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Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of August 26

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

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

What is the Data Center Cost of 1kW of IT Capacity? - The number of factors influencing total data center cost is almost countless, but that economies of scale are real is generally accepted as a fact. However, little data has been available publicly on exactly how much of a difference those economies of scale can make. A recent study by the Ponemon Institute, funded by Emerson Network Power, aims to quantify this difference.

HIPAA Breach Case Results in Record $5.5M Penalty - The settlement – largest in the history of HIPAA enforcement actions – stemmed from three separate data breaches that occurred within months of each other in 2013.

Peak 10 and GI Find Winning Formula in Secondary Data Center Markets - While secondary data center markets don’t often garner headlines, they certainly must be profitable.

Report: Beijing Bans Data Centers with High PUE - While there are no national-level data center efficiency regulations in China yet, the City of Beijing, one of the world’s most polluted cities, recently issued an outright ban on data centers whose Power Usage Effectiveness is above 1.5.

Rackspace Going Private in $4.3B Buyout - Investment management company Apollo Global Management has agreed to buy out Rackspace stock at $32 per share.

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