For your weekend reading, here are this week's top stories on Data Center Knowledge:
Here’s How Much Energy All US Data Centers Consume - While our reliance on this infrastructure and its ability to scale capacity grows at a maddening pace, it turns out that on the whole, the data center industry’s ability to improve energy efficiency as it scales is extraordinary.
Yahoo Wants to Sell Its ‘Chicken Coop’ Data Center Designs - The innovations are part of the trove of thousands of patents and applications the troubled internet giant is hoping to sell.
US Data Center Giants in Europe: the Brexit Effect - While the long-term impact of Britain’s vote to exit the European Union remains to be seen, the immediate impact is uncertainty, which is rarely a good thing for any market, including the data center market.
HPE Wants to Give Data Center Automation a Fresh Start - HPE appears to be mindful that data centers are already deploying open source automation tools such as Chef and Puppet. Now that more data centers are moving containerized environments into production, the tools used by IT or DevOps professionals and those used by software developers suddenly find themselves alongside one another.
Data Center SDN: Comparing VMware NSX, Cisco ACI, and Open SDN Options - There are several vendors offering a variety of flavors of SDN and network virtualization, so how are they different? Are some more open than others? Here’s a look at some of the key players in this space.