of the Month: May

Here are the 10 most read stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge this month

Here are the 10 most read stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge this month:

Why Google Wants to Rethink Data Center Storage - Google is proposing a fundamental change to the way engineers think about and design data center storage systems, a rethink that reaches all the way down to the way optical disks are designed.

CSC to Merge With HPE’s Services Unit -The deal unwinds an expansion HP made in 2008, when the company purchased Electronic Data Systems for about $13 billion.

Google Declares War on Boring Data Center Walls - In what it dubbed the “Data Center Mural Project,” Google hired four artists to paint murals on the walls of four of its data centers.

Mural by Jenny Odell on one of the walls of Google's Mayes County, Oklahoma, data center (Photo: Google)

Mural by Jenny Odell on one of the walls of Google's Mayes County, Oklahoma, data center (Photo: Google)

How to Reuse Waste Heat from Data Centers Intelligently - Data centers worldwide are energy transformation devices. They draw in raw electric power on one side, spin a few electrons around, spit out a bit of useful work, and then shed more than 98 percent of the electricity as not-so-useful low-grade heat energy.

Why Equinix Data Center Deal is a Huge Win for Digital Realty - The sale of eight European data centers to Digital Realty Trust wasn’t an ideal scenario for Equinix, but the company was under deadline pressure, and Digital was both willing and able.

Inside one of TelecityGroup's Dublin data centers, now owned by Equinix (Photo: TelecityGroup)

Inside one of TelecityGroup's Dublin data centers, now owned by Equinix (Photo: TelecityGroup)

How Long Will the Cloud Data Center Land Grab Last? - The biggest data center providers are now operating in uncharted waters. The rising tide of public cloud deployments, combined with the paradigm shift in enterprise IT toward hybrid architectures, which combine cloud services with colocation, has created a perfect storm of demand for providers.

Data Center Transformation Will Unfold in Four Steps - There are a multiplicity of trends simultaneously altering our collective vision of what a data center is, and what it is becoming. And those trends are not necessarily acting in concert.

Amazon’s Cloud Arm Makes Its First Big Submarine Cable Investment - Amazon has agreed to become the Hawaiki cable’s fourth anchor customer, and its financial commitment provided the last bit of funding necessary to kick off the submarine construction project.

Ahead of IPO, Nutanix Makes Hyperconverged Play for SMB Market - It’s the type of move that could round out Nutanix in the eyes of potential investors, some of whom may be skeptical of whether a company so focused on hyperconverged appliances may end up being a one-hit wonder.

CyrusOne Plans Huge Expansion at CME Data Center Campus in Chicago - Seeing an influx of inquiries from financial services firms about colocation at the CME Group data center outside of Chicago CyrusOne acquired in a sale-leaseback transaction announced in March, the data center provider is planning to build a 500,000-square foot building on the property to expand capacity.

The Aurora I data center in Aurora, Illinois, CyrusOne acquired from CME Group in April 2016. CME is a tenant at the facility, hosting the CME Globex trading platform there. (Photo: CyrusOne)

The Aurora I data center in Aurora, Illinois, CyrusOne acquired from CME Group in April 2016. CME is a tenant at the facility, hosting the CME Globex trading platform there. (Photo: CyrusOne)

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