Pat Gelsinger & Michael Dell
Pat Gelsinger, CEO, VMware (left), speaking with Michael Dell, CEO of Dell Technologies, on stage at VMworld 2016.

Top 5 Data Center Stories: Week of September 16

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

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

Why Michael Dell is Smiling - Last week, when the merger between Dell Inc. and VMware parent EMC Corp. finally closed, Mr. Dell became the chief of the company responsible for erasing all the gaps between the boxes whose manufacturing and delivery principles he himself pioneered.

Can EdgeConneX Disrupt Incumbent Data Center Providers? - It might seem counter-intuitive that a private data center company building in secondary markets could impact future earnings for the big publicly held data center REITs, but it appears there are some game-changing developments underway.

The Data Center Industry Has a Problem: Too Many Men - The huge gender gap in the tech sector overall is not a secret, but in the subsector we refer to as “the data center industry” the issue is more acute than in most of its other corners.

Emerson Data Center Unit Execs “Bullish” on Post-Spinoff Freedom - Executives at Emerson Network Power, the business unit Emerson Electric has agreed to sell to a group of investors led by a private equity firm, expect the unit to have more freedom to pursue longer-term plays, such as building entire data centers for customers, once the acquisition is closed.

Mirantis Makes Key Acquisition in Containerized OpenStack Space - If anything distinguishes a commercial OpenStack service from just downloading the open source code from the Web, it’s the level of quality for how the cloud services platform is managed.

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