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Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of July 8

For your weekend reading, here are this week’s top stories on Data Center Knowledge:

Used Electric-Car Batteries to Power Data Center in France – Powering the cloud with renewable energy is pretty much the best second life a used electric-car battery could ever dream of.

Report: Cloud Providers Will Spend $23B on Data Center Hardware This Year – Public cloud providers will accelerate spending on data center hardware (servers, storage, and Ethernet switches), in the second half of the year, while spending on IT gear for traditional on-premise enterprise data centers will decline slightly.

How to Choose a Colocation Data Center Provider – Once a company decides to make the move to a colo, it takes a lot of careful planning to ensure the right strategy is selected for the business. To determine the best approach for their corporate needs and objectives, companies should take five key considerations into account.

Report: Microsoft and Oracle Gobble Up Data Center Space in Virginia – Both grew enormously in the past by selling software licenses, and both are now racing to expand their cloud services to compensate for shrinking software revenues, which are shrinking because of competition from other cloud providers.

Brexit: Keep Calm and Hold Onto Data Center REITs – While Brexit spooked global financial markets, US-based Real Estate Investment Trusts, including data center REITs, are one asset class exhibiting relative strength compared with the broader market.

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