Here are some of the most popular stories that ran on Data Center Knowledge this week:
Top Cloud Providers Made $11B on IaaS in 2015, but It’s Only the Beginning - A new report focuses on a select group of the largest “massive-scale” Infrastructure-as-a-Service clouds. It forecasts that collectively this group will reach more than $120 billion in revenue in 2020, growing the market more than 10-fold in just five years.
Cold Storage in the Cloud: Comparing AWS, Google, Microsoft - Cold storage delivered as a cloud service is changing the way organizations store and deliver vast amounts of information. The big question is whether cold storage can provide for better backup economics.
Former VMware VP Julia Austin Joins DigitalOcean as CTO - At VMware, she managed expansion of the engineering organization, eventually serving as the company’s VP of innovation. Prior to VMware she was VP of engineering at Akamai.
QTS Buys DuPont Fabros Tech’s New Jersey Data Center - A core part of QTS’s business strategy has been buying large properties at steep discounts, and the DFT deal isn’t likely to have been different.
Flurry of Enterprise Software Deals Filling Semiconductor Dearth - Semiconductor mergers were so 2015. This year’s hottest club is business software deals.