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Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of July 22

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

Singapore Data Center Startup to Challenge Asia Pacific Players – The company claims it will be able to provide lower prices because of its efficient data center design, although details of the design have not been disclosed. This value proposition will be key to AirTrunk’s ability to compete in these highly competitive Asia Pacific markets.

Performance Indicator, Green Grid’s New Data Center Metric, Explained – Performance Indicator builds on PUE, using a version of it, but also adds two other dimensions to infrastructure efficiency, measuring how well a data center’s cooling system does its job under normal circumstances and how well it is designed to withstand failure.

Google Cuts Its Giant Electricity Bill With DeepMind-Powered AI – In recent months, the Alphabet unit put a DeepMind AI system in control of parts of its data centers to reduce power consumption by manipulating computer servers and related equipment like cooling systems.

Equinix Data Center Outage in London Blamed on Faulty UPS – The Telecity LD8 data center, now called 8/9 Harbour Exchange, is one of five data centers that make up the Telecity campus in the London Docklands that was the crown jewel in the data center provider’s portfolio acquired by Equinix for $3.6 billion.

Digital Realty Sells Key Midwest Carrier Hotel to Netrality – Two St. Louis buildings in the four-building portfolio represent one of the most important network interconnection points in the country.

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